According to Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto, Hideo Kojima and Keiji Inafune, two of the industry's most high profile video game creators, are so excited by the Nintendo 3DS that both are considering putting their main teams to work on the platform.

"What we're finding is that with some of the lead developers at key publishing partners, people like Mr Kojima from Konami and Mr Inafune from Capcom. These are individuals who are themselves very excited about developing for the system and are talking about leading development with their main teams," Miyamoto told IGN.

The Mario creator also insisted that updating older titles with new 3D visuals is not necessarily a bad thing.

"I think that, depending on the title, there are certain titles from the past that when accompanied with 3D visuals it really can change the feel of the gameplay, and so from that perspective I think that a lot of companies will be looking at what properties they have so that they may be able to take advantage of that, and even we're looking at that as well, in terms of games like The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D or Star Fox 64," he explained.

Commenting on the possibility of the platform being flooded with substandard rush-jobs, Miyamoto said Nintendo will have to "rely on the integrity of the developers".

The Nintendo 3DS is currently without a firm release date, though it will launch before the end of March 2011.