Nintendo has announced the Nintendo 2DS, the latest handheld to join the 3DS family.

The Nintendo 2DS is a revised take on the existing 3DS, featuring dual screens and full compatibility with Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS titles.

However, it lacks the 3D capability of its predecessor and the folding, clamshell design. Instead, it features a flat design, and either a red/white or blue/black finish.

The handheld arrives in the UK on October 12, 2013 for £109.99, and is available to pre-order from GAME.


Nintendo describes the 2DS as an "entry-level dedicated portable gaming system" and is "designed specifically for anyone looking for a more affordable entry point into the world of Nintendo hand-held video games".

"Nintendo has one of the strongest and most diverse video game lineups in our history," said Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America president and COO. "Today we're making those unique Nintendo experiences more accessible and affordable. However you play and whatever you play, Nintendo has you covered."

Source: Nintendo Press Release, GAME