Metallic Rose DSi XL bafflingly arriving Sept. 18

From massive price cuts to tossing the 3DS in a cradle, we're starting to suspect that when it comes to the DS platform, Nintendo seems to be throwing it all to the wall and seeing what sticks. The latest evidence: Today the company announced that a new color of the DSi XL, "Metallic Rose," will arrive on Sept. 18.

And yes, we said the "DSi XL." As in "I gave this DSi XL to my legally blind grandma so she could see her sudoku except she fractured her wrist attempting to heave the thing from her coffee table." That DSi XL.
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New Metallic Rose Nintendo DSi XL Set to Bloom Sept. 18

This fall, Nintendo has a shiny new option for consumers seeking a hand-held entertainment device that matches their personal sense of style. On Sept. 18, the range of hardware colors for the portable Nintendo DSi XL™ system grows to include Metallic Rose, an eye-catching shade of pink with a luminous modern sheen. For kids eager to head back to school in style or busy adults with an appetite for on-the-go entertainment, this new color option rolls fun and fashion into one irresistible package.

Nintendo DSi XL features two 4.2-inch screens that are 93 percent larger than those of the Nintendo DS™ Lite system, giving users a brilliant view of their favorite games and applications and providing a wider viewing angle that lets friends and family members share in the fun. In addition to two built-in cameras, Facebook™ photo integration and pre-loaded software including Flipnote Studio™, Brain Age™ Express: Math, Brain Age Express: Arts & Letters and Photo Clock, Nintendo DSi XL also offers access to an ever-growing variety of downloadable content via the Nintendo DSi Shop (broadband Internet access required).

A strong roster of upcoming games for the Nintendo DS family of systems – including new installments in several fan-favorite franchises – will keep new and existing users' spirits extra rosy this fall and beyond. Kirby™ Mass Attack, which launches Sept. 19, lets players control as many as 10 pink Kirby characters at a time using unique touch-screen controls as they defeat enemies and collect medals in a variety of colorful worlds. Players gather fruit to build up their mob of Kirbys, and this is key because a certain number of Kirbys are needed to access different stages and areas. Remember, more Kirbys equal more power. The combination of Kirby Mass Attack and the new Metallic Rose Nintendo DSi XL make for the "perfect pink pair" for that favorite girl gamer. Also, Professor Layton and the Last Specter™ will invite players to solve loads of brain-teasing puzzles in order to solve a captivating new mystery when it launches on Oct. 17.

Other color options for Nintendo DSi XL hardware include Bronze, Midnight Blue and Burgundy. Nintendo DSi XL is available at a suggested retail price of $169.99.

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This article was originally published on Joystiq.