At the GameStop Managers Conference in Las Vegas, Nintendo announced that the New Nintendo 3DS system will launch in the U.S. as part of a special bundle on Sept. 25. The bundle includes the new hand-held system, the upcoming Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer game, two cover plates and one amiibo card at a suggested retail price of $219.99. The more compact New Nintendo 3DS system joins New Nintendo 3DS XL, which has been available since Feb. 13.
On Sept. 25 the New Nintendo 3DS system will launch in the U.S. as part of a special bundle, which i ...
On Sept. 25 the New Nintendo 3DS system will launch in the U.S. as part of a special bundle, which includes the new hand-held system, the upcoming Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer game, two cover plates and one amiibo card (Photo: Business Wire)
In addition, a Hyrule Edition New Nintendo 3DS XL system will launch exclusively in GameStop stores on Oct. 30 at a suggested retail price of $199.99, just in time for the launch of The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes (sold separately) on Oct. 23. The system is gold-colored and features an intricate Hylian Crest on the front.
Other news revealed at the GameStop Conference included the debut of three new Wii Remote Plus controllers inspired by classic Mushroom Kingdom characters Bowser, Toad and Yoshi.
“More than 15 million systems in the Nintendo 3DS family have been sold in the U.S. alone,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “These new models offer additional fun ways to experience some of the great upcoming Nintendo 3DS games launching in the next few months.”
New Nintendo 3DS incorporates all the same enhanced features as the New Nintendo 3DS XL system, including a wider range of controls, face-tracking 3D and built-in NFC functionality that allows for communication with amiibo figures. The compact system also features interchangeable cover plates that can be easily swapped out to change the look of the device*. Two cover plates inspired by Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer are included in the bundle.
Various amiibo cards launch with the Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer game on Sept. 25. Tapping compatible amiibo cards while playing Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer is a way to meet favorite Animal Crossing characters with their separate personalities and design requests in the game. People who own the Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL or Nintendo 2DS systems can still use the cards to enjoy Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer by purchasing the Nintendo 3DS NFC Reader/Writer accessory at a suggested retail price of $19.99. The wireless accessory also launches on Sept. 25 and allows players to enjoy amiibo figures and cards on all other systems in the Nintendo 3DS family.
Joining previously released Wii Remote Plus controllers themed after Mario, Luigi and Princess Peach, three new controllers inspired by Bowser, Toad and Yoshi will launch exclusively at GameStop at a suggested retail price of $39.99 each. The Bowser and Toad controllers will launch alongside the Super Mario Maker game for the Wii U console on the 11th of September, while the Yoshi version will hop on the back of the Yoshi’s Woolly World launch on Oct. 16. Wii Remote Plus includes Wii MotionPlus technology, and works with all Wii and Wii U games that are compatible with Wii Remote controllers.
Bowser, the newest member of the Photos with Mario series of Nintendo eShop Cards, is coming this fall – exclusively at GameStop. Customers can add $10 to their Nintendo eShop accounts and get the new Bowser AR card at no additional cost. With the Bowser AR card, players can use their Nintendo 3DS systems to play and pose with Bowser and other Mushroom Kingdom characters in the free Photos with Mario app.
For more information about New Nintendo 3DS, visit http://www.nintendo.com/3ds/new-nintendo-3ds/.
Weapon: Yamato Spear
Weakness: Silver Tomahawk
His light armor makes him especially mobile. He uses a spear to attack, but it’s pretty dumb how he has to go retrieve it.
A portion of a NWR interview with J.C. Smith, Director of Consumer Marketing for The Pokemon Company International...
JS: So Pokken Tournament…plans will be revealed later. But obviously it’s coming to the Wii U so there will be all kinds of opportunities for people around the world to play, compete, do whatever. We’re not announcing anything of note at this point though.
NWR: So no word on any content stuff, like will the game be bigger?
JS: Not yet!
NWR: I did see something during the demo yesterday that was about how more Pokémon will be revealed soon…
JS: Mhm. You got to see the reveal of Pikachu Libre yesterday, so that was a new one for the Japanese audience.
NWR: So it sounds like more are going to follow suit…
NWR: All right. Just so I can throw these questions at you, I think a lot about Pokémon on Virtual Console, something that has not happened yet…
JS: Pokémon Pinball, Pokémon Trading Card Game…
NWR: The RPGs!
NWR: I obviously know if there are plans you cannot tell me about them, but can you tell me what’s held them back so far?
JS: I cannot because I do not know if it has been held back. They may have just made a decision not to. But yeah, I haven’t discussed that at all.
NWR: Will Pokkén Tournament be…is that your main plan for the early part of the 2016 anniversary?
NWR: Okay, so it is not your main plan for the early part.
JS: I’m splitting hairs. No, there’s lots of stuff planned for the 2016 year but nothing I can talk about now.
NWR: Okay, okay! Then, what can you say about the future of Pokémon?
JS: I can say that the creators are continuing to come up with awesome ideas and will continue to come up with awesome ideas to put in video games, the trading card game – you see an arcade machine downstairs. So, there’s a lot of cool stuff in store.
The Toad and Bowser versions are due out Sept. 11th, while the Yoshi version is due out Oct. 16th. You can check out all three here.
A portion of a Nintendo Life interview with Orangepixel's Pascal Bestebroer and Engine Software's Ivo Wubbels...
NL: We should probably start with an obvious question to clear it up - what about Gunslugs 1 on 3DS?
Pascal: I'm in!
Ivo: We think Gunslugs 2 is the best of the series, so we thought this is the version most players really want to play on the Nintendo 3DS first. But if the players love it, why not release the first game as well? Maybe for a good value price?
This has previously been on a whole host of platforms, at what point did the process start to bring it to 3DS?
Ivo: Well we were not involved in doing the other platforms, but once I suggested Pascal we could take care of the Nintendo 3DS port, he kept asking when it would be ready. And yes, it does help we're both from the Netherlands.
NL: Are there any other 3DS-specific features?
Ivo: Well as you may have read correctly we may consider future updates!
NL: As this title has been on platforms such as PC, are there any plans to bring it to Wii U? What made you choose the 3DS first?
Pascal: Again, I'm in!
Ivo: 3DS has been our main expertise for years, so a logical first step. And ok, we are doing Terraria for Wii U, so we know that system pretty good too, but we'll see on Gunslugs, you never know.
- will feature a track from Secret of Mana composer, Hiroki Kikuta
- will be an arrangement based on three major themes written by AckkStudios composer Andrew Allanson
- a section of the game will be designed to complement his arrangement