Nintendo to Launch New Nintendo 2DS XL Portable System on July 28

New Dedicated Hand-Held System Will Sell at a Suggested Retail
Price of $149.99

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Nintendo
3DS
family of systems will soon be adding a new member. On July 28,
New Nintendo 2DS XL makes its debut in the United States at a suggested
retail price of $149.99. The New Nintendo 2DS XL system gives
consumers a third choice of hand-held systems, one that offers pricing
and features that fit between the Nintendo
2DS
and New Nintendo 3DS XL systems. New Nintendo 2DS XL will launch
on the same day as two big new games for the Nintendo 3DS family of
systems: Hey! PIKMIN and Miitopia.


“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.”

The new system will be available in a stylish black/turquoise color, and
will use the same size large screen found on New Nintendo 3DS XL
systems. As the name of the new system implies, visuals will be
displayed in 2D only. The system is lighter but still packs the same
power as New Nintendo 3DS XL, and has built-in NFC support for amiibo
cards and figures. It can play the massive library of quality Nintendo
3DS, New Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS games in 2D. Nintendo systems are
also the only dedicated video game systems where people can find their
favorite characters and game franchises, such as Mario, Peach, Yoshi,
Kirby, Pokémon, Fire Emblem, Mario Kart, Super
Smash Bros.
, Animal Crossing and The Legend of Zelda.

There are over a thousand games in the Nintendo 3DS game library and
more are always on the way, 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.

Remember that New Nintendo 2DS XL features parental
controls
 that let adults manage the content their children can
access. For more information about other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/2ds/new-nintendo-2ds.

About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of
interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan,
manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Nintendo Switch
system and the Nintendo 3DS family of portable systems.
Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System,
Nintendo has sold more than 4.4 billion video games and more than 700
million hardware units globally, including Nintendo Switch and the
Nintendo 3DS family of systems, as well as the Game Boy,
Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS family of systems, Super NES,
Nintendo 64, Nintendo GameCube, Wii
and Wii U systems. It has also created industry icons that
have become well-known, household names, such as Mario, Donkey Kong,
Metroid, Zelda and Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of
America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for
Nintendo’s operations in the Americas. For more information about
Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at http://www.nintendo.com.

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