While a great many gamers may have written off the 3DS now the Switch is here, it's vital to remember that it's still very much a part of Nintendo's plans - and the company has reinforced this by announcing a trio of New 2DS XL (or LL as they're known over there) consoles for release in Japan.

Launching in the summer, we've got the Minecraft New 2DS XL Creeper Edition (16,980 yen), New 2DS XL Animal Crossing Edition (15,980 yen) and New 2DS XL Mario Kart 7 Pack (15,980 yen). These come pre-loaded with Minecraft, Animal Crossing New Leaf: Welcome amiibo and Mario Kart 7 respectively.

While the Animal Crossing console isn't entirely fresh - it was announced for Europe a short time ago - the other two are brand new. Are you tempted to import the Minecraft of Mario Kart 7 consoles, or are you hopeful that we'll see them in the west sometime soon? Let us know with a comment.

[via nintendoeverything.com]