THE ULTIMATE SUPERHERO PINBALL EXPERIENCE IS NOW AVAILABLE ON NINTENDO 3DS

25 th June 2012 – Some of the most powerful Superheroes from the Marvel Universe come to Nintendo 3DS this week in Marvel Pinball 3D, available to download from the Nintendo eShop. Created by Zen Studios, the premier videogame pinball makers, the critically acclaimed Marvel Pinball is now available for the first time in 3D, only on Nintendo 3DS. Bringing together the exciting Marvel Universe including some of its most famous heroes and frantic arcade action, Marvel Pinball 3D is a must buy for comic book and pinball fans alike.

Available on Nintendo DSiWare this week is Let’s Create Pottery , making crafting ceramics and pottery easier and more fun than ever before. Simply throw the clay on the pottery wheel and unleash your artistic side by taking advantage of dozens of materials available in order to create your own designs. If you are looking for some colourful Sudoku fun then you will love Lola's Fruit Shop Sudoku , also available on Nintendo DSiWare this week. By working with Lola the Panda, kids from a wide range of age groups will learn logical thinking through fun and colourful Sudoku puzzles designed especially for them.

Also don’t miss the opportunity to get some of a variety of downloadable games available for Nintendo 3DS at a reduced price, when the Anniversary Sale to celebrate one year of Nintendo eShop enters its second and final week.

Special offers, only valid from 28 th June to 5 th July:

·         Dillon's Rolling Western™ for €8 / £7.20 (from €10 / £9)

·         Freakyforms™ Your Creations, Alive! for €4.80 / £4.30 (from €6 / £5.40)

·         Fun! Fun! Minigolf TOUCH! for €4 / £3.60 (from €5 / £4.50)

·         Mighty Switch Force! for €4.80 / £4.30 (from €6 / £5.40)

·         Super Mario Land™ 2 6 Golden Coins™ for €3.20 / £2.90 (from €4 / £3.60)

Check out all the latest offerings which are available for download this Thursday via Nintendo eShop and the Wii Shop Channel below.

Title Platform Available on Price Point Further Info Contact
Marvel Pinball 3D

(Zen Studios)

Nintendo 3DS (Download Software) Nintendo eShop

 

€7

£6.30 (UK Only)

Mel Kirk

mel@zenstudios.com

Game Description: Marvel Pinball is now in stunning 3D. The premiere pinball experience from Zen Studios has arrived on Nintendo 3DS. Marvel Pinball 3D is the ultimate Super Hero pinball experience, featuring original tables based on characters from the Marvel Universe.
Let's Create! Pottery

(Infinite Dreams)

Nintendo 3DS

(DSiWare)

Nintendo eShop €5

£4.50 (UK Only)

Marek Wyszynski

office@idreams.pl

Nintendo DSi (DSiWare) Nintendo DSi Shop 500 Nintendo DSi Points
Game Description: Free your creativity with “Let's Create! Pottery”. Making ceramics has never been more simple and fun. Become a true artist and create one of a kind pottery items and share them with your friends.
Lola's Fruit Shop Sudoku

(BeiZ)

 

Nintendo 3DS

(DSiWare)

Nintendo eShop €2

£1.80 (UK Only)

Mika Heikinheimo

mika@beiz.com

 

Nintendo DSi (DSiWare) Nintendo DSi Shop 200 Nintendo DSi Points
Game Description: Lola Panda does it again – making it fun to develop logical thinking! Now

kids can enjoy the fun and challenge of Sudoku in a form especially designed for them. Lola’s Fruit Shop Sudoku game is playable even by 4 year old children, yet still challenging enough for 8-9 year old kids.

                 

 

 

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.

Available again this week via Nintendo Video are two 3D trailers for the upcoming films The Amazing Spider Man and Ice Age 4 – Continental Drift . The upcoming film The Amazing Spider Man is based around Peter Parker’s journey to find out why his parents disappeared when he was young, after finding an important clue. And in Ice Age 4 – Continental Drift, the usual suspects - Manny, Diego and Sid - embark on yet another epic adventure after their continent is set adrift. 

Making a return to Nintendo Video this week is the second part in the series of previously released Kid Icarus 3D Anime clips titled Thanatos Rising Part Two. If you missed out the first time round then be sure to check out the first in the series of entertaining clips on your Nintendo 3DS this week.

                         

Keep up to date with all the official Nintendo announcements and exclusive new game information by following the official Nintendo of Europe Twitter feed @NintendoEurope.

ENDS

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
  • Virtual Console - A range of games from classic platforms including Game Boy™, NES™, and SEGA Game Gear
  • 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 Nintendo Video™ application for free, providing access to a range of new and exclusive 2D and 3D video content on their Nintendo 3DS system.

The system update will also provide users with access to Nintendo Zone and 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.

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.nintendo.co.uk/NOE/en_GB/index.html

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 630 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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