Midnight Purple Nintendo 3DS set to bloom on May 20th

As was leaked up a couple of days ago thanks to a retail listing, Nintendo today this morning announced that a brand new color for the Nintendo 3DS is set to bloom later in May.

Unfortunately missing Mother’s Day by about a week, the Midnight Purple Nintendo 3DS will hit retail on May 20th, the same day as Mario Tennis Open.

Take a look at some product shots below, and pre-order it at Amazon (it should show up shortly) if you’re interested of course.

Read on for the announcement.

Just as lilacs and hyacinth bloom throughout the spring, so too a new color is blooming for the Nintendo 3DS system. Midnight Purple gives the hand-held a royal new look. The new color will launch May 20, the same day Mario Tennis Open becomes available.

The Midnight Purple Nintendo 3DS, offered at a suggested retail price of $169.99 in the United States, becomes the fifth color in the always-stylish Nintendo 3DS color palette, joining Cosmo Black, Aqua Blue, Flame Red and Pearl Pink. Now fans have another option to customize the look of their systems to suit their individual styles and personalities.

Nintendo 3DS lets users enjoy games and videos in 3D without the use of special glasses. Mario Tennis Open adds to the strong library of Nintendo 3DS games, which also includes Super Mario 3D Land, Kid Icarus: Uprising and Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir. Fans also can check out 3D videos on Nintendo Video and access new and classic downloadable games in the Nintendo eShop.