Overnight, Nintendo made the surprise move to unveil an all-new model of the Nintendo 3DS, called the 3DS XL. Boasting a redesigned case and a grealty-increased screen size, it goes on sale in America in August.

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The links below will take you to our coverage of the 3DS XL's announcement, including essential information and product images, as well as some early opinion and commentary on the system.