New 2DS XL Already Has A Cool Special Edition (In Japan)

The sudden announcement of a new version of the 2DS, the New 2DS XL, has been followed by word that a special edition is on the way, at least in Japan.

This Dragon Quest-themed Liquid Metal Slime system is black and gray, with the face of a slime on the rear of the top screen. On the back of both halves of the system are a series of Dragon Quest silhouettes showing weapons and slimes. The inside features a plain black look, with a lone slime adorning the area just below the d-pad.

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In addition to the system itself, buyers will receive a special Dragon Quest theme for the system’s menus (pictured in the gallery above) and a copy of Dragon Quest XI.

Nintendo will launch the special-edition system in Japan on July 29 for 22,480 yen (about $ 202 / £156). There’s not yet any word on an international release; given Dragon Quest’s popularity in Japan relative to the rest of the world, this is something you may only be able to get your hands by importing.

Nintendo announced the New 2DS XL overnight. It’s on par with the New 3DS XL in terms of power and plays all of the same games, but it lacks that system’s 3D capabilities. It launches on June 15 in Australia and New Zealand, while those in the US and UK will have to wait until July 28.

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