PRESS RELEASE: Zelda and Luigi Themed 3DS XLs Coming to Europe

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

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The Legend of Zelda and Luigi themed Nintendo 3DS XL consoles to launch in November

15th October 2013 – The month of November is set to be an exciting one for Nintendo fans, with the announcement of two themed  Nintendo 3DS XL consoles inspired by  The Legend of Zelda series and Mario’s trusty brother, Luigi. One new addition is ideal for enjoying Link’s new adventure in  The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, with the other representing a perfect console to mark the Year of Luigi. Both consoles will launch across Europe this November.

Luigi will be leading the way on  1st November with the launch of the  LUIGI SPECIAL EDITION Nintendo 3DS XL available  exclusively at While the base layer of the console is white, Luigi has his prints all over the console with his silhouette covering the shell in two shades of his favourite colour, green! The year of 2013 has been a busy one for Luigi. Whilst celebrating the 30th anniversary of his videogaming debut in Mario Bros., he has starred meanwhile in  Nintendo 3DS  titles such as Luigi’s Mansion 2 and  Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros., where the power of Dreamy Luigi holds the key to defeating old foe Bowser and the ghostly bat king Antasma. While on  Wii U, the green brother takes centre stage in  New Super Luigi U, a whole platforming adventure of 82 courses tailored to the man himself.

Zelda fans who have eagerly been awaiting the  22nd November  launch of The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds  can also on the same day get their hands on  The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Limited Edition  Nintendo 3DS XL console. With a download code for the game included with this Limited Edition hardware purchase, fans will be able to download the game directly from Nintendo eShop to begin their adventure. For any Zelda fan, the console is instantly recognisable, with the top shell and the inside of the console decked out in an iconic gold colour, and the bottom shell all black, with a Triforce logo emblazoned across each side. When the console is opened therefore, the double Triforce logo of the game is formed!

In  The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, which follows on from the story of the 1992 Super NES classic  The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, enjoy a whole new adventure in the kingdom of Hyrule where Link can now become a drawing to move along walls, allowing a new dimension when solving the fresh set of puzzles on offer. Other new aspects include greater freedom to tackle the various dungeons in the order you want, while many of the most essential items at Link’s disposal will be available early on at a shop run by the character Ravio, who’ll let you rent or buy items before embarking on your next dungeon adventure.

As a final Zelda-themed update for fans, when the packaged version of  The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds releases in stores on 22nd November, the front cover will be reversible for fans to choose between displaying the nostalgic image of the cover in classic gold, or in full colour. So whether you are a veteran or a newcomer to  The Legend of Zelda series, you can choose how to display your copy of this latest Link offering on your mantelpiece!


About Justin Guillou

Justin joined Operation Rainfall after visiting the site numerous times and reading the articles on Xenoblade Chronicles. He enjoys searching for and collecting some of the more obscure video games out there.

  • NinTemple

    hmmm, I could totally see myself getting that Zelda one to match my OoT 3DS. Any word on North America??

    Friggin’ sucks that all these special editions come with the download instead of the actual game. I would rather it actually just come without the game at the same price. Because then at least I wouldn’t feel silly spending money to “own” the game later.

    I know, I know. I can just pretend the game isn’t there digitally and proceed to buy the physical version. But, let me remind you about that part in paragraph 2 where I said it would then cause me to feel silly/stupid. Making the purchases separately I would just feel like paying an agreed upon price for two separate goods. Easy peasy.

  • Coarse

    Wow, that Zelda one is gorgeous. This would make me upgrade to an XL if they brought those to the States.

  • Dimitri Theodosakis

    i would have import but Nintendo Region Locking BS
    Stop us from Import Zelda 3DS Model, Luigi 3DS Model

  • multibottler0cket

    Liiiike… I have the Fire Emblem 3DS, and I don’t like the XL because everything is too stretched, bbuuutt……..

    That is a nice Zelda 3DS!

    The Luigi one is terrible though…