Nintendo has announced a new handheld system today: the 2DS. Yes world, a 2DS and no, it’s not a joke.
The system will be available in North America on Oct. 12 in red and blue for $129.99 (£83.85, AUD$145.84) with a soon to be announced European release date.
The 2DS has come as a surprise to many and is quite cheaper than the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL plus the PS Vita which saw a recent price drop.
The 2DS is fully compatible with all 3DS and DS games, but is not 3D enabled.
The machine has a non-foldable form factor and a square appearance which leaves the two screens and buttons pretty vulnerable, meaning a case is definitely mandatory.
Along with a 4GB SD card, the 2DS will have two cameras on the back that can capture 3D pictures and video but cannot display the 3D unless hooked up to a capable device or transferred to a 3DS.
There is only one speaker which only plays mono sound compared to the stereo pair in the 3DS – but a headphone jack will feature full stereo.