Nintendo announces 2DS with Oct. 12 release date
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Do you find yourself wanting a Nintendo 3DS without the hassle of having to flip the unit open and closed? Want to play 3-D games in glorious 2-D? You’re in luck! Nintendo is releasing the 2DS this October for $129.99.

Also Wednesday, Nintendo dropped a whole bunch of release dates and announced a Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD Wii-U bundle available Sept. 20 for $299.99; the game by itself will retail for $49.99 starting Oct. 4 in stores, though you can download it on Sept. 20 when the bundle hits. In fact, if you buy the bundle what you’ll really get is a download code for the game.

In addition to the download, bundle buyers will get a digital copy of Hyrule Historia, the Zelda celebration that’s packed with nostalgic artwork and behind-the-scenes info. I recently picked up the beautiful hardcover edition — it’s worth having if you’re a Zelda fan of any measure.

If you want a Wii U Deluxe set but don’t want the Wind Waker game (you fool!), it’s worth noting that Nintendo is dropping the price to $299.99. But that’s the same price as the Zelda bundle; you get the 32 GB black Wii U console, various hardware stands and the NintendoLand disc.

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