The limited edition gold Nintendo 3DS due for release in Japan will come with something special: a redeemable code that unlocks new costumes for Link and a fairy. These codes can be redeemed for the release of Hyrule Warriors Legends, the upcoming hack-and-slash title from Omega Force and Team Ninja.
The game was originally released for the Wii U last year in the fall of 2014, simply known as Hyrule Warriors. Even though the game was jam packed with great gaming, according to Siliconera the upcoming Hyrule Warriors Legends will contain even more content. They're reporting that the Japanese version of the gold Nintendo 3DS LL will come with redeemable codes for the Classic Link costume that the hero donned in the 1986 release of The Legend of Zelda.
The costume is a basic green and tan garb. Link has his iconic cap, swirly hair, brown boots, tan tights, and his traditional green tunic layered over a light-brown shirt. The fairy in the game is wearing something similar, except she isn't wearing any tan tights under her green dress.
The fairy is part of a new addition to Hyrule Warriors. The new iteration of the game for the Nintendo 3DS will feature the ability to raise fairies and take them into battle in the Adventure Mode. They don't exactly detail how much the fairies will change the gameplay, but it is noted that fairies can gain new skills and assist in battle during the Adventure Mode. Players will also be able to visually customize their fairies to look a certain way and wear certain outfits.
In a way, the new mode has been created to compensate for the lack of multiplayer in the Nintendo 3DS version of Hyrule Warriors Legends, which was present in the Wii U rendition. However, the portable handheld game will have some new heroes to play, including Tetra, King of Hyrule, Toon Link from Wind Waker, Skull Kid, and the controversial Linkle, who was revealed during of Nintendo's Direct sessions just before the end of the year.
It's also noted that gamers will be able to transfer over their new characters to the Wii U version of Hyrule Warriors. This is a nice way to ensure that the home console owners don't trade in the game at GameStop. Additionally, there won't be a Challenge mode in the portable version of the game, so that means that players won't be able to unlock or play as Ganon or the Giant Cucco. And just so you know, Ganon is not Ganondorf – the latter is still in the handheld outing. The 3DS version will also support Amiibos, so it's possible to unlock and access additional content using the figurines.
The gold 3DS LL is currently available for pre-order. It will launch in Japan on January 21st, 2016 and will come with the aforementioned codes to unlock the classic costumes for Link and the fairies. It hasn't been revealed yet if North Americans or Europeans will gain access to the codes to get Link's classic outfit from the 1986 version of The Legend of Zelda, but Nintendo still has until the end of March in 2016 to clarify the details.