Well, as promised, Nintendo will be adding 3D video recording abilities to the 3DS with an upcoming system update. The only problem is that you're going to have to wait until "this November" to shoot your own 3D movies. That'll be a cool new feature, but what about the movies that were promised back when the system was announced? I still haven't watched full-length 3D movies on my 3DS. (Although to be fair, if the 3D is going to look like it does in the Nintendo Video clips, maybe it's not such a big deal after all...)
In addition, the system update will also offer up "new experiences" for those of you who have already finished the StreetPass challenges. So hopefully new levels to the dungeon mini-game or even better, new puzzles to complete! As for any other new features that the system update might add to the 3DS, Nintendo is remaining mum at this time.
In other 3DS news, Nintendo has announced a new Mario Tennis game will hit the 3DS in 2012 alongside the hotly-anticipated (by me, at least) Animal Crossing 3DS (or whatever they're going to call it). Trailers for the game have already revealed new features like decorating the walls of your home and being able to change your pants and shoes as well as go for a swim. But you will also be able to beat Tortimer at his own game, apparently, by actually running your town and personalize it further. Also, Super Mario 3D Land will be out on November 13, and Mario Kart 7 on December 4. And don't forget that from September 28 through February 20, The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition will be available as a free download with either your DSi or 3DS!
Unfortunately, fans of Kid Icarus will have to wait until 2012 for Kid Icarus: Uprising, because the development team needs more time to finish it. So hopefully it'll actually be good, if they're taking this long with it. It's like Skyward Sword. If that's not amazing, I'm going to wonder why they took so long to make it! But to appease Kid Icarus fans, Nintendo is developing 3D Kid Icarus animations with Japanese anime production houses that will be made available for free via the Nintendo Video app to watch on your 3DS. Well, until they're deleted to make room for the new videos. I hate that you can't at least save the good ones that you like to the SD card.