Today at the Game Developer’s Conference Nintendo has released a new 3d version of Super Mario Brothers for the Nintendo 3DS. Nintendo President, Satoru Iwata spoke about the Nintendo 3DS, Mario, AT&T and Netflix as part of his keynote entitled “Video Games Turn 25: A Historical Perspective and Vision For Future”
Iwata is excited about the opportunity 3D gaming gives to developers
There is great potential to increase the number of people who enjoy video games by opening up new game-play opportunities that are only available through the use of 3D,” Iwata said. “Nintendo 3DS will be the most connected Nintendo device ever, with its ability to link people via local wireless connections, while at the same time connecting them to people and content worldwide via hotspot connectivity.”
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The Nintendo 3DS will hit American shelves on March 27th for $249.99. Shortly after Nintendo will release a wireless update that allows users to connect to the e-shop comparable to the Nintendo Wii shop channel, with access to short form videos, downloadable classic games, 3D classics, and games currently offered as Nintendo DSiWare, and an internet browser.
To compliment the e-shop Nintendo has announced a partnership with AT&T that will allow Nintendo 3DS users to access the e-shop over AT&T wifi hotspots. Nintendo has also partnered with Netflix to stream netflix content to the hand held gaming system. Nintendo 3DS users with a $7.99 online streaming plan from NetFlix can stream videos right to the 3DS.