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Nintendo 3DS news (May 6): Nintendo to support the 3DS in 2018 / New 2DS XL (Australia)

Today’s Nintendo 3DS news: Nintendo to keep supporting the Nintendo 3DS in 2018, but also…

  • New Nintendo 2DS XL + Nintendo Selects (Australia)

Nintendo 3DS in 2018

Last week, Nintendo surprised many a fan by announcing the New Nintendo 2DS XL: the 6th Nintendo 3DS model. In an interview with IGN, Reggie Fils-Aimé confirmed that Nintendo wasn’t ready to drop support for its handheld… quite the opposite: the company is planning to keep supporting it in 2018!

He confirmed that the company had more titles to announce for the 3DS, with announcements coming at E3, but also at other opportunities, later (such as Nintendo Direct presentations).

Some things that will be announced at E3. There will be some that we announce after E3. For us, E3 is an important event but it’s not the one defining moment. Obviously with Nintendo Direct, we’ve created means to speak directly to our consumer base. We want to provide news and information when we believe it’s most relevant.

Reggie Fils-Aimé also confirmed that the company’s support for the 3DS would extended well into 2018, not just the first few months. Unfortunately, he didn’t say whether more games would be added to the Nintendo Selects range, though there’s no doubt more are coming later down the line.

Source: IGN

New Nintendo 2DS XL + Nintendo Selects (Australia)

Following last week’s announcement, Nintendo Australia uploaded a short video to introduce the New Nintendo 2DS XL, which will be released in Australia and New Zealand first (on June 15th, price: AU$199.95).

Here’s the video (as well as pictures of the packaging):

Nintendo also announced that more Nintendo Selects titles would be released in Australia next week, on May 11th (price: AU$29.95):

  • Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D
  • Luigi’s Mansion 2
  • Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros.
  • Paper Mario: Sticker Star

The Upcoming Releases page has been updated!

Source: Nintendo


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