I also have a 3DS and haven't updated the firmware, in hopes of getting the gateway card. I still haven't been to the shop where they sell them games in a long time so not even sure if it is available locally near me.
Still I am looking forward to getting the NewN3DS-XL but till now, there haven't been any appealing Special Editions released for it. The non XL version has its swappable plate system but I'm looking for the XL version as I already have the old small 3DS and an upgrade to a bigger screen and hardware should be the way to go.
There was a Persona Special Edition released that I really liked but that was only for the smaller older 3DS.. If I'm not mistaken, still not the newNintendo3DS so meh. They really need to hurry up and release a good limited edition pack.
I also have a Pokemon-X for my 3DS but because I haven't updated the console and game firmware, I can't do any online play so no trading, battling and stuff available to me :[
The Souls game are quite appealing. I only played the first on of the series on the PS3 but I've seen trailers and game-plays of the others and it does seem enjoyable. BloodBourne is the same but only downside that its not on the PC and I don't plan to get a PS4 yet (it needs a price drop and a good Limited edition Skin. All the current one are extremely off putting)
The Batman Arkham Knight really seems like something to own/play when it comes out. I've only played the first game of that series as well but the Arkham Knight does look way more appealing. I really like the vehicles in that game.