Friday, August 29, 2014

Japan 3DS Goodies Galore Announced

Nintendo held a Japan-centered Direct today focused on the 3DS and revealed a lot of new footage for previously announced games like Bravely Second and Final Fantasy Explorers. Along with this news, it was also officially confirmed that Shulk from Xenoblade is going to be in Super Smash Bros for 3DS.

That wasn't all, as Nintendo also showed off brand new 3DS models that will feature NFC, more RAM, a faster CPU, ZL & ZR buttons, and a small right stick awkwardly crammed onto the system. This new hardware will be available in standard and XL sizes, will use microSD cards, and has a removable battery.

Though still called the 3DS, this new system will run games that will not be backward compatible due to using more of the system's power. One of the first games shown off for the new 3DS is a port of the Wii RPG Xenoblade, out in 2015. No details from the North American side of things have been revealed, but there's little doubt we'll hear about the new system soon. Now we just need to wait on localization announcements for these great games.

Bravely Second

Final Fantasy Explorers

(via Twitter, NeoGAF)

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