Nintendo 3DS Gets Official at E3
The bottom half retains the same non-3-D touch screen that has made gaming on the DS series of gaming handhelds so unique. In addition to the standard D-pad and buttons, Nintendo has added what it's calling a "Slide Pad," which is a shallow analog control stick. Inside, you'll also find Wi-Fi, a gyroscope and a motion sensor -- for some potentially Wii-esque gaming on the go.
And speaking of games, Nintendo claims the 3DS will be launched (at an undisclosed date) with the "biggest... support ever" from third-party developers. Disney titles and 'Nintendogs' will be available on day one, as will an update of 'Kid Icarus' and installments of 'Madden,' 'Ninja Gaiden,' 'Resident Evil,' 'Splinter Cell,' 'Metal Gear Solid' and a Batman title. It appears that Nintendo will offer two color options, blue and red, when the 3DS hits shelves some time in the future.
We'll be back later with some hands-on, and hopefully some inkling as to price and availability, but for now just enjoy those press shots. [From: Nintendo]