The New Nintendo 3DS line of handhelds was a late incremental upgrade to the original 3DS hardware. Compared to the 3DS, the New Nintendo 3DS included upgrades to internal hardware, extra buttons, and improved 3D viewing angles.

The New Nintendo 3DS was required for a small handful of exclusive games, while other 3DS games would run better if used on this updated handheld. The console was eventually followed by its own variants, including the New Nintendo 3DS XL and New Nintendo 2DS XL.

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3DS and Wii U Online Service Shutdown Date Revealed

Nintendo has officially revealed the date on which 3DS and Wii U online services will cease. In a post on its official website, the Japanese gaming giant reveals that online play and other online…

January 24, 2024 | 04:16 EST

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Nintendo Announces Wii U And 3DS Online Service Shutdown For April

Nintendo has announced that Wii U and 3DS online services are to shut down in the coming months. Per an official announcement, from April next year, you won't be able to play Wii U and 3DS games,…

October 4, 2023 | 03:39 EDT

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Senran Kagura Ten Anniversary Exhibition Reveals Cute Merchandise

Tomorrow Marvelous Entertainment and Honey Parade Games are opening the gates of the Senran Kagura Ten anniversary exhibition, and they revealed some spiffy merchandise that attendees will be able to…

February 4, 2023 | 01:33 EST

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Senran Kagura Ten Announced but It’s Just an Anniversary Exhibition

Today Honey Parade Games and Marvelous Entertainment announced Senran Kagura Ten. Before you celebrate, read on.  It isn't the new mainline game that fans of the storied ninja action series have…

January 20, 2023 | 03:12 EST

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After 10 Years, Mario Kart 7 Has Been Updated

Are you still playing Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on Switch? How about Mario Kart 7 on the 3DS? If you are, then you'll be pleased to know that the game has received an update after more than ten years since…

December 14, 2022 | 11:40 EST

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The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth Repentance Update Is Its Biggest Yet

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth Repentance update is a big one. How big? Well, fans have been waiting for it for quite a while now, with the last big update dropping back in March. So, what does this …

November 4, 2022 | 11:52 EDT

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Lifespeed Review - A Quick Futuristic Racer

Lifespeed is a new futuristic racing game for the New 3DS. It is the debut game of independent studio Wee Man Studios, a company based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Lifespeed makes a few interesting…

February 24, 2017 | 09:00 EST

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Lifespeed is a futuristic racing game for the New Nintendo 3DS. It is the debut game of Northern Ireland-based Wee Man Studios. It features fast, exciting futuristic racing set in a dystopian society…

February 16, 2017 | 07:20 EST

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Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight gets European Release Date

NIS America has announced Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight has a release date in Europe: February 12, 2016. Fans of the series have been waiting for the game to be localized and now their…

May 26, 2015 | 07:09 EDT

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Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Review - Miniature Monado

Our Xenoblade Chronicles 3D review will give you the low-down on this handheld installment of the cult RPG.  Xenoblade Chronicles 3D is in a unique position. It's the first exclusive for Nintendo's…

April 12, 2015 | 01:00 EDT