BEGIN THE EPIC QUEST TO SAVE ANCIENT JAPAN IN THE GAME BOY CLASSIC MYSTICAL NINJA STARRING GOEMON

13th August 2012 – Epic battles in ancient Japan await in MYSTICAL NINJA starring GOEMON, available from the Nintendo eShop this week. This action role-playing game from the Game Boy features three different characters to control, each with unique skills. Join Goemon and his friends Ebisumaru and Sasuke as they fight the evil Black Ship Gang and attempt to rescue their fellow ninja Yae from their clutches.

Elsewhere on Nintendo DSiWare, prepare to wage war against the elements as the young heroine Chilea in The Lost Town – The Jungle. Rid the jungle of a meteorite that has caused a trail of destruction and darkness in its wake. You are aware of the skills you possess, but there is also the question of finding food, ammunition, and other resources in order to survive.

The battle for world domination continues with pace with Escape the Virus: Shoot‘Em up!, an action-packed puzzle series which pits your skills against an array of vicious viruses, on Nintendo DSiWare. Shoot down hordes of vicious viruses in the ‘shooter mode’ or prevent enemies becoming too close in the ‘territory mode’.

If all that isn’t enough, make time for the world’s worst magician performing tricks and stunts that are doomed to fail in The Incredible Barbazan: Up Your Sleeve. Download the latest clip in this hilarious series on your Nintendo 3DS from the Nintendo eShop.

Don’t forget that from tomorrow Nintendo is launching full retail versions of games such as New Super Mario Bros. ™ 2 as a digital download from the Nintendo eShop for the very first time. Other full download versions of retail games such as New Art Academy™ and Freakyforms™ Deluxe: Your Creations, Alive! will be available for you to enjoy. By saving multiple full games to your Nintendo 3DS you will never be without Mario or your formees and won’t need to carry around lots of Game Cartridges.

Check out all the latest offerings which are available for download this Thursday via Nintendo eShop, Nintendo DSi Shop and the Wii Shop Channel below.

   

Title

    

Platform

    

Available on

    

Price Point

    

Further Info Contact

New Super Mario Bros.™ 2

(Nintendo)

    

Nintendo 3DS

(Nintendo 3DS Card Software)

    

Nintendo eShop

    

(£39.99

UK Only)

    

Nintendo@bell-pottinger.co.uk

Game Description: Mario returns to Nintendo 3DS in a side-scrolling action adventure packed with great power-ups and crammed with coins. In New Super Mario Bros.™ 2 you can expect classic Mario action with a golden twist - an extra challenge to make Mario a millionaire and collect one million coins. You are also able to team up via Local Play, and there's a new Coin Rush mode, where you frantically try to grab as many coins as possible in the time limit, adding a strategic edge to the mayhem!

Freakyforms™ Deluxe:

Your Creations, Alive!

(Nintendo)

    

Nintendo 3DS

(Nintendo 3DS Card Software)

    

Nintendo eShop

    

(£24.99

UK Only)

    

Nintendo@bell-pottinger.co.uk

Game Description: Freakyforms Deluxe: Your Creations, Alive! for Nintendo 3DS lets you mould and design your own planet and its inhabitants and then share them with your friends. The only limit is your imagination in this colourful and kooky game, and with so much to see and collect, it will provide hours of entertainment for everyone.

New Art Academy™ (Nintendo)

    

Nintendo 3DS

(Nintendo 3DS Card Software)

    

Nintendo eShop

    

(£29.99

UK Only)

    

Nintendo@bell-pottinger.co.uk

Game Description: Try out new skills and discover hidden talents you didn’t know you had with New Art Academy for Nintendo 3DS. With over 30 brand-new lessons to get your hands on, New Art Academy will have you painting and drawing your own masterpieces and sharing them with your friends and family in no time.

MYSTICAL NINJA starring GOEMON

(KONAMI)

    

Nintendo 3DS

(Virtual Console)

    

Nintendo eShop

    

(£2.70 UK Only)

    

Nintendo@bell-pottinger.co.uk

Game Description: The latest instalment in the classic series, MYSTICAL NINJA starring GOEMON for Nintendo 3DS is an action role-playing game featuring three unique characters to control. Visit towns and question the inhabitants for clues, buy items to aid your quest, and solve puzzles as you embark on a mission to save ancient Japan from the evil Black Ship Gang and rescue your friend and fellow ninja Yae.

The Incredible Barbazan: Up Your Sleeve

(Living Colour Ent.)

    

Nintendo 3DS

(Download Video)

    

Nintendo eShop

    

 (£1.40 UK Only)

    

Maarten Groen

janmaarten@livingcolour.nl

Game Description: See the worst magician ever performing tricks and stunts that always fail! This time: Up Your Sleeve.

THEATRHYTHM™

FINAL FANTASY® (SQUARE ENIX)

    

Nintendo 3DS (AOC)

    

In-game

    

(£0.90)

each

    

Alex Chinchen

AlexC@square-enix.com

March of the Dreadnoughts (FF13 - FMS)

Battle Theme (FF11 - BMS)

Esper Battle (FF12 - BMS)

Battle 2 (FF04 - BMS)

The Lost Town – The Jungle

(CIRCLE Ent.)

    

Nintendo 3DS

(DSiWare)

    

Nintendo

eShop

    

(£1.80 UK Only)

    

Chris Chau

chris@cir-ent.com

Nintendo DSi

(DSiWare)

    

Nintendo DSi Shop

    

200 Points

Game Description: In this action-adventure game with strategic survival elements, you join Chilia once again as she uses her special combat skills to help villagers survive the after effects of a meteorite landing in the Amazon jungle. You will need to find food, ammunition, and other resources for survival on your mission to locate the meteorite. There will be no rescue team, so success is the only option.

Escape The Virus: Shoot’Em Up!

(Teyon)

    

Nintendo 3DS

(DSiWare)

    

Nintendo eShop

    

(£1.80

UK Only)

    

Katarzyna Stepien

katarzyna@teyon.com

Nintendo DSi

(DSiWare)

    

Nintendo DSi Shop

    

200 Points

Game Description: The battle for micro-world domination isn’t over yet. Escape the Virus, an action puzzle series, is back with two new fast-paced modes. Turn the tables in the 'shooter mode' as you gun down hordes of vicious viruses, while in the 'territory mode' you must protect certain zones and use the bonuses to prevent the viruses from getting too close.

                                                             

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.

After such a sporting month, make sure you also check out the second and third clips in the series of Nintendo Video Sports Highlights, available to watch via Nintendo Video on your Nintendo 3DS.

Keep up to date with all the official Nintendo announcements and exclusive new game information by following the official Nintendo of Europe Twitter feed @NintendoEurope.

 ENDS

    

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

• Virtual Console - A range of games from classic platforms including Game Boy™, NES™, and SEGA Game Gear

• 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 Nintendo Video™ application for free, providing access to a range of new and exclusive 2D and 3D video content on their Nintendo 3DS system.

The system update will also provide users with access to Nintendo Zone and 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.

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 and 3D videos), 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, visit: Nintendo@bell-pottinger.co.uk

About Nintendo:

The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii™ home console, Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 3.9 billion video games and more than 630 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi™ XL, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance™, Super NES™, Nintendo® 64 and Nintendo GameCube™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pokémon™.  A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of Europe, based in Grossostheim, Germany, was established in 1990 and serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in Europe.  


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