Nintendo on Thursday announced that it has dropped the price of the Nintendo 2DS system.
Starting Aug. 30, the Nintendo 2DS will be available for $99.99, down about $30 compared to the current suggested retail price of $129.99. Despite the price drop, the system will come with a digital version of Mario Kart 7.
“At a suggested retail price of $99.99, Nintendo 2DS is an even more attractive introductory option for first-time gamers,” stated Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of sales and marketing. “The new lower-priced hardware combined with the strong lineup of new games launching this year and arguably the best library of games in this generation makes it a great time to be a Nintendo fan.”
The Nintendo 2DS system was launched in 2013. The system plays nearly the entire library of Nintendo 3DS games in 2D, as well as most Nintendo DS games.
In addition, people who’re looking for a great game to play with their new system can also pick up Little Battlers eXperience, to be launched Aug. 21 for all Nintendo 3DS family systems, including Nintendo 2DS.
Little Battlers eXperience allows players build, customize and battle robots made from more than 4,000 in-game parts that allows for more than 30,000 different LBX robots. The game is one part of the strong franchise, which also includes an animated TV show and robot model kits.
Players can team up with characters that appear in the TV series, or find friends who also own the game and a Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo 2DS system to connect via local wireless to battle it out or team up against tough opponents in the Ranking Battle co-op mode.
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