Nintendo 3DS news: Mario, Netflix and more

Nintendo officially announced today that a new Mario title is in the works for the 3DS, the company’s soon-to-be-released portable 3D system.

Satoru Iwata, Nintendo’s president, made the announcement today during a speech at the Game Developer’s Conference in San Francisco. Tech-Out didn’t get to be there, but we did get Nintendo’s bulletin.

In Mario news, Nintendo revealed the same team behind “Super Mario Galaxy” and its sequel are at work on the new game.

The 3DS is scheduled to be released March 27 in the United States at an MSRP of $249.99.

Other Nintendo 3DS news includes the following:

  • Netflix customers will be able to stream content to the 3DS, which is also possible with the Nintenod Wii. This service is expected to be offered by summer.
  • Nintendo has a deal with AT&T owners to provide 3DS owners with free access to more than 100,000 AT&T hotspots nationwide.
  • Customers will be able to download Game Boy, Game Color, TurboGrafx-16 and Game Gear titles to the 3DS. (Anybody out there ever own or play a TurboGrafx -6? This writer never got to see one in action, but remembers the Bonk’s Adventure commercials.)
  • A “3D Classics” line will include select games to be remastered in 3D.