Picross 3D Launching With European Nintendo DSi XL

By Spencer . January 14, 2010 . 11:40am

imageNintendo 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.

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  • JeremyR

    That Knights in the Nightmare screen in the other post showed exactly why I am so eager for this to hit the US. It will be nice to play DS stuff without having to squint

    • Jaxx-Leviathan

      Hm… how does PSP port news fit into this article about the XL? Meh…

    • malek86

      Am I the only one who doesn’t have any problem with the DS screen size?

      I don’t remember people complaining about the Gameboy/Color/Advance.

      • pressstart

        Playing on the DSi exclusively for a few months, then went back to play on the DS Lite for a bit, man, did the screen look small…

        All about what you get used to and tolerance, I guess. Gaming standards keep going up.

  • Jaxx-Leviathan

    *snicker* I knew there was a reason for me holding out on buying a DSi… the upgraded version will be within my grasp soon, so soooon…!

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