The Nintendo 3DS, the next generation handheld gaming system from the creators of Mario and Zelda, doesn’t officially launch until this coming Sunday, but for users who already have their hands on the system, Nintendo added in a little treat with the most recent hardware patch. Included in the most recent update was a free 3D video of OK Go’s song “White Knuckles.”
The video, originally released in 2010, is another of OK Go’s famously intricate affairs, this one involving some very impressive doggy choreography.
Perhaps more important though than the music video itself is the fine print attached to it. Unfortunately, Nintendo states at the end of the video — which can be viewed in 2D or 3D — that the video will only be available for a limited time and will subsequently be deleted with a future hardware update. This may not seem like much, but it technically means that Nintendo potentially possesses the ability to delete content from users’ systems at will, a scary thought.
With any luck though, this ability will not see any abuse by Nintendo, so in the mean time, fire up those 3DS systems on launch day and enjoy the free 3D musical stylings of OK Go.