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access_time September 13, 2011 at 9:48 AM in Nintendo by Ramon Aranda

Nintendo 3DS Gets 3D Video Recording, Details Games, More

At a news conference in Japan last night, Nintendo made a couple of announcements regarding the Nintendo 3DS.

The company first revealed that coming in November, via a system update, the Nintendo 3DS would finally get 3D video recording capabilities.  As it stands, only 3D (and 2D) photos may be taken using the handheld’s cameras but the update will allow for video recording in 3D.

Additionally, Nintendo says they will update the StreetPass Mii Plaza, that will add new content for those gamers who have already conquered the StreetPass challenges.

As for upcoming titles, Nintendo says Super Mario 3D Land is expected to ship on November 13, while Mario Kart 7 is slated for December 4, which will include a brand new first-person mode that uses the 3DS’ gyroscope functionality to drive.  Lakitu and Metal Mario will be among the game’s newer characters.

Last night, Nintendo also officially announced/confirmed the upcoming release of the slidepad attachment.  Essentially, the add-on peripheral will snap onto the underside of the 3DS to add a second slidepad on the right hand side.  The attachment will be released alongside Monster Hunter 3G and will go for roughly $20 and requires a AAA battery to use, which comes included.

Compatible games will be Ace Combat 3D, Kingdom Hearts 3D, Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater 3D and Resident Evil Revelations.


  • Barnaby Jones September 13, 2011 at 10:26 AM

    With the price drop, that attachment thingy, 3D video recording, Snake Eater, Resident Evil Revelations, and Mario Kart 7 on the way (if not already here), I’m really wanting a 3DS. Any news on when they’ll extend the battery life?

  • Ramon Aranda September 13, 2011 at 3:25 PM

    No, but NYKO has a longer battery that you can buy.

  • Barnaby Jones September 13, 2011 at 11:00 PM

    Oooh. I’ll have to look into that. Thanks for the heads up!

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