Nintendo is gearing up for a hot Black Friday and holiday season, and this morning it sent out a press release detailing a brand new addition to the the Nintendo 3DS and 2DS family of systems that will launch just in time for the holiday. For fans of The Legend of Zelda, this is a must-own handheld. Feast your eyes on this delicious "Link Green" 2DS:
This handsome 2DS will come in a dashing shade of green, with bright orange buttons that almost seems to glow like fire arrows. The system will be offered at the standard price of $79.99, which is especially appealing since it comes pre-loaded with The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, a modern handheld remaster of one of the best games of all time.
Wanting something a little more modern? Don't worry, Nintendo just revealed a brand new edition of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild as well!
We heard the rumors, and it turns out they were true! We're finally getting an expanded edition of Breath of the Wild which, before Super Mario Odyssey came around, was the best-reviewed game of the year. You can read our Breath of the Wild review right here. Take a look at this gorgeous new release:
The Explorer's Edition, per the press release, is "a bundle that includes the critically acclaimed and award-winning Nintendo Switch game, a 100-page explorer’s guide and a two-sided map at a suggested retail price of $59.99. The included guide and map are great for people new to the series, as well as people who haven’t yet had the opportunity to dive into the massive adventure."
Keep in mind that while this edition of the game does come with extra goodies, you'll still need to purchase the Season Pass separately if you want all of the extra DLC. Don't worry, though: Nintendo does DLC the right way, and it's always affordable. The entire pass is only $20.
Nintendo isn't done yet! Here are more holiday highlights from this mornings release.
“Between Nintendo Switch, Super NES Classic Edition, all the systems in the Nintendo 3DS family and all of the fun games available for these systems, shoppers will have multiple options for their wish lists this year,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Our Black Friday deals are a great value for people looking to pick up gifts for the Nintendo fans in their lives.”
Here are a few more bundles and deals outlined in this morning's announcement:
For fans of Mario: A white-and-red Nintendo 2DS system pre-loaded with the New Super Mario Bros. 2 game at a suggested retail price of $79.99 (now available).
For fans of cool hardware: A white-and-orange New Nintendo 2DS XL system at a suggested retail price of $149.99 (now available).
For fans of Pokémon: A Poké Ball Edition New Nintendo 2DS XL system at a suggested retail price of $159.99 (launches Nov. 3).
For fans of exploration: A special edition of Xenoblade Chronicles 2 that includes a sound selection CD, a special metal game case and a 220-page hard-bound art book at a suggested retail price of $99.99. A Nintendo Switch Pro Controller themed around Xenoblade Chronicles 2 will be available at a suggested retail price of $74.99 (both launch Dec. 1).