E3 2010 is still running at Las Vegas and we are glad enough to give you some of the latest innovations featured on the stage. Yesterday was the time for Nintendo to present the next Gaming device, called 3DS.
Nintendo released DS in 2004 and changed the way users experienced games. After that, another major release was the WII console that was the first motion controlled gaming console.
This week at E3 the new portable gadget sends Gaming industry to the next level: 3D.
The top screen is an LCD display with 3.53-inches and supports 800 x 240 pixel resolution. We almost forgot to tell you, the display has 3D view, whom can be activated or deactivated by switch button located on the right side(400 pixels are allocated for each eye to enable 3D viewing). Above the 3D screen is situated the inner camera and on the sides there are Stereo Speakers.
On the control side of the gadget, there is a secondary 3.02-inches LCD touch screen with 320 x 240 pixel resolution right in the middle(4 inches telescoping stylus is included ). On the left is the “Slide Pad” that allows a 360-degree analog input and the Control pad (with four buttons) while at the right there are the four usual console buttons(A/B/X/Y). Under this screen we will find Select, Home Start buttons and right near the Power button.
At the left side of the 3DS we have volume buttons and SD card slot while at the right side is the Wireless switch than can be used even during game play to turn on or off wireless(2.4 GHz band) communications. Users can connect to LAN access points and play Games together through Wireless and IEEE 802.11 with enhanced security (WPA/WPA2) is also supported. The jack port is on the bottom side of the control side part.
Other things to remember: 2Gb internal memory, two outer camera(on the back) with 640 x 480 (0.3 Mega) pixel resolution, gyro sensor(same as the iPhone 4) and motion sensor.
At the end we’ll show you what games will be on Nintendo 3DS soon, but we are sad because we didn’t found out anything about the date launch or an estimating price.
At the E3 Expo, Nintendo showed attendees a range of games and applications for Nintendo 3DS that reinvent some of the industry’s most beloved franchises. These include:
· Kid Icarus™: Uprising, the long-awaited franchise follow-up to the NES™ classic.
· Mario Kart™, which shows off the potential of driving and tossing bananas in 3D.
· nintendogs™ + cats, a new version of the best-selling nintendogs franchise that lets players interact even more with their virtual puppies – and kittens!
· PilotWings Resort™, a flying simulation that lets players soar above Wuhu Island.
· Animal Crossing™, a new installment of the charming community-building franchise.
· StarFox 64™ 3D, a game that demonstrates the true distance and depth of outer space using Nintendo’s well-known franchise.
· Steel Diver™, a new submarine-navigation game from Nintendo.
· Paper Mario™, which brings paper-based 2D environments to life.
Nintendo 3DS also comes to market with the strongest third-party support of any video game system in Nintendo history. Games on display at the Nintendo booth at the E3 Expo include:
· DJ Hero® 3D from Activision
· RESIDENT EVIL® REVELATIONS from Capcom
· The Sims™ 3 from Electronic Arts
· HIDEO KOJIMA’S METAL GEAR SOLID SNAKE EATER 3D “The Naked Sample” from Konami
· Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracles (name not final) from LEVEL-5
· RIDGE RACER® (name not final) from Namco Bandai Games
· KINGDOM HEARTS franchise game from Square Enix
· DEAD OR ALIVE® 3D (name not final) from Tecmo Koei Games
· SAMURAI WARRIORS® 3D from Tecmo Koei Games
· Battle of Giants™: Dinosaur Strike from Ubisoft
· Hollywood 61 (name not final) from Ubisoft
A sampling of other Nintendo 3DS games already in planning includes SUPER STREET FIGHTER IV 3D Edition (name not final) from Capcom; Madden NFL and FIFA Soccer games from Electronic Arts; CODENAME: Chocobo Racing® 3D and a FINAL FANTASY ® franchise game and from Square Enix; a NINJA GAIDEN® (name not final) game from Tecmo Koei Games; Saint’s Row: Drive By from THQ; Assassin’s Creed™Lost Legacy, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon™ and Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Chaos Theory™ from Ubisoft; and a Batman game from Warner Bros. Additional games are in development by Atlus, AQ Interactive, Disney Interactive Studios, Harmonix, Hudson Soft, Majesco, Marvelous Entertainment, Rocket, SEGA, Takara Tommy and Take-Two Interactive.