No, this is not a joke. Nintendo has in fact announced the 2DS. As the title suggests, it is essentially a 3DS without the 3D aspect of it as it retains all of the standard features such as Wifi and local multiplayer. There is one big physical difference however. It will not keep the compact flip model of the 3DS. Instead, it will be one flat, portable system. Nintendo describes it as “seriously affordable”, getting at the intention behind this release. The system is set to be available on October 12th. Hit the jump to watch the official trailer that Nintendo has released for the 2DS.

Source: Nintendo
Via: IGN