Nintendo 3DS announced, hits stores March 2011

There’s a new DS coming. And this one’s gonna be 3D! But you won’t need the silly glasses, thankfully. That’s saved a few odd looks on the train then.

Yup, the Nintendo 3DS (temporary name) has just has been announced for release in March next year.

“Nintendo 3DS is going to be the new portable game machine to succeed ‘Nintendo DS series,’ whose cumulative consolidated sales from Nintendo amounted to 125million units as of the end of December 2009,” says the press release.

“[It] will include backward compatibility so that the software for Nintendo DS series, including the ones for Nintendo DSi, can also be enjoyed.”

As written previously, the DS is already capable of pseudo-3D effects. Could the 3DS look like this?

We’ll find out soon. More information has been promised for E3 2010 this summer.