Nintendo 3DS getting Hulu Plus and 3D camcorder

Nintendo has announced that Hulu Plus is headed to the Nintendo 3DS, part of a range of updates for the 3D-capable games console including 3D video recording. Set to arrive by the end of the year – though still demanding a $7.99 monthly subscription – Hulu Plus will allow 3DS owners to watch shows such as Modern Family, Glee and Lost.

As for the November system update, which we've known about for some time now, Nintendo has reiterated that it will include the ability to record video clips in 3D using the 3DS' twin camera array. Until now, still 3D image capture has been supported but not videos. Each clip can be up to 10 minutes long, and the 3DS will also support 3D stop-motion animation.

Other aspects of the update will include new StreetPass Mii Plaza puzzles and a fresh dungeon to Find Mii, though Nintendo say other tweaks are in the works too. Finally, there are some fresh titles for the Nintendo eShop, the digital download store for the 3DS, and a selection of new 3D animations and music videos.

  • Freakyforms™: Your Creations, Alive! lets players create creatures and bring them to life. This game is all about creation, customization and exploration. Available in November for $6.99.
  • Developed with 3D game play in mind, Pushmo™ asks players to solve more than 250 puzzles by pulling and pushing blocks. Players can also create their own custom puzzles. Launches in December.
  • Swapnote™ gives Nintendo 3DS owners the chance to send 3D messages to their friends via the SpotPass™ and StreetPass features. Users can hand-write messages in 3D and also include picture and sound. Available for free download in December.
  • Dillon's Rolling Western™ is a 3D tower defense game that blends action and strategy. It features an armadillo who defends an Old West town rendered in 3D by literally rolling over his enemies. Launches in Q1 2012.