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Nintendo 3DS – Release Date & Features

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Nintendo held a conference over in Japan just recently and it was pretty much all about the Nintendo 3DS. What you see above is the final design of the product and they announced some of the features of what the 3D gaming device can do. They also announced the release date and to find out when that is, all you have to do is click after the jump to find out.

The “portable console” (that’s what they are calling it) is set to release in Japan on February 26th, 2011 with the price of ¥25,000 and that US and Europe will see it sometime in March of 2011 but have announced no price for it.  With the current yen rate, ¥25,000 is about $298 but most are speculating a $250 price mark for the US audience.

Some of the features that the 3DS will have is the ability to download things through wi-fi. Whether it be for gathering data from another gamer for a certain game or freeware, this can be all done in sleep mode. The 3DS will include a 2GB SD card but is capable of supporting a 32GB SD card, which will come in handy for the awesome Gameboy/Gameboy Color/Gameboy Advance Virtual Console (personally, should have been available when the DSi came out) that they announced.

Other features include: Mii’s on you 3DS, augmented reality games, picture taking and the “WiFine” wi-fi service. Notable games that are coming out for the system are Resident Evil: Liberation, Metal Gear Solid 3DS, Professor Layton, Super Street Fighter IV, Mario Kart, and Mega Man Legends 3: Project. The 3DS will be available in two colors, Aqua Blue and Cosmos Black.

Does any of the features or games makes you want a 3DS or do you think this will fail? Tell us what you think about Nintendo’s upcoming gaming device by leaving a comment.

Source: Kotaku, Nikkei Trendy (in Japanese), Capcom Unity

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