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Nintendo announces Nintendo 3DS XL Pikachu Edition for North America

 
Nintendo officially announced a new Nintendo 3DS XL bundle, this one themed after the famous ‘Pikachu’ character from the Pokemon series. The new bundle will cost $199 and be available this month.
 
The Pikachu Edition Nintendo 3DS XL hand-held system will release on March 24. The bundle will come with an iconic yellow Nintendo 3DS XL and feature the familiar outline of the iconic Pokémon. The system also comes packaged with a 4GB SD memory card and will be available while supplies last at a suggested retail price of $199.99.
 
This will launch the same day as ‘Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity’. That title will allow players to play as one of five popular Pokémon, while players travel through a “near-infinite amount of randomly generated Mystery Dungeons, battle and recruit other Pokémon and collect hidden treasure” according to Nintendo.
 
The game is available exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS and includes the ability to discover Magnagates – entrances to new dungeons – by scanning everyday circular objects with the Nintendo 3DS Camera. Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity is available at a suggested retail price of $34.99.
 
According to a press-release sent out by Nintendo, the company will be offering a special bonus for people who buy both a Nintendo 3DS XL system and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity. Nintendo states, “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!”