Last month Nintendo announced they were releasing a brand-new handheld gaming device called the Nintendo 2DS. The system, which launches on October 12, will go on sale for $129.99. The 2DS will function similarly to the 3DS such as touch-screen controls, StreetPass, online multiplayer functionality and the ability to download games.
What makes the 2DS different is its lack of hinges making it the perfect system for children. The system will be available in red and blue while being able to play all Nintendo 3DS games in 2D, including recent hits like Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, as well as upcoming games The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds and Mario Party: Island Tour (both launching Nov. 22). In addition, Nintendo 2DS is backward compatible and can play the huge existing library of Nintendo DS games. Two sturdy and soft carrying cases in either red or blue will also be available at launch for a suggested retail price of $12.99 each.
Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing, commented,
“The Nintendo 2DS system expands the Nintendo 3DS family. At such an attractive price, and with such a huge library of games, it’s a great gift, no matter who you’re shopping for this holiday season.”