3DS "November" Firmware Update Is Live

3D video recording and more come along with the newest software update for Nintendo's handheld.

If you turned on your 3DS between now and yesterday, chances are you were prompt to update the system's firmware. Exciting, right? Well, Nintendo's actually dropped a few very interesting new capabilities into their hardware which, according to this Joystiq article, was supposed to be making its way onto the 3D console last month. It's still November-ish, right?

And a couple of the features are clearly attempts to gain some lost ground with iPhone users, lending the hardware some capabilities that Apple's handset might not quite be natively capable of undertaking.

  • The big thing is the 3D video recording with the option to create stop-motion animation. Allowing users to create clips up to 10 minutes long, this should be a neat feature for users to play around with and I expect to see many of your junior Avatars making their way online somehow in the near future. Kotaku has actually provided a handy little tutorial on making your own videos here.
  • Nintendo has also loosened some of the constraints in transferring software between systems, meaning, well, this is a thing you can now do.
  • In the Streetpass view, you can now use a handy map overlay to see where all of the Miis you've collected up until now have come from.
  • There's also the sequel to the 3DS RPG Find Mii, which will be unlocked once you've completed the first game.

The whole update is as simple as turning your handheld on and connecting to the Internet.

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