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Special edition Yoshi 3DS XL confirmed for US release

Launching in the States and Europe on March 14

Nintendo of America will release a special edition Yoshi's New Island 3DS XL system on March 14.

Featuring a lime green hood with a picture of Yoshi in the corner, the system will launch at a suggested retail price of $199.99.

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The custom 3DS XL handheld will also be released in Europe on March 14, with retailer GAME pricing it at £199.99.

Priced at £29.99/$39.99 standalone, Yoshi's New Island is a side-scrolling platformer which sees players taking control of Yoshi as he carries Baby Mario in a bid to help him reunite with his kidnapped brother.

The game has been produced by Takashi Tezuka, who served as creative director on 1995's original Yoshi's Island for SNES.

It maintains series gameplay mechanics such as Yoshi's flutter jump, ground-pound and egg throw, while introducing new ones that make use of 3DS features like gyro sensor functionality.

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