The new 3DS XL will be adorned in bright yellow and feature Pikachu's happy, smiling face. All of the other regular features we've come to expect from this Nintendo system will be there, including built-in cameras for chat and picture-taking purposes, an interactive touch screen and the glasses-free 3D display.
Nintendo is launching the system in conjunction with its latest game in the long-runningPokemon franchise, Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity. This latest effort will rely on the strategic Pokemon vs.Pokemon gameplay that fans have come to rely on over the years, while introducing new characters and areas to explore, including randomly generated mystery dungeons.
Packaged with a 4-GB SD memory card, the new system will release alongside Mystery Dungeon on store shelves March 24. It will cost $200.
Unfortunately, Mystery Dungeon is not included with the system, but a new promotion could net you another game for free. If you buy both a 3DS XL and a copy of either Mystery Dungeon or the adventure game Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (which also arrives on March 24) by April 30, you can pick a free game from a list of titles including Super Mario 3D Land, Star Fox 64 3D andProfessor Layton and the Miracle Mask.