Nintendo is dropping a new handheld to satisfy those who don’t want the 3DS experience in their games any longer. Introducing the Nintendo 2DS XL is going to be a great game changer for the market, and with two new games giving them a major push isn’t going to be a problem either.
The new system will drop in two new stylis colors: a stylish black/turquoise, also orange/white, 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. While The system is lighter, it still packs the same power as New Nintendo 3DS XL, and has built-in NFC support for amiibo cards and figures. It can still play the massive library of quality Nintendo 3DS, New Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS games in 2D, and support all the latest updates, and maintenance demands.
To commemorate this new release, Nintendo has decided to drop two new games to go along with the system’s launch on July 28th. The new games, which can be seen below, will be two fan favorites that highlight just what the system will hope to establish, and give players a unique outlook on how Nintendo continues to deliver great games, driven content, and satisfying customer experiences.
- 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.
As far as what else we can expect to come up from Nintendo before the Nintendo 2DS XL launch in July, it’s anyone’s guess. We still have the possibility of the Mini-SNES coming, and more before the holidays.
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