Some Club Nintendo members in Europe received an email that will allow them to be the first to buy an upcoming limited edition New 3DS bundle, the 3DS Ambassador Edition. The bundle will come with an exclusive Ambassador Edition back cover, a charging cradle and “Super Smash Bros.”-themed cover plates for the handheld device’s front and back. The bundle will retail for 200 euros or 180 pounds, or about $273.
“The New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador offer is by email invitation only for selected Club Nintendo members in Europe only who fulfill certain criteria,” a Nintendo representative told IGN on Tuesday.
The new 3DS and 3DS XL devices were announced last August. Both consoles reached Japan in October 2014, launching in New Zealand and Australia a month later.
The handheld consoles will possess a stronger CPU than current models, which will give players quicker download speeds and a swifter browsing session from eShop. The new handhelds also will have built-in NFC (near field communication) for the company’s upcoming amiibo toy line. Nintendo also promises gamers improved graphics and Micro SD card support.
As for when the devices will reach the US? Nintendo still hasn’t revealed a specific launch date, though the Japan-based company promises it will be in 2015.
"Different territories make their own business decisions regarding individual products and timing," a Nintendo rep said in a statement last August.