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New Nintendo 3DS XL hits North America Feb. 13

The New Nintendo 3DS XL will launch Feb. 13, Reggie Fils-Aime announced today during a Nintendo Direct presentation.

It will play previous 3DS titles, as well as new games, and costs $199.99. The New 3DS features enhanced controls, face 3D tracking, faster processing and more. It will be available in two colors, "New Red" and "New Black." A limited-edition handheld themed after The Legend of Zelda; Majora's Mask will also be available.

The handheld will not include an AC adapter, but is compatible with past adapters. A release date for the regular New 3DS — a smaller version of the handheld released in Japan — was not announced.

In February, a system update will be available for the New Nintendo 3DS that grants amiibo support for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.

The New Nintendo 3DS was announced back in August. It was released in Japan last October; supposedly leaked promotional materials surfaced yesterday, suggesting that the handheld would finally see a North American release in February.

For more announcements from today's Nintendo Direct, including news on New Nintendo 3DS games, check out our StoryStream.

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