Nintendo has unveiled the Australian packaging for the New Nintendo 3DS XL. The new hardware will make its debut in the region on November 21st. At 3.88 inches, the device is larger than the original Nintendo 3DS. Unlike the standard New Nintendo 3DS, it doesn’t feature a customizable exterior design with replaceable cover plates. Nintendo has yet to announce when the New 3DS and New 3DS XL will be released in North America and Europe.
Starting from October 27, Pokemon fans who have a copy of Pokemon X or Y can pick up the fabulous mythical Pokemon Diancie at participating North American retailers. For those who live in the US, Diancie is available at local GameStop stores, Canadian fans can step into a local EB Games Store, and those in Mexico can grab the event Pokemon at GamePlanet. Available via a special download code, fans simple have to access Mystery Gift in Pokemon X and Y to receive Diancie.
The event will continue until November 16 and follows the Shiny Gengar event which concluded yesterday. Remember, Diancie can also be transferred to Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, allowing players to activate the mega stone Diancite and perform a mega evolution when it releases November 21. Though fans in North America can grab Diancie from today, European fans must wait until November 6.
Nintendo of America has announced via press release that a new dual pack containing Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire will launch on November 21. Fans of the franchise who like to grab both versions of the game to fully complete their Pokemon adventure will be able to purchase the special dual pack – pictured above and below – exclusively at Best Buy stores, BestBuy.com, and Amazon.com across North America for the suggested retail price of $79.98.
Aside from the snazzy physical packaging, the dual pack will also contain a pair of in-game download codes which can be redeemed for 200 potions per game. However, if the dual pack deal doesn’t quite cut it for you, fans can also purchase both games separately at the suggested retail price of $39.99. For those who have not yet managed to pick up a download demo code, make sure you check out the details in our post, here. Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire will release for North America on November 21.
Nintendo of Japan has recently tweeted that the Super Smash Bros 3DS demo will no longer be available after October 31. In an interesting twist, many fans believe the demo – which saw fighters such as Mario, Pikachu, Villager, Mega Man and Link playable – will receive an update on the back of the latest patch update released today, which rectified a few online stability issues.Though whether this is the case, we’ll simply have to wait and see.
For now, Nintendo are advising Japanese 3DS users to download the demo between now and October 31, if they’d like to experience the game. You can view the company’s official word in the tweet above and the translation below from NeoGAF.
“The availability of the demo for ‘Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS’ on the Nintendo eShop will end on October 31st. For those interested, please download it during the availability period.”
Nintendo has announced version 1.0.3 is now available to download for Super Smash Bros on the 3DS. The update features various stability adjustments in order to balance the game, along with enhancements that disables the conquest chart when Conquest Mode is active. Players must download the new update before being able to experience the online multiplayer mode, and will need an additional 762 blocks of space on a current SD Card.
Simply scanning the QR code on Nintendo’s official website, here, will allow players to begin the update immediately. The new patch will include all previous updates, including the Peach-banning glitch that surfaced last month.
Nintendo of Europe has informed fans that seven new themes will arrive for the Nintendo 3DS in the eShop from this Thursday, October 30. Along with the Spooky Black Cat theme that has been offered to European Club Nintendo members for free, six new Animal Crossing: New Leaf themes will be available.
Featuring characters such as the lovable Isabelle, sisters Mabel and Sable, and Timmy and Tommy Nook, as well as two standard pattern themes can be purchased for €1.99 or £1.79. Make sure you take a look at all six themes in the gallery below. Here’s a rundown of what themes you can purchase this week:
- Animal Crossing: New Leaf Themes:
– Isabelle in the Town Hall €1.99/£1.79
– Mabel Able €1.99/£1.79
– Sable Able €1.99/£1.79
– Timmy & Tommy Nook €1.99/£1.79
– Colourful Pattern €1.99/£1.79
– Bulletin Board €1.99/£1.79
- Halloween: Spooky Black Cat €1.99/£1.79
Nintendo’s amiibo figures that were introduced at E3 2014 look a bit different from the retail versions releasing next month, according to comparison pictures compiled by Kotaku. The images compare the initial designs of Peach and Link to the final renditions of the two characters’ models. The first 12 amiibo figures are available for pre-order for $12.99 each. They will launch on November 21st alongside Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, the first game that will offer amiibo integration.