Nintendo 3DS integrates Augmented Reality

This time instead of being utilized to show highlights from the Superbowl, augmented reality has finally been adopted my the gaming world.

The new Nintendo 3DS will not only take advantage of 3D technology, it will also integrate augmented reality in the form of small collectors cards. Each card displays a classic Nintendo game character and when viewed through the 3DS’s camera transforms into an augmented reality “game.” The cards are actually just 3D renditions of the characters with a preset actions and gestures. Heres a look at one of the AR cards in action:

Although the AR cards are a small step for game makers into this new area, they show promise for great things in the future.

How do you see Augmented Reality playing into journalism, gaming, mobile apps and advertising?

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