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Nintendo are set to release the New 3DS and 3DS XL in the United Kingdom on February 13th. The news was confirmed in a Nintendo Direct broadcast which also revealed that both The Legend Of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate will arrive in Europe on the same day; two big hitters that you would expect will help drive up sales of the new hardware. The New 3DS (which includes a new C-button for refined control, improved 3D capabilities and CPU upgrades) went on sale in Japan and Australia before Christmas, helping to push lifetime sales of 3DS hardware past the 50 million mark.
In related Nintendo news, the company has announced details for the fifth wave of Amiibo figurines (including Charizard, Wario and Pac Man) which will be on sale in Europe on April 24th, as well as unveiling a new set of characters based on Super Mario Bros series – a Waluigi Amiibo may well be on the cards for future Mario Party titles. Continue reading WEEKLY NEWS UPDATE FOR 12TH – 18TH JANUARY
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A new model of the Nintendo 3DS & 3DS XL has been revealed in a Japanese exclusive Nintendo Direct broadcast this week. Dubbed as the ‘New 3DS’ and ‘New 3DS XL’ (lengthening Nintendo’s fascination with calling slight tweaks to existing products as ‘new’), the updated models will feature a directional nub inspired by the C-stick of Gamecube controllers, trigger buttons, NFC support for Amiibo figurines and improved 3D functionality, as well as a faster CPU that will be required to play some more demanding games – including a newly announced port of the highly rated Wii title Xenoblade Chronicles.
The new 3DS will debut first in Japan on October 11th for a as of yet revealed price (with the XL version available in Metallic Blue or Black), but Europe will not receive the models until at least 2015. In the same Direct broadcast, Nintendo also revealed that Bayonetta 2 will finally launch in the United States on October 24th (with a Wii U version of the original included with retail copies). Continue reading WEEKLY NEWS UPDATE FOR 25TH – 31ST AUGUST