By Spencer . January 14, 2010 . 11:40am
Nintendo of Europe will release the Nintendo DSi XL on March 5. Compared to a Nintendo DSi, the system has a 93% larger screen and will be available in two colors: wine red and dark brown at launch. Each Nintendo DSi XL comes pre-loaded with Dr. Kawashima’s: Little Bit of Brain Training: Arts Edition, Nintendo DSi Browser and Dictionary 6 in 1 with Camera Function.
On the same day, Europe also gets Picross 3D, also known as Rittai Picross in Japan. Picross 3D is a multi-dimensional nongram puzzle where players chip away at a cube to reveal objects like dogs and flowers. Players can also design their own Picross 3D puzzles and submit them over Nintendo Wi-Fi to Nintendo. Periodically, Nintendo picks puzzles and releases them as free downloadable content.
Picross 3D was on Nintendo of America’s E3 list, but no release date has been announced. We played the Japanese version last year and wrote impressions of it.