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Nintendo Black Friday deals include Switch and 2DS bundles

Nintendo Black Friday deals include Switch and 2DS bundles

Black Friday is only about a week and a half away, and as you'd expect, the deals that various manufacturers will be offering have started flooding in. Today, Nintendo revealed the discounts it's planning to offer on Black Friday, and there are two hardware deals in particular worth considering. Somewhat surprisingly, one of those deals in on the Switch, which thus far hasn't been the subject of very many discounts.

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These new Nintendo 2DS XL special editions come with bad news

These new Nintendo 2DS XL special editions come with bad news

Even though Nintendo didn't have much to say about the 3DS during E3 2018, the company presses on with its limited-edition handheld releases. Today, Nintendo revealed three new 2DS XL variants that are due to launch in Japan later this year. One is centered around Mario Kart 7, another carries an Animal Crossing theme, and the third taps into the ever-popular Minecraft.

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Zelda’s own: New Nintendo 2DS XL Hylian Shield Edition

Zelda’s own: New Nintendo 2DS XL Hylian Shield Edition

This week the folks at Nintendo responsible for new editions of already-released products came out with a doozy. This is the New Nintendo 2DS XL Hylian Shield Edition. This version of the 2DS XL rolls pre-loaded with the game The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. It also just so happens to have some detailing up top that makes it look like Link's shield!

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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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