This was announced at the GameStop Manager’s Conference, though thankfully there’s no mention of that bundle being an exclusive to the retailer.
Initially it’ll just be released as part of a special Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer bundle; this’ll include a white system, the game, two cover plates and an amiibo card for a recommended price of $219.99.
As for a new version of the XL, there will also be a Hyrule Edition New Nintendo 3DS XL system, which will launch exclusively in GameStop stores on October. 30 for $199.99. It will be available on september 25 to coincide with the standalone game’s launch.
The previous game in the mainstream Animal Crossing series was Animal Crossing: New Leaf, released back in 2012 for Nintendo 3DS.
New Nintendo 3DS incorporates all the same enhanced features as the New Nintendo 3DS XL system, including a wider range of controls, face-tracking 3D and built-in NFC functionality that allows for communication with amiibo figures. He is a features and reviews editor at Nintendo Enthusiast, though he also dabbles in news.
There are already numerous faceplates available for the New Nintendo 3DS in Japan and Europe which are likely to come to America in the future. Is there a certain faceplate you can not wait to get?