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When Nintendo originally demonstrated its 3DS console at E3 2010 last year, it was shown in three distinctive colours, Aqua Blue, Cosmos Black and Flare Red.
However, to our disappointment, although the blue and black 3DS consoles made it to the March 2011 release date, the red one was missing from the line-up, prompting many European gamers to question why it had been removed.
Now Nintendo has announced plans to release the Flare Red 3DS in Japan, which is expected to go on sale from the 14th of July 2011. The Flare Red 3DS will cost the same as the two standard 3DS consoles, which equates to 25,000 yen or £192.
The announcement of a Red 3DS has sparked new hopes in the 3DS gaming community, but as yet, there does not appear to be any plans to release the new console outside of Japan, although that doesn't mean that the Flare Red console will not be making its way to Europe, but for those of us in the UK, it would simply seem to be a case of wait and see.
Don't forget to check in with the Mini Gamers blogsite over the next few months for more news on this subject. We look forward to bringing you any updates as they happen.