Nintendo is adding yet another bundle and custom option to its ever growing pile of Nintendo 3DS XL offerings. This time around, the gilded Triforce makes up the look of the system.
Selling for $219 at launch, Nintendo will release a The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds 3DS XL bundle. It will feature a Zelda look, a digital download code for A Link Between Worlds, a brand new portable Zelda effort set in the same lineage as A Link to the Past.
For my money, the Nintendo 3DS XL is one of the best updated variants of a handheld system that I’ve ever owned. The large screens, better battery life and feel of the device come together exceptionally well, so it’s a great answer for those looking to upgrade or dive into Nintendo’s portable offerings.
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds will hit store shelves, both physically and virtually, on November 22nd of this year. Again, this 3DS XL bundle comes out on the same day.
All That Glitters is Gold for Zelda Fans
New Gold-and-Black Nintendo 3DS XL Comes with The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Legend of Zelda series has always been associated with the color gold. From the original gold-colored cartridge for The Legend of Zelda on NES to the box art of the recently released The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD for Wii U, when fans think of “Zelda,” they think of gold. With the launch of The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds on Nov. 22, the tradition of gold continues. On the same day, a new Nintendo 3DS XL bundle will launch that includes Nintendo 3DS XL hardware with gorgeous gold-and-black coloring and the iconic Triforce on the exterior, as well as a download code for The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. The legendary system is gold on one side and black on the other, beautifully representing the two parallel worlds Link travels between in the game. The special bundle was announced in a video starring The Legend of Zelda franchise producer Eiji Aonuma, and will be available at a suggested retail price of $219.99.
“This beautifully designed Nintendo 3DS XL system continues a tradition that has delighted our fans for decades”
“This beautifully designed Nintendo 3DS XL system continues a tradition that has delighted our fans for decades,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “It’s a special bundle for a very special video game.”
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds is set in the same world as fan-favorite The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past for Super NES and takes place in the same Hyrule after many years have passed. In this new game, Link must journey between two worlds, Hyrule and Lorule, using a mysterious power that lets him become a drawing on walls. Link’s ability to merge with walls allows players to solve puzzles and explore dungeons in a new way. Players are also able to buy or rent various items throughout the game, allowing them to explore dungeons in any order they want, adding a new level of freedom to the game play.
For more information about The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, visit http://zelda.com/link-between-worlds/.
Remember that Nintendo 3DS features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.
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