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Nintendo 3DS Launch Details Emerge

Nintendo 3DS Launch Details EmergeIf you are like me you are in love with Nintendo and can’t wait to until the Nintendo 3DS is released here in the US. Nintendo has been pretty tight lipped about any details around the 3DS, however as the February 26th Japanese release date comes closer the details have started to leak out, and here they are (details for the Japanese release, no hard details about US or Europe release have been announced):

Built-in software:

  • 3DS camera
  • 3DS sound (some sort of studio like the DSi)
  • Mii Studio
  • Mii Plaza
  • Battery Life:

  • 3.5 hours to charge fully
  • 3 to 5 hours of gameplay time
  • 5 to 8 hours of gameplay when playing original DS games
  • According to the Japanese Nintendo website you will also be able to transfer your downloaded DSi and DSi LL software to your new 3DS. This is great news as many people might have been worried that all the money they spent downloading titles on the DSi might have gone to waste. The 3DS will also support memory cards up to 2GB, which overall is a bit disappointing, however 2GB cards are extremely cheap and from the look of it might be included in the packaging.

    Speaking of packaging the first pictures have leaked of the 3DS game box art, cartridges, and packaging.
    Nintendo 3DS Launch Details Emerge

    We also have a list of Japanese launch titles:

  • Nintendogs & Cats
  • Winning Eleven Soccer 3D
  • Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition
  • Samurai Warriors: Chronicle
  • Puzzle Bobble 3D
  • Ridge Racer 3D
  • Battle of the Giants: Dinosaurs 3D
  • Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle
  • The games will range in price from 4,800 to 6,090 yen.

    Sources: Famitsu, @VOOK64, Nintendo