New Nintendo 3DS Announced With New Powerful CPU
Last night in a Japanese Nintendo Direct focusing on the Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo announced the New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS LL.
Arriving in Japan later this year, the New Nintendo 3DS and the New 3DS XL. These new handhelds contain a “c stick”second analogue thumb pad, ZR and ZL buttons, as well as an overhaul of the already existing face buttons, such as moving the game card slot, the stylus slot and the power button along the bottom of the handheld, and moving the start and select buttons to the lower right of the bottom face.
In addition, these handhelds will contain upgrades to the screen, CPU and faster Wi-Fi capabilities in comparison to older models of Nintendo 3DS, as well as the ability to use micro SD cards using the camera and gyroscope to move the ‘3D sweet spot’ which allows for 3D to be viewed from any angle, integration of Near Field Communication technology that will communicate with Nintendo’s planned amiibo figures that plan to interact with various titles, including Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.
The New Nintendo 3DS also allows for the cover plates to be removed and be replaced with a wide range of replacements, with 38 different cover plate sets announced.
Games are already in development for these new handhelds that will be exclusive only to these handhelds, such as a rerelease of Xenoblade Chronicles, which originally released on the Wii. The older models of 3DS and 2DS will be unable to play this game and select future games.
The New Nintendo 3DS will release in white and black, while the New Nintendo 3DS LL will release in metallic blue and metallic black on October 11, 2014. There is no planned release date for the New Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS LL, known as XL elsewhere, in Western markets as of now.