The new Nintendo 2DS XL featuring Pikachu is finally heading to North America


Nintendo of America has finally confirmed that the special Pikachu Edition of the Nintendo 2DS XL will be launching on Jan. 26.

The 2DS was originally released in Japan when Ultra Sun and Moon launched late last year. Europe was then confirmed to get the Pikachu 3DS to celebrate the launch of Pokémon Crystal on the Nintendo 3DS eShop in December.

The Pikachu 2DS has a unique bump on the front cover, giving the illusion of a Pikachu’s snout about to jump out at the player. It’s one of multiple Pikachu and Pokémon-themed consoles to be released over the years by Nintendo, starting with the Pikachu-themed GameBoy and Nintendo 64 from the 1990s.

The Pikachu 2DS XL will launch Jan. 26 for a recommended retail price of $159.99.