If you live in the UK and are planning on picking up The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, don’t wait until the game is out to buy it. Instead, you can pre-oder the game from GAME and receive a treasure box that plays a familiar tune from the Zelda franchise. The announcement was officially made by Nintendo’s Eiji Aonuma and Satoru Iwata in the Vine you see above. The game is set to be released on November 22 for the Nintendo 3DS.
In what initially seems like one of the weirdest moves, Nintendo has just announced the Nintendo 2DS portable gaming system. No, that’s not a typo, it really says 2DS.
The Nintendo 2DS does not fold in half like the other DS systems and as the name would suggest, it lacks 3D capability. The 2DS is a complete redesign which at first glance seems odd but after looking at it for a while, it kind of grows on you.
All of these changes were put in place to put the 2DS at a $129.99 price tag, which for a device with as many capabilities as it has and not to mention an outstanding game library, is definitely more affordable. The 2DS will play the entire library of games for the 3DS, both downloadable and packaged, along with backwards compatibility with many DS titles.
The new handheld will be available on October 12th. You can get the full rundown on the system from Nintendo’s 2DS page.
What do you think? Love it or hate it?