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Nintendo 3DS To Introduce Adhoc Wireless Network

Nintendo’s glasses free 3D handheld console, the 3DS, has been showcased at joint presentations in both America and Europe.

According to the Guardian (opens in new tab), who reported live from the event in Amsterdam, the 3DS is to feature the new Spot Pass wireless feature, which will allow users to connect to Wi-Fi networks and access downloadable content and game elements on the move. The company said that they are working with European hotspot providers to offer the system.

The Spot Pass system will also feature a wireless ad-hoc multiplayer system called Street Pass, set to allow players to match up against other gamers for head-to-head gameplay on the move.

Nintendo announced that their latest games machine will tie up with production companies Sky, Eurosport and Aardman to provide users with short-form 3D video content.

Among the 25 3DS titles set for release between March and June, are fan favourites like PES, Dead or Alive, Street Fighter, Nintendogs and Mario Kart.

Jonathan Ross, who presented the live European event, recently prompted rumours on Twitter, after implying that a Metroid title would be coming to the 3DS. Ross later refuted the claims.

The 3DS is due to go on sale March 25 across Europe.

The Guardian speculates that the console is likely to cost £229 when it launches in the UK, although the 3DS has been seen with a considerably higher pre-order price tag elsewhere. Nintendo claims that they are letting retailers set the prices.