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News: Super Smash Bros. on 3DS Lacks Circle Pad Pro Support Due to Processing Power Limitations

Super Smash Bros. on 3DS Lacks Circle Pad Pro Support Due to Processing Power Limitations

So says Masahiro Sakurai

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS has a solid control scheme, but there was some gnashing of teeth when it emerged that it won't support the Circle Pad Pro for some convenient Smash Attacks with the second Circle Pad. It's only been natural to wonder why, then, the c-stick on the New Nintendo 3DS is supported, with various...

Video: Japanese Commercial For New 3DS Highlights Those Fetching "Kisekae Plate" Covers

Japanese Commercial For New 3DS Highlights Those Fetching "Kisekae Plate" Covers

Dressing up time

The Japanese launch of the New 3DS is just around the corner, and Nintendo is running commercials in its homeland to promote the customisable nature of the system. The standard New 3DS — not the New 3DS XL — features interchangeable "Kisekae Plate" covers which are sold separately and come in a wide range of eye-catching...

News: Nintendo Confirms Development of Games That Will Have "Improved" Gameplay and "Enhanced" Graphics on New 3DS

Nintendo Confirms Development of Games That Will Have "Improved" Gameplay and "Enhanced" Graphics on New 3DS

Splitting the userbase

It was confirmed recently by Satoru Iwata, when revealing the New Nintendo 3DS models, that a port of Wii title Xenoblade Chronicles will be exclusive to the new hardware to utilise its improved CPU. It was unclear how common this would be, yet in today's surprise announcement of the hardware hitting Australia and New Zealand...

Video: Nintendo Australia Gives Us A Jaunty Tour Of The New 3DS

Nintendo Australia Gives Us A Jaunty Tour Of The New 3DS

Turn the volume up

As you may be aware, Australia got its first Nintendo Direct today, and the big news is that it's going to be one of the first regions outside of Japan to get the New 3DS and New 3DS XL. As well as putting the Direct online for non-Aussies to watch, Nintendo Australia has produced another, shorter clip which shows off the console...

Nintendo Direct: New Nintendo 3DS Models Coming to Australia and New Zealand on 21st November

New Nintendo 3DS Models Coming to Australia and New Zealand on 21st November

Still not coming elsewhere until 2015

In a surprise Nintendo Direct in Australia and New Zealand — the first that's been unique to the region — it's been announced that the New Nintendo 3DS and XL model will be coming to the two countries on 21st November; it's also been reiterated that the systems will not come elsewhere in the West until 2015...

News: Japanese Pokémon Centres Will Receive New 3DS Consoles With Suede Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Faceplates

Japanese Pokémon Centres Will Receive New 3DS Consoles With Suede Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Faceplates

At least the West has these nice pictures to enjoy

There is a clean-freak hiding away within everyone, and this includes Nintendo fans. So if you like your game systems to remain in pristine condition, don’t even consider putting your grubby mitts on these New 3DS consoles with suede Pokémon-themed faceplates – if they do somehow wash up on...

News: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Will Support The New 3DS C-Stick, But Not The Circle Pad Pro

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Will Support The New 3DS C-Stick, But Not The Circle Pad Pro

C-Stick it to the man

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS will support the New 3DS console's C-Stick, but won't be compatible with the Circle Pad Pro accessory for the original 3DS and 3DS XL. The information comes from Nintendo's official Japanese support pages, and has been translated by posters on NeoGaf. This follows news that

News: Retro City Rampage: DX Will Benefit From Additional Controls On The New 3DS

Retro City Rampage: DX Will Benefit From Additional Controls On The New 3DS

Is the best version going to get even better?

Retro City Rampage: DX will get an update in the near future which will allow it to take advantage of the New 3DS and its additional controls, creator Brian Provinciano has revealed. Provinciano posted the news to Twitter, stating that the updated hardware offers the kind of interface he wanted for the...

News: The Japanese New 3DS Packaging Is Both Cute And Colourful

The Japanese New 3DS Packaging Is Both Cute And Colourful

The wait is killing us

Nintendo has revealed what the packaging for the Japanese version of the New 3DS will look like, and we're sure you'll agree that it's pretty sweet. The box is colourful and stylish, and very, very different from the kind of packaging design we've seen for the 3DS range so far. It hints at the bright and fun Cover Plates...

News: New Nintendo 3DS Shown Off by Monster Hunter Series Producer Ryozo Tsujimoto

New Nintendo 3DS Shown Off by Monster Hunter Series Producer Ryozo Tsujimoto

Have another look at the limited edition XL and MH faceplate

Part of the New Nintendo 3DS announcement last week was confirmation of a rather attractive Monster Hunter 4 G XL edition — Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate in the West — that sports a silver design. In addition Capcom's blockbuster franchise will have two of its own designs in the kisekae...

News: Sorry, Contrary to Rumours the New Nintendo 3DS Will be Region Locked

Sorry, Contrary to Rumours the New Nintendo 3DS Will be Region Locked

Hardly surprising

In recent days a rumour, with no substantial source beyond hearsay, has been doing the rounds that the New Nintendo 3DS systems would be region free. We declined to report the rumour due to the lack of compelling proof, but nevertheless checked up in order to clarify the situation; as some may be contemplating pre-ordering a...

Poll: Tell Us What You Think of the New Nintendo 3DS

Tell Us What You Think of the New Nintendo 3DS

The new 'New'

The dust is now starting to settle on Nintendo's surprise reveal of the New Nintendo 3DS in a Japanese Nintendo Direct. Due in Nintendo's homeland this October and other regions in 2015, it adds a healthy dose of new features and improvements to — potentially — invigorate the 3DS family of systems in the coming years. Its...

Guide: New Nintendo 3DS - Everything We Know So Far

New Nintendo 3DS - Everything We Know So Far

The nitty-gritty around Nintendo's new hardware

Unless you spent the latter part of the week completely isolated from the world, you'll be aware that Nintendo unveiled new 3DS hardware, which will be rather simply called the New Nintendo 3DS and the New Nintendo 3DS LL, the latter of which is the XL in the West. We've endeavoured to provide plenty...

News: Nintendo Shows Off 38 "Kisekae Plate" Changeable Covers For New Nintendo 3DS

Nintendo Shows Off 38 "Kisekae Plate" Changeable Covers For New Nintendo 3DS

Gorgeous

Today's announcement of New Nintendo 3DS models brought us plenty of interesting details, including the fact that the smaller model will have the unique feature of easy-to-use interchangeable faceplate covers — branded as "Kisekae Plates" in Japan — that slide across the top and bottom sections. As this smaller, less expensive model is...