Japan: SNES and FE Fates New 3DS XL models now available for pre-order, July release

During the latest Nintendo Direct presentation for Japan, Nintendo announced that two new models of New Nintendo 3DS XL would be released in Japan. Their design is based on the Super Famicom (SNES in the West) and Fire Emblem Fates. The first one is exclusive to Japan (so far!), while the second one is already available in North America (and will be released next month in Europe).

It was initially announced that the two models would become available sometime in April, but it turns out they will be more limited than expected. Indeed, to get them, you need to place an order via Nintendo’s website before April 27th (11.59AM JST); the console will then be delivered sometime in July. This implies that those two models will not be available for purchase anywhere else (tough it does look like Play-Asia will get a very limited amount of them)

Here’s details about the two models, along with pictures of the console, packaging, and more:

SNES

  • New Nintendo 3DS XL – Super Famicom Edition
  • 1 touchpen
  • 1 microSD card (4GB)
  • 6 AR cards
  • Quick Start guide
  • Manual
  • 1 download code for a Nintendo 3DS Theme
  • Price: 21 600 Yen + 514 Yen (shipping fees, taxes included)
  • Click here to place an order! (Play-Asia)

Fire Emblem Fates

  • New Nintendo 3DS XL – Fire Emblem if
  • 2 Fire Emblem 0 cards
  • 1 touchpen
  • 1 microSD card (4GB)
  • 6 AR cards
  • Quick Start guide
  • Manual
  • Price: 20 304 Yen + 514 Yen (taxes includes)
  • Click here to place an order! (Play-Asia)

Here’s a video showcasing the console, along with some pictures:

Unfortunately, we don’t know if/when the Super Famicom / SNES model will be released in Europe and/or North America.


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