FREE NINTENDO 3DS GAME DEMOS HEAD TO NINTENDO eSHOP

18 th January 2012 – Free demos of selected Nintendo 3DS games are available to download from the Nintendo eShop – kicking off tomorrow with both Resident EvilRevelations and Cooking Mama 4

Developed by Capcom® specifically to take advantage of the Nintendo 3DS features, Resident Evil Revelations delivers a true return to classic Resident Evil™ survival horror gameplay.  The full game launches across Europe on 27 th January, but if you fancy at getting your hands on, and test driving this ultimate horror experience before it hits the stores then head over to the Nintendo eShop tomorrow to download the Nintendo 3DS demo.

If cooking is your passion, then you must also try out the Nintendo 3DS demo for Cooking Mama 4 from 505 Games. Join Mama as she cooks up a storm and for the first time ever – in full 3D. Decorate Mama’s kitchen and customize your utensils as you tilt your Nintendo 3DS to cook in a whole new way like never before.

Make sure you keep checking the Nintendo eShop, as it will be periodically updated with new game demos in the future, including a Nintendo 3DS demo for Metal Gear Solid®: Snake Eater 3D - Hideo Kojima's legendary Metal Gear series from KONAMI. This classic stealth action game will come to Nintendo 3DS this year with stunning 3D visuals and the Nintendo 3DS outer cameras and gyroscopic motion sensor will be used as integral elements within the gameplay. Also keep an eye out for a Nintendo 3DS demo of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games™ and Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure™ both from SEGA.

In addition to Nintendo 3DS demos, the Nintendo eShop also lets you download an array of original Nintendo 3DS Download Software, 3D Classics, Virtual Console and Nintendo DSiWare games directly to your Nintendo 3DS system. If you want to access the Nintendo eShop, make sure you have first performed a system update via a wireless broadband internet connection. 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.

For further information please contact the Nintendo press office:

Nintendo@bell-pottinger.co.uk or call 020 7861 2868

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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.

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.”

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.

About Nintendo 3DS

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

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 3.8 billion video games and more than 610 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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