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3DS XL comes to Europe on July 28


There was a Nintendo Direct video for Europe as well, which revealed local plans for the new 3DS XL. The hardware will be released there July 28, in red, blue, and silver color variants. Like in all other regions, the 3DS XL will come packed with a 4GB memory card. And, as in Japan, the system will ship without an AC adapter, for real. "Even with the addition of the bigger screen, Nintendo's aim was to still make the system available at a reasonable purchase price," Nintendo UK said. "Because of this, and because so many fans already own a previous handheld, an AC adapter will not be included."

Also out in Europe on July 28 is a new Art Academy for 3DS called, well, New Art Academy. In addition, an expanded version of the eShop game Freakyforms will be released as a retail game, called Freakyforms Deluxe: Your Creations, Alive! Speaking of eShop games, there's a sale on some popular downloads, with more next week.

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