At E3 this year, Nintendo first unveiled its new and often rumored 3DS. The newest upgrade to the DS, as its name points out, brings the third dimension to handheld gaming, in a rather genius way that doesn’t require you to wear the goofy glasses. Ever since this announcement dropped, I’ve been excited to see some final pricing info, particularly with the revelation that so many old favorites such as MGS3 and Ocarina of Time were going to be coming along with it.
Well, that day has finally arrived, as the big N dished out all of the good stuff at its 2010 Nintendo Conference last night. Not only do we have some pricing and release info, but cool stuff about the 3DS’s features, as well as a trailer for its games. Hit the jump to check it out!
Here’s the rundown, bullet-point style:
- The 3DS will release on February 26 in Japan, and sometime in March for US and Europe. The price is roughly $300 US dollars, but all we know for now is the yen pricing.
- 3DS users can share info from games without the games being plugged in due to its enhanced Tag Mode.
- There will be a Virtual Console interface for Game Boy, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advanced games. To me, this is maybe some of the coolest news about the whole thing. Instantly you’ll have the whole library of great Nintendo handhelds to choose from.
- In Japan, the 3DS is getting a TV streaming service.
Nintendo also showed off a trailer with all kinds of games in it. Personally, I can’t wait to get my hands on Metal Gear Solid 3, Resident Evil and Star Fox. I’m seriously really impressed with some of the visuals here.
Personally, while this is all terribly exciting, I can’t help but be a little shocked at the fetching price for this. I mean, I get that it’s some fancy hardware, but to have it cost more than the Wii, or even an XBox 360 seems like a bit of a stretch.
So what do you guys think of all this? Anybody interested? Is $300 too much to pay?
Source – 1UP