Yes, that includes the standalone squid
In recent months there have been brighter times for amiibo fans. In the UK, particularly, there's been an abundance of stock available in stores and online, and even the trickier to acquire figures have seen relatively frequent restocks. The Official Nintendo Store has been among the most affordable options...
Yoshi's so much happier when Mario isn't riding him to his doom
European New Nintendo 3DS owners may not have access to all of the cover plates that are enjoyed in Japan - known as Kisekae in the country - but attractive new variations do occasionally arrive. Some new plates featuring Yoshi are on the way soon, however, and they look like welcome...
Lovely, lovely pixels
It's a nice day for Super Mario Maker fans, with much demanded mid-level checkpoints and more features on the way via a software update. New Nintendo 3DS owners in Europe have an extra bonus, though, as the Wii U title is the inspiration for new 'Pixel Mario' cover plates on the way to the region on 27th November. As you can...
Or Xbox 720, if you're feeling next-gen
Nintendo has released and licensed dozens of official cover plates - Kisekae in Japan - for the New Nintendo 3DS, but naturally there are some unofficial options out there. It's the wonder of 3D printing. Some funny examples have been spotted by @NintendoActu - and shared by Tiny Cartridge - which allow New...
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...
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...
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...
Available at EB Games & JB Hi-Fi in limited stock from 21st May onwards
Nintendo is always looking to improve 3DS system sales and one of the best ways to achieve this is by enticing potential new owners with fancy themed bundles. Following on from the recently announced Splatoon Wii U bundle, Nintendo Australia will be offering a
About the cost of posh fish and chips
While it seems to be the case that the New Nintendo 3DS XL is the stronger seller in territories with both that and the smaller model on offer, those with the standard option have clearly been keen on the cover plates. Special edition cover plates - called Kisekae in Japan - often see pre-orders sell out rapidly...
Consternation all around
Not long ago UK New Nintendo 3DS owners were keen to grab the rather handsome cover plates for The Legend of Zelda from the official Nintendo UK store, with pre-orders rapidly selling out. As you can see in the images below they come in two varieties - a Majora's Mask 3D design and a more generic (but still lovely) Triforce...
One per customer rule being applied
Nintendo of Europe confirmed earlier in the year that it was bringing some desirable Legend of Zelda cover plates to the region earlier than originally planned, but naturally fans have been keen to jump in once they became available. UK fans should pay attention, then, as pre-orders have launched on the Official...
Spontaneous celebrations erupt in city streets...
Xenoblade Chronicles 3D arrives in Europe on 2nd April, and naturally we've been hoping that the rad New Nintendo 3DS cover plates would make it out of Japan; it was clearly a no-brainer, as Nintendo of Europe has announced just that. As you can see in the tweet below Nintendo's even used a Vine,...
Pikachu! Kirby! Dots!
While Japanese New Nintendo 3DS owners have over 50 cover plates - known as Kisekae in the country - to choose from, the spread of these to Europe is a little more measured. A dozen options were available at launch, while a Majora's Mask 3D option is on the way; Nintendo has now confirmed another eight designs coming on 2nd...
Arriving in Japan alongside the game
Xenoblade Chronicles 3D will be the first game exclusive to the New Nintendo 3DS, so it'll prove interesting to see how sales with the smaller user-base stack up, and whether it'll drive a second surge in hardware sales. There's certainly a vocal and passionate fanbase of the Wii original, so this re-release -...
Will retail for $17.95 each
While Japan’s onslaught of cover plate announcements for the New 3DS continue, the rest of the world is left pondering if a considerable amount of them will ever see the light of day outside of the region. Adding a ray of hope to the situation, Nintendo of Australia has today announced via Twitter & Facebook th
Nintendo has it covered
We don't know about you, but we're pretty hyped about the forthcoming release of the New 3DS — there's just something about fresh Nintendo hardware that excites the places other companies simply cannot reach. However, out excitement levels have been pushed to the limit by the news that the standard "New" 3DS system will...
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