Nintendo 3DS revealed

Stunning handheld unveiled in Los Angeles

Nintendo's just officially unveiled the new Nintendo 3DS.


As rumoured, the device includes a 3.5 inch widescreen above a regular, DS Lite-sized touch screen, four face buttons, a D-Pad and an analogue stick (a proper one).

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata confirmed that the company's improved the power of the handheld, which he says should please the development community.

The 3DS also includes a 3D camera (you can take photos and view them in 3D!), a motion sensor and a gyro sensor.

The inclusion of a gyro implies that 3DS games will be based around players walking moving and turning with the handheld registering the movements for gameplay reasons.

The 3DS is also capable of displaying 3D movies and Nintendo will be showing off various films at its E3 booth this week.

3DS games will include a new version of Nintendogs (with Cats!), a 3D version of Guitar Hero, Ridge Racer and Metal Gear Solid.

More titles are also coming from EA, Sega, Ubisoft, THQ, Take-Two, Harmonix and Warner Bros.

CVG reported earlier this year that the 3D-enabled handheld will be launching in October this year - much earlier than expected.