Nintendo is dressing up the plain old 2DS in The Legend of Zelda for Black Friday. The $70 green and yellow handheld comes pre-installed with Ocarina of Time 3D. There’s also a special “Explorer’s Edition” of Breath of the Wild for the Switch, bundled with a 100-page guide and a map for $60.
Nintendo announced a few new colours for the 2DS XL today. Some were given release dates in the West, but as is becoming custom, the best ones were not.
Atlus has announced that Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth for 3DS arrives in North America on October 17. The launch edition of the game comes with a music CD and 24-page art book. To celebrate the release date, enjoy a video of the Fencer’s nameplate and state page in action.
At an event in a New York City hotel meeting room engineered by Nintendo to hype the July launch of the New 2DSXL, we played one of the new games also coming out that month: Hey! Pikmin. And we were left wondering, hey, why not also have these games run on Nintendo’s portable Switch?
The newly announced New 2DS XL looks sort of like an iPhone attached to a 3DS bottom, as you can see in the above video, which Kotaku boss Stephen Totilo and I shot at a Nintendo event in New York City this week.
Japan is getting a white and yellow Nintendo 2DS. Priced at 11,980 yen (US$114), it will be out on December 15 and come bundled with New Super Mario Bros. 2. No word if a similar bundle will be released internationally.
Today, Nintendo announced that starting May 20, the 2DS will be officially priced at $79.99.
The Nintendo 2DS is coming to Japan in the best way possible: With Pokémon! The clear plastic 2DS units, some of which already got a U.S. release, will be Pokémon themed and pre-bundled with Pokémon Red, Blue, Green, and Yellow—along with a download code for Mew, which can be used in Pokémon XY, Omega Ruby and Alpha…
Remember those neat transparent 2DS consoles? Nintendo confirmed that they'll be out in North America alongside Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire on November 21. Each handheld will retail for $99.99, but unlike their European counterparts, they will not come with a copy of Pokémon ORAS pre-installed.
I've always thought the Nintendo 2DS looked, well, terrible. These new 2DS handhelds don't.
Streak about to be broken? Nintendo has released a new handheld—or iteration of an existing handheld—in North America in each of the past five years. Nothing announced for this fall, which means 2014 might break the streak. Unless... anyone want a 2DS XL to be announced by December? A 3D XL Lite? Game Boy 2? (Top…
As useless as the 2DS is for most people in most circumstances, you've got to hand it to Nintendo when it comes to the system's colour choices.
Nintendo is offering a free download code in March for Pokémon X or Pokémon Y to those who register, via Club Nintendo, either a 3DS, 3DS XL or 2DS, and one of five games for that platform.
Yoshi's New Island surfaces on the 3DS on March 14. The sequel to Super Nintendo classic Yoshi's Island has a lovely Friday release date now. Yoshi and Baby Mario are playing middle men to February 28's Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy and the newly-announced Disney Magical World, releasing on 3DS April 11.
Some users of the 2DS have reported a problem in the touchscreen—a "phantom stylus" depressing the upper left corner and cycling the screen endlessly. These units still are under warranty, but someone's figured out how to make the fix on your own.
Nintendo's 2DS Pokémon X & Y bundles are the saddest bundles of them all. No special colors or decals — just the standard blue 2DS with Pokémon Y at Toys"R"Us or the red with Pokémon X at Target for $149.99. The games come pre-installed, so you don't even get a pretty case. What a festive way to say "here's your damn…
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