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News: The Smaller New Nintendo 3DS Model is Coming to North America

The Smaller New Nintendo 3DS Model is Coming to North America

Rejoice!

Nintendo of America has confirmed the news that some 3DS fans in the region have been waiting for - the smaller New Nintendo 3DS model is coming to North America. Initially it'll just be released as part of a special Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer bundle; this'll include a white system, the game, two cover plates and an amiibo card...

News: The Binding Of Isaac: Rebirth New 3DS Patch is Now Live

The Binding Of Isaac: Rebirth New 3DS Patch is Now Live

Finally made it out of the basement

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is the first 3DS eShop title exclusive to the New model, utilising its extra oomph to deliver a portable version of the title that's graced a host of platforms, including the Wii U. A remastering handled by Nicalis, it had a long route to Nintendo hardware. This portable iteration...

News: The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth's New 3DS Patch is Now Being Tested by Nintendo

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth's New 3DS Patch is Now Being Tested by Nintendo

It's still coming, as is our review

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth has arrived on Wii U in North America and is rather good, but the New Nintendo 3DS-exclusive version has encountered issues. A range of initial bugs were patched out rather quickly, but that update seemed to trigger an issue that freezes the game entirely in some cases. The

News: Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Hits The Nintendo UK Store In A Multitude Of Bundle Options

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Hits The Nintendo UK Store In A Multitude Of Bundle Options

Pre-orders now open for business

Nintendo's official UK store has opened pre-orders for Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, and is offering a selection of bundle options related to the game. The game on its own is up for pre-order at £34.99 and comes with a special 3DS Kit, which includes: A universal system case which holds New Nintendo 3DS...

News: Patched Version Of Binding Of Isaac: Rebirth Still Blighted By Bugs On New 3DS

Patched Version Of Binding Of Isaac: Rebirth Still Blighted By Bugs On New 3DS

Progress is being made on the Euro release, though

The Binding of Isaac certainly took its sweet time coming to a Nintendo platform, but now it's here, fans are finding that it's impacted by disappointing performance woes. At launch the 3DS version of the game was afflicted by bugs, but these were patched by an update shortly afterwards. However,...

News: Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon New Nintendo 3DS Cover Plates Spotted in the Wild

Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon New Nintendo 3DS Cover Plates Spotted in the Wild

Heading to Japan on 17th September

In the absence of a main-series entry this year, Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon is the IP's main release on the 3DS. Though it's due by the end of the year in North America and early next year in Europe, its arrival in Japan is much closer - it hits the country on 17th September. It's now been confirmed that some...

News: This Lovely Mario New Nintendo 3DS Cover Plate May Be The Rarest Edition

This Lovely Mario New Nintendo 3DS Cover Plate May Be The Rarest Edition

No, you can't have all the nice things

It feels necessary, with every post about New Nintendo 3DS cover plates, to open with an apology to rightfully disgruntled North American gamers. Please understand, we can't help liking them, and in this case it's likely none of us in PAL regions will get this particular edition either. That's because this...

News: Animal Crossing New 3DS Cover Plates Coming To Europe In October

Animal Crossing New 3DS Cover Plates Coming To Europe In October

Same day as Happy Home Designer, in fact

Nintendo's Italian office has confirmed that Animal Crossing New 3DS cover plates will be coming to Europe on October 2nd - the same day that Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer hits the console. Three plates will be available, one showing Isabelle, the other portraying K.K. Slider and the third showing a...

News: Metallic Blue New Nintendo 3DS XL Looks Set for North American Release

Metallic Blue New Nintendo 3DS XL Looks Set for North American Release

Unless Play-Asia's made a listing error...

While a number of 3DS fans in North America are waiting for the smaller New Nintendo 3DS model to arrive, those eyeing up the New XL may soon have an extra choice in stores. At launch North America had the metallic red unit - which was only in NA - and the black equivalent, but it seems like the region...

News: Bandai Namco Confirms European New 3DS Bundle and Pre-Order Bonuses for Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden

Bandai Namco Confirms European New 3DS Bundle and Pre-Order Bonuses for Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden

SNES title Dragon Ball Z: Super Butōden 2 included as free 3DS download

Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden, the 2D brawler from Bandai Namco, is heading to 3DS in the West in October. While more details are sure to be shown off as release approaches, Europeans planning to pick it up have plenty of reason to be happy courtesy of some pre-order and...

Talking Point: E3 Highlighted Nintendo's Development Shift Towards NX, and Away from Wii U

E3 Highlighted Nintendo's Development Shift Towards NX, and Away from Wii U

3DS also delves into spin-offs and sequels to pass time

It's been a little over a week since E3 2015, the shared temperature of frustrated Nintendo fans has simmered down a little, and we can reflect on both what the big N showed and kept behind the scenes. Both tell us much, and also indicate that the Wii U seems to be heading for a short...

News: Reggie Fils-Aime Hints at Smaller New Nintendo 3DS for North America

Reggie Fils-Aime Hints at Smaller New Nintendo 3DS for North America

Also states that New 3DS-exclusive download games are coming

When Nintendo announced earlier in the year that only the New Nintendo 3DS XL would come to North America, heads were scratched, petitions were launched and fury was vented. Subsequent justifications from Nintendo of America generally weren't accepted by online communities - including when...

News: Hyrule Warriors Producer Confirms More Characters Are Coming to Hyrule Warriors Legends

Hyrule Warriors Producer Confirms More Characters Are Coming to Hyrule Warriors Legends

But won't say who exactly...

For some, the announcement of Hyrule Warriors Legends coming to the Nintendo 3DS is a great reason to relive/start the game that originated on the Wii U. However, to those needing more of an excuse, it was confirmed during Nintendo's E3 Digital Event that Hyrule Warriors Legends will come with all the DLC from the...

News: The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth Pricing and Features Outlined by Nicalis

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth Pricing and Features Outlined by Nicalis

New 3DS misses out on multiplayer

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth was a slightly surprising announcement for Wii U and New Nintendo 3DS earlier this year, for multiple reasons; it's a game that was previously rejected by Nintendo due to its themes and content, and it'll also likely be the first eShop title exclusive to the New models of the portable...

News: 3DS Hits 15 Million Sales Landmark in the US

3DS Hits 15 Million Sales Landmark in the US

Nearly 270 million US Nintendo system sales overall

After a rocky start in 2011, the 3DS family of systems - which includes the 2DS and New Nintendo 3DS - has evolved into a success. Against increasingly challenging odds due to the rise of smart devices and plenty of other distractions, it's led the charge for the dedicated gaming handheld space...

News: Europe, You're Getting Three More New 3DS Cover Plates This Month

Europe, You're Getting Three More New 3DS Cover Plates This Month

Splatoon Cover Plates coming earlier than planned

Nintendo of Europe has confirmed that three new Cover Plate designs for New Nintendo 3DS consoles will be arriving on June 26th - including the famous Splatoon plates, which weren't expected until next month. The Splatoon design is - as you might expect - covered in colourful ink splats. The other...

Poll: We Need to Talk About amiibo - Where Do You Stand?

We Need to Talk About amiibo - Where Do You Stand?

Awesome collectibles, source of frustration, a bit of both?

As we approach the 'expo we cannot name' - oh alright, E3 - we can't help but wonder how many times Nintendo will mention amiibo. Will we learn more about the amiibo cards that'll accompany Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer? Will there be more blasted Smash Bros. waves that we'll...