Nintendo has yet another goody in its back of tricks. The Nintendo 3DS family of systems will soon be adding a new member to its arsenal. On July 28, the Nintendo 2DS XL will take a bow and debut to the world in the United States at a MSRP of $149.99. The New Nintendo 2DS XL system will give consumers a third choice of hand-held systems, one that offers pricing and features that align between the 2DS and 3DS XL systems. The Nintendo 2DS XL will launch simultaneously as Hey! Pikmin and Miitopia, two hit games for the 3DS family.
“This new addition to Nintendo’s portable hardware line demonstrates our commitment to the hand-held market,” said Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America’s President and COO. “New Nintendo 2DS XL sports a beautiful clamshell design and offers a great balance between price and performance.”
There are over a thousand games in the Nintendo 3DS game library and more will continue to be added, including two that launch on the same day as New Nintendo 2DS XL. These new games will offer fun new experiences for New Nintendo 2DS XL owners, and for owners of any Nintendo 3DS family systems.
- Hey! PIKMIN: In this brand-new style of Pikmin game, players guide Captain Olimar through 2D side-scrolling levels and collect Sparklium to refuel his crashed ship, the S.S. Dolphin 2, so he can escape the planet. The touch-screen controls let players choose the right Pikmin to toss at enemies and objects, which is critical to defeating foes and solving the many puzzles Olimar encounters during his adventure.
- Miitopia: Band together with your Mii and Mii friends to explore your own personalized world of Miitopia. Cast Mii characters into various roles and watch hilarious scenes unfold as they work together to defeat the Dark Lord who has stolen the faces of townspeople of Miitopia. Players can bring in their created Mii characters from the Miitomo or Tomodachi Life games, or create their own Mii team in the game. This game has a lighthearted tone with traditional and strategic RPG-like elements, including customization, relationship building and team management.