Nintendo’s newest handheld game system, the New Nintendo 2DS XL will debut in New Zealand and Australia on June 15th. According to Nintendo, the new system gives consumers “a new choice that fits between the Nintendo 2DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL systems.”
The new, clamshell-design system will be available in two colour schemes, black/turquoise and white/orange, and will have the same large screen found on New Nintendo 3DS XL systems.
Obviously, the system is not 3D capable - just incase the name didn’t give it away. The system is lighter but still has the same power as the New Nintendo 3DS XL.
It can play the entire library of Nintendo 3DS, New Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS games in 2D. This includes of course the legendary Nintendo game titles Pokémon, Fire Emblem, Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros., Animal Crossing and The Legend of Zelda.
Adding to the 1000+ strong library of Nintendo DS games, two more will launch on July 29th. The new games will be compatible with the new system, as well as existing ones. The new games are described below.
- 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 personalised 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 Miitomo or Tomodachi Life, or create their own Mii team in the game. This game has a lighthearted tone with traditional and strategic RPG-like elements, including customisation, relationship building and team management.
You can check out the features in this promotional video by Nintendo.