During an international press event in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Nintendo has announced that the new glasses-free Nintendo 3DS game console will be launched in Europe on March 25. Content on the portable device will include 3D content from Eurosport, BSkyB and others.
Nintendo of Europe has partnered with a number of broadcasters to deliver content including Eurosport, to bring 3D sports video to the Nintendo 3DS and Aardman Animations to provide a series of original Shaun the Sheep short movies in 3D. Nintendo is also in discussion with partners at a country level, in the UK for instance, Nintendo has partnered with British Sky Broadcasting to provide short-form content from Sky 3D to Nintendo 3DS.
To ensure broad access to compatible public hotspots, Nintendo of Europe are in contact with a number of potential partners across Europe including TMN, Meteor, Guglielmo, Linkem, KPN, Deutsche Telekom and BTFON.
A video of the international event is available on a special Nintendo micro site.