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Nintendo and Pokemon X and Y are teaming up to make a 3DS bundle that draws inspiration from the two upcoming games.
The model will be a 3DS XL, and come in a blue X version and a red Y version with pictures of new legendary Pokemon, Yveltal and Xerneas.
The handheld comes with the standard AC adapter, stylus, SD Card, AR Cards reports CinemaBlend.
The unit will retail for $199.99, and will not include the game, which will be released October 12.
Nintendo is likely not waiting to bundle the handheld with the game in hopes of building anticipation and selling units to diehard fans. Also, the game is already launching with the new 2DS, a cross between the DS and 3DS.
The 2DS will be $130.
A Pokemon X and Y director recently spoke about the themes of the new game being centered around bonds and working with other people rather than the classic solo quest of the past.
While in previous games the player also had to accept his mission from a professor and head off into the world on his own; now, the character is equipped with everything he needs from the start. The character then meets with a few neighborhood kids who are also embarking out on their own Pokemon quest, creating rivals and companionship.
"One of the central themes of Pokemon X and Y are bonds – The bonds between people, and the bonds between and Pokemon," director Junichi Masuda told Polygon.
"This time we really wanted to make it a journey about you and your friends. When you first meet the kids at the beginning of the game, you don't actually know them, so you're meeting them for the first time. When focusing on this theme, we wanted to make [the game] a journey about meeting these friends and then getting to know them over the course of the adventure," he continued.
Masuda said they decided to change things up in X and Y to try and make the most complete Pokemon game ever.