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Some folks are already getting their hands on the New Galaxy Style New 3DS XL. For a closer look at the system, watch the unboxing video below.

There’s plenty of news surrounding the Nintendo versions of Terraria.

First, on Wii U, a “catch-up” patch is out now. The update is about “clearing up the handful of issues from the launch of that version” and also “brings Wii U into line with the other consoles in terms of content.” That means the inclusion of the Stylist, plus new mechanic fixes and items. The full patch notes are here.

This will actually be the last update for Terraria on Wii U. Writing on the Terraria forums, 505 said:

“This update is intended to draw a line under Terraria on Wii U as it did with the other platforms – so we are afraid that no further updates for Wii U will be possible due to technical limitations. Bear in mind that you now have the same great content in two hits. There were more updates on the other platforms simply because they were released earlier. The content is the same. The logic for being unable to further update Wii U is, regrettably, the same as the ‘old gen’ machines – though the Wii U does admittedly have more resources than the 360/PS3, it is still a fraction as capable as PS4 and Xbox One, and we need all their available horsepower to take Terraria where we want to go next. This version will still be able to play online, so you can continue to enjoy it as long as you’re gaming on the Wii U platform. By the time the next update rolls out on PS4/Xbox One we’ll be very close to the launch of NX… But let’s not get ahead of ourselves.”

On the 3DS side of things, CodeGlue is developing a content update for later in the year. They’ll be looking to address reported issue with stability and crashes while implementing fixes as well. These include:

– Now to able to deactivate pets
– Chain gun accuracy fixed
– Ice Queen no longer blocks everything else from spawning
– Items from Angler are fixed
– Orb projectiles sped up
– Acorns don’t just grow on grass
– Flowers in pots grow to full maturity
– Tempest staff bugs fixed

The team is currently pushing what is possible on 3DS. However, the ability to hammer into stairs is being looked into, along with “a few other treats.”

If you’re a New 3DS owner, you’ll be happy to hear that the new update will allow for larger worlds, which “is likely to be the same as the small world on the PC version.”

“Not only will this give you a bigger canvas for your adventure, it will also help us eliminate the occasional worldgen issues that can happen when you try to squash all of the parts of a Terraria world into a smaller space. The enhanced specifications of New 3DS makes this possible! Do note that players will not then be able to invite original 3DS gamers into these larger worlds. We didn’t take the decision to offer split content between original and New 3DS lightly, but we’ve maxed out the older unit and we felt like there was still more to give to Nintendo handheld gamers. All 3DS units will be eligible for the update, but only New 3DS players will see the benefit of larger worlds.”


The latest New 3DS designs are making their way to Europe in a couple of months. Orange + Black, Pearl White and Pink + White are slated for November 10. Images of all there are below.

Update 3 (8/30): You can now pre-order the New Galaxy Style New 3DS XL at GameStop.

Update 2: Bumped to the top again. Now available for pre-order on Amazon Canada.

Update: Bumped to the top. Pre-orders are now live on Amazon here.

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Original (8/29): Nintendo has announced a new design for the New 3DS XL, and it’s launching extremely soon. The New Galaxy Style system is launching this week across North America for $200.

Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime personally delivered the news. You can view his message below.

Amazon has posted several photos of the New Galaxy Style New 3DS XL. Check out the full set in the gallery below.


Futuridium EP Deluxe previously landed on the Wii U eShop in May. Next month, the game will be out on New 3DS as well.

MixedBag announced today that Futuridium EP Deluxe will release on the 3DS eShop on September 8 in North America. In Europe, it’s scheduled for September 15.

The game will cost $7.99 / €7.99. Cross-buy will be supported.

MixedBag just shared the news on Twitter with the following message:


Nintendo tends to put up new eShop games in Japan on Wednesdays. But today, a special surprise was added to the Virtual Console.

New 3DS owners can now purchase Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. Those who are interested can pick up the classic game for 926 yen.

Wagtch a trailer for Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War on the Japanese New 3DS Virtual Console below.


Nintendo brought out the Super Mario 3D Land Edition New 3DS on Friday. The package includes the system, a pair of cover plates, and a pre-installed copy of Super Mario 3D Land. View an unboxing video below.

Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting, Street Fighter Alpha 2, and Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers were all added to the North American New 3DS Virtual Console today. We have a trailer for the first one below.

Update 2: Yet another Street Fighter game is launching tomorrow: Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers. Here’s the official description:

“When Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers debuted, the fighting game genre would be forever changed. Along with a revolutionary combo system, the game introduced a new set of challengers to fight alongside the original Street Fighter II cast. In addition to the classic characters, players take control of four brand new characters in exciting head-to-head fighting game play! Choose T. Hawk and his unmatched strength to crush your opponents. Use Deejay’s unrivaled kickboxing ability to defeat your opponents. Fight with the furious kung fu of Fei Long and unleash your inner dragon. Drill your rivals with the deadly beauty of Cammy and emerge victorious. Get ready for the Street Fighter Tournament and to fight!”

Update: Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting is also coming tomorrow for $7.99. Here’s an overview:

“Street Fighter II defined gaming in the 1990s by revolutionizing the fighting game genre. Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting, regarded as one of the greatest games of all time, was the third and final release of the original Street Fighter II series. The original eight world warriors are featured, along with playable boss characters Balrog, Sagat, and M. Bison. The game offered enhanced gameplay speed and improved character balancing.”

Capcom is bringing another game to the North American New 3DS Virtual Console this week. As of tomorrow, Street Fighter Alpha 2 will be available.

Nintendo’s website has the following overview:

“Street Fighter Alpha 2 explodes on-screen with lightning-fast gameplay and amazing innovations. Quick Move Reversals, Alpha Counters and the incredible Custom Combo System create a new standard for all games to fight by. Push your talents to the limit as you discover new hidden moves and reversals for every character. Neutralize opponent’s attacks with high and low Alpha Counters and execute incredible Custom Combos to create your own rapid-fire assault of attacks. All your favorite warriors are back for more! Previously hidden characters Dan, Akuma, and Bison are joined by five new fighters: Rolento, Gen, Sakura, and classic favorites Dhalsim and Zangief.”

Street Fighter Alpha 2 will set you back $7.99.

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