First 3DS firmware update detailed?

eShop unlocked, no sign of web browser.

Nintendo's May 3DS firmware update has been detailed by a new report. It includes the Nintendo eShop, although promised Internet browsing functions are nowhere to be seen.

The list of additions - published by Famitsu and translated by The Magic Box - include the initial batch of downloadable eShop content.

Nintendo had previously promised a web browser would be part of its May firmware update. Before that it had been intended for launch day.

DSi owners will however now be able to import DSiWare content onto their 3DS.

New 3DS Ware titles include Rockman Dash 3 Prologue for 200 yen (£1.50) and Petitcom for 800 yen (£6.04). Nintendo also mentions 3D versions of NES Legend of Zelda, Excitebike and Xevious for its 3D Classic range of rejigged retro games.

There's also untouched versions of full Game Boy, Game Boy Color and Game Gear titles, including Super Mario Land and Sonic & Tails 2.

Does the demo of a 3D Video Player mean 3D video recording could be added in? The 3DS' cameras currenly capture 3D pictures but only 2D video. Or is it just an app for viewing 3D movies and trailers? A 3D Game Trailer Channel suggests just the latter.

3DS May Firmware contents:

  • Nintendo eShop
  • 3DS Ware - Rockman Dash 3 Prologue (200 yen), Petitcom (800 yen)
  • DSi Ware - import DSi Ware from DSi to 3DS
  • 3D Classic - classic titles in 3D, Excitebike, Legend of Zelda and Xevious will be available
  • Virtual Console GameBoy - Ikari no Yousai, Phantasm
  • Virtual Console Game Gear - Sonic & Tails 2, Sonic Drift 2, Dragon Crystal, Columns
  • Virtual Console GameBoy Color - Super Mario Land, The Legend of Zelda DX (Demo)
  • Virtual Console PC Engine - games TBA
  • Demos - 3D Video Player, 3D Game Trailer/Previews Channel, Fuji TV and Nippon TV Previews

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