30 th January 2012 – Join the tribe on an adventure to save your beautiful island in Castle Conqueror Against, one of the latest downloadable games available from the Nintendo eShop this week. As those around you betray their faith, the island’s god has given you his power to curse and punish invaders from The Empire. Act fast to save innocent people from the intruders and their ruthless search for gold.
A Nintendo classic is also making a comeback this week as 3D Classics Kid Icarus™ gives you the chance to join Pit on his quest to rescue goddess Palutena, featuring all new remastered 3D visuals, now available via the Nintendo eShop. Another mythological-themed adventure awaits you in Pinball Pulse: The Ancients Beckon™ . Previously exclusive to Nintendo DSi Shop, arcade fans can now for the first time download the hit pinball simulator to their Nintendo 3DS. In this mythological twist on the arcade classic, the almighty Zeus challenges you to show off your pinballing prowess in a fast-paced high-score hunt, with the action taking place across both screens of your Nintendo DSi or Nintendo 3DS. You’ll need fast hands and the gods on your side in the ultimate arcade style battle.
Check out all the other 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|
|3D Classics Kid Icarus™ (Nintendo)||Nintendo 3DS
£5.40 (UK Only)
|Game Description: Join angelic warrior Pit as this iconic Nintendo action-platformer returns, with remastered 3D visuals in 3D Classics Kid Icarus™. Pit must save goddess Palutena from evil Medusa to defend Angel Land. Using his trusty bow and arrow he must seek out the Three Sacred Treasures on a journey from the underworld to the sky.|
|Castle Conqueror Against (CIRCLE Ent.)||Nintendo 3DS
£1.80 (UK Only)
|Nintendo DSi Shop
|200 Nintendo DSi Points|
|Game Description: The Empire has invaded your beautiful island in search of gold, hunting many innocent people on the way. Some tribes have even betrayed their faith for fear of the intruders. As a famous warrior and a loyal worshipper, the island’s god has given you his blessing to curse and punish the invaders to protect your tribe.|
The Ancients Beckon™ - eShop addition (Nintendo)
£4.50 (UK Only)
|Nintendo DSi Shop
|500 Nintendo DSi Points|
|Game Description: Take on Zeus in a game of fast-paced pinball in Pinball Pulse: The Ancients Beckon. Boost your points playing different modes based on the legends of Greek mythology such as Medusa, who can turn your steel ball into stone. The action happens across both screens of your Nintendo DSi or Nintendo 3DS featuring all the lights and sounds of a real pinball table with a stirring soundtrack to accompany your play.|
TNT Racers (
|Wii Shop Channel||1000 Wii Points||Torsten Meier,
|Game Description: Start revving your engine and outrun your rivals in this action packed multiplayer racing game for Wii. TNT - Tracks ’N’ Tricks – is a game with new features, gadgets and race courses for you to master as your opponents eat dust!|
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.
Exclusively available via Nintendo Video this week is the first in a series of clips from Breakthru Films. Transformation is a clip from the 3D puppet animated film The Flying Machine featuring an original recording of Fryderyk Chopin’s Opus 10. No.1 performed by the World famous pianist Lang Lang. The clip brings to you a story about two kids in Warsaw in Poland who discover an old piano in amongst a pile of junk that transforms into a magical flying machine, on which they travel across Europe.
Also available this week is the first instalment of a two part episode of Kirby: “Right back at Ya!” which is a Kirby TV animation made specially in 3D for Nintendo 3DS. It stars all of your favourite Kirby characters as they battle King Dedede and a giant Lobzilla who have set out to destroy Kirby.
Be among the first people to take a glimpse at the trailer for the upcoming remastered version Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace in 3D. This is your chance to take a sneak peak at the Star Wars classic in 3D for the very first time.
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: www.nintendo3ds.co.uk
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