Back in June, Nintendo unveiled the SNES Classic Edition, a follow-up to its retrofabulous NES Classic Edition that it launched last year. The new, modern interpretation of the SNES will be released just over a month from now - but gamers eager to get their hands on the console are having a tough time trying to get their pre-orders in.
At the gamescom 2017 expo today, Nintendo revealed another nostalgia-fuelled product: the 'New Nintendo 3DS XL Super Nintendo Entertainment System Edition' - a name that doesn't exactly roll off the tongue.
Unlike the SNES Classic Edition, which comes with 21 pre-installed games from the original Super Nintendo, the 3DS XL version's retro credentials are purely superficial. The handheld console is styled to appear like the old-school SNES, but under its skin, it's the same as any other New 3DS XL. It follows the release of a similar version of the XL with a Super Famicom paint job in Japan last year.
The New Nintendo 3DS XL Super Nintendo Entertainment System Edition is coming to European markets on October 13, two weeks after the SNES Classic Edition officially launches. It's not yet clear if Nintendo will be charging a higher price for the classically-styled handheld compared with the standard New 3DS XL model.
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