Nintendo to Launch New Nintendo 2DS XL

unnamedNintendo will release its newest addition to the Nintendo 3DS line, the New Nintendo 2DS XL, on July 28. It offers pricing and features that fit between the Nintendo 2DS and Nintendo 3DS XL systems.

The new portable system only displays games in 2-D, unlike some if its predecessors that use 3-D functionality. It offers features that are compatible with the New Nintendo 3DS XL system, including amiibo compatibility. New games such as Hey! PIKMIN and Miitopia will launch on the same day.

The system uses the same size screens that are on the New 3DS XL and comes in a lighter weight. The New 2DS XL can play any previous 3DS game.

New Nintendo 3DS XL Gets a U.S. Release Date

NewNintendo3DSThe New Nintendo 3DS XL system will launch in the U.S. on February 13, according to a Nintendo Direct presentation today. The upcoming system features a wider range of controls with the addition of a C Stick and ZL/ZR buttons, super-stable 3-D via face-tracking technology, and built-in NFC functionality that allows for communication with amiibo figures.

The system also enhances certain games like Super Smash Bros. with amiibo functionality, faster processing speeds, and more control options when compared to the Nintendo 3DS system. In addition to the standard New Red and New Black, two other New Nintendo 3DS XL designs will be available at launch: one featuring artwork inspired by the soon-to-be-released The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D, and one based on Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, available exclusively at GameStop with the game pre-installed.