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Nintendo Unveils 3DS At E3

Nintendo has unveiled its new 3D handheld gaming console, the Nintendo 3DS, at the E3 gaming conference in Los Angeles.

Scheduled for release later this year, the Nintendo 3DS will allow gamers to play 3D games without the need for special glasses.

Like the DSi it is set to replace, the 3DS has a built-in camera, but, in keeping with its 3D theme (and with the rumours), the camera will have two camera lenses, allowing users to take and view 3D pictures.

The 3DS will feature a 3.5 inch 3D widescreen on top, complete with a 3D depth slider for players to adjust the 3D as they like, and an improved version of the standard touch screen below.

Nintendo has also said that the device will come with a new, permanantly on, Wi-Fi connection, designed to constantly feed players with updates - a service that the company has assured will be completely free.

During the unveiling, Nintendo showed off the first 3D game to be released for the console, Kid Icarus Uprising and announced an impressive selection of future 3D titles currently in development, including DJ Hero 3D, Assassin's Creed Legacy and Resident Evil Revelations.