Nintendo 3DS and Wii owners will soon have the ability to access more TV shows and movies: the Hulu Plus service will be added to both systems by the end of the year. Nintendo also announced new features being added to the Nintendo 3DS system, including the ability to record 3D videos, new musical artists coming to Nintendo Video and a new animated 3D video from DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.
Additionally, Nintendo 3DS owners will soon see four downloadable Nintendo-published games and applications delivered to the Nintendo eShop, the portable one-stop shop for fun, cool and interesting entertainment options.
With Hulu Plus, Wii and Nintendo 3DS users will be able to instantly stream TV episodes ? including the entire current season of popular shows like Modern Family, Glee, Dancing with the Stars, The Biggest Loser, House and Grey?s Anatomy ? from premium content partners like ABC, Comedy Central, FOX, NBC, MTV and many more. Hulu Plus also offers access to classic TV favorites like Lost, Battlestar Galactica, The Hills and popular movies. Hulu Plus is available through a separate subscription fee of $7.99 per month with limited advertising.
At the end of November, a new system update for the 3DS will deliver a range of new features and enhancements, including 3D video capture, which will let users record up to 10 minutes of 3D video and enable people to create their own 3D stop-motion animation videos. The update will also add new puzzles to the StreetPass Mii Plaza and a new dungeon to Find Mii.
Nintendo also says it is adding new content to its Nintendo Video service, including an animated short from Dreamworks featuring the Shrek characters doing a rendition of Michael Jackson's Thriller. A 3D video of Foster the People's song Don't Stop will also be added to Nintendo's content offerings.
Finally, four new games and apps are headed to the 3DS. They're Freakyforms, a game that lets you create your own creatures; a 3D puzzle game called Pushmo; a messaging app called Swapnote; and a 3D tower defense game called Dillon's Rolling Western. Freakyforrms lands in November, Pushmo and Swapnote arrive in December, and Dillon's Rolling Western will be available in early 2012.