Nintendo news (May 30): New Nintendo 2DS XL Hylian Shield Edition / Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion

Today’s Nintendo news: New Nintendo 2DS XL Hylian Shield Edition announced for North America, but also…

  • Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion
  • Mario Tennis Aces
  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • Yoiko x Indies
  • ARMS
  • Tool Assisted Speedruns

New Nintendo 2DS XL Hylian Shield Edition

A few days ago, Nintendo of Europe announced a couple of New Nintendo 2DS XL bundles for Europe. And yesterday, Nintendo of America announced a new bundle for North America: the New Nintendo 2DS XL Hylian Shield Edition. It’s a special New Nintendo 2DS XL with a Hylian Shield design. It comes with a copy of The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (pre-loaded).

This new bundle will be released on July 2nd, exclusively at GameStop (United States) / EB Games (Canada), and will cost $159.99. Unfortunately, it’s not clear whether this particular New Nintendo 2DS XL will ever be released in Europe or Japan.

Here’s some pictures:

The New Nintendo 2DS XL Hylian Shield Edition comes out on July 2nd in North America. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!

Source: Nintendo PR

Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion

Here’s the latest video for the upcoming Octo Expansion:

Also, Famitsu shared various pictures for the Octo Expansion, including screenshots, artworks, and more:

Finally, here’s Part 3 of the Dev. Tips video series with Hisashi Nogami:

Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion (Switch) comes out this Summer, worldwide.

Source: Famitsu

Mario Tennis Aces

Here’s the latest video clip for Mario Tennis Aces, introducing Bowser:

Mario Tennis Aces (Switch) comes out on June 22nd worldwide.

Super Mario Odyssey

The latest piece of concept art for Super Mario Odyssey shows the Lochladies, the inhabitants of the Lake Kingdom. The designers made them move really elegantly. Mario certainly seems to find them rather fascinating!

Source: Nintendo (Twitter)

Yoiko x Indies

Here’s the preview for the second episode of the Yoiko x Indies webshow, which is about Overcooked: Special Edition and Unepic. It will go live tomorrow (May 31st)!


The latest Party Crash event for ARMS took place last week. It was called “Beef on Beef”, and it was Max Brass vs. Master Mummy. In the end, it’s Max Brass who won, with 51% of wins!

Source: Nintendo (Twitter)

Tool Assisted Speedruns

Here’s the latest Tool Assisted Speedrun videos for Nintendo games:

  • EarthBound Beginnings (NES) by Nitrodon in 47:56.08
  • EarthBound Beginnings (NES) “warp glitch” by chatterbox in 23:07.85



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