If you’re a fan of the Zelda franchise, then you might be interested to learn that Nintendo has recently announced a new version of the 2DS XL console dubbed the Hylian Shield Edition. As you can see in the photo above, this is a 2DS XL console that has been given a new coat of paint with the Hylian Shield on the front of the console.
However apart from the brand new design, the rest of the console will remain the same as all the previous versions of it, so don’t expect this to be some kind of hardware refresh. However the console bundle will come with a copy of The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, so if you’ve yet to play the game then this seems like a pretty good deal.
Become the hero you’ve always wanted to be with the New Nintendo #2DSXL Hylian Shield Edition, pre-installed with The Legend of #Zelda: A Link Between Worlds! Get it exclusively @GameStop for $159.99 July 2! pic.twitter.com/ZDxAVzTFvS
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) May 29, 2018
Also note that this is the 2DS XL, not the 3DS, so if you wanted a glasses-free 3D gaming experience you’ll probably need to get the 3DS, not this version, although it is unclear if there are plans for a Hylian Shield Edition of the 3DS. The console is priced at $160 which like we said includes a copy of the game which makes it a pretty good deal. It is also expected to see a release on the 2nd of July where according to Nintendo, it will be exclusive to GameStop so that’s where you’ll have to go if you want to get your hands on it.