Today, after months of rumor, speculation, and anticipation, Nintendo has officially introduced their newest home gaming system with a surprising mobile twist. Previously codenamed as Nintendo’s NX system, the world has now been introduced to the Nintendo Switch, slated for release in March 2017!
The Nintendo Direct of Japan today showcased two new Nintendo special edition 3DS LL/XL systems. They will be releasing a Super Famicom LL/XL special edition theme priced at ¥21,600 and a new Monster Hunter X theme 3DS LL/XL for ¥22,000.
As a collector and Nintendo fan, I started this post because I couldn’t find any complete list of cover plates for the *New* Nintendo 3DS system.
Just like the regular 3DS LL/XL, there several color variants and special edition systems to commemorate the release of specific titles or events.
Nintendo has secretly decided to start selling rare cover plates for their regular size *New* 3DS system through their online store. Starting yesterday, they were selling rare cover plates that were previously only available in another region.
The New Nintendo 3DS Pokémon 20th Anniversary Edition console is available for pre-order for $199.99 and is due to be released on Saturday, February 27th 2016.
The latest face plate for the New Nintendo 3DS has just been announced to be Pokemon: Super Mystery Dungeon. You can see all of the starter Pokemon in the series. This cover plate is to be released in Japan on September 17, 2015.
For those Animal Crossing fans: there is a limited edition New Nintendo 3DS XL in celebration of the latest Animal Crossing title: Happy Home Designer. In addition to the new handheld, there is a new themed faceplate, and amiibo cards that will be sold in packs of three.
Nintendo’s latest cover plate for the New Nintendo 3DS is of Fire Emblem If! This cover plate is releasing alongside the title this June in Japan.
This looks even better in person. Hopefully the original size New 3DS models will make its way to North America. Until then, you guys can see pictures below. Hope to see you next week at the Nintendo World Smash Bros tournament!