If you didn’t know, Nintendo released the latest firmware update for the 3DS today. The new update adds 3D video recording as well as a number of other features including more MII options and transferring data from 3DS to 3DS. Nintendo has said they’re going to make a commitment to 3DS owners by adding new features and updates on a regular basis. Let’s hope they can get it done.

From the press release:

    Lights, Camera, Action… Nintendo 3DS ™ owners will be able to capture 3D video, embark on new StreetPassQuests and transfer content from console to console as part of the latest Nintendo 3DS System Update, which took place today.

    The Nintendo 3DS System Update gives Nintendo 3DS owners access to a range of new features and enhancements. This includes 3D video capture, which will allow you to record up to 10 minutes of 3D video in the palm of your hands, so you can shoot your own mini blockbuster or simply capture your special family moments, all in stunning 3D.

    The Nintendo 3DS video function also features some special filming options for the more creative enthusiast! Just some of the interesting options include: the Interval Shot feature, which allows you to record image after image in short timed intervals, producing a piece of time lapse footage. You could, for instance, demonstrate an icicle melting or a flower blooming. There’s also the Frame Pick feature, which can be used to take many still images and join them together to create stop motion footage, in the same way an animation is created!

    New features will become available in the StreetPass Mii Plaza, including new panels to swap and collect for Puzzle Swap. You will also have the option to embark on a new StreetPass Quest, with new tools to help beat your enemies, in addition to new hats to discover and collect.

    A new challenge now awaits StreetPass™ fans. A geographical map is now available to complete, with each collectible section based on a location. Like a jigsaw, each time you meet a new person from each region, you gain another piece of the map. The more people you meet from a different country, the more sections of the map you’ll collect!*

    Nintendo 3DS owners will be able to transfer content between their Nintendo 3DS systems**. Software purchased from the Nintendo eShop, Nintendo eShop account funds, and save data including photographs and audio can now all be easily transferred between your Nintendo 3DS consoles.

    The Nintendo eShop will also receive an upgrade. Users will have the option to play demo versions of select Nintendo 3DS releases***, enabling players to try a game before making a purchase decision. There is also the option to conduct downloads whilst the system is in Sleep Mode, allowing multiple downloads to conveniently occur the next time users are not actively using their Nintendo 3DS.

    Laurent Fischer, Managing Director Marketing & PR at Nintendo of Europe, said:
    “ We are always striving to enhance the features and functions of the Nintendo 3DS to bring new fun experiences to our fans and this upcoming System Update brings some of the most exciting updates yet.”