Accompanying the release of Metroid: Samus Returns next month is a new New Nintendo 3DS XL model that features Samus art and colors.

It will be available alongside the new game on September 15th.

In other Metroid news, it was clarified that the Fusion Mode difficulty in Metroid: Samus Returns is indeed locked behind an amiibo purchase, however there still will be a hard mode players unlock by completing the game.  It should be noted that Fusion mode is still said to be even harder than the standard hard mode.