The Nintendo 3DS has had themes for a little while in Japan, but they will be coming Stateside in the latest update. System update 9.0.0 will add in the option to alter your entire home screen with various themes. Five will be given away for free as part of the update, while others will be offered via a new Theme Store. The new themes aren’t just cosmetic though, they will also feature new music, sound effects, and animations. You’ll be able to check out all of the available themes once the Theme Store is added as part of this new update.
The full announcement from Nintendo is below:
The latest system update brings a fun new way to customize your Nintendo 3DS system. You can now apply themes to your HOME Menu background, icons, and folders. Five free themes are available with the update, with more available to purchase and download in the Theme Store, accessed via your HOME Menu.
These include more colors and patterns, plus special themes based on fan-favorites such as Mario™ and The Legend of Zelda™. These special themes can even include music, sound effects, and animations. To see the full list of available themes, check out the Theme Store on your Nintendo 3DS.