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Nostalgia Fueled ‘New 3DSXL SNES Edition’ Confirmed For North America

Posted on October 23, 2017 by Rae Michelle Richards

Not simply content with mining the nostalgia from our collective youth with the recently released SNES Classic Mini, Nintendo of America has confirmed that the previously Europe exclusive ‘New 3DSXL: SNES Edition’ will be coming to our shores on November 27th. 

Setting the North American version apart from its colorful European counterpart is, of course, the muted color scheme of light & dark purples featured on the face buttons. Combining the familiar North American SNES controller ABXY button colors with the soft grey of the console’s housing – this limited edition New 3DSXL mimics Nintendo’s 16-bit console faithfully.  

No word yet on if you leave your New 3DS XL SNES Edition in the sun if it will turn yellow like the SNES’ of yore. 

The yellowing color of many early SNES units was actually due to a fire suppression chemical being mixed incorrectly when the plastics for the body were produced.
[Image source: VintageComputing.com]


The New 3DSXL SNES Edition will come bundled with a download code for the SNES classic racer Super Mario Kart and will retail for $199 USD. 



Smaller New Nintendo 3DS Coming To North America!

Posted on August 31, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

The smaller version of the New Nintendo 3DS is finally making its way to North America according to a Nintendo press release released after the first day of the GameStop Expo. Fans of the big N’s hardware have been eagerly awaiting the North American release of the smaller N3DS as Japan and other territories have had access to it for some time.

A smaller sized N3DS, a digital copy of Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer and two additional faceplates will be available in a exclusive bundle that will be priced at $219.99 USD (Aprox $289.99 CDN) with a release date of September 25th! No word yet if a standalone version of the smaller N3DS will be available or its pricing minus the packed in goodies.

New features included in the New Nintendo 3DS line include: Two additional shoulder buttons, a second analog nub, a faster processor, enhanced 3D mode via camera face tracking and swappable face plates on the smaller model.

Source: Nintendo [Via Kotaku]



3DS Circle Pad Goes XL

Posted on September 20, 2012 by Jason Bassett

In a move that’s not surprising in the least, Nintendo looks as though they have announced a brand new Circle Pad Pro for the Nintendo 3DS XL. Information is scarce, there is no release date or price (sound familiar?), but there is a mock up of how the add-on will look like.

Nintendo introduced the Nintendo 3DS Circle Pad Pro back in 2011 and was released in February in 2012 Stateside. The new model seems not much removed from it’s predecessor, which in my mind, is a good thing. Take a look at the screen below.


3DS XL Launches Alongside New Super Mario Bros 2

Posted on August 20, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Wait games release on Sundays? Well they do, if you happen to be a fan of Nintendo’s first party titles. Alongside Mario’s latest adventure, New Super Mario Bros 2, Ninty also left fans a present in the form of the 3DS XL. If there was a Sunday that could take half a week’s pay, it’d be August 19th!

The 3DS XL boasts a better view angle for both 3D and multiple players, a 90% larger screen and rounder edges, making the handheld easier on the palms during extended periods of play. The system retails for $1999 USD, $30 than the price of the standard 3DS. It should be noted that XL does not replace the existing 3DS.

New Super Mario Bros 2 takes cues from the 2006 DS original and revisits classic 2D Mario gameplay with a few twists. This latest entry marks the return of the raccoon suit, originally introduced in Super Mario Bros 3 on the NES, and features an emphasis on coin collection! NSMB2 has a suggested retail price of $39.99.



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