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Home Menu Themes Coming to 3DS

by Becky Hollada - August 30, 2014, 6:00 pm PDT
Total comments: 10 Source: CVG

Now your 3DS, case AND home menu can match!

New custom themes for the 3DS home menu will be coming in a new update set to arrive this October. These themes will be available for purchase in a new Themes Store, which will be added to the eShop menu.

Themes will be based off of currently available and upcoming Nintendo titles and will customize the look, music and sound effects of the 3DS home menu. Custom themes from Animal Crossing, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and two general Mario designs have already debuted in the initial image released by Nintendo. Further details on pricing and a release schedule for these themes has yet to be announced.

Excited to put one of these new themes on a New 3DS model? Any Nintendo titles you'd like to see make the cut? Let us know in the comments.

Talkback

StratosAugust 30, 2014

I think this confirms more our suspicions that Nintendo is trying to migrate towards a platform similar to what Apple has going with their mobile devices. Hopefully we can get some types of themes for free as a teaser or from some Club Nintendo promotion.

Preorder bonus, anyone?

Triforce HermitAugust 30, 2014

Not buying until there is a Fire Emblem theme. If this is more then $2, I say screw it.

A nice thought but unless each theme has several different folder designs to choose from, I'm not sold. I want a way to differentiate between my folders, not swap the single design used on every folder for another single design used on every folder.

I'll also have to see how the new themes look in motion with the 3D turned on, because from the screenshots and footage we have, the backgrounds look like they clash horribly with the top screen icons.

AdrockAugust 31, 2014

For purchase? Nah. I don't spend a lot of time on the home screen.

ejamerAugust 31, 2014

I bought a theme for PSP once out of curiosity to see what my dollar would return.
Never again.

marvel_moviefan_2012August 31, 2014

I only try the themes that come free with games and even then I always go back to the default. I am talking PS3 here that is all I own at the moment but I don't even customize my desktop much, I have been using the same wallpaper for ten years I doubt I will ever change it.

StrawHousePigAugust 31, 2014

Quote from: Stratos

I think this confirms more our suspicions that Nintendo is trying to migrate towards a platform similar to what Apple has going with their mobile devices. Hopefully we can get some types of themes for free as a teaser or from some Club Nintendo promotion.

Hopefully we can get a multi-device authentication scheme like iTunes purchases as well.

StratosAugust 31, 2014

The basic framework is there between Club Nintendo and your NNID and I'm sure it can be implemented with a system update or two.

Mop it upAugust 31, 2014

Purchase? I wonder if there will be any free ones.

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