FIRST 3D SHAUN THE SHEEP EPISODE COMING TO NINTENDO 3DS

5 th March 2012 – The first exclusive 3D episode of Shaun the Sheep will be available this coming Wednesday, 7th March, and only Nintendo 3DS owners can receive the episodes via Nintendo Video. As part of a partnership between Nintendo and the multi-award winning Aardman Animations, the creators of Chicken Run and Wallace & Gromit, Nintendo 3DS owners will receive the brand new 3D SpotPass content for free.

Nintendo and Aardman will be releasing 15 clips featuring Shaun and his flock embarking on brand new adventures, available in 3D for the first time. All of your farmyard favourites are featured in the series including Shaun, Timmy, Bitzer, the Farmer and the flock and each week you will be able to watch them like never before via Nintendo 3DS.

The first episode is available to receive via SpotPass from 7 th March and sees Shaun and the gang heading out for a relaxing picnic, unfortunately the Farmers fishing trip in the adjacent field is set to spoil their tranquil meal.

To view the Shaun the Sheep episodes make sure you have downloaded the free Nintendo Video application from the Nintendo eShop. The exclusive clips can then be received via the SpotPass feature whenever your Nintendo 3DS is connected to the internet via Wi-Fi, even when your Nintendo 3DS is in sleep mode. There are now thousands of public Wi-Fi hotspots across Europe meaning that you can even get Shaun the Sheep while you are on the go. 

Nintendo Video brings music videos, exclusive comedy, animation, and action to your Nintendo 3DS. Every week, new 2D and 3D videos will be delivered to your Nintendo 3DS via the SpotPass feature. But the videos won't stay long – don’t hang around or you might miss them. To start watching, download Nintendo Video from the Nintendo eShop today.

The first of 15 3D Shaun the Sheep clips is available from 7 th March 2012, with one further episode launching each week, For more information on Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Video and SpotPass, visit the official Nintendo 3DS website at www.nintendo3ds.co.uk. For information on performing a system update, visit the Support section at www.support.nintendo.com

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Editors Notes:

*Requires Nintendo 3DS internet browser to be installed. If you haven’t downloaded the Nintendo 3DS internet browser yet, you need to apply a manual System Update through the System Settings on your Nintendo 3DS. To perform the 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.”

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 620 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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About Aardman:

Aardman, based in Bristol (UK) co-founded and run by Peter Lord and David Sproxton, is a world leader in animation. It produces feature films, television series and television commercials for both the domestic and international market. Their multi-award winning productions are novel, entertaining, brilliantly characterised and full of charm that reflects the unique talent, energy and personal commitment of the very special people who make up the Aardman team. The studio’s work is often imitated and yet the company continues to lead the field producing a rare brand of visually stunning and amusing independent and commercials productions.

www.aardman.com  


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