Power to the players in Hyrule as Nintendo releases Gamestop-exclusive Hylian Shield 2DS XL this July

Today, Nintendo announced that it will release a new 2DS XL model, which will depict the iconic Hylian shield from the Legend of Zelda series, on July 2 exclusively to Gamestop stores. In addition, the handheld will also come with a preloaded download of The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds.

Every legendary hero needs a shield, just like every legendary gamer needs a video game system that looks like a shield! like a shield! Launching exclusively in GameStop stores on July 2 at a suggested retail price of $159.99, the special edition New Nintendo 2DS XL Hylian Shield Edition system resembles Link’s iconic Hylian Shield from The Legend of Zelda series, and comes pre-loaded with the critically acclaimed adventure The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds.

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds is a sequel to the beloved Super NES game The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. In this follow-up, Link must once again save the kingdom of Hyrule from an evil force by transforming into a living painting and crossing into a dark parallel world. Conquer puzzles, traps and hidden rooms of deadly dungeons to save both worlds from certain doom!

Check out our review of The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, and stay tuned for more news here on Gaming Trend.

Elisha Deogracias is an aspiring accountant by day, freelance writer by night. Before writing for Gaming Trend, he had a small gig on the now defunct Examiner. When not being a third wheel with his best friends on dates or yearning for some closure on Pushing Daisies, he's busy catching up on shonen manga and wacky rhythm games. Mains R.O.B. in Smash. Still doesn't know if he's a kid or a squid.

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