May 01, 2017
Nintendo Unveils A New Look 2DS Coming In June
Nintendo has announced that on June 15th, the Nintendo 2DS is getting a redesign and will be known as the New Nintendo 2DS XL and will come in the above black/turquoise colour, as well as in white/orange.
The new design will not replace the current 2DS, but will be on store shelves alongside of it. The new clamshell design, from the original DS and 3DS lines is here and will help protect the screens. In fact the new look will use the same size large screen found on New Nintendo 3DS XL systems. As the name of the new system implies, visuals will be displayed in 2D only. The system is lighter but still packs the same power as New Nintendo 3DS XL, and has built-in NFC support for amiibo cards and figures. It can play the massive library of quality Nintendo 3DS, New Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS games in 2D.
The new look 2DS will be available on June 15th, which means Australia is the first country in the world to get the new look handheld and will be on sale for $199.95. All existing software will work on the new machine, but as the standard 2DS, no 3D options are present.