Nintendo Reveals New SNES Themed 3DS XL at Gamescom 2017

Along with the SNES Classic Mini, Nintendo will be releasing a special SNES themed 3DS XL this fall. 

At Gamescom 2017, Nintendo revealed a brand new 3DS XL design based on the Super Nintendo. According to Nintendo, the New Nintendo 3DS XL Super Nintendo Entertainment System Edition (what a name) will be releasing to European store shelves on October 13th. As of right now, there has been no word on whether or not this variant will be releasing in North America.

The new 3DS XL variant is certainly timely, as the announcement comes directly after the launch of pre-orders for the SNES Classic Mini. If you were unable to snag yourself a SNES Classic Mini, know that you’re not alone, as pre-orders for the micro console sold out almost immediately. Fortunately, there’s still hope that SNES Classic Mini stock will be replenished in time for the holiday season.

In the meantime, we’re excited about the new 3DS XL theme, and hope that Nintendo feels it in their hearts to release it in North America as well. If you live in Europe, keep your eyes out for to the launch of the SNES Edition 3DS XL on October 13th.

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