Nintendo’s “Flame Red” 3DS, To Be Released This September 9

Nintendo_3DSRedFlare_610_w300Nintendo continue teasing us with the red 3DS, initially integrated as portion of the pre-launch line-up, and after that gently shelved in favor of the black and blue editions. Currently the company has pronounced that the “flame red” 3DS will go on sale this coming September 9, timed together with the release of Star Fox 64 3D.

After August 12 – as with the accessible 3DS models – the red edition will bring the lesser $169.99 price tag.  Star Fox 64 3D is one of the big name titles Nintendo hopes will help turn the 3DS’s fortunes; 830,000 of the handhelds have been sold in the US since its launch, a number that Nintendo has accepted it is disappointed by.  The rapid reduction, so shortly after the 3DS went on sale, encouraged an apologetic open-letter from Satoru Iwata, Nintendo president, who blamed the quick-changing games environment and the need to encourage games publishers of the console’s potential.

Star Fox 64 3 D is one of four top-tier games that Nintendo has on the roadmap before the end of the year:  Super Mario 3D Land, Mario Kart 7 and Kid Icarus supplement the rest, each anticipated to be on sale in time for the holiday shopping season.  Nintendo has as well opened the 3DS Ambassador program, giving early-adopters free downloads and games to soothe their damage.