Now that the loud hoo-ha surrounding yesterday’s 3DS event in Amsterdam has finally died down a little – although you can still peruse our live blog feed here if you didn’t quite catch all of the facts – it’s high time for everyone to get excited about the most warmly received piece of yesterday’s news: the fact that an EU release date has been set in stone at last. The Nintendo 3DS launches in the UK and Europe on Tuesday March 25th 2011, and yesterday evening we not only announced our very special zavvi.com price for the console, but also revealed an exclusive free gift that’ll be received by everyone who places a pre-order.
The unit will be available in two colours at launch – Aqua Blue and Cosmic Black – and priced at the low price of £217.85 on zavvi.com. All pre-orders will come bundled with a very sleek (and exclusive) carry case for the console, absolutely free. This ‘executive’ case has been officially licenced by Nintendo.