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All That Glitters is Gold for Zelda Fans

  All That Glitters is Gold for Zelda Fans

  New Gold-and-Black Nintendo 3DS XL Comes with The Legend of Zelda: A Link
                                Between Worlds

Business Wire

REDMOND, Wash. -- October 29, 2013

The Legend of Zelda series has always been associated with the color gold.
From the original gold-colored cartridge for The Legend of Zelda on NES to the
box art of the recently released The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD for
Wii U, when fans think of “Zelda,” they think of gold. With the launch of The
Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds on Nov. 22, the tradition of gold
continues. On the same day, a new Nintendo 3DS XL bundle will launch that
includes Nintendo 3DS XL hardware with gorgeous gold-and-black coloring and
the iconic Triforce on the exterior, as well as a download code for The Legend
of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. The legendary system is gold on one side and
black on the other, beautifully representing the two parallel worlds Link
travels between in the game. The special bundle was announced in a video
starring The Legend of Zelda franchise producer Eiji Aonuma, and will be
available at a suggested retail price of $219.99.

With the launch of The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds on Nov. 22, the
tradition of gold cont ...

With the launch of The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds on Nov. 22, the
tradition of gold continues. On the same day, a new Nintendo 3DS XL bundle
will launch that includes Nintendo 3DS XL hardware with gorgeous
gold-and-black coloring and the iconic Triforce on the exterior, as well as a
download code for The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. (Photo: Business
Wire)

“This beautifully designed Nintendo 3DS XL system continues a tradition that
has delighted our fans for decades,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s
executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “It’s a special bundle for a
very special video game.”

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds is set in the same world as
fan-favorite The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past for Super NES and takes
place in the same Hyrule after many years have passed. In this new game, Link
must journey between two worlds, Hyrule and Lorule, using a mysterious power
that lets him become a drawing on walls. Link’s ability to merge with walls
allows players to solve puzzles and explore dungeons in a new way. Players are
also able to buy or rent various items throughout the game, allowing them to
explore dungeons in any order they want, adding a new level of freedom to the
game play.

For more information about The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, visit
http://zelda.com/link-between-worlds/.

Remember that Nintendo 3DS features parental controls that let adults manage
the content their children can access. For more information about this and
other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.

About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive
entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets
hardware and software for its Wii U^™ and Wii^™ home consoles, and Nintendo
3DS^™ and Nintendo DS^™ families of portable systems. Since 1983, when it
launched the Nintendo Entertainment System^™, Nintendo has sold more than 4.1
billion video games and more than 655 million hardware units globally,
including the current-generation Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, as
well as the Game Boy^™, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi^™ and
Nintendo DSi XL^™, Super NES^™, Nintendo 64^™, Nintendo GameCube^™ and Wii
systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known,
household names such as Mario^™, Donkey Kong^™, Metroid^™, Zelda^™ and
Pokémon^™. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in
Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the
Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the
company’s website at http://www.nintendo.com.

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