Nintendo's announced that it plans to release the Nintendo 3DS, the handheld that will "succeed" the current DS before March next year.
The announcement was made in a newly released investor report, which says, "...games can be enjoyed with 3D effects without the need for any special glasses." - Pretty massive.
The report also says that the 3DS will succeed the DS Series and will support backwards compatibility for DS and DSi software.
Here's an English translation of the 3DS press release for your further scrutiny:
"Nintendo Co., Ltd.(Minami-ward of Kyoto-city, President Satoru Iwata) will launch "Nintendo 3DS"(temp) during the fiscal year ending March 2011, on which games can be enjoyed with 3D effects without the need for any special glasses.
"Nintendo 3DS"(temp) is going to be the new portable game machine to succeed "Nintendo DS series", whose cumulative consolidated sales from Nintendo amounted to 125million units as of the end of December 2009, and will include backward compatibility so that the software for Nintendo DS series, including the ones for Nintendo DSi, can also be enjoyed.
We are planning to announce additional details at E3 show, which is scheduled to be held from June 15, 2010 at Los Angeles in the U.S."