Nintendo’s NEW 3DS Announced
Nintendo has revealed redesigned models for both the 3DS and the 3DS XL that will feature an additional direction button and trigger along with NFC support. Named as the “New 3DS” and “New 3DS XL” the new hardware will include a new screen allowing you to enjoy the handheld’s 3D effect from a variety of angles. A new faster CPU will be included and in future needed to play up and coming games such the recently announced Xenoblade Chronicles, this will also make loading the 3DS eShop and Miiverse faster while the handheld’s internet browser will support HTML5.
The new noticeable features are the ZL and ZR buttons while a miniature slider pad has been added above the ABXY buttons, this will act as a second analogue stick. Full support to Amiibo has will be included with the NFC reader located on the bottom touch screen, pretty cool right?
The game card slot, stylus and headphone jack have been moved to the bottom while the START and HOME buttons have been relocated to the right. Probably the best part is the new customizable face plates, yes now you can dress up your fancy 3DS like your phone! The New 3DS XL will come in Metallic Blue and Metallic Black colours while the New Nintendo 3DS meanwhile will come in white and black.
Where and when can I grab these awesome New 3DS’s? Nintendo UK PR has confirmed that we won’t see these handhelds before 2015 but a Japanese release is expected first.