At Nintendo's E3 press conference on June 15, 2010, the new Nintendo 3DS handheld console was revealed. At the
conference Nintendo listed a number of publishers and franchises coming to the 3DS, one of whom was Activision with DJ Hero 3D, a new installment in the DJ Hero series and the first handheld DJ Hero title. The gameplay is similar in nature to DJ Hero, where the stylus and touchscreen are used to mimic scratching and crossfading between songs.In early 2011 the game was cancelled along with the rest of the "Hero" games that were in the works. Altough it is said the Hero franchise is on a hiatus.