13 th February 2012 – The highly anticipated arrival of Naked Snake on Nintendo 3DS is almost here and to whet your appetite Nintendo and KONAMI release a free demo of Metal Gear Solid 3D: Snake Eater available to download via the Nintendo eShop this week. Get a taste of the classic stealth action, bespoke Nintendo 3DS controls and the famous cut scenes that only Hideo Kojima could make in this fully playable free Nintendo 3DS demo.
One of the classic platformers from the Game Boy era, Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3, is out on Nintendo eShop this week. Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 is the first solo outing for Wario, Mario’s treasure hunting nemesis, and features all of his classic moves and special magic hats which transform him into Jet Wario, Bull Wario or even Dragon Wario! Join Wario on his quest to Kitchen Island in order to steal enough of the Pirates’ loot to build a bigger castle than Mario’s. Make sure you don’t miss out by heading over to the Nintendo eShop to download this Game Boy classic.
Team up to take on the Zombie hordes in GO Series: Undead Storm as it becomes available to download as a Nintendo DSiWare game. Play solo, or join up to three friends to take on the killer zombies using some serious firepower. From shotguns, grenades and assault rifles to pistols and even flame throwers use team work to stop the Undead from taking over.
Check out all the other latest offerings which are available for download this Thursday via Nintendo eShop, Nintendo DSi Shop and the Wii Shop Channel.
Title Platform Available on Price Point Further Info Contact
Metal Gear Solid 3D: Snake Eater
(KONAMI) Nintendo 3DS Demo Nintendo eShop
Free Wolfgang Ebert
Game Description: Take control of the legendary soldier Naked Snake during a top secret covert mission deep into the Russian jungle, beautifully rendered in 3D. Use camouflage, cardboard boxes and skill to sneak behind your enemies and infiltrate the Soviets. Don’t worry if you are detected, simply choose from the raft of weaponry at Snakes disposal or use the close quarters combat to fight back.
Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 (Nintendo) Nintendo 3DS
(Virtual Console) Nintendo eShop €4.00
£3.60 (UK Only) Nintendo@bell-pottinger.co.uk
Game Description: Never has being bad been so good! Witness Wario’s world-famous debut
as a playable character, in the first game to bear the Wario Land name. Unlike Mario, Wario has some tough moves at his disposal, like the famous body slam, and he can don different magic hats to turn him into Jet Wario, Bull Wario and even Dragon Wario.
GO Series: Undead Storm
(Gamebridge) Nintendo 3DS
(DSiWare) Nintendo eShop €2
£1.80 (UK Only) Tony Byus,
(DSiWare) Nintendo DSi Shop
200 Nintendo DSi Points
Game Description: Play solo or team up with friends to take on the zombie hordes in a non-stop action game full of firepower. After a meteorite strike, the undead have taken over the city. Choose from four characters and face the zombies in a number of locations including a hospital, a chemical plant and the downtown area to discover the terrifying truth behind the undead epidemic.
Successfully Learning Mathematics Year 4
(Tivola) Nintendo 3DS
(DSiWare) Nintendo eShop €5
£4.50 (UK Only) Ralph Marko,
(DSiWare) Nintendo DSi Shop
500 Nintendo DSi Points
Game Description: In Successfully Learning: Mathematics, Year 4, you will solve exciting maths problems with the help of the little vampire Freddy who offers motivation and tips. All problems are based on the current curriculum for maths and you can play in six European languages.
Aya and the Cubes of Light
(Object Vision) WiiWare Demo Wii Shop Channel Free Jacob Rosendorfer,
Game Description: You play Aya, the daughter of the Cube Corporation. Teleport onto the Cubes to collect the Energy Packs to get the Cube engines working again. It's not that easy to find your way around; you'll have to think outside the box and mustn't get disorientated, even when you're upside down in this gravity defying puzzle platformer.
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.
Available this week is the second instalment of a two part episode of Kirby: “Right back at Ya!” which is a Kirby TV animation made specially in 3D for Nintendo 3DS. It stars all of your favourite Kirby characters as they battle King Dedede and a giant Lobzilla who have set out to destroy Kirby.
This week you can also watch, via Nintendo Video, the next instalment of the Circus 3D series. 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.
This is your last chance to take a glimpse at the trailer for the upcoming remastered version of Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace in 3D. So ensure that you get it before you miss out!
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 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: www.nintendo3ds.co.uk
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