Nintendo has officially revealed the New Nintendo 2DS XL, slated for a July 28th release date. The New Nintendo 2DS XL will have hinges unlike its rigid predecessor and will sell for a suggested retail price of $149.99. This new handheld will be a happy medium between the 2DS and the New Nintendo 3DS XL, adding built-in NFC support for Amiibos and Amiibo cards as well as the larger screen found on the past XL models. The New Nintendo 2DS XL will also be able to play titles that required a “New” 3DS system that previously could not be done on the 2DS, such as Xenoblade Chronicles. This handheld will launch the same day as two upcoming 3DS titles: Miitopia and Hey! PIKMIN.
“This new addition to Nintendo’s portable hardware line demonstrates our commitment to the hand-held market. New Nintendo 2DS XL sports a beautiful clamshell design and offers a great balance between price and performance.” -Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America’s President and COO
As it stands the New Nintendo 2DS XL will only be available in the black/turquoise color (pictured), a clear homage to original turquoise 3DS from the system’s launch in 2011. For those that are interested in handheld gaming and don’t want to drop the money on the Nintendo Switch, the New Nintendo 2DS XL has a great price and a massive library of incredible games to choose from.
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