Confirmed purchase: 19 December 2016 Published on: 18 January 2017 3 out of 10
This shell originally featured as one of the accessories that was meant to accompany the EU release of Monster Hunter Generations along with the Monster Hunter Grip that Nintendo.co.uk also sells (I've bought and used both but was only given the opportunity to review this).
I expected great things since the Monster Hunter-related Japan exclusive accessories are supposed to be great (e.g. the hunting gear grip), but I was really disappointed with both this n3DS XL shell and the grip. Both are made a 3rd party called Prif and it's quite clear that they've made some poor quality products and just slapped on some Monster Hunter logos. The plastic on the Mizutsune shell is pretty flimsy and has already started to split in 1 area with no rough handling, and my n3DS XL doesn't even fit snugly in the grip - shifting every time I press something on the right hand side. Between the shell that's more fragile than the console, and a grip that doesn't even properly fit the 1 thing it's supposed to be used with, I would urge even Monster Hunter fans to avoid these and just go for equivalent stuff made by better 3rd party manufacturers like Hori.