Nintendo has announced the New Nintendo 2DS XL which will release in the US on July 28 with suggested retail price of $ 149.99.
The New Nintendo 2DS XL joins the Nintendo 3DS family and will be giving consumers a third hand-held alternative. It’s price and features fit between the current Nintendo 2DS and 3DS XL.
Nintendo’s new hand-held will feature the same screen size as the Nintendo 3DS XL systems, but graphics will be displayed in 2D only. While packing the same power as the Nintendo 3DS XL, the 2DS XL will be lighter and will feature built-in NFC support. Being released in a black/turquoise color, the New 2DS XL will be able to play the entire library of quality Nintendo 3DS, New Nintendo 3DS, and Nintendo DS games.
“This new addition to Nintendo’s portable hardware line demonstrates our commitment to the hand-held market,” said Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America’s President and COO. “New Nintendo 2DS XL sports a beautiful clamshell design and offers a great balance between price and performance.”
Alongside the New Nintendo 2DS XL, Nintendo has announced the release of 2 new games for the 3DS family, ‘Miitopia’ and ‘Hey! PIKMIN’.
Hey! PIKMIN: In this brand-new style of Pikmin game, players guide Captain Olimar through 2D side-scrolling levels and collect Sparklium to refuel his crashed ship, the S.S. Dolphin 2, so he can escape the planet. The touch-screen controls let players choose the right Pikmin to toss at enemies and objects, which is critical to defeating foes and solving the many puzzles Olimar encounters during his adventure.
Miitopia: Band together with your Mii and Mii friends to explore your own personalized world of Miitopia. Cast Mii characters into various roles and watch hilarious scenes unfold as they work together to defeat the Dark Lord who has stolen the faces of townspeople of Miitopia. Players can bring in their created Mii characters from theMiitomo or Tomodachi Life games, or create their own Mii team in the game. This game has a lighthearted tone with traditional and strategic RPG-like elements, including customization, relationship building and team management.
As said, the new Nintendo 2DS XL will release in the US on July 28, 2017.