Nintendo Announces Samus Edition of the New Nintendo 3DS XL

by Julia Meerakker

Last week Nintendo announced the next limited edition release of the New Nintendo 3DS XL, and for the first time it will be a Metroid themed edition arriving on store shelves. This will be the first appearance for Samus in her own design on any 3DS variation, as her previous appearances were limited to Super Smash Bros cover plates for the New Nintendo 3DS. This release is coinciding with the already announced Metroid 2 remake, Metroid: Samus Returns. Both game and limited edition hardware are slated for release on September 15. The Metroid edition of the New Nintendo 3DS XL will be priced at $199.99 USD and will be available in limited stock at select retailers. Keep in mind that it won’t include a copy of Samus Returns, which will be available separately at $39.99 USD.

After a multi-year silence on the Metroid front, Nintendo is hitting back in full force for the upcoming launch of Samus Returns. The Metroid edition of the New Nintendo 3DS XL is joining a pair of amiibo figures as well as a limited edition of the game that will also be hitting store shelves in September.

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