Thursday, March 14, 2013

Pikachu 3DS XL

The Pikachu styled 3DS XL is launching on March 24th, is suggested to sell at $199.99, will include a 4GB SD card, and will be available while the supplies last. A new Poke'Mon Mystery Dungeon, titled Gates to Infinity is also launching on the 24th, and is suggested to retail at $34.99. If you buy a 3DS XL and Gates to Infinity or Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon and register them both with Club Nintendo (that's one of the listed games and a 3DS XL) between March 21st and April 30th you'll receive a code to download one of five 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!. Details have not been provided if the game is random or if you get to choose the one you want at this time.
I just gotta wonder, why this and not the Fire Emblem: Awakening 3DS XL? The Japanese white version looks so cool. Not that this Pikachu one isn't still pretty good but thee are white, teal, silver, and clear 3DSs we haven't gotten in the states yet. The limited Fire Emblem Awakening one in Europe is just a blue 3DS XL with a sword and some art silk-screened on and the game installed. Nintendo still hasn't announced a date of release for the Circle Pad XL in the US. Fortunately the device isn't region locked (Tell me how that would be a smart thing to do) so you COULD just import it from Japan. Anyways, I'll update when Nintendo gets back to me on the status of the promotion.