New 2DS XL Announced, Launch Set for July 2017

Nintendo has announced the 2DS XL, a new handheld.

The new non-3D piece of kit will launch on July 13th in Japan and July 28th in North America – we’re waiting on a European release date. The handheld will cost $149.99. Featured above, you can view a new announcement trailer for the handheld.

The console will launch alongside both Hey! Pikmin and Miitopia in the west.

You’ll be able to get the system in black / turquoise color in North America and Japan, with a white / orange color in Japan. The console uses the same XL screen as the Nintendo 3DS XL, however it has the same upgraded hardware and built-in NFC support for Amiibo cards and figures.

Brandon Orselli


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