Pikachu Ninteno 3DS XL

Nintendo has announced that they'll be bringing the Pikachu flavored Nintendo 3DS XL to the States this March 24th. The special system was previously a Japanese exclusive.

The special system will sell for $199.99 (the standard price of the Nintendo 3DS XL) and is set to include a 4GB SD card. If you intend to download games from the eShop, I highly suggest you pick up a bigger card before you fire up your system.

Also, Nintendo's offering up a free game to those who meet certain conditions. Here's the blurb from the release we received this morning.

Nintendo is offering a special bonus for people who buy both a Nintendo 3DS XL system and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity. Anyone who registers a Nintendo 3DS XL system and either Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity or Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon with Club Nintendo between March 21 and April 30 will receive a code to download one of five Nintendo 3DS games for free: Super Mario 3D Land, Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask, Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone!, Star Fox 64 3D or Freakyforms Deluxe: Your Creations, Alive!

Based on my time with the title, Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon is a fantastic purchase. Picking that up will give you the option to buy one of the five games mentioned in the quote. Of those five, my money is on Super Mario 3D Land. That game is probably one of the best Mario titles to launch in a long, long time.

Pokémon themed Nintendo 3DS XL is a no-brainer for any diehard fans looking to score this system before X and Y launch this fall. WIll you be picking one up?