At this week’s GameStop Managers Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, Nintendo announced that the New Nintendo 3DS console will launch in the US as part of a special bundle next month on September 25. The bundle will feature the new hand-held system, the upcoming Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer game, two cover plates and one Amiibo card. The New Nintendo 3DS will be available for a suggested retail price of $219.99. The more compact New Nintendo 3DS console joins the New Nintendo 3DS XL, which was launched last February.
Besides that, Nintendo also announced that GameStop will be selling an exclusive Hyrule Edition new Nintendo 3DS XL system on October 30 for a price of $199.99. The exclusive system will be gold-colored and features the Hylian Crest on the front. The special release will coincide with the launch of The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes, which will be sold separately, on October 23.
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. Nintendo also revealed the debut of three new Wii Remote Plus controlles that inspired by the classic Mushroom Kingdom characters Bowser, Toad and Yoshi.
Speaking on the announcements, Nintendo of America’s Executive VP Of Sales & Marketing Scott Moffitt stated: “More than 15 million systems in the Nintendo 3DS family have been sold in the U.S. alone. These new models offer additional fun ways to experience some of the great upcoming Nintendo 3DS games launching in the next few months.”
The New Nintendo 3DS will feature all the same enhanced features as the New Nintendo 3DS XL system, including a wider range of controls, the face-tracking 3D and built-in NFC functionality that allows for communication with Amiibo figures. The 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 new bundle.