Nintendo’s SNES-themed 3DS XL comes to Europe in October

Despite Nintendo assuring us it wouldn't sell out immediately, the SNES Classic Edition is beginning to look a lot like a repeat of the near-impossible-to-find NES Classic of yesteryear.

Thankfully for those looking to recapture their nostalgia somehow, Nintendo is has a Super Nintendo-themed New Nintendo 3DS XL planned to go on sale starting October 13.

The Super Nintendo edition of the 3DS XL is mostly unchanged from last year's Japan-exclusive Super Famicom variant of the handheld — save for details like the 'Super Famicom' lettering changing out for a Super Nintendo logo. 

As one might tell from the distinct lack of purple on the 3DS' design, this particular edition of the SNES-themed handheld is currently exclusive to Europe, with no plans announced yet for a US release. 

A price was also not announced, though the Super Famicom edition of the 3DS ran for 21,600 yen (about $190/£150/AU$250) in Japan, so it's possible the European release will go for something similar.

While Nintendo is optimistic about the newest reskin of its 3DS XL hitting store shelves this October, we still urge interested buyers to keep an eye out for preorders — if there's anything to learn from Nintendo's nostalgic reissues, even a 3DS painted to look like an SNES could become a hassle to buy.

Via Engadget

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