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Aug
28
2013

Nintendo Announces the 2DS. An Entry Level 3DS?

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The biggest of the news that Nintendo revealed today was the 2DS. Nintendo has gone and removed the 3D function from the DS for a lower priced option in their handheld line. The system will launch on October 12th alongside Pokémon X and Pokémon Y and be released in 2 colors, Red or Blue. The system will play all current and future 3DS and DS titles in 2D just as you can on either the 3DS or 3DS XL. Nintendo will be selling this updated entry for $129.99, $40 lower than the 3DS and $70 under the 3DS XL.

The biggest change to the system is it’s slate like design that resembles a thin piece of cake. The device does not fold as traditional DS’s do and the buttons has shifted upwards for what looks like a more comfortable holding position. You can also opt for a carrying case, which will be available in Red or Blue at launch for $12.99. The Nintendo 2DS still has the DS signature dual screens with touch on the bottom and keeps the single slidepad. As with the current 3DS handhelds, you are able to play Nintendo DS games, access wireless networks for multiplayer, Street-Pass and Spot-Pass, and download games from the Nintendo e-Shop with the included 4GB SD card.

I personally would have gone with a different name, Maybe DS Micro or how about we bring back the Gameboy moniker? The Gameboy DS anyone?

Here’s a video with more 2DS to fill those curious minds of yours

Aug
28
2013

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD Early for Digital Buyers

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Nintendo has made mention this morning that for those who just cannot wait for The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD’s October 4th release date, that the digital version of the game will be available on the Nintendo e-Shop two weeks early. On September 20th, Wii U owners will be able to purchase the HD remake for the same MSRP as the retail version at $49.99, but with the added benefit of playing it early.

For those who want to wait for the boxed version, will be able to pick up their distinctive gold-foil packaged copy on October 4th. GamesStop is also offering an exclusive Ganondorf figurine that can be bundled with the game for $54.99

Aug
28
2013

New Wii U Zelda Bundle Sailing in to Retail

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Coming September 20th, along with the new price drop, Nintendo will be releasing a brand new Limited Edition bundle for the HD remaster of Wind Waker. The bundle will include The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD and only set your rupee pouch back $299.99. What you’ll find included in the box:

  • A black Deluxe Wii U console
  • A GamePad controller adorned with gold lettering, gold Hyrule crest, and gold symbols from the game
  • A download code for the digital version of Hyrule Historia, a book that details the chronology, history and artwork of The Legend of Zelda series
  • A code to download The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD from the Nintendo eShop immediately
Aug
28
2013

Nintendo Lowers Wii U Deluxe Price

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Nintendo is having quite a newsy morning today.

The Wii U will be seeing its first official price drop come September 20th with a new MSRP of $299.99. This drop in price is for the Deluxe model that comes with Nintendoland and a few extras. The drop is $50 lower than the current rate, so for those who were on the fence because of $50, well now’s the time. To everyone else, that’s $50 to put towards Pikman 3.

Apr
08
2011

News Bits: Week of April 4th

It is Friday. We don’t always get the news directly from the source. But I’ve rounded up some interesting news bits for this week and collected them all here. Not sure if this will be a weekly thing or not, but here goes:

AROUND THE WORLD

Torchlight II: Monsters revealed and the game will be at E3 this June, right before launch

SSX Deadly Descents renamed to just ‘SSX’Interview with Game Informer

Mass Effect 3 cover for May issue of Game Informer

SITE NEWS

New logo and mascot, help us name him (or her I suppose)!

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