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Pikachu 2DS XL is perfect for budding Pokemon detectives

Pikachu 2DS XL is perfect for budding Pokemon detectives

It seems that making just one Pokemon announcement today wasn't enough for Nintendo. Hot on the heels of the news that Detective Pikachu will be coming to the US, Nintendo has also announced a special edition Pikachu-themed 2DS XL. This 2DS XL looks similar to other Pikachu handhelds we've seen in the past, with the electric mouse's familiar face on the front (or back, depending on your perspective) of the device.

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Black Friday 2017: All of the big gaming deals from Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft

Black Friday 2017: All of the big gaming deals from Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft

In about a week and a half, a ton of different companies and manufacturers across the US will be vying for your hard earned cash through tempting Black Friday deals. Black Friday and Cyber Monday have always been huge days for the gaming industry, so it should be no surprise that the big three - Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo - want in on the action. All three companies have announced their deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and we'll outline them here in this one guide.

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Pokemon-themed 2DS XL launching in time for UltraSun and UltraMoon

Pokemon-themed 2DS XL launching in time for UltraSun and UltraMoon

Between the upcoming releases of Pokken Tournament DX on the Switch, Pokemon Gold and Silver on the 3DS Virtual Console, and Pokemon UltraSun and UltraMoon on 3DS proper, we have a lot of Pokemon on the way. What better time, then, to introduce a new Pokemon-themed 2DS XL? Nintendo has done just that, and it has revealed that this special edition console will be here in time for the launch of Pokemon UltraSun and UltraMoon.

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Nintendo unloads a ton of game news for Switch, 3DS

Nintendo unloads a ton of game news for Switch, 3DS

It wasn’t too long ago, less than month actually, when Nintendo revealed a massive list of indie games that will be coming to the Nintendo Switch. Apparently it was just getting started. At its latest Nintendo Direct, the Japanese gaming giant shared an equally massive amount of news for the Switch again. But this time, to prove it hasn’t abandoned its other gaming handheld, it is also giving 3DS and 2DS owners some good news as well.

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Dragon Quest Builders 2 announced for PS4 & Switch, original trilogy for 3DS

Dragon Quest Builders 2 announced for PS4 & Switch, original trilogy for 3DS

With Dragon Quest XI having just been released in Japan, developer Square Enix used the current excitement for the long-running RPG series to announce Dragon Quest Builders 2. The sequel to the 2016 Minecraft-inspired world-building game will be coming to both the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch, and a special livestream presentation was used to reveal gameplay footage and new features.

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Dragon Quest XI confirmed for US release in 2018

Dragon Quest XI confirmed for US release in 2018

This weekend sees the release of Dragon Quest XI in Japan — where the debut of any new DQ game is a huge event — and with it finally comes news about the western release from developer Square Enix. A video with an announcement directly from Dragon Quest creator/designer Yuji Horii was shared, revealed that work has already begun on localizing Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age into English.

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PS4, Nintendo 2DS XL get Dragon Quest XI special editions in Japan

PS4, Nintendo 2DS XL get Dragon Quest XI special editions in Japan

There's a new Dragon Quest game coming out this summer in Japan, number 11 to be specific, and as one of the country's single most popular game series, it's getting not one but two special edition hardware treatments. The Square Enix-developed RPG is coming to both the PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo 3DS handheld, so each system will be getting a Dragon Quest XI-themed design.

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New Nintendo 2DS XL: Five things to know

New Nintendo 2DS XL: Five things to know

You'd think that most of Nintendo's focus would be on the Switch at the moment, but even a new console launch isn't stopping Nintendo from refining its existing platforms. Late last night, Nintendo introduced the New 2DS XL, keeping with the confusing naming convention it's used for the 3DS. In order to dispel some of that confusion, here are five things you need to know about Nintendo's latest handheld.

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The New Nintendo 2DS XL is a 3DS XL without the 3D

The New Nintendo 2DS XL is a 3DS XL without the 3D

Nintendo isn't abandoning its other handheld platform, the 3DS, just yet. If there were any doubt about its sincerity, then this latest announcement should banish that. Though it'll probably earn some ridicule at this point. It has just announced a New Nintendo 2DS XL that is, as the name says, larger than the Old Nintendo 2DS. But don't worry about how difficult it will be to use because Nintendo wisely folded the 2DS XL in half so that you could still comfortably hold it, despite the larger size.

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Nintendo 2DS gets swapped colors because Luigi messed up

Nintendo 2DS gets swapped colors because Luigi messed up

This is why you should never leave game characters in charge, even for a day. As part of its “employee empowerment” program, partly inspired by the documentary “Wreck It Ralph”, Nintendo has allowed some if its (largely unpaid) in-game volunteers to take up some responsibilities in the company. Not a problem when you’re “Super” Mario. A problem when you’re green Luigi and happen to have stubby hands that won’t be able to enter a password correctly if your life depended on it. The result? Color-swapped Nintendo 2DS systems.

All kidding aside, it’s an admittedly comic way of introducing what is practically a non-event: new color models for the 2DS. The old N2DS had black front and backs, with blue or red side edges. At least for the normal ones.

Thanks to Luigi, Nintendo "accidentally" stumbled upon a new color scheme with red or blue on the front and back and black on the sides.

Odd “big” change for an odd gaming handheld. The Nintendo 2DS is practically what the 3DS would have been if its hinges got stuck, which would have dragged its price down like the 2DS. In short, the 2DS is your entry-level, more accessible gaming handheld, and the new default color option could make it look more enticing to young ones. Like candy!

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Despite the color change and the potential royalties Luigi will receive (in mushrooms, thankfully), the new Nintendo 2DS remains only $79.99. Specially marked boxes will come with a free Mario Kart 7 pre-installed, with Mario’s face emblazoned on it of course. Talk about taking credit.

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Pokemon GO helped Nintendo 3DS become July’s best-selling console

Pokemon GO helped Nintendo 3DS become July’s best-selling console

Nintendo's share of the goldmine that is Pokemon GO may be a bit nebulous, but today we're discovering that the app is helping Nintendo in more indirect ways. It would seem that Pokemon GO has helped renew interest in the core series of Pokemon games and, by extension, the platform that hosts them, as Nintendo has announced that its 3DS was the best-selling console in July.

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Nintendo drops 2DS price to $79

Nintendo drops 2DS price to $79

Yesterday we saw the first trailer for the newest Pokemon game, and got a good look at the starters that you'll be able to choose from. Of course, if you don't have a 3DS, you won't be able to catch 'em all. If the 3DS is out of your budget, there is always the alternative, the 2DS, which is about to become even more affordable.

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