Pikachu 3DS XL confirmed for US

Special Edition handheld to arrive later this month

Nintendo has confirmed it will release the Pikachu Edition 3DS XL in North America on March 24.


That coincides with the release of Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity - the latest spin-off dungeon crawler, which releases the same day in US.

The Pikachu system will cost $199.99, and comes packaged with a 4GB SD memory card.

Anyone who buys both the Pikachu 3DS XL and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity (or Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon) and registers them on US Club Nintendo site between March 21 and April 30 will receive a code to download one of five 3DS games for free: Super Mario 3D Land, Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask, Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone!, Star Fox 64 3D or Freakyforms Deluxe: Your Creations, Alive.

The Pikachu Edition 3DS XL released in UK shops on December 7 costing £179.99.