Nintendo is set show off the 3DS in New York on January 19th as the first formal invites for a special preview event are sent out.
COO of Nintendo of America Reggie Fils-Aime is set to give a presentation at the press-only event which will also include "hands-on game play" and "demos" of the glasses-free 3D gaming device.
A similar event is set to take place in Holland on the same day for European folk to get a closer look at the 3DS and hopefully find out more about launch titles.
The 3DS is primed to launch in Japan first on February 26th 2011 with a price tag of 25,000 yen (£194), but a US and European 3DS launch date has yet to be confirmed by Nintendo. We fully expect all those issues to be cleared up on January 19th.