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New Nintendo 3DS XL Launches in North America

Finally, the New Nintendo 3DS XL launched in North America yesterday, alongside two “AAA” titles for the 3DS: the highly-anticipated Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3Dand Capcom’s Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate.

New 3DS XL - Features

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The new and improved hardware boasts a faster internal CPU, face-tracking 3D technology, and an additional “C-Stick.”

You can check out more about the New 3DS features and functionality in our feature article, originally published before the system was confirmed for North America.

Legend of Zelda Majoras Mask 3D - Mask Salesman

Some titles (such as Majora’s Mask 3D, MH4U, and Super Smash Bros. for 3DS) enjoy benefits on the New 3DS XL system, such as sharper graphics, better connections for online play, Amiibo support, and more control options with the C-Stick / extra trigger buttons.

These titles still work on pre-existing 3DS systems, but some future releases – such as Xenoblade Chroniclesset for April 10 – will be exclusive to the new handheld.

Did you pick up a New 3DS XL, Majora’s Mask 3D or Monster Hunter? Tell us what you think.