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Samus is getting her own limited edition Nintendo 3DS

Drops the same day as Metroid: Samus Returns

A render of the box for New Nintendo 3DS XL Samus Edition hardware
New Nintendo 3DS XL Samus Edition
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Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

Intergalactic bounty hunter Samus Aran is getting her own limited edition hardware next month. Nintendo announced today it will release the Samus Edition New Nintendo 3DS XL on Sept. 15, the same day Metroid: Samus Returns hits stores.

The Samus-inspired New Nintendo 3DS XL will cost $199.99. The package does not include a copy of Metroid: Samus Returns, which sells separately for $39.99.

Here’s a closer look at the hardware, which Nintendo stresses is limited:

An image of the cover of New Nintendo 3DS XL Samus Edition hardware Nintendo
An image of the back of the New Nintendo 3DS XL Samus Edition Nintendo

Nintendo will also release a pair of Metroid-themed amiibo figures next month, one based on Samus Aran’s pose on the cover of Metroid 2 and a soft, squishy Metroid. You may want to grab both if you hope to unlock everything Metroid: Samus Returns has to offer.

Nintendo announced Metroid: Samus Returns — a remake of the Game Boy title Metroid 2: Return of Samus — at this year’s E3. The Nintendo 3DS game is being developed by MercurySteam and Nintendo.

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