This morning at the GDC 2011 Keynote, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata let us in on a few new Nintendo 3DS details including a fresh 3D Mario game in development from the team that brought us Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2, AT&T Wi-Fi hot spot connectivity, and the ability for the device to instantly stream 2D Netflix movies.
Iwata also announced the Nintendo eShop update, which will be available in May. The eShop will allow users to view trailers in 3D, as well as view screenshots, background information on games, and will feature links to publishers' websites. The update will also allow 3DS owners to download classic games via the portable Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console service. The service will include Game Boy and Game Boy Color games, as well as games from SEGA's Game Gear and the TurboGrafx-16 systems.
Additionally, SEGA's vice president Haruki Satomi said, "This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Game Gear system, and we believe that releasing these titles on the groundbreaking Nintendo 3DS is a great way to commemorate the occasion," as well as mentioning that there will be at least five releases planned for the launch of the Nintendo eShop.
The May eShop update will also introduce "3D Classics", which, as you might have been able to guess, are classic games remastered in 3D. Plus, games currently on DSiWare will also be available on the eShop at this time. Once the update is out, owners of the Nintendo DSi will then be able to transfer their games over to their new Nintendo 3DS system, which is pretty cool.
The Nintendo 3DS will launch on March 27th in the US for $249.99.