A New 3DS XL looking like a SNES

A New 3DS XL looking like a SNES

A New 3DS XL looking like a SNES 1140 585 Michaël da Silva Paternoster

Nintendo has just announced the imminent release of a model of New 3DS XL using the colors of the SNES.

A New 3DS XL console that hides in Super Famicom

The latest Nintendo Direct conference had to please many fans of retrogaming since Big N unveiled the release of a new New 3DS system that uses the colors of the legendary Super Famicom, or “SNES” as it is called in North America or “Super Nintendo” in Europe.

The SNES looking New 3DS XL

This model should be available in Japan from mid-April for a price of 21,600 yen (around 190 US dollars). Unfortunately no release date has been announced for the rest of the world.

The best games of the SNES will land on the 3DS Virtual Console

But that’s not all ! This new machine will be there to support the release of many iconic games of the SNES on the 3DS Virtual Console.

The available games will be:

  • In North America: Pilotwings, Super Mario World and F-Zero are already available for sale on the 3DS Virtual Console. Super Mario Kart, Earthbound and Donkey Kong Country will be available on March 17. Will follow the releases of Donkey Kong Country 2, Super Metroid, and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past on April 14.
  • In Europe: Super Mario World and Earthbound are available since last week. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Super Metroid will be released on March 10. F-Zero and Super Mario Kart will land on March 17. And finally, Donkey Kong Country and Donkey Kong Country 2 will be sold from March 24.
  • In Japan: Most of the titles mentioned above are already available, but they will be followed by the games displayed on the image below. It’s all good !

SNES planned games for the 3DS Virtual Console in Japan

We can expect to see Street Fighter and Mega Man X video games or Donkey Kong Country 3 on our western portable consoles in the coming weeks.

I am totally nostalgic of that era, so I am pretty sure I will spend some money for A Link to the Past, Earthbound or Donkey Kong Country. All those games are arriving almost at the same time, it’s to much temptation!

Michaël da Silva Paternoster

I’m a French guy living in Tokyo, where I work as a digital marketing manager and consultant for several years now. I’ve decided to share my travel recommendations and various tips to help people settle in Japan.

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