When the DS was originally released it was seen as a revolutionary piece of gaming with the innovate dual screen and touch input method. Then the DS Lite came and refined the system by giving gamers access to even more features and changing the design to make it more comfortable to play. After that was the DSi that added a camera and online download functions. Arriving soon is the DSi XL which will give the DSi a larger screen.
Now, Nintendo have announced the 3DS.
As the name suggests, the big feature of the 3DS is in fact 3D images. Nintendo haven’t confirmed the method of displaying the 3D but they have confirmed that no glasses are required to utilize the new feature. It doesn’t look like we’ll hear much on the subject for a while though; Nintendo are saving the proper reveal for this years E3.
However, there is something slightly different about this DS. By the sounds of things; this isn’t simply another updated version of a great handheld but is in fact a new system completely. While this hasn’t been officially confirmed, Nintendo have stated it will be backwards compatible with previous DS software which, to me, suggests that it’s a new piece of kit altogether.
There is one more piece of information though which is a very vague release date. The 3DS will see release sometime during Nintendo’s next fiscal year which is from April 2010 to March 2011. I told you it was vague.
Like I said, it’s doubtful that more news will surface before E3 but if it does. I’ll be sure to get it posted.
Thanks to Kotaku for the image.