Limited edition consoles that tie into a blockbuster release are rarely an oddity in the world of gaming. In fact, a batch of themed Xbox One consoles were only just recently announced during Gamescom, but for the most part these bundles are just colored variants that are meant to spread awareness of upcoming software — which to their credit is usually achieved.
That said, some platforms featuring intricate designs manage to instantly grab the attention of fans and casual consumers alike, and the newly announced Super Smash Bros. themed 3DS will do just that.
While many new limited edition consoles feature a logo and some unique colors splattered about, Nintendo has opted to feature a number of the iconic mascots appearing within the game right on the front of the handheld itself. Everyone from returning veterans to anticipated newcomers are featured on the hood of the 3DS, making it nothing short of a collector/super fan’s dream come true.
Aside from the enjoyable design (which is based on the game’s box art), the SKU will come with a copy of Super Smash Bros. for 3DS pre-installed on the handheld which makes it a solid deal for those who already planned on picking up a Nintendo 3DS along with a copy of the game.
The bundle will ring in at £209.99 (or roughly $349.99) for those residing in the United Kingdom, and fans that pre-order the Super Smash Bros.-centric offering from the Official Nintendo Store can even net a free t-shirt and wristband. It’s not as much bang for your buck as some fans may have been hoping, but it’s a fun little bonus nonetheless.
Currently this Super Smash Bros. bundle is only announced for Europe, but it’s very likely that it will be confirmed for North America at some point in the near future. Keeping that in mind, keep it parked on Game Rant for updates on where this limited edition 3DS will be releasing.
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Super Smash Bros. for 3DS will be arriving on October 3, 2014, while the Wii U version will hit during Holiday 2014.
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Source: Nintendo Life