Another 3DS hardware revision is coming to market, but don't pitch your 3DS XL out the window quite yet. The Nintendo 2DS is intended as an entry-level version of Nintendo's current hardware generation, the company announced this morning.
The Nintendo 2DS is, much as it sounds, a fully 2D version of the handheld system which comes in a single hingeless case for $120. It can play all 3DS and DS games normally with a circle pad and touchscreen, and shoulder buttons migrated to the top of the device--just not in 3D.
2DS's front panel resembles the 3DS XL's matte black, and its back shell will come in red or blue. The kid-friendly system will launch on Oct. 12 in North America, the same date as Pokemon X and Y.