Standard New 3DS coming to North America in Animal Crossing bundle, Hyrule Edition New 3DS XL
Posted on September 1, 2015 by Brian(@NE_Brian) in New Nintendo 3DS, News
Update 3 (9/1): Bumped to the top. The Hyrule Edition New 3DS XL bundle has sold out as well.
Update 2: The Hyrule Edition New 3DS XL has sold out. However, GameStop is now selling a bundle with Zelda: Tri Force Heroes for $240.
Update: You can reserve the Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer New 3DS bundle on GameStop here. Additionally, the Hyrule Edition New 3DS XL can be reserved here. If you’re having issues with GameStop’s pages, try adding either system to your cart through the search page here.
Here’s a small image of the latter system:
Original (8/31): The standard New 3DS is finally coming to North America, Nintendo announced at the GameStop Managers Conference today.
Nintendo will be offering the system as part of a bundle with Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer. Included in the package is the New 3DS, the game, two cover plates, and one amiibo cards. Pricing is set at $219.99. Just like Happy Home Designer, the new bundle launches on September 25.
In other news, a Hyrule Edition New 3DS XL system will be sold exclusively in GameStop stores on October 30 for $199.99. It’s gold-colored and features an intricate Hylian Crest on the front.
Nintendo also reconfirmed news that we heard earlier today: Bowser and Toad Wii Remote Plus controllers are due out on September 11, while the Yoshi version will arrive on October 16. All three are GameStop exclusives and cost $39.99 each. Consumers can add $10 to their eShop accounts and get the new Bowser AR card at no additional cost, which can be used in the free Photos with Mario app.
Head past the break for today’s full announcement.
REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–At the GameStop Managers Conference in Las Vegas, Nintendo announced that the New Nintendo 3DS system will launch in the U.S. as part of a special bundle on Sept. 25. The bundle includes the new hand-held system, the upcoming Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer game, two cover plates and one amiibo card at a suggested retail price of $219.99. The more compact New Nintendo 3DS system joins New Nintendo 3DS XL, which has been available since Feb. 13.
“These new models offer additional fun ways to experience some of the great upcoming Nintendo 3DS games launching in the next few months.”
In addition, a Hyrule Edition New Nintendo 3DS XL system will launch exclusively in GameStop stores on Oct. 30 at a suggested retail price of $199.99, just in time for the launch of The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes (sold separately) on Oct. 23. The system is gold-colored and features an intricate Hylian Crest on the front.
Other news revealed at the GameStop Conference included the debut of three new Wii Remote Plus controllers inspired by classic Mushroom Kingdom characters Bowser, Toad and Yoshi.
“More than 15 million systems in the Nintendo 3DS family have been sold in the U.S. alone,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “These new models offer additional fun ways to experience some of the great upcoming Nintendo 3DS games launching in the next few months.”
New Nintendo 3DS incorporates all the same enhanced features as the New Nintendo 3DS XL system, including a wider range of controls, face-tracking 3D and built-in NFC functionality that allows for communication with amiibo figures. The compact system also features interchangeable cover plates that can be easily swapped out to change the look of the device*. Two cover plates inspired by Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer are included in the bundle.
Various amiibo cards launch with the Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer game on Sept. 25. Tapping compatible amiibo cards while playing Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer is a way to meet favorite Animal Crossing characters with their separate personalities and design requests in the game. People who own the Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL or Nintendo 2DS systems can still use the cards to enjoy Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer by purchasing the Nintendo 3DS NFC Reader/Writer accessory at a suggested retail price of $19.99. The wireless accessory also launches on Sept. 25 and allows players to enjoy amiibo figures and cards on all other systems in the Nintendo 3DS family.
Joining previously released Wii Remote Plus controllers themed after Mario, Luigi and Princess Peach, three new controllers inspired by Bowser, Toad and Yoshi will launch exclusively at GameStop at a suggested retail price of $39.99 each. The Bowser and Toad controllers will launch alongside the Super Mario Maker game for the Wii U console on the 11th of September, while the Yoshi version will hop on the back of the Yoshi’s Woolly World launch on Oct. 16. Wii Remote Plus includes Wii MotionPlus technology, and works with all Wii and Wii U games that are compatible with Wii Remote controllers.
Bowser, the newest member of the Photos with Mario series of Nintendo eShop Cards, is coming this fall – exclusively at GameStop. Customers can add $10 to their Nintendo eShop accounts and get the new Bowser AR card at no additional cost. With the Bowser AR card, players can use their Nintendo 3DS systems to play and pose with Bowser and other Mushroom Kingdom characters in the free Photos with Mario app.
For more information about New Nintendo 3DS, visit http://www.nintendo.com/3ds/new-nintendo-3ds/.
Source: Nintendo PR