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Link Green Nintendo 2DS & Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Explorer’s Edition Announced

Nintendo announced today that it will have a couple special deals in place for this year’s Black Friday shoppers. The first is a special Link Green Nintendo 2DS that comes packaged with a digital copy of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D pre-installed. It will retail for the usual low price of $79.99 and is a great deal for those Zelda fans on your Christmas list.



On the Nintendo Switch side of things, Nintendo is releasing a special Explorer’s Edition of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. This version of the game comes packaged with a two-sided map and a 100-page explorer’s guide for the same price as the regular edition: $59.99. As of press time it’s currently available for pre-order from Amazon.



Although both items are cool, we can’t help but be a bit disappointed if this is all Nintendo has planned for Black Friday. These are hardly the major discounts we’re used to seeing. Remember last year when they has New Nintendo 3DS systems with face plates for only $99? While we didn’t expect any major cuts to the price on the Switch, we were hoping for more. Obviously individual retailers may have some nice price cuts on Nintendo software or some hardware bundles. We should find out soon enough!


With Black Friday quickly approaching, Nintendo is offering a variety of products to make holiday shopping a little bit easier and a lot more fun for everyone. These deals include two items that will make it easier for people of all ages and interests to get in on the fun and adventure of The Legend of Zelda series this holiday season.

The first is a Link green Nintendo 2DS system with bright orange buttons that comes pre-installed with The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D game at a suggested retail price of only $79.99. This is ideal for young people who want to be introduced to one of the best games in The Legend of Zelda series on a durable and accessible portable system. The second is The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Explorer’s Edition, a bundle that includes the critically acclaimed and award-winning Nintendo Switch game, a 100-page explorer’s guide and a two-sided map at a suggested retail price of $59.99.* The included guide and map are great for people new to the series, as well as people who haven’t yet had the opportunity to dive into the massive adventure.

But this isn’t all Nintendo is offering on Black Friday. In addition to these legendarydeals, many other systems and bundles are currently in stores. These include a Nintendo Switch bundle that comes with the system, a download code for the Super Mario Odyssey game, Mario-themed red Joy-Con controllers and a special carrying case at a suggested retail price of $379.99.

“Between Nintendo Switch, Super NES Classic Edition, all the systems in the Nintendo 3DS family and all of the fun games available for these systems, shoppers will have multiple options for their wish lists this year,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Our Black Friday deals are a great value for people looking to pick up gifts for the Nintendo fans in their lives.”

Other systems and bundles that will be available in stores this holiday include:

  • For fans of Mario: A white-and-red Nintendo 2DS system pre-loaded with the New Super Mario Bros. 2 game at a suggested retail price of $79.99 (now available).
  • For fans of cool hardware: A white-and-orange New Nintendo 2DS XL system at a suggested retail price of $149.99 (now available).
  • For fans of Pokémon: A Poké Ball Edition New Nintendo 2DS XL system at a suggested retail price of $159.99 (launches Nov. 3).
  • For fans of exploration: A special edition of Xenoblade Chronicles 2 that includes a sound selection CD, a special metal game case and a 220-page hard-bound art book at a suggested retail price of $99.99. A Nintendo Switch Pro Controller themed around Xenoblade Chronicles 2 will be available at a suggested retail price of $74.99 (both launch Dec. 1).

To check out all the offerings from Nintendo this holiday season, visit Nintendo’s holiday gift guide at https://happyholidays.nintendo.com/. For more information about Nintendo, visit https://www.nintendo.com/.


Craig Majaski

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He's currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.

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