Nintendo is no stranger to rolling out limited edition consoles to coincide with major game releases, and we’re seeing the company do it again with Fire Emblem: Awakening. At one point we had no clue if this game would ever make it to North America, but now its release is just a couple short weeks away. What better way to celebrate than with a brand new 3DS that looks as good as the one in the picture below?
You’ll have your chance, but the cost of admission comes in at $200. That’s actually not a bad deal considering that buying a 3DS and Fire Emblem: Awakening will cost right around $210, but of course, this is a more valuable deal to those who don’t already own a 3DS. There’s one small issue with this package, though: the 3DS included in it isn’t of the XL variety, which is arguably the better 3DS model.
But no matter! Fire Emblem: Awakening should be a great game for tactical RPG fans (Fire Emblem installments of the past haven’t let us down, at least), and as far as limited edition handhelds go, this is one of the better looking ones. Relish it, North American gamers, because it isn’t every day one of these snazzy looking consoles makes it outside of Japan – in fact, we’re still disappointed that Nintendo’s awesome Charizard 3DS has remained Japan-only.
This Fire Emblem 3DS will be launching the same day as the game, February 4, 2013. We expect that Nintendo will offer it for at least a little while after launch, but considering how good it looks, you might want to pick one up sooner rather than later. At any rate, you could do a lot worse when shopping for a new handheld.