RUMOUR – New 3DS To be Released Mid-February?

With the Nintendo Direct airing later tomorrow, it has been predicted that we may hear an announcement on when the New Nintendo 3DS will be released in Europe and the US. It turns out this date may have just been leaked.

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According to Megauap from NeoGAF, the above is a promotional poster for the New Nintendo 3DS stating that it will be released on the 13th February in the US. It seems that the poster could be legitimate with the Nintendo Direct tomorrow, meaning that, if it is true, retailers may start putting up posters like these directly after the stream. It is also interesting to note that the poster includes the box art for Majora’s Mask 3D and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. Is it possible that these two titles will also be released on the 13th February? Only time will tell!

What do you think of the poster? Tell us in the comments below!

Via GoNintendo

 


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New Nintendo Direct Airs Tomorrow!

Today, Nintendo have announced that they are hosting the first ever Nintendo Direct for 2015! This will be hosted by Satoru Iwata and crew tomorrow [Wednesday 14th January 2015] at 2pm UK time/6am PT and will be primarily focusing on Wii U and 3DS titles releasing in Spring 2015.

We are hoping to hear release dates for Majora’s Mask 3D, Splatoon, the New Nintendo 3DS and more. Be sure to check back after the stream for our coverage by Sam!

What do you hope to see in tomorrow’s Direct? Tell us in the comments below… directly! [couldn’t resist]


REVIEW – New Nintendo 3DS

In 2011, Nintendo introduced the first glasses-free 3D handheld console with the Nintendo 3DS. A year later, in 2012, Nintendo released the XL counterpart promising larger screens. This was followed by a 3D-less budget model another year later, in 2013, with the 2DS. Now, Nintendo are starting to introduce the newest member of the 3DS family, though this time it isn’t just the aesthetics that have been changed, the whole system has received a hefty update!

We were lucky enough to get our hands on the New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Edition, which has been offered to select Club Nintendo members within Europe. Today, we will be reviewing the console, giving you a lowdown on what we think. Hopefully this should aid you in the decision of whether or not to upgrade [or to dip into the 3DS pool if you haven’t already]

Without further ado, check out our full review after the break!

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New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Edition Unboxing

As some of you may know, Club Nintendo of Europe recently sent out emails to selected member, offering the a chance to be the first people to purchase and own the New Nintendo 3DS in Europe with a special set of commemorative cover plates.

I was lucky enough to receive an email and have decided to show you lovely readers what it looks like in the flesh. I’ve also uploaded several images of this beastie after the break and will upload some comparison videos and a review at a later date! Enjoy! [Apologies for sounding exhausted in the video, just had a Biology exam and a six hour Biology lecture]

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New Nintendo 3DS to Retail for £156?

Earlier, we reported that Club Nintendo members in Europe have been receiving an offer to purchase and own the New Nintendo 3DS before the official European release date. The listing on the Nintendo Store which the email links to includes an overview of what the bundle consists of… along with their value.

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As you can see, the value they have given for the New 3DS console is £155.99, so could this mean that the system will retail for that amount of money upon release? In my opinion, I think that price is quite reasonable, only £6 more expensive than how much the original 3DS retails for on the Nintendo Store. We are also given an insight on how much the Cover Plates may retail for. Apparently, they will be going for about £8 per set.

Unfortunately, I can’t confirm these prices 100% yet, but what do you think? How much would you pay for a New Nintendo 3DS? Tell us in the comments below!


Club Nintendo Europe Offering Ambassador Edition New 3DS for Selected Members

UPDATE 2 – I just found the Term and Conditions page of the promo which states that delivery will be completed until the 23rd January 2015 which contradicts my earlier update… SORRY! [haha]

UPDATE – I rung Nintendo’s Customer Service today to enquire about delivery times and they stated that they do not know when the consoles will go out to Ambassador participants and the 3 to 5 days delivery is a placeholder so it is possible the 28th January 2015 is false information.

Nintendo of Europe seem to be starting off 2015 with a bang. This morning, selected members of Club Nintendo Europe have received an email offering them a chance to purchase the New 3DS in white earlier than anyone else in Europe. Not only will they be able to purchase it early, but they will also receive special Ambassador Cover Plates [which won’t be available anywhere else], a charging cradle and a set of Super Smash Bros. Cover Plates.

If you have received this email and are considering about purchasing it, it will cost you about £179.99/€199.99 with free delivery [some countries will charge a bit extra for delivery] and it will be apparently be delivered by the 23rd January 2015. If you can’t quite decide, you will need to make sure you do by Monday 12th January 2015 at 23:59 [UK Time] as that is when the promotion ends.

Check out the email after the break!

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Christmas Greetings from Satoru Shibata!

It’s nearing the end of the year [hasn’t it gone by quickly] which means that is is time for the annual Christmas message, this year from Nintendo of Europe CEO, Satoru Shibata!

Check out the full message after the break!

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