Last week Nintendo announced that old school SNES games such as Super Mario World and Donkey Kong Country will become available exclusively through the Virtual Console on the New 3DS and New 3DS XL handheld systems. Over in Japan there’s even more reason to get nostalgic about this 16-bit resurgence as Ninty is introducing a brand new New 3DS XL which is designed to look like the much loved Super Nintendo Entertainment System (or Super Famicom as it was branded in the motherland).
To see it is to immediately fall in love with it, and this is probably our favourite of all Nintendo’s 3DS variants (and there have been a lot). But unfortunately for us here in the western world the Famicom themed New 3DS XL will only be available in Japan with no announcement for a launch elsewhere in the world. If you want to look into importing one it’ll cost ¥21,600 (around £145) when the handheld is released for sale in April.