This Month On Edge
When we weren’t doing everything else, we were thinking about stuff like this
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.