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SNES Edition New 3DS XL will arrive on store shelves in Europe this October

Nintendo fans in Europe will be able to purchase a rather neat-looking New 3DS XL later this year.

Those in the market for a New 3DS XL, or who have a soft spot for nostalgia, can purchase a SNES Edition of the handheld in October.

Nintendo UK announced the Super Nintendo-themed special edition today at gamescom 2017. It's the same system which was release in Japan earlier this year.

A North American release wasn't announced as of press time, but in 2014 the region was graced with an NES Edition as a GameStop exclusive. It's modeled after Nintendo’s NES controller and the box resembles the NES console.

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Along with the spiffy 3DS model, Nintendo also announced three Nintendo Selects titles would be released on the eShip soon. Each will run you £15.99 and they are: Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Luigi's Mansion 2 (Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon) and Super Mario 3D Land.

Speaking of SNES systems, Alex was able to get his hands on the SNES Classic Mini and record some Star Fox 2 gameplay footage for your viewing pleasure. If you missed it, just hit the link and give it a watch before it hits on September 29.

Another cool thing about the SNES Classic Mini is the Rewind Feature, which allows the user to rewind a section and play it again.

The SNES New 3DS XL Edition will launch October 13 in Europe. We'll keep you updated on pricing and pre-order information once available, along with whether it will release in North America.

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