Luigi-themed 2DS is actually non-official modification
Bad news, Internet: the special Luigi edition of Nintendo 2DS isn't real.
The green-themed 2DS that was covered on Thursday was actually a mod created by Matt Wiggins from RoseColoredGaming.com. The Luigi 2DS was created using a blue 2DS and adding a Luigi indentation to the back, Wiggins said.
Pictures of the device were sent to “quite a few people” and were likely distributed afterward, Wiggins said. The hardware isn't available on RoseColoredGaming.com yet, and Wiggins said he would have sent better pictures had he known the device would start a rumor of an official Nintendo release.
RoseColoredGaming.com is a business that customizes handheld consoles. The website offers pre-built systems, shells and buttons for personal modification, blacklight kits and replacement lenses for Gameboy Advance, faceplates for Gameboy Micro, reproduction carts, t-shirts and more.
Nintendo 2DS is virtually a 3DS without 3D functionality and without the clamshell design. It is compatible with all 3DS games, according to the official Nintendo website. The console sells for $129.99.
Wiggins said he is “beyond flattered” that his 2DS mod generated so much excitement. He also said he hopes no one is angry because the product isn't authentic.
Nintendo has a history of releasing special edition versions of its systems. The special The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD Wii U bundle released in September and comes with a limited edition GamePad sporting Zelda artwork.
Do you think Nintendo will be inspired by this mod and make a Luigi-themed 2DS?
Here's a video interview Second Opinion Games conducted with Wiggins about the handheld if you'd like to learn more about its creation:
Yes we were all so excited to get a 2DS.
Damnit, I wanted one, Nintendo better make one anyways because it is the year of Luigi.
The color combination is pretty sweet looking but the 2ds still looks kinda wonky.