It’s official: Nintendo celebrates its 20th anniversary with 2DS Pokémon-themed released in Japan, in February 2016. The company has finally agreed to bring the 2DS handsets to its home country, but they will do it in celebration of their 20th anniversary.
The official announcement that the company posted on their website wrote that starting with February 27th, Japanese consumers will be able to purchase the new devices. They will come in four different colors: Red, Green, Blue and Yellow. The price will be set for 9,980yn ($83) considering that the launching will take place on a very special occasion, the company has informed.
Although the 2DS handsets have been accessible in other regions of the world since 2013, this is the first time the new game sets will be introduced on the Japanese market. The celebratory 2DS will have a pre-installed version of Pokémon Blue, Green, Red and Yellow, depending on the matching color of the console.
Pre-orders can be placed on the company’s official website, although it is unclear yet whether Nintendo will ship the new game consoles outside Japan, as well. The announcement only stated that the consoles will be available only in Japan, whereas other consumers will get the 3DS remake of the popular Pokémon game consoles.
2DS handsets are equally appreciated by gamers, even though they cannot display 3D images. Nevertheless, the consoles are compatible with all 3D titles including Alpha Sapphire, Omega Ruby and Pokémon X and Y.
The new 2DS that will be available in Japan in February 2016 come with new accessories. Buyers will also get Pokémon stickers, new menu themes and a poster illustrating the map of the Kanto region.
U.S. customers have had access to 2DS consoles since the end of the 2013. Yet, the prices were not as affordable. In august 2015, Nintendo dropped the $129, 99 price tag to $99, making 2DS Pokémon-themed handsets a lot more accessible.
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