Super Nintendo Themed New 3DS XL Hitting North America November 27

Super Nintendo Themed New 3DS XL Hitting North America November 27

Looks like the Super Nintendo themed New Nintendo 3DS will be coming to North American markets.

The Super Nintendo themed 3DS, which is already available in other regions, was spotted on the U.S Amazon website earlier today, by Twitter user Wario64.

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Amazon’s listing prices the console at $199.99 USD with a November 27 launch date. The console is also available for pre-order on Amazon Canada for $239.99. It should also be noted, as the original North American Super Nintendo console design varied from the Super Famicom and European Super Nintendo release, the North American Super Nintendo themed New 3DS has a different design than its original release in other regions.

Taking a look at the official press release photographs, it looks like the New Super Nintendo themed 3DS will come with a free digital copy of the original Super Mario Kart. The packaging is very reminiscent of an actual Super Nintendo bundle. Nintendo has previously released an original Nintendo Entertainment System themed 3DS back in 2014.

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Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth Releases October 17, 2017

Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth Releases October 17, 2017

Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth is set to come out October 17 in the Americas, with an earlier October 3 release in European territories.

Atlus’s highly anticipated and renowned RPG series is back with Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth on the Nintendo 3DS. The upcoming title is the 5th entry into the long-running series. The story in Etrian Odyssey V revolves around the legendary and colossal Yggdrasil Tree. Aside from being titanic in size, the mystical tree is said to be a labyrinthine maze, filled to the brim with monsters and nightmare-inducing creepy crawlies.

Those who pre-order or buy the limited edition version of Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth will receive the following bonus items in addition to the game:

  • 24-Page Art Book – Beautiful character art and concept sketches by the illustrious Yuji Himukai cover the pages of this magnificent art book. The unique explorers that will fill up your party are a wonder to behold.


  • 6-Track Music CD – A grand journey is utterly dry without music, so get into the adventuring mindset with an enchanting soundtrack crafted by long-time series composer Yuzo Koshiro!


  • Outer Box – The Yggdrasil tree and eager adventurers adorn this colourful outer box which protects the precious treasures it holds within.Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth Releases October 17 2017

Like previous entries into the series, the game utilizes a classic first-person camera that has players interact with the world around them through the eyes of the characters. Everything from the eclectic cast to the daunting and often challenging encounters with monsters harkens back to the good old days of first-person dungeon crawlers while giving the genre a fresh and beautiful coat of paint.

Thanks to the dual screen design of the Nintendo 3DS, Etrian Odyssey V, like previous entries into the series, utilizes the bottom screen as a dedicated map and quick select menu, making traversal within the massive game world a manageable and fun experience.

Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth will be available October 17, 2017, and will retail for $54.99 CAD and $39.99 USD.

Metroid Samus Returns Limited Edition New 3DS Announced

Metroid Samus Returns Limited Edition New 3DS Announced

Nintendo has announced that Metroid Samus Returns on 3DS will be getting the special New 3DS treatment, via a new limited edition Metroid-themed unit.

The Samus-themed New Nintendo 3DS will be available on September 15 2017, alongside the release of Metroid Samus Returns. The unit itself is a nice blend of orange and yellow, reminiscent of Samus’ iconic Varia suit colour scheme. The top shell of the device is orange with a subtle geometric cube like pattern, featuring a prominent rendition of Samus in her Metroid Prime-inspired stance. The bottom half of the unit—like the top—mirrors the geometric design, but in a bright yellow pallete with Samus replaced by an S-mark emblem in the centre, just on top of the New Nintendo 3DS logo.

Metroid Samus Returns Limited Edition New 3DS Announced

Overall, the upcoming limited edition handheld looks rather nice, and it also holds the honour of being the first Metroid-themed limited edition console release since 2004’s limited edition Metroid Prime-themed Gamecube, which featured a Metroid top “disc” cover.

In terms of price, the limited Samus Edition New Nintendo 3DS should retail for the standard $239.99 CAD, $200.00USD, although Nintendo currently hasn’t released an official statement regarding the matter. It is also unclear whether the new limited edition 3DS will include a copy of the actual Metroid Samus Returns game, which going by some of Nintendo’s other limited edition 3DS system releases may be unlikely, at least for North American markets.

Additionally, those looking to purchase the upcoming limited edition unit should be aware that it will not include an AC adapter, which has been standard practice for Nintendo since the introduction of the New 3DS family of handhelds.

Currently the new limited edition Metroid Samus Returns system is not up for pre-order, however fans looking to grab one should check Nintendo’s official website for the upcoming title, which went live Monday.

Nintendo Showed Significant Financial Growth In 2016

Nintendo Showed Significant Financial Growth In 2016

A new year means new financial reports across the industry, and it seems Nintendo (Unfortunately, we could not get stock quote OTCMKTS:NTDOY this time.) had a particularly strong showing in 2016. According to a financial highlights and consolidated results report published on Jan 31, Nintendo saw 102,969 million yen in total profit over the past nine months.

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XSeed Games to Release Story of Season Trio of Towns in Late February

XSeed Games to Release Story of Season Trio of Towns in Late February

Not every video game needs to be sold on the intensity of its action or the grisliness of its deaths. No, sometimes whiling away the hours tending to various crops and animals and meeting new friends is just what you need. Fans of this style of game have something for the 3DS late February in Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns.

Story of Seasons celebrates its upcoming 20th anniversary with the North American release of the latest iteration of this franchise with some adorable new gear care of publisher XSEED Games. Available as a pre-order bonus are four Nintendo inspired costumes that confer interesting benefits. Donning Mario’s iconic garb provides a boost to the player’s speed, while his emerald sibling improves your fishing. Peach’s outfit makes friends easier and Toad’s is great for stamina.

Sory of Seasons: Trio of Towns for the 3DS settles the player between three suitably diverse areas, as the name would imply, and allows the player to get to the important business of exploration, farming, and animal husbandry. Multiplayer promises to be a significant element in this entry to the series, allowing for chatting, trading, and item enhancement on the mysterious multiplayer island.

2016 saw the massive release of Stardew Valley, which old fans of the farming genre saw as a return to the farming/life sim genre that had seemed ignored with few recent releases in the Havest Moon or Rune Factory series. It’s release felt like a revitalization to the genre, and it will certainly be interesting to see how Story of Seasons fairs with some much needed competition.

So get ready to milk those cows and brush your horse dressed as iconic Nintendo mascots, Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns releases Feb. 28, 2017 for the Nintendo 3DS. Maybe by then I’ll understand why Luigi is good at fishing.