Third-parties interested in AR 3DS titles, says Nintendo

Wednesday, 4 May 2011 10:30 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Nintendo chief Hideki Konno has said that third-parties are interested in making AR-based titles for 3DS.

Speaking to Nintendo Power magazine, Konno said ideas were coming in from outside the company, although it does itself have a “ton of plans” for the tech.

“It seems that AR technology is going to become even more widely known and popular,” he said.

“I think it’s going to be something that people will want to play around with, whether that’s on the developer side or consumer side. It’s already generating a ton of ideas within the Nintendo development teams, and we’e been hearing ideas come from outside developers as well.”

3DS launched in February in Japan and March elsewhere.

Thanks, GoNintendo.