New Nintendo 3DS XL in Stores on February 13

All images courtesy © Nintendo
All images courtesy © Nintendo

Today’s Nintendo Direct released a slew of information about upcoming games and the New Nintendo 3DS XL coming to stores this spring. The new system, available in U.S. stores February 13 at a retail price of $199.99, comes in red, black, and two designs based on The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (GameStop exclusive).

What sets the New 3DS above the rest? From a press release from Nintendo this morning, features include:

New Nintendo 3DS XL offers a number of new enhancements designed to offer the smoothest and most engrossing portable gaming possible. New Nintendo 3DS XL features a wider range of controls with the addition of a C Stick and ZL/ZR buttons, super-stable 3D via face-tracking technology and built-in NFC functionality that allows for communication with amiibo figures.

Also on February 13, the remastered The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D hits U.S. store shelves.


Today’s Nintendo Direct also included tidbits about anticipated new releases like:

  • A new game in the Fire Emblem series
  • A line of amiibo featuring classic characters from the Super Mario series
  • The arrival of amiibo compatibility in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
  • Upcoming games for the DS and Wii U like Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. (March 13, 2015), Splatoon (May 2015), Kirby and the Rainbow Curse (February 20, 2015), Mario Party 10 (March 20, 2015), and more

Check out the full video for all the details, and stay tuned to GeekMom for info and reviews for these family-friendly titles!

Kelly Knox is a freelance writer in Seattle, WA, where she contributes to local parenting magazines. She also writes for, Geek & Sundry, Forever Young Adult, and more. You can find crafts and art projects for geeky families at her blog The St{art} Button.