Nintendo today announced the 2DS, a new entry-level handheld console set to release on October 12 for $129.99.
Unlike the 3DS, the 2DS, as the name would suggest, does not include the ability to play 3D games. Also gone is the clamshell, instead Nintendo has opted for a slate-like design with the two screens on the same surface.
The 2DS is fully backwards compatible with 3DS and DS games, and still features all the functionality of the 3DS such as WiFi, local multiplayer, etc. It also includes two cameras on the back side, enabling AR games and allowing players to take 3D photos – although they will not be able to view it unless they are transferred to a 3DS.
It also only includes one speaker, which outputs mono sound, but features full stereo for headphones.
The system will launch in red and blue variations, and will come packaged with a 4GB SD card.