Before hosting a 3DS game-centered Nintendo Direct on Thursday, the Big N decided to reveal a brand new galaxy-themed New Nintendo 3DS XL. Best of all, it’s already available at most retailers right now. Prepare your body for the announcement tweet from Reggie Fils-Aimé below.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) August 29, 2016
I wonder if Neil deGrasse Tyson knows about this gem yet? The intergalactic look is definitely neat, but don’t confuse this as a new handheld. It’s the same fantastic New Nintendo 3DS XL–and a particularly eye-catching one at that. You’ll be sure to turn heads every time you take it out for a spin.
This space theme may also be a hint that Nintendo is going to announce a galactic-inspired game for the handheld during the upcoming Direct. Mario Galaxy was ported over to the Wii U not too long ago, so it would be nice to see the geame make the leap to handheld. The New Nintendo 3DS can easily handle Wii ports, ie. Xenoblade Chronicles and Hyrule Warriors, so anything is possible.
I’ll be skipping on this beauty, but only because I already have the Pokémon Red/Blue-themed New Nintendo 3DS that launched earlier this year. Otherwise, this would be mine already. Did you ever upgrade to a New Nintendo 3DS XL? Does the new galaxy style make you want to cop one? Let us know in the comments below!