Today, in a Japanese only Nintendo Direct, Nintendo revealed an updated 3DS system launching later this year. This new 3DS features all of the things found on a Circle Pad Pro built into the 3DS as normal, including the extra analog stick and the ZL/ZR buttons. The screens are also said to be more vibrant and the face buttons redesigned to resemble the old Super Nintendo’s controller. The CPU inside the 3DS has been upgraded, which has been revealed to be able to play games like Zenoblade Chronicles 3D, which was revealed to be a port of the Wii’s Xenoblade Chronicles made exclusively for the new hardware. The new Nintendo 3DS even features an NFC chip for Amiibo support and removable face plates for system customization.
While currently scheduled for a Japanese only release, it’s only a matter of time before the demand for these things pushes Nintendo in to releasing it overseas. I’m going to stick with my current Fire Emblem 3DS, but if you don’t have a 3DS, consider putting off a purchase and waiting to see if these new ones will release on our sise of the world.