It’s no surprise that they’d come out with a Pokemon themed 3DS, as Nintendo has practically made versions for all of their major franchises. But what is surprising, after the disappointing news that the awesome Fire Emblem design was going to be on the original 3DS only, is that they chose the 3DS XL to premiere this one on. Also, that Pikachu is so free with itself.
The new 3DS XL will be on retail shelves on March 24th, along with a 4 GB memory card and a $199.99 price tag. If you register both a 3DS XL and either Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon or Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity with Club Nintendo between March 21st and April 30th, you get to download one of five 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.
Pretty sweet deal, provided you’re planning on getting a new 3DS XL and one of those two games.
Oh but be sure to get this Pikachu one from Target, they’ll have it on sale for $159.99.