FINALLY THE WAIT IS OVER AS MUTANT MUDDS HITS THE NINTENDO ESHOP THIS WEEK!

18 th June 2012 – Attempt the impossible and bridge dimensions with the heroic sprite Max as Mutant Mudds makes its welcome European debut on Nintendo 3DS. As Max you’ll be able to leap between the background and foreground of the screen, weaving between 2D and 3D as you do so using your trusty orange launch pad. But beware, there are Max’s long-term nemeses – the Mutant Mudds – to contend with. It’s up to you to blast your way across the levels in an attempt to seek out the Water Spirits which, once collected, will wash the Mutant Mudds away for good!

Not getting enough football at the moment? Then get your hands on the table-top style football game Goooooal Europa 2012, on Nintendo DSiWare. You can play in single matches, tournaments featuring 20 objectives, and even replace the football with a time bomb and send your opponent’s players to the bench!

If you would prefer to go on a bit of an adventure then give Save the Furries a go, available via the Wii Shop Channel. In order to protect the Furries from being eaten alive by the evil Furax, you will need to venture across 60 levels in outer space and use the Wii Remote to rearrange objects to help fashion a safe route to the exit.

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

Title Platform Available on Price Point Further Info Contact

Mutant Mudds TM (Renegade Kid) Nintendo 3DS (Download Software) Nintendo eShop 

  €9

£8.10 (UK Only) Jools Watsham

jools@renegadekid.com

Game Description: Our hero, Max, may be just a 2D sprite, but he can leap into the third

dimension by jetting between the background and the foreground playfields with his trusty jetpack in this unique dimensionally-woven experience. Armed with a heavy-duty water cannon, Max the 2D sprite has what he needs to vanquish his long-term nemeses: the Mutant Mudds.

Goooooal Europa 2012 (Cinemax) Nintendo 3DS

(DSiWare) Nintendo eShop €5

£4.50 (UK Only) Lukáš Macura

macura@cinemax.cz

Nintendo DSi (DSiWare) Nintendo DSi Shop 500 Nintendo DSi Points

Game Description: This table-top style football game features an innovative arcade mode: Replace the football with a time bomb and send the opponent’s players to the bench. Play single matches, tournaments or skill campaigns featuring 20 objectives and win exciting achievements.

Save the Furries (SDP Games) WiiWare

  Wii Shop Channel 1000 Wii Points Laurent Benadiba laurent@sdpgames.com

Game Description: Help Save the Furries across 60 levels in this puzzle-adventure! Furries are cute green creatures that like to visit strange planets and then stroll about oblivious to the dangers around them. Use the Wii Remote to move and swipe pinballs, ropes, logs, crates, carts, switches, fans and all sorts of other items to help create a safe path to the exit.

 

 

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 via Nintendo Video are two 3D trailers for the upcoming films The Amazing Spider Man and Ice Age 4 – Continental Drift. The upcoming film The Amazing Spider Man is based around Peter Parker’s journey to find out why his parents disappeared when he was young, after finding an important clue. And in Ice Age 4 – Continental Drift, the usual suspects; Manny, Diego and Sid, embark on yet another epic adventure after their continent is set adrift. 

Making a return to Nintendo Video this week is the first part in the series of previously released Kid Icarus 3D Anime clips titled Thanatos Rising Part One. If you missed out the first time round then be sure to check out the first in the series of entertaining clips on your Nintendo 3DS this week.

                         

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: http://www.nintendo.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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