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New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador edition available for select club Nintendo members

Gamers in US and Europe are eagerly awaiting the release of the New Nintendo 3DS, which is already out in Japan, Australia and New Zealand.

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News 07 Jan 2015, 19:18 IST
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The New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Edition

Gamers in US and Europe are eagerly awaiting the release of the New Nintendo 3DS, which is already out in Japan, Australia and New Zealand. The release date for the handheld console is not revealed yet, but it turns out a few lucky Club Nintendo members in Europe have received an email with an offer to purchase the special Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Edition, that too before the launch of the original New 3DS.

A few members on gaming board NeoGAF have reportedly received an email from Club Nintendo which states the following:

Would you like to get your hands on New Nintendo 3DS before the European launch?

Dear Nintendo fan,

We’d like to thank you, one of our most loyal customers, for all your support. To show our appreciation, we’re offering you the chance to purchase New Nintendo 3DS now, and get it before the official European launch!

New Nintendo 3DS will be coming to Europe in 2015, bringing new customisation options, new speed, new controls, new 3D viewing and a whole new handheld gaming experience! And with this offer, you can be one of the first players in Europe to own the new system!

The New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Edition bundle

For a limited time only, we’re giving you the opportunity to purchase our special New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Edition bundle – that includes exclusive Ambassador Cover Plates (which won’t be available anywhere else), a charging cradle, and a set of Super Smash Bros. cover plates, too! If you’d like to purchase it, you only have until 23:59 (UK time) on January 12th 2015 to take advantage of this offer.

Here’s what’s in the special bundle:

New Nintendo 3DS (White) which comes with an exclusive Ambassador Edition Cover Plate (Back), New Nintendo 3DS stylus, 4 GB microSDHC memory card, AR Cards, Quick-Start Guide, Operations Manual.
The exclusive Ambassador Edition Cover Plate (Front).
Super Smash Bros. Cover Plates (Front and Back).
Charging cradle (White).

So far Nintendo has only stated that these selected Club Nintendo members have fulfilled “a certain criteria," and have not disclosed what these criteria’s actually are.  A Nintendo spokesperson has told Eurogamer the following regarding the email and their selection process:

"The New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador offer is by email invitation only for selected Club Nintendo members in Europe only who fulfil a certain criteria. We are unable to disclose such business information, however we would like to reassure you that we are continually looking at different promotional offerings we can bring to consumers at various times throughout the year.”

The special edition New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador is priced at 199.99€. Nintendo has not mentioned when this offer will be available for US Club Nintendo members. But this email could mean that the new 3DS may be getting a release date sometime soon.

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