Launching on Oct. 12 at a suggested retail price of $129.99, the Nintendo 2DS system is designed as an accessible entry point into the world of Nintendo hand-held video games.
The Nintendo 2DS system maintains many of the same hardware features as Nintendo 3DS, like touch-screen controls, StreetPass, online multiplayer functionality and the ability to download games.
Available in red and blue, Nintendo 2DS plays all Nintendo 3DS games in 2D, including recent hits like Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, as well as upcoming games The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds and Mario Party: Island Tour (both launching Nov. 22).
In addition, Nintendo 2DS is backward compatible and can play the existing library of Nintendo DS games. Two soft carrying cases in either red or blue will also be available at launch for a suggested retail price of $12.99 each.