Posted Tue Feb 17, 2015 at 08:18 AM PST by Brian Hoss
Hopefully it will head off any confusion.
The New 3DS XL is out in North America, and in Europe, there's both the New 3DS XL and the New 3DS. As most fans know, the new hardware not only contains the new c-stick and z buttons among its improvements, but it's also faster. In fact, it's so much faster that the upcoming 'Xenoblade Chronicles 3D,' which is the mobile version of the cult classic Wii title, 'Xenoblade Chronicles,' will only be playable on the New 3DS variants of the platform. Thus far, 'Xenoblade Chronicles 3D' is the only New 3DS exclusive title, and could even be considered a test case.
Reinforcing the idea that 'Xenoblade Chronicles 3D' is exclusive to the New 3DS, the game has its own box art design that is distinct from the familiar 3DS style:
For comparison's sake, here is the familiar 3DS game box design:
'Xenoblade Chronicles 3D' ought to be a good test case. With the Wii version's legendary status as marked up classic, the New 3DS title ought to sell quickly, especially for all of the New 3DS owners looking for unique handheld software. In such a case, it might be a good idea to pre-order ahead of the April 10th release date. 'Xenoblade Chronicles 3D' will even take advantage of the New 3DS' amiibo capabilities.
Check out the game's story in Nintendo's new trailer:
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