Nintendo is trying hard to build interest in the 3DS handheld game system. The company dropped the price of the 3DS from $250 to $170 last month, and has now announced that it will be getting 3D video recording, an optional add-on secondary analog pad, and two new Mario games by the holiday season.

The Nintendo 3DS has been able to take 3D photos since its release, but an update will add video functionality to the system. The free update, planned for this November, will let users record 3D video, which can then be viewed in 3D on the device's screen.

Nintendo also finally announced the release dates of two of the most anticipated Nintendo 3DS games: Super Mario Land 3D and Mario Kart 7. The two games will hit stores on November 13 and December 4, respectively. They stand out as the first major first-party releases for the system since its March launch that aren't remakes of Nintendo 64 titles (The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time 3D launched last June and Star Fox 64 3D launched this week).

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