Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Nintendo 3DS XL Bundle Confirmed For North America

By Ishaan . October 29, 2013 . 5:19am


The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds will get a special Nintendo 3DS XL bundle in North America, Nintendo confirmed this morning. A Link Between Worlds will be available on November 22nd, and on the same day, Nintendo will release the gold 3DS XL bundle you see below.


The bundle will include the golden Nintendo 3DS XL and a download code for The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. It will cost $220. As previously reported, the bundle will be available in Europe as well.


The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds is a spiritual successor to a previous game in the series, A Link to the Past. The game will employ a new item rental system, by which Link will rent or buy items from a store instead of finding them in dungeons. This will allow players to tackle the game’s dungeons in an order of their choosing.

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  • Miss_Madness

    Oh well, it’s not like I wanted to have money this fall. orz

  • Natalie Rath

    Oh god it looks.. so… BEAUTIFUL.

  • LogicIncarnate

    Pokemon knocked Vita on its rear end but this is just stomping it while its down lol

    • John Diamond

      Let’s not forget monster hunter 4.
      nintendo would be right on top if the wii-u was selling an average amount

    • 324234

      Nintendo’s had Pokemon games since Game Boy, how does that have anything to do with the Vita? The loser is the one who misses out on fun games not on Nintendo platforms due to needless fanboyism.

      • Exactly, i never delved into the DS since i could always borrow my nephew’s and him getting hthe latest games (during the 4-6 hours in the day he isnt actually on it XD)

        But now this seems like a perfect time to jump into the system, X/Y didn’t do it, X-zone didnt do it, and neither did Phoenix Wright (Which surprised even me considering im hardcore PW fan…)

        But New Zelda? Spiritual Successor to LTTP? Hell yes, sold baby, definitely sold. :)

  • Pretty cool, but I wish the bottom of it were gold as well. That’s my opinion on it, but it’s till nice for those who want it =)

    • kylehyde

      Well considering that theme of this game are the light and the dark worlds it makes sense the contrast between gold and black

  • John Diamond

    is this game backwards compatible with the gameboy colour?

    • LogicIncarnate

      Do Vita games play on a betamax?

      • John Diamond

        I don’t know really. i tried installing windows 8 on my ghetto blaster but that doesn’t work :/.
        think my jaguar would run it?

        • My R-Zone runs, it; Tiger handheld-like beeps and everything.
          Lern 2 program son XD.

  • Ban The Jackass

    Look at ’em flying.

  • leingod

    Game download? They kinda lost me there. I’d rather have a physical copy for a game like this.

    • AT-LOW

      All of these limited editions Nintendo released almost always have the digital copy of the game bundled with the system.

    • 1. If you’re concerned about having something to show for the purchase, isn’t an entire Zelda-themed 3DS enough?

      2. If you’re enough of a Zelda fan to buy an entire system themed after the game then are you realistically ever going to worry about trading the game in?

      • Flandre Scarlet

        People like building up collections, too. Digital games are convenient but they don’t carry the same weight as physically owning a game does when it comes to collectors.

      • leingod

        1. I already own a DS that’s almost exactly the same as this one, so no.

        2. Not planning on trading it, I just love the box art.

  • LM009

    was confirmed a while ago from Black Friday GS ads

    • RazeXI

      better to hear it from the man himself

  • Boy, too bad the PS4 is coming out, I might’ve actually been tempted to upgrade!


    I have the Pikachu 3DS XL and I’m still wanting to get this new one =/

    • 愛憎

      I’ll seriously never unsee the cameras as Pikachu’s nipples.

      • Why else do you think creepy Pikachu is a thing?
        It’s been always watching.

    • EverEndingStory

      Oooh, I like the one you got!

      • MVRK HNTR

        So do I :)

        Glad I got it right when it came out as it’s going for upwards of $500 online.

    • Space_Ghost

      Ditto kiddo! I just bought the Black XL, as well, but I must have this Zelda LE XL. It will likely be the last XL I buy unless Nintendo releases a nice green Luigi model.

      • MVRK HNTR

        Yeah, a Luigi model would be nice. I know there was one released a few months ago (white with Luigi silhouettes) but I’d prefer a green one like you said.

    • Shuga Suenaga

      – Hey anyone want a 3D photo
      – of course why not, lets do this!!
      – ok say cheese to pikachu’s nipples

  • SlickRoach

    The rental system has me a bit turned off so far but that 3DSXL looks amazing though. Definitely upgrading my 3DS to that one.

  • Prinny Dood

    im getting two : )

  • Rytan

    I just got a new job, too. Fffff. There goes my PS3.

  • luckgandor

    Thank you based NoA.

  • Happy Gamer

    Wish we had a choice between Hyrule gold and Lowrule black version lol. I got a plain old cobalt blue, but it was heck of a deal. 120 bucks XL with mario 3d Land brand new from a dad from Craigslist. Apparently his son wanted a Wii instead so he was quick to sell it.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    The Ps4 could wait…. I must have this golden brick

  • As much as I want it, I do have one complaint. It’s the same reason I didn’t get a fully black 3DS with Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate. And that is I don’t want the game already installed on the 3DS. For one, the 3DS has limited memory and I want to save that for the must have and best the eShop has to offer. I also like to have physical copies of games. I like pretty boxes and the like.

    • omgwtfhax

      It’s not already installed, it’s a download code.

      Either way, it’s going to be on the SD card, so there’s nothing that prevents you from upgrading all the way up to 32GB.

      • I thought it was a download code…either way, I still prefer a physical copy over a download copy.

  • Crystal Espers

    I sure hope this gets added to Amazon soon. I want to get my pre-order in so I won’t miss out on it! *hopes it’s not a Gamestop exclusive*

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