Gaming

New Nintendo 2DS bundle starts at $79

Just in time for Monster Hunter

Starting on August 25, you can pick up a white-and-red Nintendo 2DS system with the New Super Mario Bros. 2 game pre-installed for only $79.99. The announcement comes shortly after Nintendo released the new Nintendo 2DS XL system along with the new titles “Hey! PIKMIN,” and “Miitopia”. So if you’re in the market, now might be the perfect time to hit up Amazon and start looking for your next summer-title.

“Nintendo 2DS is the ideal system for parents that want to introduce their kids to the creative world of Nintendo that they grew up with,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Its budget-friendly price and huge library of games will provide hours of entertainment for the whole family – whether after school, on the weekends or even while traveling.”

Nintendo’s handheld library can be played on any system in the extended Nintendo 3DS family, including in 2D on Nintendo 2DS. “Monster Hunter Stories,” the next game in the hit Monster Hunter series, launches on September 8; “Metroid: Samus Returns,” the return of legendary bounty hunter Samus Aran, launches on September 15; and “YO-KAI WATCH 2: Psychic Specters” launches on September 29.

Monster Hunter Stories serves as an introduction to the popular franchise, which finds you discovering and customizing the skills of a wide variety of fantastical beasts. A free demo for Monster Hunter Stories will be available in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS on Aug. 10.

Bounty hunter Samus Aran is back in the Metroid: Samus Returns game, a side-scrolling adventure full of hidden pathways and underground chambers that lead you into the depths of a hostile alien planet. The game features immersive 3D visuals, powerful weapons, and special moves and abilities.

Whether you or your family missed it the first time or want to fall in love again, the YO-KAI WATCH 2: Psychic Specters game delivers the full YO-KAI WATCH 2 experience and a variety of new features, including new Yo-kai to befriend, exclusive quests and the ability to hop on the Hexpress to a new resort area. Players who already own YO-KAI WATCH 2: Bony Spirits or YO-KAI WATCH 2: Fleshy Souls can also transfer their save data to pick up where they left off.