A bit of surprise news for you all this morning. Nintendo is diversifying its range of 3DS handhelds once again, this time with a newer model of the 2DS.
Officially dubbed the “New Nintendo 2DS XL” it rocks a sleeker clamshell design of the 3DS, and with a larger 4.88″ main screen that matches up in size with the 3DS XL, including many of the features that Nintendo added with the “New” 3DS hardware. These include:
- An added C-stick
- Built in NFC reader for amiibo figures and cards
- Two additional triggers
- Ability to play “New 3DS” only titles
The 2DS XL will be available from July 28th for $149.99, coming in two colour schemes, “Black + Turquoise” and “White + Orange”.