Nintendo will be releasing the Pikachu Edition 3DS XL in North America on March 24. Priced at $199, the package includes a 4gig SD memory card and launches alongside Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity. While the game is not included in the package, players who buy both and register their system between March 21 and April 30 get a redeem code for one of five 3DS titles: Super Mario 3D Land, Star Fox 64 3D, Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone!, Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask, or Freakyforms Deluxe: Your Creations, Alive!
With Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity due out March 24, Nintendo has clarified a few points regarding the game’s DLC. For starters, content will encompass new dungeons, items, and Pokemon, all to be released on a regular basis following launch day. In an interesting twist, the first batch of content – the Poke Forest dungeon – will be free to download until April 30. Three other dungeons will be available at launch, with more content planned for April.
Also, Gates to Infinity will offer local multiplayer in the form of Companion Mode, allowing players to explore dungeons, collect items, and gain experience together. Said items and experience then carry over to the game’s single player (Hero Mode).