Pokemon-Themed Nintendo 2DS Announced for Japan


Nintendo has officially announced that they will be releasing four new, Pokemon-themed versions of the 2DS in Japan. These handhelds will come in four translucent colors corresponding to the original Pokemon games: Red, Green, Blue and Yellow. While the translucent red and blue consoles have been previously released worldwide (sans the colored buttons), the green and yellow consoles are brand new designs. Colored Nintendo handhelds are nothing new, so to sweeten the deal each 2DS will come bundled with a download code for Pokemon Red, Green, Blue or Yellow (depending on the colored handheld respectively), along with a download code for the elusive legendary Pokemon Mew that can be redeemed in either Pokemon XY or Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.


These Pokemon-themed 2DS consoles will be released in Japan on February 27, 2016 in Japan for 9,980 yen (approximately US $82.85). There is no information on whether these bundles will receive a North American or worldwide release.