Our own Sean Aaron has already demonstrated 3D gaming without the need for goofy glasses in the DSiWare title Rittai Kakushie Attakoreda, but now Nintendo is apparently ready to take it a step further with the revelation the next DS, currently titled 3DS, may offer full 3D effects with no accessories required.
Coming out of a PDF hosted on Nintendo of Japan's website, there's precious few details on this one other than the announcement of backwards compatibility and three-dimensional play, but that should be enough for most gamers. Here's the text itself:
Nintendo Co. Ltd (Minami-ward of Kyoto-city, President Satoru Iwata) will launch "Nintendo 3DS" (temp) during the fiscal year ending March 2011, on which games can be enjoyed with 3D effects without the need for any special glasses.
"Nintendo 3DS" (temp) is going to be the new portable game machine to succeed "Nintendo DS series", whose cumulative consolidated sales from Nintendo amounted to 125million units at the end of December 2009, and will include backward compatibility so that the software for Nintendo DS series, including the ones for DSi, can also be enjoyed.
Editor's note: It's always good to preach a degree of caution surrounding these stories: no spokesperson from Nintendo has made a comment and it seems odd that it would be announced in a PDF rather than a high-profile press conference, as it naturally brings up more questions than answers. As always, when we know more, you'll know more, but until then treat this as a rumour rather than fact.