The big Nintendo 3DS gossip going around is that there’s a big Nintendo 3DS due to be announced tomorrow.
On the eve of Nintendo’s E3 press conference, Japanese newspaper Nikkei — which is usually spot-on with its rumors about Nintendo consoles — says the company will announce a 3DS system with a 4.3 inch screen tomorrow.
That’s 1.5 times bigger than the current 3DS’s screen, and also .3-inch larger than the DSi XL’s display. I wouldn’t be surprised if Nintendo took advantage of the extra space to add an extra Circle Pad and a bigger battery, too.
Nikkei reports that the new 3DS model will release across all major territories as soon as this summer.Buy: Nintendo 3DS (Flame Red, Pearl Pink, Black, & Blue) Find: Nintendo DS/3DS release dates, discounts, & more See also: Moreof Tiny Cartridge's E3 coverage [Via Nikkei, Andriasang; Image via Luna-kitty89]
Want to pre-order a bunch of 3DS accessories featuring characters from Pokemon Black 2 and White 2 – games that aren’t even really for the 3DS? OF COURSE YOU DO. Luckily, Play-Asia has quite the selection of cases and styli with which you can decorate the system, shipping in July.
- Dress-up Hard Cover (White Kyurem, Black Kyurem)
- Hard Cover (White Kyurem, Black Kyurem, starters)
- Expand! Mascot Touch Pen Plus (White Kyurem, Black Kyurem)
- Mascot Touch Pen (White Kyurem, Black Kyurem)Buy: Pokemon Black/White, Pokemon Conquest Find: Nintendo DS/3DS release dates, discounts, & more Gotta catch: All of our Pokemon coverage
Limited edition Kingdom Hearts 3DS hitting Japan with Dream Drop Distance in March (click for larger image).
It looks a lot like the patterned Kingdom Hearts DSi released in Japan back in 2009, but the system’s glossy finish and the magenta crown give it a lot more “pop.” I would actually consider buying this — if I was a dude resigned to buying all the expensive Kingdom Hearts junk out there, and if the console weren’t region-locked.
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No save data reset for Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D. I remember a couple guys mentioning this issue on Twitter when the game released in Japan, and apparently it’s also in the U.S. version, according to the manual.
There’s speculation that Capcom deliberately made it impossible for users to delete their save data to discourage used game sales — since those who buy Mercenaries 3D used can’t wipe the save and start over from the beginning, some Japanese shops will only pay very low prices (as low as $6!) for pre-played copies.
So, it sounds like it’s working for Capcom in Japan at least. But it’s not a great way to reward the fans who just dropped $40 on your game…
Preorder: Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D
[Via Vyse the Legend]
What the fuck
Adooooooorable plush alpaca. Natsume revealed this today as the pre-order bonus for the DS/3DS Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns, due out this summer. And… well, I was already thinking that it was about time for me to try a Harvest Moon game…
The company hasn’t said which retailers will be offering this pre-order bonus. And stores haven’t come forward either, proving they don’t want my money.
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3DS skins from Gametech’s WaSaBi series. These are actually plastic stickers that cover the 3DS, rather than being the real fabric used in most WaSaBi accessories, but they provide the same look.
Each one costs ¥1,260 ($15) and includes skins for both the outside and inside of the 3DS unit. I can’t imagine wanting to cover the shiny exterior of the 3DS, but there are worse ways to do so if you are looking for external decoration.
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God, I wish I have the 3DS so I can do this. x.x