The Nintendo 3DS is in its third year of life now, with the 3DS XL (LL in Japan) in its second year, and the recently released 2DS in its first year. These consoles have celebrated much success recently, and Nintendo just loves to rile up collectors by introducing new, special colors or designs every so often. We are currently in the midst of special design season for the 3DS XL, it seems, with the recent release of the Pokémon X and Y themes (for Japan, North America, and Europe), the recent announcement of the Luigi theme (for Europe; its already available in Japan), and the release of the Triforce theme (once again for Europe) coming in the near future. That is not all, though; Nintendo recently unveiled two more special 3DS XL themes for Japan.

The new themes are orange (and black) and turquoise (and black), and they both come as a part of a special bundle. With the 3DS XL will come a 4 GB SD card, a matching carrying pouch, and a charger for the handheld, something that does not normally come with a 3DS XL in Japan. The bundle will cost 19,900 yen, or $204, and will release on November 28th. These new themes look gorgeous, so it will be a difficult choice for those looking to buy a 3DS in Japan come fall.

Sources: Nintendo JP, Engadget

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My first gaming memory is watching my older brother play Donkey Kong 64 and staring at the screen in amazement. From that point on I wanted in on the fun, and it drove me to become a gamer and took me to where I am today. I am very passionate about gaming and love the opportunity I have here to use my writing skills and combine them with this passion. Nintendo has my heart, but I expand onto all platforms, owning many gaming consoles and playing a wide variety of games. My favorite game of all time is Super Mario 64, with Okami coming in as a close second. Kingdom Hearts is probably my favorite overall series of games, and Wind Waker is my favorite Zelda game, although I believe Ocarina of Time to be the "best" one. I also loved Spirit Tracks. Aside from gaming, I am a student and heavily participate in Choir programs. I also participate in musicals from time to time, whether it be through stage crew or acting. For those concerned, I am a cat person, not a dog person.


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