Nintendo has officially announced the New 2DS XL today, packing the same specifications as the New 3DS XL, excluding the 3D display.
It is a clamshell design much like the other 3DS family models. However the front camera is on the hinge instead of at the top of the upper screen, and the rear cameras are located at the bottom.
The system will be available on July 28 for $149.99 in the US, June 15 in Australia for $199.99, July 28 in the UK and July 13 in Japan for 14,980 yen. All regions will get the Blue + Turquoise model, while only Australia, UK and Japan gets the White + Orange model as well.
Nintendo will also release Hey Pikmin! and Miitopia on July 28 in the US and UK, July 29 in Australia while Japan will be getting Hey Pikmin! two weeks early on July 13.
Nintendo’s Wii U seems to be having a short life compared to their portable 3DS console. Reggie Fils-Aime, president of Nintendo America confirmed that Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be the last first party coming to the Wii U.
“From a first-party standpoint, there’s no new development coming after the launch of the legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. We really are at the end of life for Wii U.”
Wii U games will continue to be sold at retail stores and on the Nintendo eShop. Online services will continue to be available.
In March of last year, Miyamoto told Time that “Planet Giant Robot” was something that was started as a second project, and wasn’t yet decided whether it will be turned into a full game.
Breath of the Wild arrives on Wii U and the new Nintendo Switch console on March 3.