Following on from last year’s red Wii, this new Metallic Red 3DS joins the Cosmos Black and Aqua Blue colours.
It comes ahead of the arrival of two 3DS exclusive Mario games, Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7. Nintendo says the colour will appeal to all, and is another reason for DS owners to purchase a 3DS.
The Nintendo 3DS arrived in March this year and it became the company’s fastest-selling piece of hardware at launch. Boasting stereoscopic 3D capabilities without the need for the player to wear glasses, it can also play standard DS games.
The device comes with six augmented reality cards that display 3D characters on-screen when the 3DS’ outer cameras are pointed at them.As well as the 3DS’ eShop which lets players purchase and download games, the 3DS also has StreetPass and SpotPass – two features that let users trade game information and play one another wirelessly while on the move.
Consumers are sure to flock to the new red 3DS following the console’s recent price cut. Its new price tag of around £149.99 looks set to ensure the ongoing success of the handheld.
Alongside the price cut, players can look forward to a range of new titles coming out around Christmas and across the New Year. Anticipated 2012 releases include a Mario Tennis title, Luigi’s Mansion 2, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater 3D and Resident Evil:?Revelations.
Painting the town Red
The launch of the Metallic Red 3DS will be supported by a large scale nationwide outdoor campaign, with six-sheet and 48-sheet posters advertising the new colour at over 6,000 UK?locations. Nintendo will also take over the two towers on the M4 at Hammersmith with a digital screen advertising the red 3DS.
Alongside taking pictures in 3D, the Nintendo 3DS?will get a system update this November which will also let users record clips in full 3D. This will give consumers the chance to try their hand at being the next James Cameron and use their creativity or just record simple home videos for fun.
Anyone who purchased a 3DS before August 12th has automatically qualified to become part of Nintendo’s 3DS?Ambassador Programme. As part of this, consumers can download 20 free NES?and Game Boy Advance titles on the Nintendo 3DS eShop.