Fluidity: Spin Cycle Is A Nintendo Game For 3DS Without Stereoscopic 3D

By Ishaan . September 4, 2012 . 12:30pm

At one point, Nintendo president, Satoru Iwata, said that Nintendo weren’t averse to the idea of publishing Nintendo 3DS games without stereoscopic 3D. Games that would, instead, use some other aspect of the 3DS as a primary feature. Fluidity: Spin Cycle appears to be one such title.


Announced last month, Fluidity: Spin Cycle is an upcoming Nintendo eShop platformer, and is a follow-up to Fluidity on WiiWare. Like its predecessor, it’s developed by Curve Studios, and gives you control of a water body that can take on solid (ice), liquid (water) and gaseous (vapour) forms.


Nintendo World Report had a chance to try Fluidity: Spin Cycle out at the Penny Arcade Expo last week, and report that the game disables stereoscopic 3D entirely. This is because, like the original WiiWare Fluidity, this game is controlled by tilting your Nintendo 3DS from side to side. Tilting the 3DS causes the world to tilt, and moves your water body through the game’s stages.


Fluidity: Spin Cycle will be released sometime in Q4 of this year for the Nintendo eShop in North America. A release date and price haven’t been announced yet.

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  • Brian

    Thank the heavens that they excluded 3D from this game maybe more developers will realize that not all games need it to look nice, especial when moving the 3DS is required.

    • I agree with games that use gyro since it is pointless to attempt to keep the effect going. Only that though. I like the option.

      • not only pointless but impossible, the 3d effect works because of a sort of Venetian blind technology, tilting the screen would cause the “blinds” to tilt and thus become mis-aligned with your eyeballs and destroying the stereoscopic effect…

    • SantiagodelosSantos

      I’d rather most games include it as an option. This game (and the way it controls) doesn’t really need it though.

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