3D is one the major draws for Nintendo's new 3DS handheld, yet Team Ninja head Yosuke Hayashi advises hardcore players who grab his launch game, Dead or Alive: Dimensions, to turn the 3D off.
While he says people who really want to see the game in 3D should go ahead and do so, he goes on to suggest: "For those after a hard-core fighting experience, turning the 3D effect off would be a better way to go. We are giving different users two different ways to enjoy the game."
The reason? When the game is running in 2D mode you get a silky smooth 60 frames-per-second refresh rate. When you flick on 3D mode that drops to 30fps.
It even affects online multiplayer, where you might assume that, for connection purposes, the game is locked to 30fps. "Regardless of the mode you are playing, when the 3D slider is turned on the game will run at a constant 30 fps," confirms Hayashi.
"This system works regardless of the mode you are playing, so even if you are playing against others via local/online play, if you turn the stereoscopic 3D effect off, and even if other players have it on, your game will constantly run at 60fps," Hayashi elaborated," he adds.
Hiyashi suggests that hardcore fighters will appreciate the added frame rate over the 3D, which he says doesn't add more to gameplay but is just a visual effect.
DOA:D will look pretty good in either mode (see for yourself). So how will you be playing it?