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The Legend of Zelda and Luigi themed Nintendo 3DS XL consolesto launch in November

15 th October 2013 – The month of November is set to be an exciting one for Nintendo fans, with the announcement of two themed  Nintendo 3DS XL  consoles inspired by  The Legend of Zelda series and Mario’s trusty brother, Luigi. One new addition is ideal for enjoying Link’s new adventure in  The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds , with the other representing a perfect console to mark the Year of Luigi. Both consoles will launch across Europe this November. 

Luigi will be leading the way on  1 st November with the launch of the  LUIGI SPECIAL EDITION Nintendo 3DS XL available  exclusively at  store.nintendo.co.uk . While the base layer of the console is white, Luigi has his prints all over the console with his silhouette covering the shell in two shades of his favourite colour, green! The year of 2013 has been a busy one for Luigi. Whilst celebrating the 30 th anniversary of his videogaming debut in Mario Bros., he has starred meanwhile in  Nintendo 3DS  titles such as  Luigi’s Mansion 2  and  Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros. , where the power of Dreamy Luigi holds the key to defeating old foe Bowser and the ghostly bat king Antasma. While on  Wii U, the green brother takes centre stage in  New Super Luigi U , a whole platforming adventure of 82 courses tailored to the man himself.

Zelda fans who have eagerly been awaiting the  22 nd November  launch of  The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds  can also on the same day get their hands on  The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Limited Edition  Nintendo 3DS XL console. With a download code for the game included with this Limited Edition hardware purchase, fans will be able to download the game directly from Nintendo eShop to begin their adventure. For any Zelda fan, the console is instantly recognisable, with the top shell and the inside of the console decked out in an iconic gold colour, and the bottom shell all black, with a Triforce logo emblazoned across each side. When the console is opened therefore, the double Triforce logo of the game is formed!

In  The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, which follows on from the story of the 1992 Super NES classic  The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, enjoy a whole new adventure in the kingdom of Hyrule where Link can now become a drawing to move along walls, allowing a new dimension when solving the fresh set of puzzles on offer. Other new aspects include greater freedom to tackle the various dungeons in the order you want, while many of the most essential items at Link’s disposal will be available early on at a shop run by the character Ravio, who’ll let you rent or buy items before embarking on your next dungeon adventure.

As a final Zelda-themed update for fans, when the packaged version of  The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds releases in stores on  22 nd November, the front cover will be reversible for fans to choose between displaying the nostalgic image of the cover in classic gold, or in full colour. So whether you are a veteran or a newcomer to  The Legend of Zelda series, you can choose how to display your copy of this latest Link offering on your mantelpiece!  

For further details:

The Legend of Zelda Hub:  http://www.nintendo.co.uk/zelda

Nintendo 3DS Guided Tour:  http://guidedtour.nintendo.co.uk

Nintendo 3DS (UK) on Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/Nintendo3DSUK

Nintendo UK on YouTube  http://www.youtube.com/NintendoUK

Nintendo of Europe on Twitter  https://twitter.com/nintendoeurope

Nintendo UK on Twitter  https://twitter.com/nintendouk

Available on the Nintendo UK Online Store,  http://store.nintendo.co.uk

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About Nintendo 3DS:

Nintendo 3DS offers Parental Controls so that parents can control the level of 3D their children can view on the Nintendo 3DS as well as the content they can access. Nintendo 3DS also features a 3D depth slider which lets players turn off or adjust the level of 3D they want on the 3D Screen, two built-in screens for different functionality, a Circle Pad which provides a full 360 degrees of direction, a built-in motion sensor and gyro sensor. It is equipped with three cameras (two of which are facing outwards to allow the taking of 3D pictures), houses a 2GB/4GB SD Memory Card and is compatible with AR Cards which come packaged with Nintendo 3DS. Nintendo 3DS is also backwards compatible with all existing Nintendo DS games, which can be played in 2D on your Nintendo 3DS system .


About Nintendo:

The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U™ and Wii™ home consoles, Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 4.1 billion video games and more than 655 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi XL™, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance™, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™ and Nintendo GameCube™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pokémon™.  A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of Europe, based in Grossostheim, Germany, was established in 1990 and serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in Europe.


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