28 th November 2011: For the definitive Pinball challenge on a handheld console, look no further than Zen Pinball 3D, developed by Zen Studios and available to download from the Nintendo eShop this week. Put your skills to the test and try to top the online leader boards or take things to the next level with in-game friend challenges.
Featuring four beautifully crafted original tables, Zen Pinball 3D features the most advanced ball physics in a video pinball game to date, with interactive 3D models and much more!
If you fancy trying your hand at saving an island from invasion then check out Castle Conqueror Revolution , a new DSiWare exclusive in the popular Castle Conqueror series. Stop enemy attacks and protect your people by becoming a commander and leading your citizens against the evil Empire.
Check out the other latest offerings below which are also available for download this week via Nintendo eShop, Nintendo DSi Shop and the Wii Shop Channel.
Title Platform Available on Price Point Further Info Contact
Zen Pinball 3D (Zen Studios) Nintendo 3DS
(Download) Nintendo eShop
£4.50 (UK only) Mel Kirk - firstname.lastname@example.org
Game Description: Zen Pinball 3D for Nintendo 3DS is the definitive pinball experience on portable game consoles. With new tables, online leader boards ranking you against other players, plus in-game friend challenges, you’ll have hours of fun!
LOCK’N CHASE (G-mode) Nintendo 3DS
(Virtual Console) Nintendo eShop €3
£2.70 (UK only) email@example.com
Game Description: The chase is on to catch a master thief. He’s fast, sneaky and runs rings around the cops. No bank is safe from…you! In classic arcade action game LOCK’N CHASE you must dash around the maze-like bank vaults, grabbing all the coins while avoiding the guards. As you progress, the banks get bigger and the riches become greater; but the guards get tougher too…
Castle Conqueror Revolution
(Circle Entertainment) Nintendo 3DS
(DSiWare) Nintendo eShop
£4.50 (UK only) Chris Chau - firstname.lastname@example.org
(DSiWare) Nintendo DSi Shop 500
Nintendo DSi Points
Game Description: You are a member of a family of military geniuses who have lived in peace on a beautiful island for many years. But then the Empire arrived on the island and took control of everything. They have ruined the island's environment in their search valuable resources and gold and it is now up to you to stop the Empire and protect your people by becoming a commander and leading them against the evil Empire.
(Digital Leisure) Nintendo 3DS
(DSiWare) Nintendo eShop €2
£1.80 (UK only) Paul Gold - email@example.com
(DSiWare) Nintendo DSi Shop 200
Nintendo DSi Points
Game Description: Now you can take the thrill of the casino on-the-go with 21: Blackjack. Whether you’re a seasoned player or a rookie at the table, 21: Blackjack has a variety of gameplay options to take your skills to the next level. You can change the payouts, number of decks in play, splitting options and even if the dealer hits on a soft 17, and these are just a few of the many advanced gameplay options.
Gnomz (QubicGames) Wii
Wii Shop Channel
Michal Dys - firstname.lastname@example.org
Game Description: Gnomz is a new exciting arcade fighter for WiiWare. Up to four people can play against each other and/or AI opponents in three different game modes for hours of gnome bashing, smashing, bumping and dumping.
The SpotPass™ feature on Nintendo 3DS allows you to automatically receive a host of exciting content such as 3D videos for Nintendo Video ™, notifications, add-on data for your software and system updates without lifting a finger. SpotPass content can be received automatically and free of charge from thousands of supported public Wi-Fi access points across Europe and through wireless broadband internet connections at home. It works even if the system is in Sleep Mode.
This week Nintendo 3DS owners will have the chance to receive via Nintendo Video the first clip in a series of magical performances by the world famous circus “Arlette Gruss”.
Circus 3D is a series of clips which will transport you into a world of a real life circus and put you the viewer in the heart of the action wherever you may be. Take in a birds-eye view of an acrobat on parallel bars or feel like you are with the artists on stage through innovative points of views. Watch an aerial performance from the floor or the point of view from inside a cage with tigers. Circus 3D will offer you an exhilarating experience which immerses you into circus life as if you were actually there, all in 3D and in the palm of your hand.
Also available this week via Nintendo Video is a clip of The Legend of Zelda Great Fairy’s Fountain Theme from The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past which was performed as part of The Legend of Zelda 25 th Anniversary Symphony CD recordings.
Note to Editors:
The Nintendo eShop is a digital store for Nintendo 3DS owners that provides access to a wide variety of free & paid for downloadable content each Thursday, which includes –
· Original 3D software
· 3D Classics - games that have been re-mastered in 3D
· Virtual Console - Game Boy™ and Game Boy™ Color games in their original 2D glory
· Extensive library of Nintendo DSiWare™games.
Visitors can also view video game trailers, screenshots and product information for games, including those available at retail locations.
In order for Nintendo 3DS owners to gain access to the Nintendo eShop, a system update must be performed via a wireless broadband internet connection. To perform the free and simple recommended system update, Nintendo 3DS users can simply:
- Start the “System Settings” from the Home Menu,
- Select “Other Settings” and scroll the page right to select “System Update.”
Those who perform the system update will gain access to the Nintendo eShop and will be able to download the new Nintendo Video™ application for free, providing access to a range of new and exclusive 2D and 3D video content on their Nintendo 3DS system.
Nintendo eShop users can also download for free, the new Pokédex ™ 3D application. Start collecting data for more than 150 Pokémon ™ from the Pokémon Black and Pokémon White Version games. This new application lets users see each Pokémon in 3D with animated motion and sound.
The system update will also provide users with access to a free Internet Browser, the ability to receive SpotPass content from supported public WiFi hotspots across Europe, as well as providing Nintendo DSi ™ and Nintendo DSi ™ XL owners the ability to easily transfer most of their previously purchased Nintendo DSiWare games to their Nintendo 3DS systems.
Users can also add funds to their virtual wallets using their credit card or a Nintendo eShop Card, browse the selections and then click to download the games they want.
Nintendo eShop Cards are now being roll out at various stores across Europe. You have the choice of several denominations for Nintendo eShop Cards.
With an increasing number of shops stocking the Nintendo eShop Cards, it will become ever more convenient for Nintendo users to make use of this easy payment method over the coming weeks, especially as Nintendo eShop Cards become available in supermarkets, book shops and many other convenient locations.
As with any pre-paid option, the Nintendo eShop Cards are activated at the point of purchase. When a user purchases a card at any sales point, the code will be activated and the credit will become available. The 16-digit code on the reverse side can be entered into any one of the following:
- Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS
- Wii Shop Channel
- Nintendo DSi Shop
Afterwards, you can begin shopping immediately.
As the Nintendo eShop, Wii Shop Channel and Nintendo DSi Shop are continually updated with games and applications each Thursday; make sure you keep checking the Nintendo eShop, Nintendo DSi Shop, Wii Shop Channel and Nintendo Channel for all the latest news and releases on already available and upcoming games and applications.
Nintendo 3DS offers Parental Controls so that parents can control the level of 3D their children can view on the Nintendo 3DS as well as the content they can access. Nintendo 3DS also features a 3D depth slider which lets players turn off or adjust the level of 3D they want on the 3D Screen, two built-in screens for different functionality, a Circle Pad which provides a full 360 degrees of direction, a built-in motion sensor and gyro sensor. It is equipped with three cameras (two of which are facing outwards to allow the taking of 3D pictures), houses a 2GB SD Memory Card and is compatible with AR Cards which come packaged with Nintendo 3DS. Nintendo 3DS is also backwards compatible with all existing Nintendo DS games, which can be played in 2D on your Nintendo 3DS system. For more information about these features and other options http://www.nintendo.co.uk/NOE/en_GB/nintendo_3ds_23802.html
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