Launching alongside Metroid: Samus Returns is a orange New 3DS XL featuring Samus artwork

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 8 August 2017 15:15 GMT

Metroid fans may wish to have a look at this rather nice New 3DS XL featuring Samus Aran.

Nintendo has announced a special edition New 3DS XL just in time for Metroid: Samus Returns.

It will be released alongside the game in North America and Europe next month.

The front features a rather nice, patterned orange color featuring artwork of Samus while the back is a bright gold. It will run $199 in North America £179.99 in the UK and the regional equivalent in Europe. It does not come with the game pre-installed.

If this particular 3DS XL isn’t your bag, there’s the special edition which will feature all sorts of Metroid goodies available for the European market. Sadly, the US edition just comes with the game and the CD.

A reimagining of the 1991 Game Boy classic Metroid 2: Samus Returns, alongside the game two new amiibo will be released in a double pack.

The Samus Aran amiibo provides two in-game bonuses: an extra energy tank and a Metroid 2 art gallery.

The Metroid amiibo features three bonuses: one reveals all Metroid on the map, and the second is the Fusion difficulty mode which is a game completion bonus. The third is a Metroid Fusion skin which is also a game completion bonus.

The two new amiibo for Metroid: Samus Returns were announced alongside the game as well as Metroid 4 at E3 2017.

Metroid: Samus Returns and the 3DS XL Samus Edition will be released in both regions on September 15.

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