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Nintendo has just launched Nintendo Network ID through a new software update on the 3DS. This means that your 3DS will have an account system that’s very similar to the Wii U. In fact, if you own a Wii U and a 3DS, you can now link both consoles to one Nintendo Network ID which will allow you to use the same funds across both platforms.
Other features include being able to use Miiverse on 3DS just like you would on Wii U and of course continued access to the Nintendo eShop. The key feature of this update is obviously the ability to share a wallet between consoles, this is something that has been requested for some time.
There will no doubt be more features added to enhance the Nintendo Network as time goes on, but my personal request would be that they offer more downloads, like virtual console content, that can be played on both the Wii U and 3DS.
Nintendo has recently tweeted out an awesome deal on the Nintendo 3DS XL system by offering it for $149.99! This deal includes the new limited edition Zelda: A Link Between Worlds console. This offer is exclusive to Target and will continue on through 11/28 to 11/30.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) November 26, 2013
The Zelda version of the 3DS XL includes a digital download code for the newly released game, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. The bundled 3DS XL console is gold with a black bottom and it features a triforce on both the top and bottom of the console. It’s probably Nintendo’s coolest looking 3DS XL and it comes bundled with a top notch Zelda game which received a 9.4 (“Amazing”) review score from IGN. I have personally started to play through the new Zelda title and it’s easily one of the best reasons to own this console.
If you live in the UK and are planning on picking up The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, don’t wait until the game is out to buy it. Instead, you can pre-oder the game from GAME and receive a treasure box that plays a familiar tune from the Zelda franchise. The announcement was officially made by Nintendo’s Eiji Aonuma and Satoru Iwata in the Vine you see above. The game is set to be released on November 22 for the Nintendo 3DS.