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Friday, October 1, 2010

Nintendo 3DS

Nintendos new upcoming handheld, the 3DS comes out in spring 2011. Nintendo, I am dissapoint.
I know a new console, even if it's mostly an upgraded one needs launch titles, it doesn't need that much time
to port existing titles to the new (read: upgraded) platform.

Let's see what new features the 3DS offers:
 Improved dual core CPU with integrated GPU
 3.53-inch top screen @800x240 resolution (400 pixels for each eye during 3D gameplay) and a 3.02-inch bottom touch screen @320x240
 three cameras (one inner and two outer) to deliver the 3D effect and take 3D pictures @640x480, 0.3 Mpixel
 gyro sensors/motion sensors
 an analogue slide pad above the D-pad
 Cartridge slot for DS and 3DS cards and an SD card slot

These specs are looking promising, especially the computing power being comparable to the PSP, even the launch titles are mostly ported N64 and Gamecube games.
I know a lot of us gamers hold a special spot in our hearts for such games, and playing Mario Kart, Starfox 64, Paper Mario, Legend of Zelda: OoT, and MGS: Snake Eater on the go, in class or on the john sounds awesome.
For me I'd like to see Banjo Kazooie, MGS: Twin Snakes, Windwaker and of course Conker's Bad Fur Day.
What other great games would you like to see again, maybe with better graphics on this new handheld? Comment away.

Here are some leaked screenies from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater
Looks awesome

Jaggies galore, also note the polygon neck

Edit: $299!!! I'm glad Nintendo announced the launch at Q2 2011, I'll need that time to save up the money for it (and the games)


  1. Dont get the whole handheld mania going on

  2. @!Antibiootikum handhelds are a great way to pass time on long trips. Especially if you like to nostalgia over older games/emulated games. What is there not to like about them?

  3. Graphics are really impressive, I would like to see a real handheld so I can see what the 3D is like.

  4. Graphics are really good compared to the DS, but the PSP still has more under it's hood. The 3D effect is achieved by the inboard camera and gyros, rotating the 3D image on the screen a bit when moved or when your eyes move (the camera has face-recognition, and follows the positions of your eyes). Nothing fancy, no multilayered display or holographic display. The fact that it'll have N64 and Gamecube ports makes me want to replace my old PSP with a 3DS.
    Oh and there's a slider that sets the depth of the 3D effect, you can even turn it off completely.

  5. yea nintendo makes game systems for very young people or very old people haha

  6. Who you calling old, sonny? *sigh* kids these days...

  7. damn snakes face looks good on the 3ds