Sunday, 28 March 2010

Nintendo working on 3D handheld device

It appears that a 3D successor to the DS is on the cards from Nintendo, aptly titled Nintendo 3DS. This new mobile device will feature 3D displays with added depth and detail without the need for any special glasses (it will use two screens instead).

The new device will also be be backwards compatible with older DS games and will launch in Nintendo's financial year starting from this April (essentially meaning it will appear by March 2011).

3DS is the working name incidentally, it could change till then. This is very exciting news indeed, though dampened somewhat by memories of the same companies failed efforts in this area in the past (does anyone remember Virtual Boy?). Still, this should be an incredible leap forward for mobile gaming should they manage to get it right this time around.

No comments: