Last night, during Nintendo Direct, the publisher unveiled its latest iteration of the 3DS – the Nintendo 3DS XL.
Much like the XL versions of the DSi before it, the new handheld will obviously be much larger, coming in with screens that are 90% larger than those found on the 3DS. Nintendo plans to release the 3DS XL on Aug. 19 for $199.99, though for some reason, the company didn’t provide the much asked-for right analog slider.
The 3DS XL will be available in red and blue colors, while promising to include a longer battery life and will be bundled with a 4GB SD card, which is also important as Aug. 19 is also the same day that New Super Mario Bros. 2 releases as both a full game and a downloadable game via the eShop.
“No other hand-held entertainment experience compares to the fun of Nintendo 3DS,” said Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime. “With the launch of Nintendo 3DS XL on Aug. 19, consumers will be able to enjoy the great lineup of current and upcoming games on an even grander scale. Plus, Nintendo 3DS XL gives owners even more real estate on their screens to enjoy entertainment applications like Nintendo Video and Netflix.”