New 3DS-XL Details (Nintendo Direct Edition)
In this morning’s Nintendo Direct, the Kyoto-based company released more details about their latest in the line of 3DS’s, the New 3DS-XL. The newest product in the line will support a faster processor, an NFC under the touch-screen, C-Stick, and a face-tracking cam in order to keep the 3D feature clear no matter the angle you hold the device while playing. This same technology will also be utilized for adjusting the screen’s brightness depending on the lighting around you.
With the New NFC technology, 3DS and New 3DS games will begin to support Amiibos. First on the Amiibo list is, of course, Super Smash Bros, followed by Code Name S.T.E.A.M.
However, there are a couple of drawbacks. Instead of a standard SD card, the New 3DS-XL will only take Micro SD cards. Fortunately, a 4GB card will be included with the system, so you will not need to hunt one down. Furthermore, you better hold on to that AC adaptor for your current 3DS (or DS is you have one), as the New 3DS will not include one in their packaging. If you do not have an adapter, you’ll need to purchase that separately.
You may have noticed that I have not mentioned the standard model New 3DS that has already released in Japan and Australia. This is due to the fact that Nintendo has no current plans to release that model in the United States. That means no swap plates for US consumers. Don’t fret too much, as Nintendo has seen fit to release a few special editions of the New 3DS-XL.
Here is the Majora’s Mask New 3DS-XL. Interestingly, this one DOES come packaged with an AC adapter, which is another incentive to buy this particular version:
Finally, here is the sleek Monster Hunter 4 3DS-XL.
No word right now if this model will also have the adaptor:
The New 3DS-XL will retail for $199.99 on February 13, 2015 in the United States.
January 14, 2015
The Majora one looks awesome those are going to go quick I bet
January 14, 2015
Yep the Majora one disappeared before lunchtime in my area.
I know I expressed my dissatisfaction with the N3DS is an earlier post, and was not planning on buying one; but the Monster Hunter design tipped the scale for me >.<
January 15, 2015
I ended up getting the monster hunter one as well. It would have been nice to get the Majora one, but I already have the Link Between Worlds 3DS, so this’ll just give my collection some variety :)