Nintendo’s latest portable is the $150 2DS XL

With the announcement of New Nintendo 2DS XL, company is planning to drop the NES classic Edition from its lineup.

The upcoming system will costs you $150. It will go on sale on 28th July with the same large screen and features of the 3DS XL, but as its name implies, it will only display “Nintendo 3DS, New Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS” games in 2D.

To keep expanding that library of games, Miitopia and Hey! Pikmin are releasing the same day as the new 2DS XL. In the US it will be available in the black/turquoise color shown above, however, in Japan it launches July 13th in two colors, adding a white/orange option.

Avatar’s long-delayed sequels will begin hitting theaters in 2020

After years of delays, James Cameron’s ever-growing series of sequels to 2009’s science fiction film Avatar finally have release dates. This morning, the franchise’s official Facebook page announced that the first film will arrive in theaters in 2020, with the rest being released between 2021 and 2025.

The first untitled sequel will hit theaters on December 18th, 2020, while the rest will be released on December 17th, 2021, December 20th, 2024, and December 19th, 2025. With the post (appropriately timed for Earth Day), 20th Century Fox also announced that production on the four films is officially underway, with Zoe Saldana, Sam Worthington, Sigourney Weaver, and Stephen Lang returning to reprise their roles.

While Avatar became the world’s highest-grossing film when it was released in 2009, Cameron originally anticipated its sequels would begin to hit theaters in 2015. However, two sequels ballooned into four, and he noted earlier this year that the series was an “epic undertaking”, and noted that the release dates for the sequels had not been officially released. Disney recently provided its first look at its Pandora: The World of Avatar theme park in Orlando, Florida, which is slated to open at the end of May.

Roots, Amazon Developing Two New Children’s Shows

The Roots have partnered with Amazon to develop two new children’s series, Deadline reports. The hip-hop group and their company Passyunk Productions are prepping an animated show, tentatively titled South Street Sounds, as well as a live-action series.

The Roots recorded music for South Street Sounds, while acclaimed kid’s programming screenwriter Becky Friedman wrote the show. South Street Sounds follows three friends – Zora, Nick and Tyson – who form a band called South Street. Episodes will find the group preparing for a gig and navigating a neighborhood so filled with music, “every shop-keeper, pizza-maker and crossing guard dance perfectly in time, and having a bad day means literally singing the blues,” Amazon said in a release.

“Our love for music started as young kids, and we hope to inspire a generation of future artists, musicians and music fans through the stories we tell and the music they hear on these shows,” said Roots MC Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter.

A premiere date for South Street Sounds has yet to be announced. The Roots and Amazon also did not reveal any details about the live-action series.

Previously, Trotter and Roots drummer Amir “Questlove” Thompson produced the VH1 music series, Soundclash, in 2014. The band has also served as Jimmy Fallon’s house band on Late Night and, currently, The Tonight Show. Last October, Questlove posted videos to Instagram that showed the band working on their 17th album, tentatively titled End Game.