Oct 15th, 2013


Today Nintendo announced two brand new bundles for 3DS XL to be released in Europe. The first is a brand new Legend of Zelda 3DS XL pictured above, which will coincide with the release of A Link Between Worlds on November 22nd. The 3DS XL features a gold top with a black bottom and when it’s open, you can see the light and dark triforce. This edition comes with a downloadable copy of the game.

Additionally, the Luigi 3DS XL that debuted in Japan is making its way to Europe as well. This Luigi-themed 3DS XL will only be available in Nintendo’s new online store on November 1st.

Nothing has been announced in North America for either bundle at this time, but we’ll keep you updated.

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  • Squirrel09

    I need to move to Europe…


      i need to move europe…

      • Leo

        i need europe to move me…

        • ZELDUCK

          you need what???

        • Arthur Jarret

          Netflix search for French cinema…

          or if you want to be moved elsewhere, German porn.

  • Jade.Auria

    Shit…. I am moving to Europe.

  • The Clockwork Being

    Europe gets this, Europe gets that. WTH are you doing Nintendo of America 🙁

    • Stoenk

      at least america got wii u demos at shops

    • Has nothing to do with Nintendo of America. It’s Nintendo Europe making this possible.

      On a sidenote that 3DSxl looks so awesome, Why did I buy mine 11 months early 🙁 Maybe I’ll get this 3DS looks so awesome.

      • The Clockwork Being

        What I mean is that Europe is getting nice stuff meanwhile America is silent.

        About the 3DS, getting one this holiday season. I am lucky since I have a wide variety of choices

        • Aha now I understand your comment indeed, I read your reply the otherway around my apologies.

          • The Clockwork Being

            Its all fine Sylux. Just don’t put me on your bounty hunter list and all is forgiven.

          • I’ll Scratch you from the list then.

          • The Clockwork Being

            Thank you sir

            I LOLed at the Ex-girlfriend.

    • darkcreap

      I am sure it will reach the USA eventually. It would be insane to not release it in the USA. They surely are not allergic to money.

  • Elitepwnsface

    I need to stay in Merica. Anyways i just picked up the Pokemon 3ds xl a week ago. This 3ds looks amazing and i knew they were going to release one, but i wanted something specifically for pokemon this time around.

  • YogiGRB

    I think i’ll be getting this and will give my grey Xl to my little brother ( IAMSTERDAM)

  • Nathan DeFalco

    Hey Ashley, do you know why there is no AC adapter included? That makes no sense to me.

    • Sdudyoy

      Because they expect most people buying this to already own a 3DS/DSI or at least that’s what a lot of people say.

      • Nathan DeFalco

        That’s dumb. It just penalizes new buyers like me who now have to pay extra to get an AC adapter.

        • Zackary Bruley

          If you look at the lanch in JP for the XL, it also excluded the AC. But, in NA, we got it. Also the X/Y editions came with it. Keep in mind the box shown is EU. Have faith! ^_^d

          • Nathan DeFalco

            Thanks for the extra info. Sounds like that’s their usual plan. Looking forward to a NA release!

    • Nathan, they’re only sold in the EU and JPN with no AC adapters. If this bundle makes its way to the States, it’ll have an AC adapter included. I’m pretty sure there’s consumer laws here mandating all required accessories be sold with a device.

      • darkcreap

        I guess it has to have a sensible explanation, because it is the first time I see a Nintendo product without its AC adapter. I guess it has to do with them expecting people to already have one. Didn’t the same happen with the sensor bar for some WiiU packages?

        Yes, exactly was that: http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/forums/index.php?topic=38614.0

        Nevertheless, I am sure many people were completely surprised when they opened it and found it didn’t have an AC adaptor. I assumed it had it. It is the natural thing these days.

        • Arthur Jarret

          It’s mentioned pretty well on the box… it’s been missing from all 3DS XL packages in europe – as Nintendo states most gamers already had an adapter from DSi or small 3DS.

          • darkcreap

            Unfortunately, I will have to buy it myself, since I do not own a DSi or 3DS. But well, it is not too much fortunately 😀

  • YayGs

    Reallllly hoping to see this in the US. Prettyuch what I’ve been waiting for. When 3ds came out I was hoping for an XL version, when theXLversion came out I was hoping for a better color, when a black XL came out, I thought well… Zelda is coming out soon, so with any luck..

  • SleepySkullhead

    Looks like a good time to finally get a 3DS XL… BUT I’M IN FLORIDA!!!! Bring this to America and I WILL BUY THIS!!!

  • Paul

    if they bring this into the us ill buy it

  • Daniel Brown

    Well, I just got a Pokemon X/Y 3DS, but what the heck. I might just get this one too.

  • Shane ♓

    I’ve been very against getting a 3ds xl because of it feeling a little cheaper but this may be all I need to finally get one. Bring this to NA Nintendo!

    • Arthur Jarret

      How does it feel a little cheaper? I actually prefer the feel of the XL – personally… the edges are more rounded making it much more comfortable to hold for extremely extended periods of time (thanks to Pokemon and Fire emblem)

      I have noticed that sometimes the factory workers tend to screw on the battery cover (the back cover) on a bit too tight, which cause one of the sides to be slightly loose.. in this case it helps to loosen the screws by 1/4 turn (just the ones allowed to be opened for battery replacement, this won’t void your warranty)

      • Shane ♓

        I was referring to the feel of the plastic. While I’m not sure if the plastic used actually is cheaper, it does use a different finish and leaves the console feeling toy like compared to the more refined original. Just my personal preference.

        • Arthur Jarret

          Don’t knock it. The glossy finish of the vanilla 3DS leaves prints – and even unused it gathers more dust than chibi-robo.

          I much prefer the matte finishing myself. I enjoy it so much that I’m making a die-cast of the wii u gamepad housing to replace it with a matte, custom painted one as soon as warranty runs out.

  • Leo

    This is beautiful!!! I want it!!! But its only in Europe… sigh… :/

  • SleepySkullhead

    I haven’t gotten a 3DS XL yet, and I’ve been waiting for one that will be worth it. THIS IS WORTH IT! BRING IT TO NORTH AMERICA PLEASE!!!

  • Ducked

    Wouldn’t buy it if it came to NA, the XL is just to big for me. I like the original, more portable.

    • Arthur Jarret

      It fits perfectly in all my inner coat pockets… I actually enjoy the XL more than the small one… my hands get too cramped on it.

      • Ducked

        I’m use to trying to fit it in my jeans. Maybe I just have small hands.

        • Arthur Jarret

          Those are called wings, bro… also: thanks for casting cura in my times of need when I was opening the door

          • Ducked

            No problem, I’ll let go rarely being healed when I was down

  • darkcreap

    This is the moment I was expecting to get my 3DS!!

  • Madmagican

    Well I’m jealous

  • Wiiluigi

    Woah!!!!! Dark/light triforce decal (is this a decal?) on the system are amazing!!! If I didn’t have a 3DS, a 3DSXL and a 2DS I would’ve tried to get my hands on one of these. Even the Luigi one is cool! Too bad so sad!!

  • Dan

    I need a gold 3DS to match my gold iPhone!!!

  • Sdudyoy

    If you pre order this game at Gamestop you can get a free Download code for Zelda oracle of seasons.

  • Tannealle Merryman

    If they had this in America I would preorder right now..do it Nintendo! Take my money!

  • Lord Tywin

    If this comes to North America, I am definitely getting it, my current black 3DS XL be damned.

  • Guest

    CONFIRMED for US in the leaked Gamestop Black Friday Ad!!!!! I’m assuming this ad is subject to change though, because earlier in it Watch Dogs is referenced.


  • Razo_E

    This is from a GameStop ad, looks like we’re getting it!