Nintendo has revealed plans to bring a new more powerful Nintendo 2DS XL to gamers on the 28th July. The machine brings the budget handheld for those who want a 3DS but without having to pay for the stereoscopic 3D support.
It will replace the pretty hideous looking wedge shape original with a 3DS style clam shell design. It brings 82% larger screens and will be available at launch in a black and turquoise colour scheme.
In their product page announcement, Nintendo wrote
The new system will be available in a stylish black/turquoise color, and will use the same size large screen found on New Nintendo 3DS XL systems. As the name of the new system implies, visuals will be displayed in 2D only. The system is lighter but still packs the same power as New Nintendo 3DS XL, and has built-in NFC support for Amiibo cards and figures.
The new 2DS XL comes pre-loaded with a bunch of software like Mii Maker, Miiverse, StreetPass Mii Plaza, Theme Shop, Nintendo eShop, Internet Browser, Nintendo 3DS Sound, Activity Log, as well as some example games that include AR Games and Face Raiders.
The new Nintendo 2DS XL will be available starting on the 28th July for $149.99, just $50 less than the 3DS XL and.$70 more than the 2DS.