Nintendo 3DS to Make First UK Appearance at Midlands MCM Expo
The Nintendo 3DS is to make its UK show debut at this month’s Midlands MCM Expo, which takes place at Telford’s International Centre on 19 February. I will be there to cover the event for GGS Gamer and hope to have the opportunity to preview Nintendo’s 3D gaming system more than a month before its official 25 March launch.
“Nintendo 3DS is not just about being able to watch and play in 3D without glasses – it also offers unique social experiences,” said Laurent Fischer, Nintendo of Europe’s Managing Director of Marketing & PR. “In the way Wii brought families together, Nintendo 3DS will appeal to a broad range of people.”
The Nintendo 3DS includes two screens; the bottom touch screen makes use of a telescoping stylus that is stored in the unit itself while the top screen displays 3D visuals to the naked eye. The system also has a 3D Depth Slider that lets players select the level of 3D they enjoy the most. The 3D effect can be increased up to the highest level, scaled back to a more moderate setting or even turned off completely, depending on the preference of the user.
In addition to the familiar + Control Pad and button controls found on previous Nintendo handhelds, the Nintendo 3DS now also includes a Circle Pad, which provides a full 360 degrees of direction.
Meanwhile, a built-in motion sensor and gyro sensor can react to the motion and tilt of the system, so whether players are twisting their systems side to side or moving them up and down, their motion-compatible Nintendo 3DS games respond instantly. According to Nintendo, no other system includes so many tools for game developers to create new and fun experiences for players.
To buy tickets to the Midlands MCM Expo at Telford International Centre on 19 February, please visit: midlandsmcmexpo.com/tickets/
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