Nintendo Announces 3DS, Metal Gear Launch Title

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Nintendo’s E3 performance included a full announcement of its 3DS console, which appears to have been very well received indeed.

A variety of new features are included:

A 3.5 inch 3D screen (the lower screen is non-3D, and is the only screen to feature touch capabilities)

3D depth slider

Increased resolution

Analog pad

Motion & gyroscopic sensor

3D video distribution and playback

A 3D camera

Just how much of an upgrade to its formerly rather limited graphical capabilities can be seen below:

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As well as this, a new Metal Gear Solid title will be gracing the system, along with Resident Evil, Ninja Gaiden and Assassin’s Creed. Backwards compatibility is apparently to be fully maintained.

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The Wii’s struggling software lineup has also been given a substantial boost, with a new Zelda title, Metroid Other M, a slew of casual titles unworthy of specific mention, and a Golden Eye remake, amongst others.

Whether this can arrest the Wii’s decline seems doubtful, but the 3DS certainly seems to seal the fate of the PSP.


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