Nintendo has announced a 3DS demo day called Nintendo World 2011. It will take place on the 8th, 9th and 10th of January at the Makuhari Messe convention center just outside Tokyo and admission will be free.
So far Nintendo has only showed off the 3DS at press and invite-only events. The amazing new handheld console was announced in March and officially unveiled at this year’s E3 conference. At the conference Nintendo admitted that it would be difficult for the public to see how good the 3D effects are without playing the console for themselves. Now Nintendo is giving them the chance.
Besides christening this gathering with an actual name, the company revealed a few more details. First and foremost, there will be no admission charge. Secondly, the hours of the event will be 10 AM to 5 PM on January 8th and 9th (Saturday/Sunday) and 10 to 4 on Monday the 10th (a national holiday in Japan). The fine print says the doors may open early due to crowds. There has also been a slight change in the event’s location. Originally slated for Makuhari Messe Hall number 5, a space used by the annual Tokyo Game Show, Nintendo World 2011 will now be held in Hall 9 across the street. This new space is significantly larger (96,875 vs 72,656 square feet) though still a fraction of the total floor space of the Tokyo Game Show.
Check out Nintendo 3DS Promo Trailer,