In a random and unexpected announcement, Nintendo has revealed a new version of the Nintendo 3DS: the Nintendo 2DS.
Priced at $129.99, $40 cheaper than a regular 3DS and $70 cheaper than a 3DS XL, the 2DS is meant to be a more affordable option for those interested in the handheld system.
It will contain all the niches of the 3DS, including dual screens, backwards compatibility with more than 2,000 DS games, access to Nintendo eShop downloads and online multiplayer. In exchange, it drops the the 3D capabilities for 3DS games. It also does not fold down or up like the 3DS, but it has a more slate-type design instead.
Check out the trailer for the 2DS below.
The Nintendo 2DS will release on Oct. 12 in North America, and will come in red or blue colors.
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