FUUUUUUUUUCKING HELL YES!http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2014/08/29-1/nintendo-announces-new-more-powerful-3ds
If anyone is wondering why I linked to an anime site, it's because they're better journalists than most gaming sites and have more information on there than IGN, which is apparently run by toddlers.
Anyway, this is fucking incredible. I was literally just thinking about getting a new 3DS since mine has seen some wear and tear and I'm a total OCD-esque freak when it comes to keeping my precious tech in near mint condition (granted, wear and tear for me is a few blemishes). This is an amazing opportunity for me since I absolutely loved what I played of Xenoblade, but don't own a Wii (er..along with having the time to hunt a copy down now). The analog-nub looked very odd at first but I can see it's worth in being tiny and kind of as functioning C-nub, as someone put it. Awesome for Smash, RE: Revelations, and Monster Hunter 4 (which is awesome as well cause this game is gonna be the tits). This is fantastic, I really can't wait for this thing to release in the US!!!
Ed: Interesting...a lot of backlash over the exclusivity of certain games for the new model, one being Xenoblade. It doesn't affect me but it does sour me a bit. I love that most people I see bitching in comment sections (the ones I know anyway) are the same ones that support console exclusivity. Fools. I suppose Nintendo is no less greedy than any other company when it comes down to it. Either way this is awesome news. I also love the face-plates (GBMICRO day
!). I think a lot of people are ignorant of the fact that this game will not work on a normal 3DS... There's not nearly enough RAM (lo-and-behold, a new feature), and the fact that you'd have to run around with the analog stick while moving the D-pad around to change the camera (like MH3U) would be very annoying. I see it as Ninty creating a new system for this very beloved game (and adding a new style of play to others), and hey, now they can release even more higher powered games (ummm...Metroid Prime please) that simply wouldn't even be possible on the normal 3DS. Want to play it? Buy it! If not...then keep bitching and maybe a fairy will feel sorry for you and leave a New3DS for you (LITTLE JIMMY ON IGN). People seem to be under the impression that they're just not
releasing it on the 3DS.
People and their assumptions... Cause Nintendo rolling out a new modified system is completely new
AND they just want to piss of fans. I'm sure they'd love it if this game could run on older models; more money for them.
Man, it's gonna make Monster Hunter playing SO MUCH FRIGGIN' BETTER! I love MH3Ultimate but it's a pain to change the camera; I'm gonna be spoiled now, not having to contort my hands so I can still run around while moving the camera with the D-pad.
Less skill, more laid back; I'm down. Ohhh boy oh boy oh boy my wallet is gonna get raped this holiday season and into next year and is gonna LOVE IT. Awesome retro coloring on the normal 3DS model, though I'll be getting the XL. (still kinda visible)