Okay, so we've just been told that the "Nintendo 2DS... will arrive in Europe on 12th October 2013." Yes, you're not seeing that wrong, Ninty has a new DS.
The skinny is that the, "Nintendo 2DS is a streamlined version of the Nintendo 3DS that will play games available for Nintendo 3DS, as well as Nintendo DS in 2D."
More on the official word is, "The Nintendo 2DS retains many of the same hardware features as the Nintendo 3DS including the same Nintendo 3DS gameplay controls, backwards compatibility with the vast existing library of Nintendo DS games, as well as wireless connectivity features such as access to Nintendo eShop as well as StreetPass and SpotPass functionality.
"However the console takes on a new distinctive fixed, slate form design, and will play all packaged and download Nintendo 3DS games in 2D. The new console is designed as an entry point into, or a new way to enjoy the Nintendo handheld experience and will be available at launch in two colour combinations, White + Red and Black +Blue, with a Nintendo 2DS Carrying Case (in either Red or Blue) that can be purchased separately."
The system comes with Nintendo 2DS System, Nintendo 2DS stylus, Nintendo 3DS AC Adapter, SDHC Memory Card 4GB (Nintendo 3DS comes with 2GB card), 6 AR Cards, Userís Manual.
The 2DS will cost £109.99, and (as you can see) it comes in two colours (white/red and black/blue).