We like surprises, no doubt just like many of you do, so we are excited to see that images of a brand new limited edition Zelda themed Nintendo 3DS console have made their way onto the internet. The images were revealed by Nintendo of Europe and show a black and gold version of the console with Zelda 25th Anniversary artwork including the gold trimmings of the Ocarina and Hyrule crest.
One of the images also gives us a glimpse of what the official package will look like and judging from the designs on the outside of it, it seems a copy of Zelda Ocarina of Time 3D will also be included in the bundle. According to Nintendo Life, it will be hitting stores in Europe before the new year starts and adds to the various other limited edition consoles they have released this year including the ice white 3DS and the blue Nintendo Wii with Sonic and Mario at the London 2012 Olympic Games game.
The company has already re-released a copy of Zelda: Four Swords on the Nintendo DSi and launched a series of music concerts to commemorate the Zelda anniversary of 25 years. This will be the latest and possibly greatest addition to the efforts they have been making. This will also be another way of boosting sales of the company’s handheld console that has had a tough year so far. It will cost around £169.99 in the UK and €199 in the rest of the continent with November 25th marked as the date that we will most likely see the console released.
Nintendo sales in general have been falling short of estimates, despite the efforts they have made to boost them all year, but they will be hoping to change that with the release of their next generation console, the Wii U. Earlier today we brought you news that the original Wii price had fallen to an all-time low. What are your thoughts on the efforts Nintendo has been making this year? Will you be getting the Zelda themed 3DS console this year?