14 th May 2012 – Get ready to traverse land and sea as the classic Game Boy™ platformer, Kirby’s Dream Land™ 2, arrives on Virtual Console for Nintendo 3DS. Help Kirby in his attempt to protect Dreamland by tracking down the Rainbow Bridges which have been stolen by a new enemy; the evil force named Dark Matter. It’s up to you, accompanied by your trusty animal cohort, to travel through the lands battling King Dedede and his minions, and to defeat the mysterious Dark Matter!
It’s a week of epic journeys on the Nintendo eShop, as we join Mojo in Bird Mania 3D on his quest to catch up with his friends as they head off on holiday to Africa without him. Fly, dash, soar and glide after them as you try to collect extra bonuses and avoid unwanted obstacles in this skills-based action game. You are also being treated to a double dose of demos with two action-packed adventures in the RAYMAN® ORIGINS Demo and 2 Fast 4 Gnomz Demo available from the Nintendo eShop and Wii Shop Channel respectively
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|
Kirby’s Dream Land™ 2
|Nintendo 3DS (Virtual Console)||Nintendo eShop
£3.60 (UK Only)
Game Description: Kirby must solve the mystery behind the
disappearance of rainbow bridges that link the islands of Dream
Land. Travel through all seven isles while battling the
of King Dedede, and team up with Kirby's friends Rick the Hamster, Kine the Fish and Coo the Owl.Make sure to make the most of Kirby’s pals’ own unique abilities including their ability to amplify Kirby’s powers, too!
Bird Mania 3D
£1.80 (UK Only)
|Game Description: Join Mojo as he follows his bird pals as they holiday in the exotic climes of Africa. Fly faster and faster, dash, soar, glide, and collect all bonuses. How far can you get in pursuit of a delightful vacation?|
RAYMAN® ORIGINS Demo
|Nintendo eShop||Free||Michael Ferron firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Game Description: When the Glade of Dreams is overrun by Darktoons, it is up to Rayman and his buddies Globox and the Teensies to save the day. Their challenge, restore peace to the Glade or witness their beloved home vanish like a bad dream…|
2 Fast 4 Gnomz Demo
|Wii Shop Channel||Free||
|Game Description: Four brave gnomes venture on a journey so epic, they don't even know where they're going. Join Bumb, Berzerk, Speedster and Uncle Time as they run, fly, bounce, glide and break their way through the magical lands of Gnomia to reach their mysterious destiny.|
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 this week, exclusively for Nintendo 3DS owners, is the eleventh in a series of popular Shaun the Sheep 3D clips created exclusively in 3D by Aardman Animations, the multi-award winning creators of Chicken Run and Wallace & Gromit. The eleventh clip titled, Shaun Goes Old School , sees life imitating Nintendo as Shaun becomes a character in his own game!
Also available exclusively to Nintendo 3DS this week is the final instalment of the ground breaking short animated film, Big Buck Bunny in 3D, from the award-winning Blender Foundation. The film follows the adventures of the lovable rabbit as he seeks revenge on a trio of mischievous woodland creatures who have disrupted his peaceful daily routine, all in colourful 3D.
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.
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/
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