Nintendo Offering Majora’s Mask and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Themed New 3DS XLs


While it’s a bummer that Nintendo of America is only bringing the New 3DS stateside in the plus-sized XL model and not the smaller white LL model, it’s nice to see that there will at least be other choices beyond the standard red and black system colors.

When the New 3DS XL launches on February 13th, it’ll be available in two extra special packages. First, for the same $199.99 price of the regular models, is a system featuring a gold casing and artwork themed after The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D. This one’s already sold out pre-orders at GameStop, just like the game’s limited edition bundle featuring the Skull Kid figurine, but keep checking back as I’m guessing more stock will become available at some point.


Next up is a system themed after Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, featuring a silver paint job with blue accents. I can’t tell if the pattern is supposed to give a brushed metal effect or replicate monster fur, but it looks pretty effing cool either way. The Monster Hunter unit will be sold exclusively at GameStop for $229.99. Why the increase in price over the other models? Because this one will come pre-loaded with a copy of the game.


If you’re paying close attention, you likely caught two additional bits of news mixed in with the glorious hardware reveals. Yup, the standalone The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate games have confirmed launch dates of February 13th across the whole family of 3DS handhelds. Peek below for the latest trailers for those two titles which debuted earlier today during the Nintendo Direct presentation.

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