Designer Warren Spector, the man behind Deus Ex and Epic Mickey, has been blogging his heart out regarding his love for 3DS.
Spector describes how his excitement grew the more information Nintendo revealed about its machine.
“I was backstage at the Nintendo Press Conference on Tuesday, June 15, and as each new 3DS feature was described, my jaw got closer and closer to the ground.
“It’s a game machine… it’s 3D… it has a gyroscope and accelerometer built in… It has Wi-Fi connectivity and shares data with other 3DS’s in the background… It has a 3D CAMERA!… and it PLAYS 3D MOVIES WITHOUT GLASSES!… I swear if they’d said it was a phone, too, I would have dashed back onto the stage and snatched the prototype and run like the wind! I half expected to hear it would tuck me in at night!”
He doesn't stop there. Once Spector actually got his hands on the machine, it seems he just couldn’t contain himself.
“When I got my hands on the 3DS at the show, I was blown away again. The feature set sounds good but the proof is in the pudding – in the product. And Nintendo’s got some mighty tasty stuff coming.
“Pilot Wings – incredible. Nintendogs – even cuter than before and more engaging. Kingdom Hearts, Resident Evil, Metal Gear Solid – gorgeous. Kid Icarus is coming back plus there’s a Mario Kart, plus a new Zelda(!!!!!)! Not a bad set of games to brag about as you’re launching a new piece of hardware.”
Spector then went into superlative overdrive.
“The 3D effect is basically perfect. I mean PERFECT. And the games and movie trailers shown on 3DS were stunning, enhanced and flat-out cooler than they could possibly have been in 2D. I was on the fence about 3D when I entered the Nintendo booth. By the time I left, I was floored.
“I was completely wrong about 3D. Not a fad. Not going away. Here for good – and that’s a good thing. Nintendo deserves to sell a gazillion of these things. And I want the first one off the line!”
Sounds as though he likes it then.
Nintendo showed off 3DS at E3 last week. No release date has yet been announced.