This Month On Edge

When we weren’t do­ing ev­ery­thing else, we were think­ing about stuff like this

EDGE - - SECTIONS - New Nin­tendo 3DS/XL

The things that caught our eye dur­ing the pro­duc­tion of E277

It’s not just the SNES-style but­tons that have us think­ing of a by­gone era – the fact that Nin­tendo is re­leas­ing only the XL model of New 3DS in North Amer­ica feels like long-over­due rec­om­pense for the days of 50Hz PAL ports and pro­tracted EU de­lays. Make no

mis­take, the stan­dard con­sole is the win­ner, since the XL (be­low) misses out on swap­pable face­plates and nos­tal­gic but­ton colour­ing. At least both share the im­proved 3D mode (which is more re­sis­tant to sub­tle head move­ments) and the ana­logue nub, which is used for cam­era con­trol in the de­light­ful Ma­jora’sMask re­make, as a Cir­cle

Pad Pro re­place­ment in the hand­ful of games to sup­port it, and lit­tle else. It’s a mi­nor but hand­some up­grade to a beloved sys­tem.

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