I have a new favorite 3DS cover plate


Cute pixel art

If I owned a New 3DS, I’d be all over this Super Mario Maker cover plate.

Lotta Splatoon and Animal Crossing love packed in, which makes me wonder what the process was for selecting characters. They made room for Tingle and the Duck Hunt duo, at least, so I’m happy.

The plates will be available next month in Japan as a standalone release and also bundled with a black New 3DS. Nintendo has four other similar bundles coming up, including one for Hello Kitty.

North America is far behind Japan when it comes to cover plates — we only just got the system that uses them late last month! — but importing is always an option.

Mario Maker [Nintendo via Tiny Cartridge]