Nintendo of America announced recently a new color for their new portable console, the 3DS.  This new color, called Flame Red, will be in stores in the US September 9th, the same day as Starfox 64 3D, and is listed to be sold at $169.99, the same as its sister colors.

Looking forward to the new color? Or is Cosmo Black and Aqua Blue more your style? Tell us in the comments!

Source: CNN International
Via: Zelda Temple
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  • Pietro

    The name of the new color is Flame Red, not Flare Red.

    And yes the new color is awesome.

    • Caleb

      We've had multiple sources that say flare red, but a few that say flame, but I am yet to find the actual statement from NOA. If I find that and it's not Flare, I'll change it, and you can take credit. Kay? 🙂

    • Caleb

      And I found something good enough: CNN was the one who interviewed Reggie about it, and their site says Flame. That might as well be an official statement. 😀

    • Mofo

      I heard it's flame in the USA and flare in some others… not sure.

  • Sakume

    It's okay but I like my Aqua Blue. I almost went with Black but I decided it was just too plain for my tastes and I wanted something different. I was skeptical of Aqua Blue as well but if you don't like the color, there are many options out there. I got the Zelda crystal armor for my 3DS and couldn't be happier. Want Starfox. <3

    • bradley

      I wish they would have made the color on the top match the color of the unit. That's why I like black best.

  • Kare

    Looks pretty cool, but when it comes to gadgets like that, I like em black.

  • Paffe

    Sticking with my Aqua Blue!

  • I'm wondering why the controller stick doesn't look black on my black 3DS but it does look red on the red one =[

    • jimbo

      on the nintendo website it shows the controller stick is gray like the rest of them

    • mikeypizzalover

      At E3 2010, they were the corresponding coulors of the system. In september 2010, the final product- with grey circle pad – were reveiled. This pic is from E3 last year, as people like to use them.

  • Anonymous

    Little late there, aren’t we Zelda Universe

  • altidefan1

    sweet, I didn't want a solid color, but aqua blue was kinda girly, so i want to go with flame red.

  • Lilly

    Awesome new color, I was tired of of the black and blue (bruise!) but I'll keep my blue one cause it looks really nice with my green Zelda Crystal Armor.

  • Zack

    Who here misses Nintendo Banjo-Kazooie? Well, that's why I started Project Dream, a Project Devoted to getting Banjo and Company back on Nintendo consoles. If you support us, go to and send Nintendo an e-mail (there is a link on the site) telling them to Bring Banjo Back!

    • Emin

      Rare owns the rights to Banjo-Kazooie, not Nintendo. And Rare got bought out by Microsoft a long time ago, so the only Banjo-Kazooie we'll ever see is on Xbox 360

      • Zack

        Project Dream is made to try to get Nintendo to buy the rights! That was the whole point!

        • zoraluigi

          The problem is, Nintendo sold the rights. It's a good plan to buy back said rights, certainly, but… It'll unfortunately probably never happen. D:

    • Keimori

      The real problem is not just the rights, Its the original Rare dev team, a veryy large chunk of the team quit rare when Nintendo made the huge mistake of selling Rare to microsoft, so even if they, for some reason, bought it back, they'd be getting a gimped rare, and atm nintendo isn't in a position to risk buying back a gimped stuio on the odd chance the team might come back.

      If you don't believe me, just check out the horrible peice of junk "Rare" produced for the franchise on the 360, i played for a hour, hopeing that maybe just maybe it'd get better, but no it just got worse, then the loading screens actualy insulted me, to make it worse the game went on admiting its a peice of [email protected]#t all the while reminding Me I should be playing a better game, I got to the X-Box level before i threw the controler down in anger and tossed the disk as hard as I could. needless to say I went stright to my old N64 and washed the foul stank off by playing the originals.

      Our time is beter spent on suporting other projects like "operation rainfall" or "operation moonfall" for they actualy have a hope in hell of seeing the results they want.

    • 72hours192

      Spam alert!

  • jacskel689

    I like it, but I think it's a little too red and bright. I like my Aqua. I spent $350 on it! XD

  • DekuSprout

    Looks a tad gawdy
    … Never been big on 'red' N3DSes…

  • I'm hoping for a Zelda special edition in time for Christmas. Elsewise, I think I'll get the blue. I like blue.

  • ChainofTermina

    why, hello 3DS that I am SOOOOO getting once I have enough money. I guess it's a good thing I've been broke since this thing came out….

  • I want the 3DS!

  • I Already Have a Cosmo Black 3DS!!!! 😀

  • Keimori

    Meh, while red looks awesome i already got blue in a zelda crystal armor so i'm good.

    Let me know if they plan to release a "Link Green" 3Ds, then i'll buy that. ;D

  • mcdude910

    It's coming out the day before my birthday! "Oh, Moommm…"
    >Implying she'd spend that much for my birthday

  • I'm sticking with my Aqua Blue. This one looks nice but blue looks nicer. Also, I like "cool" colors more than "hot" colors (Kindergarten terms lol)

    • Keimori

      Actualy, funny thing is, even professionals use the terms "hot" or "warm' and "cold" or "cool" to discribe colours all the time, so your not the only one that uses Kindergarten terms. XP

      • hieqhwt

        Those aren't kindergarten terms. those are real terms used by professionals and everyone else in the artistry world.

        • Keimori

          so terms learnd in kindergarten arn't real terms?

          I said right in my comment that profesionals used the terms.

  • 8D Much as I've been anticipating the 3DS, it's a good thing I haven't bought one yet. The only thing cooler would have been a black-and-red mix, sort of like Shadow the Hedgehog.


    Very cool looking color!

  • pokemonranger991

    I think it should be called redical red instead of flame red or both whatever 😛

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