Sep 24

New 3DS and New 3DS XL Confirmed for Australia and New Zealand

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New 3DS New 3DS XL AUS

Nintendo of Australia held their first ever Nintendo Direct and kicked things off by announcing that the New 3DS and New 3DS XL will launch on November 21 in Australia and New Zealand. They join Japan and Europe as the only regions currently confirmed to get the new handhelds.

The New 3DS is priced at $220AUD (≈$195) and the New 3DS XL at $250AUD (≈$222). The Australian public can get their first look at the new handhelds on October 3 through October 5 at the EB Expo 2014 in Sydney and they’ll be able to play them early from October 31 to November 2 at PAX Australia 2014.

While the majority of the Direct was devoted to the New 3DS announcement, some time near the end was spent mentioning release dates for several noteworthy 3DS games.

  • Fantasy Life – September 27
  • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS – October 4
  • Ultimate NES Remix – November 8
  • Pokémon Alpha Sapphire and Pokémon Omega Ruby – November 21
  • Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal – November 29
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