A few bits of news from Nintendo this week.

· The 2DS is a thing. Available in NA on Oct. 12 for $129.99, it will play all 3DS and DS games in brilliant 2D. Design is fixed, versus clamshell, dual screens and touch screen. Here is a spec comparison chart to peruse.

· The Wii U Deluxe Console (black console, 32GB storage, NintendoLand, console stand, GamePad controller and a GamePad cradle) is getting a price drop of $50 ($349.99 to $299.99) on September 20.

· Also on September 20, look for a new bundle, The Wind Walker HD Wii U bundle. Available for $299.99, it includes a black Deluxe Wii U console, custom themed GamePad controller, download code for The Wind Walker HD, and a digital copy of Hyrule Historia.

· Q4 games lineup detailed here, with dates.