Remember when we told you about the new Pokémon themed 3DS XL on its way to Japan? Well, it has been officially confirmed that it is indeed based on the much-loved Eevee. You can check out what the new design will look like in the image above. It is still unknown as to whether Nintendo plans on releasing this handheld outside of Japan, since even there, it will only be available via a special lottery. This would be a fantastic system to release bundled with Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, alongside the Charizard design, which also hasn’t made it outside of Japan.
Japan has already seen a Pikachu and Charizard Nintendo 3DS LL (XL in other regions), and that’s not the end to the Pokémon themed handhelds either. No sir! There’s another one on its way, and rumors lead us to believe that it will feature Eevee. Most of the suspicions are due to a poster spotted at the Pokémon Center in Japan, which pretty much says that an Eevee 3DS LL will be announced on May 15th.
We’ll keep you posted. -Greg Boe (admin)
Source: Nintendo Everything
Well, there’s not much more to say about this than the raw details: Nintendo is bringing a pink 3DS XL to Europe. It will be available for purchase starting May 31st. So if you live in Europe, want to upgrade to the XL, and also happen to love pink, this is probably the best option for you. Will this new color make it’s way to North America? We’ll keep you posted.
Stay tuned for more news on the 3DS family of handhelds! -Greg Boe (admin)
Source: My Nintendo News
A few days ago, we showed you a new Luigi-themed 3DS LL in Japan, but did you know that his brother Mario makes an appearance on the back? Well, now you do. The system will bundle with the Japanese version of Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, which hits the island country on June 18th.
Stay tuned for more on this game! -Greg Boe (admin)
Source: My Nintendo News
Have you been waiting for the release of Animal Crossing: New Leaf to finally purchase your very own Nintendo 3DS? Well, it looks like it was worth the wait. Nintendo has announced that this beautiful new Animal Crossing-designed 3DS XL will be coming to North America as an option when New Leaf hits store shelves. The system will come with the game pre-installed, so you’ll be able to join the fun almost immediately upon turning on your system for the first time. It will retail for $219.99. -Greg Boe (admin)
If you have waited these two long years, just to get a 3DS when this game comes out, this is for you. You know who you are!
Last week, Nintendo fans were upset to find out that Sony’s PlayStation Vita beat the 3DS according to Japanese sales charts. The system ended up selling 63,581 units in the 7 day period, which was more than the sales of both the 3DS XL and the original 3DS. Yeah, that was a bit disappointing, but luckily, the 3DS has earned first place yet again in the charts this week. Where the the Vita sold 36,028 units, the 3DS ended up on top with combined sales of 69,439 units. -Greg Boe (admin)
Stay tuned for more on the ever-changing sales war between the Vita and 3DS.
Source: Nintendo 3DS Blog
Pokémon fans will get a jolt of excitement when Nintendo releases the Pikachu Edition Nintendo 3DS XL hand-held system on March 24. This bold yellow Nintendo 3DS XL hardware features a familiar outline of the iconic Pokémon. The system also comes packaged with a 4GB SD memory card and will be available while supplies last at a suggested retail price of $199.99.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity launches the same day as the Pikachu Edition Nintendo 3DS XL system, and draws players in with a deep and compelling story full of unexpected twists. While playing as one of five popular Pokémon, players travel through a near-infinite amount of randomly generated Mystery Dungeons, battle and recruit other Pokémon and collect hidden treasure. The game is available exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS and includes the ability to discover Magnagates – entrances to new dungeons – by scanning everyday circular objects with the Nintendo 3DS Camera. Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity is available at a suggested retail price of $34.99.
For more information about the game, visithttp://www.pokemon.com/MysteryDungeon.
Rise of the Guardians is actually a movie I would recommend checking out. It’s got action, decent story, and sweet 3D visuals. Looks like (as always) a slew of video games have been made to advertise the movie. The cool thing about this version is that it’s the only one in 3D. Just like the movie, right? Um… just keep reading! -Dallas B. (more…)
Are you getting a brand-new Nintendo 3DS XL for Christmas? Well, you should! To help energize sales this holiday season, Nintendo has started a sensational offer that will get you a free game, just for registering the new system on your Club Nintendo account. It’s as simple as that. When you complete the registration procedure, you’ll get to select from five great new releases, and you’ll get an E-mail with the download code for the game you choose. If you were to go out and purchase just one of these games, you’d be out about $39.99 (sorry guys, didn’t have the time to convert to Euros), so this deal is worth looking into. So beg your parental units (or Santa) for this great system this holiday season!! Check out the list of qualified games after the break, and be sure to Like us on Facebook, or Follow us on Twitter for some adrenaline-charged Nintendo reportage, every day. (Yes, even on Christmas, man!) -Greg Boe (admin) (more…)