Nintendo Announces A Zelda-Themed 3DS XL For North America

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Last month, Nintendo released a Zelda-themed Wii U to correlate with the launch of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD. Now the company is doing it again with its handheld line to celebrate the launch of The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds.

Nintendo announced this morning that the gold-and-black special edition 3DS XL will be coming to North America. The system has gold top and black bottom to reflect the parallel worlds of Hyrule and Lorule that appear in the game. Both sides have a Triforce emblazoned across the side to reflect this as well.

Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma made a short video announcing the new bundle and explained the history behind the Zelda series infatuation with gold:

“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.”

Both the special edition 3DS XL and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds will be available on November 22. The 3DS XL bundle will retail for $219.99 and come with a download code for A Link Between Worlds.

[Image: Nintendo/Business Wire]

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