16thSeptember, 2013 – Nintendo fans will want to make sure their Nintendo 3DS consoles are fully charged on September 28 th. To celebrate everything StreetPass, including the four additional StreetPass games from a recent update and StreetPass Relay functionality, Nintendo UK are holding the first ever National StreetPass Day.
As part of the celebration Nintendo will run special events at Waterloo Station, London and Manchester Piccadilly Station. Nintendo 3DS owners will have the perfect chance to meet and increase their StreetPass hits, win prizes in exclusive competitions, meet and take photos with Nintendo characters, take part in multiplayer challenges and even join in as Nintendo bring giant versions of StreetPass games to life.
From 9am on 28 September, Waterloo Station, London and Manchester Piccadilly Station will play host to a giant Nintendo 3DS and StreetPass celebration. There will be loads to do for all Nintendo fans at the event including:
Real life StreetPass games
If you love StreetPass games, you’ll be delighted when Nintendo bring StreetPass games to life with real Puzzle Swap panels. Using artwork from recent Nintendo games, fans will be able to add their own puzzle pieces to a series of large Puzzle Swap panels at each event, simply by playing Nintendo 3DS games.
To win prizes such as exclusive StreetPass bags – you can take part in competitions in Mario Kart 7 and Luigis Mansion 2 or a challenge to find the person with the most Mii characters in their StreetPass Mii Plaza.
Luigi and Pokémon meet and greet
Love Luigi? A Luigi costume character will be available at the London Waterloo Station, location for meet and greet as well as photograph opportunities. Or maybe you are more of a Pokémon fan? Oshawott, Tepig & Snivy will be at the Manchester Piccadilly StreetPass event.
StreetPass Day stands will also be located at two other locations including Eurogamer Expo 2013, Earls Court, London where visitors can pick up a free Mario hat by showing their entry wristband or badge. The Cycle Show NEC Birmingham will also host Mario Kart 7 multiplayer races and Nintendo 3DS demos.
This year has seen new functionality and content on Nintendo 3DS, such as the Nintendo 3DS Image Share service which allows users to post images from games direct to their Twitter, Facebook or Tumblr accounts, and with a recent update, new content for StreetPass MiiPlaza, with additional StreetPass games including StreetPass Garden, StreetPass Squad, StreetPass Mansion and StreetPass Battle available to purchase as Add-On Content.
There has also been the addition of StreetPass Relay. When a Nintendo 3DS user gets near a StreetPass Relay Point and has the StreetPass feature enabled, it will automatically store their StreetPass data temporarily and then send it on to the next Nintendo 3DS user to visit that same location. This new service increases the chance to get special content for StreetPass-enabled games as well as up their StreetPass hits, collect Puzzle Pieces and progress through their favourite StreetPass games.
Nintendo’s StreetPass Day celebration will take place all day at Waterloo Station, London and at Manchester Piccadilly on 28 th September 2013. Check Nintendo Facebook and Twitter channels for more details.
If you use twitter, why not share how you’re celebrating National StreetPass Day with the hashtag #StreetPassDay
For more information:
Nintendo 3DS Guided Tour: http://guidedtour.nintendo.co.uk
Nintendo UK on Twitter: https://twitter.com/nintendouk
Nintendo 3DS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nintendo3dsuk
Wii U on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WiiU.co.uk
Nintendo UK on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/NintendoUK
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About Nintendo 3DS:
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