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Nintendo 2DS to Release Oct. 12

/ Aug 29th, 2013 No Comments

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[adsense250itp]Nintendo is set to release the entry-level handheld console Nintendo 2DS on Oct. 12 for $129.99, the company announced at the GameStop Expo in Las Vegas.

As its name suggests, the Nintendo 2DS will be similar to the currently available 3DS handheld console without the 3D capabilities. It will keep the signature two-screen display but will not feature the flip-down portability of current DS models. Instead, the 2DS features a fixed, slate form factor with an ergonomic angle.

The 2DS will play all games made for 3DS. However, some games require the 3D feature. Nintendo did not reveal specifics on how those games will be handled. The 2DS is also backwards compatible with the existing library of more than 2,000 games made for the DS. In addition, players will be able to download games through the eShop.

Additionally, gamers will be able to experience online multiplayer, video content and apps through the system’s local wireless connectivity.

The stereo speakers found on the 3DS are replaced for a cheaper mono speaker on the 2DS. However, players will be able to hear better quality sound using the console’s standard headphone jack.

Players on the fence regarding the handheld system will be able to take it for a test drive at a local Simon Mall as Nintendo is taking the 2DS on tour. The 2DS tour will be making several stops in different markets across the country beginning in October and wrapping up Nov. 3.

Nintendo said the 2DS is aimed at providing a more affordable option to gamers who find the $199.99 price of the 3DS XL or the $169.99 price tag of the 3DS too high. The company also hopes to target children under 7 years old with the 2DS. The 3D features of the 3DS are not recommended for children seven and under.

The Nintendo 2DS will be available in red or blue. Either one is mostly black with red or blue accents along the side and back.

Nintendo is releasing the new portable console the same day as Pokemon X and Y. A trailer for the 2DS can be viewed below.

  

Ryan Bloom

Ryan Bloom

Chief Editor at Gaming Illustrated
Ryan Bloom is a writer and avid gamer from Orange County. He received a B.A. in Communications with a minor in American Studies from California State University, Fullerton in 2010. Follow him on Twitter @BloomsTweets.
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