3DS November update detailed, Hulu Plus coming

Nintendo details upcoming features.

Nintendo will release a new system software update for 3DS at the end of November, adding “a range of cool new features,” including 10-minute 3D video capture (stop-motion capture included), new puzzles for StreetPass’ Mii Plaza, and a new dungeon for Find Mii. More features will be announced “in the future,” said Nintendo.

Hulu Plus, coming separate from the November update, was confirmed for both 3DS and Wii. The application will be available free, and to access it you must have a subscription to the service. A release date wasn’t announced.

“Nintendo 3DS continues to evolve with great new features and functions designed to reinforce its position as a premiere entertainment device,” said Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime. “All of these features, in addition to great upcoming games like Pokémon Rumble Blast on Oct. 24, Super Mario 3D Land on Nov. 13 and Mario Kart 7 on Dec. 4, make Nintendo 3DS a smart gift option this holiday season.”

Adding to Reggie’s list are four new games, coming soon to the Nintendo eShop:

  • Freakyforms: Your Creations, Alive! – allows players to create their own creatures and bring them to life. It will launch in November for $6.99.
  • Pushmo – asks players to solve over 250 puzzles by pushing and pulling blocks, and allows custom puzzle creation as well. It will launch in November.
  • Swapnote – send 3D messages to friends using 3DS’s SpotPass and StreetPass features. Hand-write messages in 3D and include pictures. It will launch in December.
  • Dillon’s Rolling Western – a 3D tower defense game that mixes action and strategy. It features an armadillo who must defend the old west by rolling over his enemies. It will launch Q1 2012.


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