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'Select' 3D movies not coming to 3DS soon [update]


Update: Just a scant eight hours later, Nintendo has clarified its promise of " an additional library of select 3D movies" for the 3DS. The clarification in short? "Nah."

"The press release announcing the new Netflix service for Nintendo 3DS also references the system's upcoming short-form video service," Big N said in a written statement. "Nintendo 3DS owners soon will be able to enjoy free, specially selected video content that includes 3D movie trailers, comedy clips and music videos." This is, of course, the short form video service we learned of in March.

Just to be clear, by "an additional library of select movies," Nintendo meant "the new Bruno Mars video and the trailer for Big Momma Goes to the Big House."

We haven't struck through all the text of the original post after the jump -- but just know it's a non-story.

Original story:Buried deep within an announcement of the release of the 3DS Netflix app, Nintendo revealed that 3D movies will soon be available for the handheld."Users will soon have access to an additional library of select movies that can be viewed in 3D without the need for special glasses," the announcement says. It's not entirely clear from the wording of the release whether this will be part of the Netflix service or a separate app -- but the whole press release was about Netflix.

During GDC, Nintendo announced its intent to release 3D movie trailers for 3DS, which it did last month for Green Lantern, with a video downloadable from the eShop. In addition, both Japan and Europe have "Nintendo Video" services that display 3D television content -- but not movies.

We've contacted Nintendo for more details on this announcement; in the meantime, we'll be crossing our fingers (and eyes) for more 3D stuff to watch soon.

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