New Nintendo 3DS + LL Revealed & Pokken Tournament

Yesterday, Nintendo had announced the next version of their Nintendo 3DS system (set to release October 11th in Japan). The updated systems, known as “New Nintendo 3DS” and “New Nintendo 3DS LL” (XL version in America) feature not only a few aesthetic changes, but also updated hardware.

The New Nintendo 3DS (in white) and New Nintendo 3DS LL (in blue) feature recolored buttons (to match the SNES), additional shoulder buttons (ZL and ZR), C-stick located near the top corner of the bottom screen, increased CPU and RAM, NFC (near field communication) support (which will support the upcoming Amiibo figures set to release soon), and an updated version of the camera which will now be able to track your movement and better optimize the 3D technology for a better view of the screen.

In addition to that, the New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS LL will have longer battery life, a MicroSD slot, the game slot to be placed in the front, larger screen sizes, and the ability for the faceplate to be replaced.

The New Nintendo 3DS will be priced at 16,000 yen and the New Nintendo 3DS LL will be priced at 18,800 yen.

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In other news, Pokken Tournament, where an image was leaked last year in August, will be releasing in arcades in Japan in 2015. The official Pokemon Youtube accounts have released a first look video into the game. The game is featured through the partnership of both The Pokemon Company and the BANDAI NAMCO Games. No info was released in regards to the game being released anywhere else. We’ll just have to keep an active eye out on the situation! You can watch the trailer below:

 

Pokemon Special Project Announced & Site Update

A few days ago, it was announced that a special stream called “Monthly Famitsu (feat. Pokemon Special on NicoNico)” would held at 10 PM JPT (9 AM EDT, 6 AM PDT) on August 26th to discuss a new project. The contents about the project are currently unknown, nor are there subtle hints as to what it may be about, but it could be related to the manga, games, or even the anime potentially – we’ll just have to wait and see.

Ayana Tsubaki and Bunbun-maru will be hosting the stream, while Tsunekazu Ishihara (President of The Pokemon Company), Aoi Yuuki (voice of Iris), and Nobuhiko Okamoto will be making an appearance, in addition to two other guests (currently unknown).

More details will be posted as we get closer to the special date.

Besides Pokemon News, I’ve been slowly getting back into posting news after a 2 month hiatus as things have been quite busy around here. Keep checking back for updates and be sure to follow the blog for instant notifications whenever news pops up!