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So yeah, this just dropped.

 

 

Not gonna lie, it looks really nice.

28th July is the North America date, BTW.

Miitopia is also confirmed for the same date.

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WTF?! This announcement is basically Nintendo in a nutshell. Don't think anyone could have predicted this

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Love it. Love everything about it.

 

As someone who is still rocking an original 3DS and who doesn't use the 3D function this looks to be the perfect upgrade for me. I've been toying with buying a New 3DS XL for a while now but there's never been any stock anywhere when the urge to upgrade has hit. I'm kinda glad now. :D

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That really does look nice

 

It really does. I love how slick it looks.

 

It's great to see Nintendo still giving the 3DS the love that it deserves. It has a decent line up of games this year and this will no doubt sell very well, especially in Japan.

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Great video on what's coming up for the 3DS family; it'd be a shame if we didn't see something like this as a TV/YouTube advert.

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Metroid: Samus Returns being shown at E3 has absolutely revitalised my 3DS.. as has the process of moving house and having a lot of my consoles boxed up in preparation for the move :grin:

I played through Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D recently and have now resumed my save file into Okamiden. I'm really looking forward to Metroid but I'm delighted to be back playing on the 3DS after feeling that my time with it may have been over :hehe:

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40 minutes ago, nekunando said:

Metroid: Samus Returns being shown at E3 has absolutely revitalised my 3DS.. as has the process of moving house and having a lot of my consoles boxed up in preparation for the move :grin:

I played through Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D recently and have now resumed my save file into Okamiden. I'm really looking forward to Metroid but I'm delighted to be back playing on the 3DS after feeling that my time with it may have been over :hehe:

I'm feeling exactly the same. Mine has been sat, depleted of charge since January and I fired it up yesterday to download the new demos in the eShop. Miitopia is an absolute blast and a fantastic semi-sequel to the excellent Tomodachi Life! Will definitely be picking that up day one. The demo is great, lots of content, I got two hours' playtime out of it and now have a save file ready to start the full game proper. Hey Pikmin's demo is pretty good too, I wasn't going to pick that up, but the game works in 2D and it's more fun than I expected, will consider it. Gonna give Ever Oasis a blast today, and obviously will be picking up Metroid on release. For a console that I thought was dead, Nintendo have done a fantastic job of breathing life back into it, I've even considered going back and finishing a few games I hadn't quite managed to beat, including Link Between Worlds. The 3DS is a magnificent gaming machine, with one of the best game libraries in Nintendo's history. It more than deserves a final chance to shine. 

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If anybody has their New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Edition to hand, can you have a look to see if the sides of the faceplate/rearplate have cracked really bad?  Just took mine out of it's storage place to look at it and it looks terrible.  Those faceplates have never even been out of the house.  I bought some cheap plates to make sure the originals were kept in nice condition so I'm a bit annoyed.

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13 hours ago, V. Amoleo said:

If anybody has their New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Edition to hand, can you have a look to see if the sides of the faceplate/rearplate have cracked really bad?  Just took mine out of it's storage place to look at it and it looks terrible.  Those faceplates have never even been out of the house.  I bought some cheap plates to make sure the originals were kept in nice condition so I'm a bit annoyed.

Just took a look at mine that I use to this day and is always in the charger and the plates are still in perfect condition. 

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19 hours ago, BowserBasher said:

Just took a look at mine that I use to this day and is always in the charger and the plates are still in perfect condition. 

Thanks for taking a look.  I have no idea what has happened to mine then.

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Does a system transfer essentially format the new 3DS?  Can I download software on my new 3DS and then transfer from my old one later (when/if I find it)?

After some digging around that seems to be the case,  but if anyone could confirm that'd be great.  

I can find all my games, just not the old console.  Maybe I could get away with just backing up things on the new 3DS to a Micro SD if I ever find my old one.

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1 hour ago, Ashley said:

Does a system transfer essentially format the new 3DS?  Can I download software on my new 3DS and then transfer from my old one later (when/if I find it)?

After some digging around that seems to be the case,  but if anyone could confirm that'd be great.  

I can find all my games, just not the old console.  Maybe I could get away with just backing up things on the new 3DS to a Micro SD if I ever find my old one.

It'll act like a system format, or rather it just copies your old 3DS profile onto the new 3DS.

It does merge eShop purchases, such as preinstalled software, but it might depend if you had an NNID linked to your old 3DS. You'll probably need to create a new one on the new 3DS to download software anyway, I'm not 100% sure how it works since they introduced NNIDs to the 3DS.

Backing up to a Microco SD card won't work as your key will change after you do the system transfer.

 

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Please note: do not register your Nintendo Network ID (NNID) on your New Nintendo 3DS system prior to the system transfer. Your NNID will be automatically transferred along with your data. Registering your NNID on the target system beforehand will make data transfer impossible.

https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Support/New-Nintendo-3DS-New-Nintendo-3DS-XL/Transferring-data-between-systems/Step-by-step-System-Transfer-Guide/Step-by-step-System-Transfer-Guide-956502.html

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Oh balls. Where the hell did I put that old 3DS...

Thanks for your help. 

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Looked everywhere. I can find two cases and the charging cradle but not the console 😑

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I've been in a bit of a gaming rut all week, where I either couldn't  be bothered to play anything or just kept jumping from game to game after about 10 mins of play. When this happens I have to go to my go to game to kick me out of the rut and that is A Link to the Past. I started it on Thursday and finished it this morning.

I picked up the 3DS VC version when it was on sale a few months ago. I've played the SNES, Wii and Wii U versions and this one doesn't hold up as well compared to those.

During my time playing the game I noticed slowdown in places I've never seen it before. There were also a few graphical glitches throughout the game, most notably at the top of the screen when using the mirror or walking on those tiles in dungeons that create holes. I wonder what they done with this that causes these issues? 

@Dcubed you're usually good with this kinda stuff. Was this version different to the others? Was this the US version or have they always used that when porting the games to the VC?

Still, the game done its job in giving me a gaming jump start that I needed. Man, I love LTTP to bits. Best Zelda game I've played all year. :p 

I will say that I hate how Miiverse has ended. I loved keeping track of my progress while playing on my 3DS. Kinda feels weird not being able to post on it anymore. :( 

I'm now in the mood in play something else, possibly a JRPG. I could crack on with Pokemon Ultra Moon or start Dragon Quest VIII or Bravely Second. Pokemon sends me to sleep ( seriously, I have fell asleep numerous times playing both Moon and Ultra Moon ) so I'll probably go with one of the latter options. 

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39 minutes ago, Hero-of-Time said:

During my time playing the game I noticed slowdown in places I've never seen it before. There were also a few graphical glitches throughout the game, most notably at the top of the screen when using the mirror or walking on those tiles in dungeons that create holes. I wonder what they done with this that causes these issues? 

@Dcubed you're usually good with this kinda stuff. Was this version different to the others? Was this the US version or have they always used that when porting the games to the VC?

The US version has always had more noticable slowdown than the PAL version (Same is true of a few other games I can think of, like Super Metroid and Super G N' G), something to do with the different clock speeds of the CPU and output resolution differences of PAL/NTSC; can't quite remember the details off the top of my head.  But yes, that's normal.  The game still runs noticably faster during normal gameplay though, because of 60hz.

 

As for graphical glitches? I've not played the game on New3DS, so I can't really comment I'm afraid.

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So, I have finally upgraded my 3DS xl to a New 3DS xl (Metroid Edition) and did not take into account the switch of SD card format to Micro SD, so now I do not have enough space to redownload all my games. Any recommendations as to which card to get? I’m guessing 64gb should be enough as that’s what I had in my old 3DS. Also noticed there is only 1 model of 3DS on Nintendo’s official uk store now, the animal crossing one - could it be that it’s finally going to be discontinued now the Switch has proven a success? Still plenty of 2DS models on there though.


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Yes, the New 3DS has already been discontinued and the XL is following suit (so just the 2DS and New 2DS will remain, being Nintendo’s low cost option for kids who can’t afford a Switch).

 

128GB micro SDs are dirt cheap now, I would just go for that at least.

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Really feeling the 3DS love at the moment :love:

I've been focusing so much on Switch since it was released that I, like many others, was ready to move on completely and just cast the 3DS aside.. but that would be an injustice to a great handheld that still has some life left in it :grin:

I downloaded a fresh Yoshi theme, picked up a new cover plate and bought BIT.TRIP SAGA and it really has reinvigorated my desire for the system. I may even purchase a few other games that maybe slipped through the net since 2011!

On a side note, I also played Wario Ware D.I.Y. last night and I'm so ready for a new one (on Switch, though :heh: ) LABO shows that Nintendo are still promoting the teaching of basic programming so what better games to take that further than Wario Ware D.I.Y. and Super Mario Maker :hehe:

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