Nintendo today introduces a new member to the Nintendo 3DS family: the Nintendo 2DS. Offering you additional variety and value in your handheld gaming options, the Nintendo 2DS is a streamlined version of the Nintendo 3DS that will play all videogames available for Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS in 2D.
The Nintendo 2DS retains many of the same hardware features as the Nintendo 3DS including the same Nintendo 3DS gameplay controls, backwards compatibility with the vast existing library of Nintendo DS videogames, as well as wireless connectivity features such as access to Nintendo eShop, plus StreetPass and SpotPass functionality. However the console takes on a distinctive new fixed, slate form design, and will play all packaged and download Nintendo 3DS videogames in 2D.
The new console is designed as an entry point into the Nintendo handheld experience and will be available at launch in two colour combinations, white and red or black and blue, with a Nintendo 2DS Carrying Case (in either Red or Blue) that can be purchased separately. The Nintendo 2DS console is available to purchase from today and Electronic Theatre will keep you updated with all the latest details on Nintendo’s handheld formats.