A good friend of mine Anne (awesome blogger of Chic Pixel) told me about Region Three so many thanks to her! I’m sure most of you Nintendo 3DS users understand the pain of region lock: not being able to play games from Japan, having to fork out more money to buy a second (or third) 3DS just to play games that wouldn’t come to your region…
But with Region Three Loader, you can make your 3DS/3DSXL/2DS (does not work on the New Nintendo 3DS unfortunately) console region free. Yeap, I’m not kidding. It requires no game or flashcard – just a file on your SD card, an Internet connection, your game cartridge and you’re good to go! I have tried it out myself on my Japanese 3DS XL and was able to load AND play Persona Q, Pokemon Omega Ruby and Animal Crossing which are all Australian versions (language was English). One exception though is Tomodachi Collection which will give you an error no matter what, but every other game loads fine.
This is great for people who don’t have a second 3DS and want to import games! However, I don’t doubt that Nintendo will patch this in the future but rest assured any game you play will still be saved into your game cartridge.