Back in early March the Nintendo Direct in Japan unveiled a rather lovely Super Famicom New Nintendo 3DS LL (or XL, as it is in the West), which does a fine job of recreating the 16-bit gem's console look on the system.

Box art for the portable has now emerged and it does a great job of capitalising on nostalgia for the 16-bit era. Check it out below (thanks, Kyle McLain)

Due this month in Japan - though import site Play-Asia doesn't expect stock until the summer - it's one of the most handsome 3DS editions we've seen. A release in the West naturally seems like a longshot, but we like to dream.

Would you splash out on one of these if it was brought to North America and PAL territories?