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Published on August 29th, 2014 | by octaneblue

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New Nintendo 3DS & New 3DS XL Announced

A brand-new 3DS model was announced today during a Nintendo Direct stream held by Nintendo of Japan. Titled the New 3DS and New 3DS XL (New 3DS LL in Japan), these new models of the 3DS include upgraded hardware to run more powerful games that can’t run on the regular 3DS and 3DS XL. The first game announced for the New 3DS and New 3DS XL is Xenoblade Chronicles. Other features include a second smaller analog on the right side next to the face buttons and built-in ZL & ZR buttons (so essentially a built-in Circle Pad Pro), improved 3D viewing from all angles, faster internet and download speed, the ability to add on faceplates, and built-in support for amiibos. Here’s a picture of the New 3DS XL and New 3DS side-by-side:

New 3DS & New 3DS XL

Check out the reveal section of the Japanese Nintendo Direct:

The New 3DS and New 3DS XL launch in Japan on October 11, 2014. The handhelds have been confirmed for North America & Europe; however, their respective launches will take place in 2015.

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