Nintendo dropped some new information on their new handheld device. First they confirmed that the Nintendo 3DS will be released in Japan on Febuary 26th with a price of 25000 yen which is about 299 US Dollars. You will be given a choice between blue and black versions of the Nintendo 3DS once it launches next month.
On release date there will be 8 games available. The games that will be releasing on launch day are: Nintendogs + Cats, Pro Evolution 3D Soccer, Combat of Giants: Dinosaurs 3D, Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition, Samurai Warriors Chronicles, Tobidasu! Puzzle Bobble 3D, Ridge Racer 3D and Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle. The games will cost about 5300 Yen each. Which is about 63 US dollars. Of course later on there will be games like the Ocarina of Time remake and Resident Evil Mercenaries.
The Nintendo 3DS is rumored to have a region-lock coding on it. Nintendo hasn’t officially announced it yet but a user from the website NeoGaf has translated the email that Nintendo send to it’s Japanese customer support stating:”The Region Codes are installed in each games and the 3DS itself. If the codes don’t match you can’t play.”
Finally they revealed that it will have a battery lifespan of around 3.5 hours if you are playing in the 3d mode and without 3d on it can last for about 5-8 hours. They have also mentioned that children under the age of 6 are not recommended to use the 3d mode.