Today’s Nintendo keynote at the Game Developers Conference revealed more than just a new Super Mario game and president/CEO Satoru Iwata’s decades-old boss status; we also received some 3DS announcements!:
- Starting this summer, the 3DS will allow Netflix subscribers to directly stream movies/TV shows on their portable, similar to Wii’s Netflix app
- A short-form service featuring trailers for 3D feature films, game trailers, and other video content (e.g. comedy shorts, music videos) curated by Nintendo will be made available with the 3DS’ May update
- In addition to selling Game Boy and GBC titles, the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console Service (also coming in May) will sell Game Gear and TG-16 releases
- Nintendo is working with AT&T to offer 3DS owners automatic and free online/SpotPass access via 10,000+ WiFi hotspots scattered across restaurants, book stores, coffee shops, etc. across the U.S.
Nintendo also delivered new screenshots for its remake of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, which will release to the 3DS in North America on June 7*:
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