Nintendo has joined forces with top entertainment companies to provide 3D videos for the portable Nintendo 3DS system. The Nintendo Video service already delivers fun, 3D videos, and now that content will be enhanced with additional videos from DreamWorks Animation SKG, 3net and Blue Man Group, says the company.
The videos, like all 3D content on Nintendo 3DS, can be viewed without the need for special glasses.
“Nintendo 3DS is a great canvas for creativity,” said Tony Elison, Nintendo of America’s senior director and general manager of Network Business. “These videos are premium-quality 3D entertainment and provide a unique platform for our partners to showcase their extraordinary work.”
DreamWorks Animation will provide two new Halloween-themed animated shorts that will premiere on the Nintendo Video service this month. For a limited time, the videos will be available exclusively on Nintendo 3DS.
The first video is available starting today, Oct. 4, and features characters from the studio’s 2009 release Monsters vs. Aliens. Another video featuring the three little German pigs from the Shrek franchise will appear later this month.
“Nintendo 3DS is a powerful platform that allows content creators to reach users on-the-go, and we are thrilled to be working with Nintendo to make some of our DreamWorks Animation 3D content available this Halloween season,” said Jim Mainard, head of Production Development for DreamWorks Animation.
In addition, 3net, a joint venture of Discovery Communications, Sony and IMAX, will provide short-form video content from the 3net network’s original series on an ongoing basis including Bullproof, the story of four bull riders; Feeding Time, an up-close look at adorable animals such as pandas, penguins, lemurs and otters; and Building the Brand, a series that explores the creation of some of the world’s most iconic products.
The Blue Man Group series of videos culminates this month with the sixth and final video, “The Remote,” which showcases Blue Man Group’s signature blend of humor, infectious music and theatrical flair. The videos will reappear occasionally on Nintendo Video on a rerun basis.
Nintendo 3DS is available at a retail price of $169.99.