There are many gamers including ourselves who are waiting with baited breath for the release of the Nintendo 3DS; the 3D gaming system that does not require users to don awkward and uncomfortable shutter glasses. There’s been something of a flourish of announcements and predictions in the last couple of days too with analysts saying that they expect it to cost around $350 when it is released in the US, which is equivalent to £220 although that probably means we should expect something more like £250 when it first hits the shelves.
What’s more, Nintendo have announced that it will be released in Japan first, as is usually the case with such Nintendo products (they are a Japanese company after all) and it will hit their shelves in February (the 26th to be exact) of next year. It will then be released in the US and the rest of the world the following month. When released in Japan it will actually have a price tag of around $300 but this may rise to mroe like the predicted $350 in America.
There’s quite a reasonable list of games that has already been announced that includes the likes of Pilotwings Resort and the Legend of Zelda as well as the submarine game Steel Diver. As the release date looms, mroe and more games are being rumoured or officially announced and several more games can now be added to the expected release date title list.
Capcom is gearing up a 3D version of Resident Evil called Resident Evil: Revelations and another from the same series called Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D which offers 3D versions of missions from the 3rd and 4th game in the title. Metal Gear Solid is also making its 3D debut with Snake Eater and there will also be a 3D Street Fighter, and Dead or alive game for you to enjoy if you’re going to fork out and be one of the first.