One of the best things about the smaller New Nintendo 3DS—which is finally available in the west—is the ability to swap out the cover plates for a variety of purchasable alternatives. Nintendo put five of its latest skins on display, ranging from Super Mario Maker to Animal Crossing, a previously-revealed Monster Hunter X design, and more. Hit the jump for a peek.
Now that the Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Nintendo 3DS bundle has introduced the smaller, cover-plate-swapping New Nintendo 3DS to the west, Nintendo can go about selling a bunch of cover plate designs. The North American Nintendo Store recently started putting various plates up for sale, including a very in-your-face Toad, a bunch of happy Pikachus, Kirby, Super Smash Bros., and more. See some samples after the jump.
Nintendo and Sanrio are teaming up to publish a Hello Kitty-themed variant of the New Nintendo 3DS portable gaming console that will be available in Japan beginning in November of 2015. Hit the jump to check it out.
Japan is getting a special New Nintendo 3DS to coincide with the upcoming release of Monster Hunter X. The ¥17,000 ($142) bundle, pictured below, and the cover plate will both launch in Japan on November 28. The game itself isn't included, but since the Monster Hunter X cover plates are sold separately you can just import those and pretend you bought the set pictured after the jump.
Nintendo brought New Nintendo 3DS XL to North America back in February, but for a while it seemed those in the region might not see the smaller version with swappable cover plates. That will change soon when Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer launches on September 25 with the option of a special bundle that packs the game with the more compact New Nintendo 3DS. More after the jump.
A fresh look is on the way for New Nintendo 3DS XL. Japan is getting a Metallic Red unit on August 27 at the same price point as the rest of the colors. An international release hasn't been announced, but you can get a peek at the handsome handheld after the jump.
If you're looking to move from your current 3DS model to a New Nintendo 3DS when the portable launches on February 13, you'll have to go through a few steps to complete the system transfer. More specifically, you'll be following sixteen steps and you'll need a #0 Philips screwdriver and a microSD card, as detailed in the video after the jump.