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October 14, 2013 06:35 ET

The Latest Member of the Nintendo 3DS Family: The Nintendo 2DS Arrives This Week!

New handheld gaming system launches ahead of Christmas alongside the highly anticipated launch of Pokemon X and Pokemon Y on 12th October

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - Oct. 14, 2013) - The lead up to Christmas is set to be an exciting time for fans looking for value and variety in their gaming, with the announcement of three new Wii U hardware bundle releases coming this November. Perfect for festive celebrations, the new bundles incorporate games to really get the party started such as Wii Party U and Just Dance 2014, as well as a bundle combining both New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi U in a special one game disc offering.

Nintendo is expanding the range of its handheld console offerings with the launch of Nintendo 2DS across Europe. Nintendo 2DS, which will launch on 12th October in 2 colour combinations - Black + Blue and White + Red - is an entry-level, streamlined handheld gaming system that plays all Nintendo 3DS, as well as Nintendo DS games in 2D. The system brings huge software variety and family-friendly value to your handheld gaming options.

Nintendo 2DS retains many of the hardware features of Nintendo 3DS including the same intuitive gameplay controls. It's also backwards compatible, meaning that you can replay or discover for the first time an already existing library of Nintendo DS games. Nintendo 2DS also comes with the same wireless connectivity features as the Nintendo 3DS like access to Nintendo eShop for digitally-delivered fun and online multiplayer gameplay, as well as StreetPass and SpotPass functionality. A 4GB SDHC Memory Card is also included with the Nintendo 2DS ensuring an expanded storage offering.

The handheld console is taking on a new distinctive fixed slate form design and has been created for those looking for additional variety in their handheld gaming choices. It is an entry point into or a new way to enjoy the Nintendo handheld experience at a value price and will be available for purchase in two distinctive colour combinations, White + Red and Black + Blue. Nintendo 2DS allows you to play all Nintendo 3DS games in 2D, including recently launched games such as Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Luigi's Mansion 2. Two carrying cases are available to purchase separately too, in either Red or Blue.

Nintendo 2DS is launching on the same day as Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, the next instalments in the world-famous Pokémon series and by purchasing the new system now you'll be ready for the upcoming, much anticipated 22nd November launch of The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds.

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Nintendo 2DS purchase includes: Nintendo 2DS System, Nintendo 2DS stylus, Nintendo 3DS AC Adapter, SDHC Memory Card 4GB (Nintendo 3DS comes with 2GB card), 6 AR Cards, User's Manual.

About Nintendo

The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U™ and Wii™ home consoles, Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 4.1 billion video games and more than 655 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi XL™, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance™, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™ and Nintendo GameCube™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pokémon™. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of Europe, based in Grossostheim, Germany, was established in 1990 and serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in Europe.

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