nintento2dsNintendo have just announced that it’ll be launching a brand new hand held console to add to their growing 3DS range, this time it’s more of a slate that plays both 3DS and DS games in glorious 2D!

“This is an entry-level handheld gaming system,” Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime told Kotaku. It comes with all of the same bells and whistles that the 3DS packs but instead of the top screen rendering 3D images, it’ll be stuck to plain old 2D. Oh and it doesn’t fold. It’s more of a cake-like slate.

The 2DS still comes with the same two rear facing cameras as the 3DS which snap and record 3D images, saving them onto the game consoles memory card allowing you to transfer the media onto a 3D capable device. The 2DS also boasts the same size screen as the standard 3DS console as well as the same online capabilities.

2dsThe 2DS console is scheduled for an October 12 launch in Europe and North America the same time that Pokémon X and Y and will come in two colours, Black and Blue and White and Red.

Nintendo of Europe doesn’t set the prices of their hardware in the UK so keep an eye out for store prices coming soon. In the US however they have the Nintendo 2DS console priced at $129.99, so if that’s any indication of a UK price we could be looking at anything from £99 to £119. We’ll keep you updated.

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