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Upcoming Nintendo 2DS Bundle Comes with New Super Mario Bros. 2

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Nintendo has announced a new bundle that includes a white and red Nintendo 2DS. It comes with New Super Mario Bros. 2 pre-installed and will retail for $79.99. It should arrive in stores August 25.

“Nintendo 2DS is the ideal system for parents that want to introduce their kids to the creative world of Nintendo that they grew up with,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Its budget-friendly price and huge library of games will provide hours of entertainment for the whole family – whether after school, on the weekends or even while traveling.”

Earlier this year Nintendo announced the New Nintendo 2DS XL, and it launched last week. It’s functionally and aesthetically designed to look and play like the New Nintendo 3DS XL, with the obvious difference that the 3D feature has been eliminated. It’s being sold for a suggested price of $149.99. That’s $50 less than the New Nintendo 3DS XL, which still doesn’t come with a charging cord – and the New Nintendo 2DS XL does. The 2DS systems play all 3DS games.

Most of Nintendo’s gaming focus is on the Nintendo Switch, which launched earlier this year. But there are also several high-profile 3DS games slated for release this fall.

3dsBoth Hey Pikmin and Miitopia just launched along with the New Nintendo 2DS XL. Hey Pikmin is a side-scrolling spinoff of the Pikmin series. Miitopia stars you and your friends’ Miis in an RPG adventure.

Monster Hunter Stories looks like a mash-up of Pokémon and Monster Hunter. It’s coming September 8 with a demo on August 10.

Metroid: Samus Returns is a full remake of the 1991 Game Boy sequel Metroid II. It’s arriving September 15 along with some spiffy new amiibo figures.

Yo-Kai Watch 2: Psychic Specters is the third version of last year’s Yo-Kai Watch 2, with expanded features and more Yo-Kai. Grab it on September 29.

Nintendo has been coy with details regarding Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon but they will probably add new features and Pokémon to Sun and Moon. It hits stores on November 17.

The Nintendo 2DS Bundle with Mario arrives August 25. The New Nintendo 2DS XL is available now.

 

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Nintendo 3DS Sales Reach No. 1 Thanks to Pokémon

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Here’s a startling fact. Nintendo 3DS handhelds are flying off the shelves thanks in large part to Pokémon – and there’s not even a new 3DS Pokémon game out yet! Smartphone app Pokémon GO’s incredible popularity has sparked a massive resurgence in the brand, which has lead to increased sales for both the hardware and older Pokémon games. Read More

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Nintendo Is Coming to a Mall Near You

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Nintendo is going to be touring 16 malls across the United States to show off a bunch of its games and amiibos to holiday shoppers. They’ll be there from November 23 through December 20. In addition to displaying games, Nintendo will be giving away Toys ‘R’ Us coupons and other freebies. Read More

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Pokémon Toys Coming to McDonald’s

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McDonald’s and the Pokémon Company have partnered up to bring Pokémon toys to Happy Meals from November 27 through December 23. The promotion is coming to both the United States and Canada, and the theme is the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire games. Read More