Could Nintendo 3DSWare be announced on September 29th?

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Back in May, before E3, Nintendo of Japan filed a bunch of trademarks related to the Nintendo 3DS. Not only was this an indication that the device would keep its name (which was later confirmed at E3), but it also gave us an idea of what the new system could have to offer. After WiiWare and DSiWare, it seems 3DSWare is a no-brainer, so it was no surprise to see the 3DSWare trademark at the time. But E3 went by and Nintendo didn’t mention any specifics in regards to the system’s online capabilities.

Fast forward to yesterday when the 3DSWare trademark pops up in Europe. And if that weren’t enough, today Nintendo of Australia filed trademarks for “Nintendo 3DS” and “3DSWare”. I’d say at this point it’s as good as confirmed that the 3DS will have downloadable games under the 3DSWare name. But here’s where it gets interesting… the Australian trademark mentions the “Acceptance Advertised” is September 30th. Sounds like this trademark wasn’t meant to go public until September 30th… which happens to be the day after the Japanese event where they will announce the launch details for the 3DS.

But you know what’s even more interesting? Australian trademarks for Wii and DSi both had “Acceptance Advertised” dates 2-3 months before their actual release date. That puts the 3DS at a possible release date of late November/early December in Australia, which happens to be quite close to the rumored Japanese release date of November 20th. Could we be seeing a simultaneous worldwide release for the 3DS? It’s too early to say, but all this speculation points to two things: 3DSWare being extremely likely (with a possible unveil at the end of this month) and a better chance of a 2010 release date for the 3DS. And with the 3DSWare trademark now popping up in places, could the other Japanese trademark of 3DSPlay be used as well? Don’t worry… if you hate all the speculation and just want answers, then you only have to wait two more weeks. Hype train, full speed ahead!

[NeoGAF]

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In June 2008, Hassan was offered a position at NintendoFuse, and he accepted it right away. He is a big Nintendo fan, and has owned every handheld since the Game Boy Color and every console since the Nintendo 64. Hassan’s philosophy is very simple: “fun”. He plays video games to escape from life for a while and just relax and enjoy. As a blogger, Hassan’s focus is to provide the most detailed news articles and hands-on impressions that you will find anywhere. The more information that he can provide to the fans and readers, the better. And to further expand on his philosophy of fun and his detail-oriented goal, Hassan started up the NintendoFuse Podcast in September of 2009.

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