This morning Nintendo announced the 3DS, the handheld that will "succeed" its ever-popular dual-screened portable with 3D effects "without the need for any special glasses".
And it turns out the latter part of that may have been an nonnegotiable requirement for the handheld, as master designer Shigeru Miyamoto says he doesn't have a "good impression" for required 3D eyewear.
When quizzed on 3D technology back during the Wii Music launch, Miyamoto said: "Nintendo is always trying to construct the framework in which we can provide... we can be as creative as possible in order to create as new entertainment as possible.
"And that's what Nintendo has been striving at and that's what Nintendo will be challenging itself once again in order to make unique entertainment opportunity.
"But if I can just add my personal opinion: if the new environment requires the player to wear some goggle-style, I really don't have a good impression of that."
So it seems the writing was always on the wall.
Nintendo said this morning that full details on the Nintendo 3DS will be released during E3, scheduled to be held from June 15, 2010.