Its gaming on 3D – but wait where are the glasses?
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Games has moved to a new level with Nintendo’s latest installation.
The new 3D S has two screens, the top screen displays 3D visuals while the bottom touch screen has a telescoping stylus.
And joy stick lovers rejoice.
The 3DS now includes a Circle Pad, which provides a full 360 degrees of direction, “giving it the freedom and precision needed to play games in 3D worlds” says the gaming giant, and is a throwback to the Nintendo 64 years on Super Mario with analog sticks.
A built-in motion sensor and gyro sensor can also react to the user commands far more responsively.
Users can also select the level of 3D they wish to play with its nifty 3D Depth Slider but can also view in original 2D visuals and also has a SD Memory Card slot.
And good news for Nintendo DSi XL owners – they will be able to transfer games downloaded from the DSi Shop onto their new device.
The machine also comes with six AR Cards or augmented-reality cards, which it can read; superimpose images and animations, which will give developers more creative licence than ever before.
Aside from gaming, the 3D S comes with a host of extras: 3 X 3D cameras – one pointing in at the user and the other two pointing out – MP3 or AAC music files music compatibility, Mii Maker application, allowing charachters to be made.
More than 30 games will also conincide with the 3D S including Pilotwings Resort, nintendogs + cats, and Steel Diver, a side-scrolling submarine adventure that gives the illusion that the player is peering into an aquarium.
Other Nintendo games in the works include The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, Star Fox 64 3D, Uprising and new installments in the Mario Kart and Paper Mario series.
Available in either Cosmos Black or Aqua Blue the machine has been flagged for a March 31 release and will set gamers back $349.