The 3DS is the color of Samus' most popular armor scheme, with each half sporting a different colour. The new version features updated visuals, 3D support (though it can be turned off), and new features such as the ability for Samus to aim with 360 degrees of freedom.
Metroid: Samus Returns will release for 3DS on September 15th, 2017, while the special edition Metroid-themed New 3DS XL will also release that same day.
Overall, the upcoming limited edition handheld looks rather nice, and it also holds the honour of being the first Metroid-themed limited edition console release since 2004's limited edition Metroid Prime-themed Gamecube, which featured a Metroid top "disc" cover.
While initial reports had it that you needed to purchase a Metroid amiibo to unlock the game's hard mode, Nintendo officials told US Gamer recently that isn't exactly the case.
We've seen a lot of these New 3DS XL sets sell out quickly, reaching high prices from resellers. No pricing information has been confirmed just yet by Nintendo, but it's most likely to be expected at the New 3DS XL's regular price of $199.99.