the New Nintendo 3DS

I have to say, Nintendo is way better than George Lucas at getting to repurchase their content. An upgrade to the 3DS Handheld came out a few months ago called the New Nintendo 3DS. When Pokemon celebrated it’s 20 year anniversary in February, Nintendo commemorated the event with a special Pokemon themed New 3DS and it looks legit.

The Nintendo 3DS features the ability to download classic titles from the original 8-bit Nintendo and the original Gameboy. The New Nintendo 3DS expands this to include the Super Nintendo Catalog. So, far already released for the virtual console are games like: Super Mario World, Super Metroid, Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, and Earthbound. More will be coming.

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I’m hoping that some of those golden era RPGs are released here like Final Fantasy VI, Secret of Mana, and Chronotrigger. Maybe even finally get an official english port of Secret of Mana 2. However, more than any other I’d like to Super Mario RPG. Some years ago I kicked off into modding my PSP with the goal of getting that working. However, I could never get it to run full speed. I’ve always assumed that there was some sort graphic accelerating chip in the SNES cart which taxed the PSP too much when it tried to emulate it. The dream of playing that game on a portable device could be soon realized.

While I want this so bad, I may wait. There is an XL version of the New 3DS, meaning a bigger screen, but it only comes in Red and Black. I might wait until some Special Edition cases come out. Here check out Nintendo’s site about this.

Just a closing though, Super 3DS could possibly have been a better name than  New Nintendo 3DS.

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