Metallic Red 3DS, Eevee XL coming to Japan
Nintendo will release two more 3DS editions across the Pacific, including an Eevee-themed/striped XL that will be sold through a lottery at Pokémon Center locations starting June 22.
The Metallic Red system is a standard-sized 3DS that will hit stores in Japan on June 13.PREORDER Pokemon X and Y, upcoming releases
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Fresh as hell Pokémon X/Y boxarts
The designs are essentially the same for North America and Europe, aside from the local ratings boxes. Which one do you intend to pick up — Pokémon ElkSwag or Pokémon Come At Me Bro?PREORDER Pokemon X and Y, upcoming releases
Zelda Alert: A New Link to the Past Heading to the 3DS This Holiday
Whether you truck with Ocarina of Time or Wind Waker or even Zelda II (weirdo), you won’t hear much argument when someone bursts into the room and proclaims 1992’s A Link to the Past as the best Zelda game ever made. Because even if you don’t agree, it’s too damn hard to build a case against one of the very best adventures game of all time.
That would be why the internet is freaking out over the prospect of a quasi-sequel to the Nintendo masterpiece. Coming to the 3DS, The Legend of Zelda: Kamigami no Triforce 2 (as it’s called in Japan; no English title just yet), is not a remake, but a continuation of sorts set in the same world as the SNES original and shares that game’s top-down perspective. Your retro sense may tingle but things take a turn for the modern thanks to the handheld’s features.
In true 2.5D style, depth plays a huge part of the game’s mechanics as you’ll be able to ascend or descend from areas, navigate puzzles outside of the two-dimensional plane, and become a wall painting that can slip through crevices (just roll with it, man).
A New Link to the Past — that’s on the house, Nintendo — is slated to release this Holiday season. Excuse me while I attempt to reclaim my 3DS from the cobwebs in my closet.
Nintendo 3DS - Animal Crossing: New Leaf Tourism Trailer #2
Nintendo Direct, Black Boxes, & New Leaf 3DSes
Nintendo will stream two presentations for North America and Europe tomorrow at 10AM ET, focusing on the 3DS. I expect the company will go over previously discussed items like the upcoming Miiverse 3DS update, Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, Pokémon X and Y, etc.
Hints of other potential announcements have popped up in the past two days, too, like UK retailer ShopTo listing a limited edition Animal Crossing: New Leaf 3DS XL bundle, and the re-appearance of Level-5’s mystery black box (Guild02? Fantasy Life?! Time Travelers?!!!).
Who knows, maybe Square Enix will swoop in to steal the show with a Bravely Default localization reveal. Anything is possible if you believe.PREORDER Animal Crossing: New Leaf ($5 OFF, June 9), upcoming games
Light Blue and Gloss Pink 3DSes
Japan will receive these two new colors for the standard 3DS starting March 20, both coming packed with the 4GB SD cards that have become typical with the system’s bundles lately instead of the old 2GB piece. FOH, 2GB.
This brings the number of color options for the 3DS to approximately 2 million in Japan, about 5 in Europe, and exactly -.3 in North America.
BMO 3DS by Neskatomon
Everyone wants a handheld that looks like BMO — D3P and Nintendo just need to go ahead and release a special edition BMO system when the eventual Adventure Time 3DS sequel releases.
Neskatomon created this custom vinyl skin and also applied a complementary piece to the back of the 3DS. It looks a bit rough and doesn’t include BMO’s VCR butt-slot, but you can see it here.
Why you should buy a Fire Emblem: Awakening cart
Having a digital version of Fire Emblem: Awakening that you can always have and load on your 3DS is super convenient, but here are two reasons why you might want to get a physical copy:
- It has the same cute cartridge pixelart as the Japanese edition, as shown in the top photos taken by fatboymuzik and patrickthehedgehog
- You can get inside cover art of the game’s characters thanks to the eco-friendly boxes
On that second point, like the Japanese release, Fire Emblem: Awakening doesn’t actually come with inside cover art in the U.S. — but you can download and print the sheet that Mitsukootsuki made for her copy, and slip it into your box.PREORDER Fire Emblem: Awakening (Feb 4), other upcoming games
Nintendo 3DS - Fire Emblem Awakening Character Classes Trailer
Pokémon X and Y hit 3DS this October
The mainline Pokémon series will make its debut on 3DS with three new starter creatures (Fennekin, Froakie, and Chespin), as well as new but unspecified features meant to take advantage of the system’s capabilities. This trailer also mentions that “the more you battle together [with your Pokémon], the stronger your bond will become.”