Last night Nintendo of America sent out an image via their official Twitter account teasing some “exciting news” for Pikachu fans would be unveiled today. Looking at the image led many to believe that the yellow Pikachu themed 3DS XL would be heading to North American retailers.
Well the time is now and Nintendo have come forward to reveal that yes the Pikachu yellow edition of the 3DS XL is coming to America. As the title indicates, this 3DS XL model stands out as its bright yellow and has a massive picture of Pikachu’s face on it.This edition of the handheld originally came to Japan (obviously), shortly followed by European stores back in December.
It’s release will coincide with the launch of Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity and Anyone who registers a Nintendo 3DS XL system and either Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity or Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon with Club Nintendo between March 21 and April 30 will receive a code to download one of five Nintendo 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.
The Pickachu 3DS XL comes with a 4GB memory card and will cost $199.99. It will release the same time as Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity both release in North America on the 24th of March.