To celebrate the launch of Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire, Nintendo announced earlier this week that they will release the Transparent 2DS game systems starting on November 7.
According to Anime News Network, the new Nintendo 2DS will come in two colors, Transparent Blue and Transparent Red, and for the time being, will only be available in Europe. This is great news for Pokemon fans in Europe, but not as exciting for gamers in the U.S. who want to get their hands on the new game system.
When the new 2DS is released on November 7, it will be sold as a stand-alone product, with bundle available until the end of November. Once the new Pokemon games are released on November 28, Nintendo will start selling the Transparent 2DS with the game and memory card.
Geek.com states that there will be two options for gamers in Europe who want to buy the 2DS bundled with a game. Starting on November 28, the Transparent Blue 2DS will ship out to customers with Pokemon Alpha Sapphire pre-loaded on a memory card. The Transparent Red game system will be sold with a pre-loaded version of Omega Ruby.
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How much will the new transparent hand-held 2DS cost? Nintendo has yet to reveal a price for the unit, but Geek.com writer Matthew Humphries speculates that the game will be priced at around £99 in Europe, equivalent to $160 in the U.S. The bundles will likely be priced similarly to Nintendo DS bundles sold in previous years, with a price point around £130 ($212 in the U.S.)
Pokemon fans who can’t wait to try the new Ruby and Sapphire games will be able to download a demo version of the games starting October 15. Game Spot reports that players can get the free download codes online at the Nintendo UK Official Store and at retailers including Game, Amazon and Smyth Toys Superstores.
When the new transparent handheld gaming system will be released in the U.S. is still unknown.