Animal Crossing: New Leaf's June 9 release date is fast approaching and there's likely a number of gamers out there thinking about picking up the first 3DS. Or maybe there're some folk with standard 3DSes looking to upgrade to the bigger XL. Lucky for everyone, Nintendo announced an all new Animal Crossing: New Leaf 3DS XL Bundle that's beyond adorable, retailing for $219.99.
The limited edition 3DS XL will come with a custom theme of red, yellow and green spots, leaves, apples and small houses on a matte white background. The bundled Animal Crossing: New Leaf will be pre-loaded digitally and will not be included as a cartridge.
Custom limited edition handhelds have been, up until recently, been extremely rare in North America. Even now we don't get near as many as Japan. Nintendo employees have even been quoted as saying that North American audiences simply don't want these sorts of products. For instance, the Japanese Nintendo Direct covered three bundles for the 3DS today, one for Luigi, one for Shin Megami Tensei and one for Animal Crossing. With the success of the Fire Emblem bundle, I'm going to bet we'll see them more and more.
Check out the pictures, check out your piggy bank, think about all the farming and friends awaiting you on June 9 in Animal Crossing: New Leaf, and then buy this handheld. Do it for me, because if I didn't already have a 3DS I'd pick it up in an instant. It's so cute. SO CUTE.