9 th January 2012 – With Christmas over and January in full swing you could be forgiven for feeling a little glum. Fear not however, as Nintendo is celebrating with a raft of new games available to download this week from the Nintendo eShop, Nintendo DSi Shop and the Wii Shop Channel.
A tricky and entertaining puzzler is coming to Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DSi owners this week in the form of Doodle Fit . Your task may seem simple; fill each given shape with the allotted blocks, sounds easy enough but the correct combination won’t become immediately obvious. Rotate the blocks and try different combinations to complete each shape in its very own colourful doodle art style.
Aspiring fashionistas can practice their trade in Make Up & Style available via the Nintendo eShop and Nintendo DSi Shop this week. Become a make-up artist by using a series of realistic make-up tools. You can even practice on your own face in the game - simply take a picture of your face, place it onto a 3D face in the game and apply some make-up.
Puzzle fans can also enjoy Bobby Carrot Forever available on WiiWare this week. This charming 2D puzzle adventure challenges you to take control of the famous puzzle hare as he searches for the six golden carrots by solving puzzles, collecting carrots and making new friends.
Check out all the 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
(Gamelion Studios) Nintendo 3DS
(DSiWare) Nintendo eShop €5.00
£4.50 (UK Only) Sebastian Szczygiel, firstname.lastname@example.org
(DSiWare) Nintendo DSi Shop
500 Nintendo DSi points
Game Description: Doodle Fit, the entertaining puzzle game, is finally here. Your task is simple: fit the given sets of blocks into given shapes. A level is complete when all blocks have been used and there's no more space free in the shape. The game features over one hundred different levels and almost 550 solutions in total giving hours of entertainment to puzzle fans.
Make Up & Style (Cypronia) Nintendo 3DS
(DSiWare) Nintendo eShop €5.00
£4.50 (UK Only) Stefan Pavelka,
(DSiWare) Nintendo DSi Shop
500 Nintendo DSi points
Game Description: Become a make-up artist and allow your creativity to run wild with realistic make-up tools. Complete various missions and create thousands of different faces on the road to becoming a professional make-up artist.
Bobby Carrot Forever (FDG Entertainment) Wii
(WiiWare) Wii Shop Channel 800 Wii points Thomas Kern, email@example.com
Game Description: Guide Bobby Carrot through hundreds of exciting levels, avoiding obstacles and collecting all the carrots to win. Can you uncover the secret of the six golden carrots and meet new friends who will help you on your way. Bobby Carrot rekindles the age of classic console gaming with charming 2D graphics and simplified controls in an adventure that will take you through over 70 levels that last over 15 hours. You can even download new levels if you can’t get enough of the famous puzzle hare.
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.
This week available via Nintendo Video is a 3D clip, courtesy of Red Bull, showcasing some of the world’s best skiers taking part in the Hahnenkamm race in Kitzbühel, Austria. From the Start all the way down to the finish, this unprecedented 3D clip provides a breathtaking insight into the toughest downhill ski race in the world.
Also available via Nintendo Video, is the latest 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.
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: http://www.nintendo3ds.co.uk
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.