Nintendo’s latest 2DS XL is a tribute to Link’s Shield

Nintendo has a history of dressing up its handheld systems in festive fashions, and the 2DS XL is no different. This time out, the clamshell console is getting a special edition that resembles Link’s Hylian Shield from The Legend of Zelda franchise. From the looks of it, the Gamestop-exclusive hardware’s styling betrays the 2Ds’ flat motif. Source: Nintendo (Twitter) Author:  …

Nintendo World Championships return on October 7th

You won’t have to wait nearly so long for the third Nintendo World Championships as you did for the second. Nintendo has revealed that its third World Championships will take place in New York City on October 7th, 2017. Anyone in the US or Canada can register (it’s not really a world tournament, is it?), but you’ll have to qualify …

Nintendo’s New 2DS XL is the closest you’ll ever get to a ‘3DS XL Lite’

When most of us think about Nintendo hardware, we think about the gimmick. The motion controls of the Wii, the second screen of the Nintendo DS, the stereoscopic visuals of the 3DS and the duality of the Nintendo Switch. These innovations define Nintendo’s brand — but it’s not the only hallmark of Nintendo hardware. The company is as much of …