Nintendo randomly announces the New 2DS XL

Nintendo has confirmed the release of their newest handheld, the New 2DS XL. Taking the spotlight just a few months later than their newest home console/handheld, the Nintendo Switch, the New 2DS XL will show off features fairly placed in between the 2DS and New 3DS XL with a lighter but powerful 2D experience.

Ditching the stereoscopic 3D graphics, the New 2DS XL will have the larger New 3DS XL screen and the power that comes with it all tucked away in the traditional clamshell design. Also coming with built-in NFC (near-field communication) support, all Amiibo cards and figures will not go to waste if you plan on upgrading to the 2D addition.

The estimated retail price is said to be $149.99. An affordable price and an already stacked library of over 1000 games (3DS, New 3DS and DS games are all compatible), the New 2DS XL will release on July 28th alongside 2 other big Nintendo releases: Hey! PIKMIN and Miitopia.

Here’s everything we know about it:

  • XL size screens
  • Two colour options: Black + Turquoise and White + Orange
  • Launch July 28th
  • Price: $149, UK unconfirmed
  • New folding design (which looks much better)
  • C-Stick returns from the New 3DS models
  • Amiibo support
  • Increased processing power

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