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Updated Zelda and Animal Crossing 3DS Card Cases Arrive on Club Nintendo

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

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Some Club Nintendo items, regardless of region, do sell out rather quickly. Examples can be stylish game card cases, invaluable as they can hold plenty of games in one handy set while making you look rather snazzy at that next StreetPass meet-up. There was one released in North America in December 2012, for example, and it sold out within days.

You may want to be quick, then, as two updated designs have arrived on Club Nintendo, once again, in North America; like before they hold 18 DS or 3DS game cards and have multiple reversible covers. There are a couple of changes, however, as these new iterations are 400 coins (the previous version was 250) and have new designs on those three reversible covers. You can choose from two distinct options, "The Legend of Zelda" and "Animal Crossing", each of which includes covers for their respective franchises, Mario and Club Nintendo.

Images are above and below. These are in stock at the time of writing, but if you want to pick one up then check out the official product page and use the drop down menu to alternate between the two sets.

The Legend of Zelda

Animal Crossing

Thanks to Phantom Kirby and others that sent this in.


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User Comments (81)



SkywardCrowbar said:

Just ordered my Zelda one. Very excited! Now I have something to put my 3DS games in!

Just got Black 3DS XL on the last day of 2013. I love it so much...



daveh30 said:

got one of each. was kicking myself for not picking up more last time they had them... theses are so much better than any of the cases available in stores!



Klinny said:

Thanks for the tip, Nintendo Life! I just grabbed a Legend of Zelda case I really needed a new card case, too!



jestermx6 said:

Ordered this morning. My body is ready.

For anyone who needs some sort of case that can't get these, I've been using MiniDV cases for a while now. Each one holds 6 games i think.



2Sang said:

I'm upset that they're 400 coins, but that's just me being picky. They look great.



SphericalCrusher said:

I checked Club Nintendo this morning and it had nothing. I am so glad you posted this. I was able to log on and get the Zelda one. I really needed a new game case, since the last one like this I got off Club Nintendo, is full. I am 50 points shy of being able to buy the second Animal Crossing one, so maybe I can get it later today!



Philip_J_Reed said:

Got the Zelda set. Overall I prefer the Animal Crossing designs, but I could never forgive myself if I didn't go for the Boos.



Of_Folsense said:

Wow! Just ordered one! Last time I missed out, so I'm glad they're back! Quite a few coins though. I'm now running quite low.



JadedGamer said:

As neat as this reward is,I don't want to miss out on another epic reward ,like the Luigi figurine. Or that Mario themed canvas box.I got over a thousand coins. So il wait. Plus I just got a Mario hard case for my xl that holds 6 games. So I'm good for now



Freelance said:

I got the older case when they were 250 coins. I thought of getting another one when they appeared again, but I don't often buy games, and I still have lots of space in my first case so getting another case would be a waste. I don't even have 400 coins anyway even if I wanted one.



Shadowkiller97 said:

I ordered the Zelda one and then furiously entered in all my codes that I had lying around and filling in all my extra surveys to get the other one. Fingers crossed that something more awesome doesn't come along soon...



Shadowkiller97 said:

Also, thanks NintendoLife for posting this even though this is just for NA.... I would have completely missed out otherwise!!!



RetroRider said:


I also have the first case, which is a lot better priced than these.

The animal crossing/mario one is really neat, though these will cost you some coins they are worth it in every way. Before I got my case a while back I just had a pile of games cluttered in my game bag, now I can store 16 games in order.

Which my bag has two places to store things, on the middle holds a nice amount of room, and the top fits the case perfectly. So anyone with enough coins who has plenty of games they play, I urge them to get this.



Pokabu said:

Ordered the Animal Crossing set! They look really nice ahh I'm so excited. Thanks for the heads up!



elstif said:

This doesn´t seem to be available in Europe, or maybe they are all gone...



PhantomKirby said:

Woop I got mentioned! Still debating about picking one up, haven't finished the first case yet.



Tasuki said:

Man if I had the coins I would get the Zelda one. But I do have two of the older cases with switch inserts so I am not that worried about not having the coins.



Shambo said:

Not in Europe, that's plain ridiculous. I need that Zelda case, Nintendo! I NEED IT! For my Zelda collection!



Undead_terror said:

Meh, already got one for 250 coins as a collector's piece (I don't use it), they should of called the versions Mario & Zelda and Mario & Animal Crossing.



PuzzleMaster7 said:

I just ordered the Zelda set! Though I have to admit, I am quite fond of the Animal Crossing set's design, too.



mr_nihilism said:

Already had the first one released, but picked up the Zelda case as well because, well, just because it's so neat !



TruenoGT said:

Wish I could have gotten Animal Crossing + Boos/Bullet Bill, but my overall fav was the Animal Crossing town one so I went with that set. With my (3) 24-cart Hori cases and original CC18, I've already got plenty of capacity, but I had coins burning a hole in my internet!



Philip_J_Reed said:

Just putting this out there...I'm only going to use the Boo / Bullet Bill design from the Zelda pack. If you want the other Zelda inserts that come with it, shoot me an email and I'll happily send them to you when they arrive. My contact info can be found on my personal site (noiselesschatter dot com). I don't require anything in return, but if you WANTED to send something in return I wouldn't complain.



dumedum said:

Totally worth it. Much more useful than a stupid figurine. Got 2 Zelda cases.



DanielRMuriel said:

Got out of bed and placed an order or the Zelda themed case the second I read this article. Thanks for keeping me in the know, NintendoLife!



Dark-Link73 said:

Nooooo! I'm at work and I can't access Club Nintendo on my workstation. I hope I can through phone. Last time I tried it was laggy and couldn't do it.

EDIT: Yes! I got the Zelda one. Thank you smartphone!



ThomasBW84 said:

@Philip_J_Reed I will send you a used chocolate wrapper and a post-it note with a special thank you message. I have to post across the Atlantic so, you know, have to be economical.



Discostew said:

Spent my stash on the Luigi Statue, dropping me to basically zero. Even if I had enough, 400 coins seems rather high, especially after having got the prior case for 250. If I had more games, then I'd consider buying one on eBay, but I have just enough games to fill my last one.



TheGZeus said:

This'll make 3 for me.
The upped the 'price', but it's worth it. I'd pay 15usd for one of these, with no artwork.

That Bullet Bill cover is my choice.



TheGZeus said:

Hmm. With some work in editing applications that wouldn't be too hard.
Carefully sharpen all the lines and borders between colours at a higher resolution in a raster graphic editor (gimp, photoshop, etc), vectorise for even sharper lines (you could do it all in raster, but it would probably take more time), tweak a bit, make a high-dpi pdf file with the exact resolution, (outlined with dots for cutting) cut, done.

Personally, I ain't doin' it, but the result would look nice.



Katzii said:

To fellow Europeans - these were in Club Nintendo, albeit not the Zelda/Animal Crossing ones.

I'm not going to complain about it not being in my region because it aggravates me regardless of where it is. But just as a bit of feedback - maybe when you do the updates on Twitter, it might be an idea to do a hash tag as to what region you're talking about (EU, NA or JP). Might save some confusion and/or disappointment.



wicked636 said:

@daveh30 i do like these case but as far as better then ones u can buy id have to say i prefer the hori 24 gamecard case.they hold 6 more and in my oppinion easier to put in pockets.But if i had the coins i would get the zelda ones



wicked636 said:

@SkywardCrowbar not realy related to the case here but i plan on finaly getting the black xl to this year after a vita.have u played any reguler ds games on it yet?how do they look?i still play alot of ds games



TrueWiiMaster said:

I managed to get a case back when they came out the first time, and it has been awesome. I have 9 3DS games on one side and 9 DS games on the other. Honestly, it's pretty tempting to get another one...



MarkS27 said:

Why can't Australia get something good for once? Basically the only thing Club NIntendo Australia has is Mario notepads. What makes it even worse is that here we have to pay so much more for games and consoles. For example my Mario and Luigi premium Wii U was $429.



NintyMan said:

I quickly got mine when I learned about this last night. I've been wanting a new one since my first one run out of slots after getting my latest 3DS games in Christmas, so I jumped on this and went with the Zelda one with Boo and Bullet Bill covers. You can't go wrong with something that looks cool and is also useful.



HandheldGuru97 said:

Nabbed me a Zelda one. I had to do a bunch of surveys, but I was impressed that I was able to get one!!!!! Now to add it to the other 2 I already have ^_^



Arianabtd said:

Just ordered the zelda one!
I'm glad I finally have something to store my games in now.



AVahne said:

I've been wanting another one of these...except these are too expensive. Luckily my coins aren't close to expiring yet, so I'll continue waiting for another decent reward.



crobatman said:

So I am guessing this US only? Nintendo really have to find a way to make things more equal between the regions, Australian fans have been suffering for years, we may not be a big market but we are still entitled to a regularly updated club nintendo! Perhaps it's Nintendo of Australia's fault :/



Kolzig said:

Now that sucks big time, why is this only for Club Nintendo and it's selected countries, in this case it seems it's USA only? I would definitely need one of those cases, but no way to get it since those are not sold in normal shops...



FJOJR said:

Saving the coins. I still have a Game Boy carrying pouch that has serviced me and my Game Boy Color, Advance, DS's and now 3DS very well.



LordGeovanni said:

I just have to say that after CHristmas, I had a lot of coins and I went and picked up two Zelda sets. Chances are, my friend will get the Animal Crossing one and I may be able to trade for the Goomba page that has my interest, but the Zelda is just that cool that I want two. As for my games, I have 19 3DS games already, (it filled my first case) and I have had to buy TWO different Game system cases in order to carry around my DS games. I just bought a whole bunch more too so again I was starting to lose space. (Stupid Gamestop and their low prices on a whole bunch of DS games. Really, who has Final Fantasy games at $10?)



Sean_Aaron said:

I've got over 4-thousand points and nothing appealing to use them on. European Club Nintendo really needs some new content!



Shire said:

I'm really tempted, but I'm facing the same dilemma I face every time there's something cool on Club Nintendo: what if there's something even cooler next month?



B3ND3R said:

Ordered the Zelda one last night I'm glad because I need more room for my carts



justinluey said:

I received my Zelda version today and the quality is excellent. Both the case and cover art are much higher quality than the ones you get when you buy a game.

Is there anywhere online to buy a similar case, so we can use the extra covers.

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