Super NES Edition Coming Late November 2017

Not content with offering the Switch, the SNES Classic, and the 2DS XL, the Japanese company chose to bring a SNES-themed 3DS XL to the United States as well this year. Two weeks after rolling out in Europe, the new 3DS XL would be available in the United States with a release set for November 27. It makes the console look like a classic SNES. Nintendo 3DS XL will play all the games of the Nintendo DS games, but those games will not appear in 3D. Otherwise, it is the same as other New 3DS XL consoles (released in 2015), and uses the same AC adapter as the Nintendo DSi, 3DS, and 2DS handheld systems. Just be aware that whoever you buy this 3DS XL for may need one.

If you're in Europe, you also have a New 3DS XL to pick up, but it's modeled after your region's unique SNES design, complete with more colorful buttons and a different logo. With the classic purple and grey motif we have all come to love over the years, the new 3DS looks fantastic.

The Super NES Edition Nintendo 3DS XL (what a mouthful) comes with a free download code for Super Mario Kart, one of the best SNES games ever. For those of you familiar with Factor 5's SNES game, you'll know that Super Turrican did come out for the system back in 1993. Pre-order it while you still can, SNES stuff never seems to stay on shelves these days.

  • Valerie Cook