6 th February 2012 – Help Danny in Crush™3D Demo , as he’s stuck inside the C.R.U.S.H. machine, wandering the worlds created by his worries. It’s your job to get him out by plotting the correct route through his confused and tangled imagination. Available only on Nintendo 3DS™, this innovative game contains a range of bonus features including the ability to exchange gifts with friends via StreetPass™ and the chance to access exclusive artwork, collectibles and much more.

A number of other delights also await Nintendo 3DS owners this week, including the classic Kirby Game Boy block-buster, Kirby’s Block Ball™, where you will require fast-reactions to get to the final showdown and defeat the evil King Dedede . Also check out the fun-packed puzzle game Crazy Cheebo: Puzzle Party and take control of Atreyu and his magical cane Milo in Gaia’s Moon, both on Nintendo DSiWare.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

On Wii, why not join Peter Pepper for some retro gaming in BurgerTime World Tour or get ready for battle in THE KING OF FIGHTERS ’97 classic?

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
Crush™3D Demo (SEGA) Nintendo 3DS Demo Nintendo eShop 


€0 Luisa Mari

( LMari@sega.co.uk)

Game Description: CRUSH™3D is a new puzzle-platform game for Nintendo 3DS which will have you thinking outside the box before you can say “splat”. Crush from three dimensions to two (and back) to solve puzzles in over 50 individual levels before you find your way to the exit door.
Kirby’s Block Ball™ (Nintendo) Nintendo 3DS

(Virtual Console)

Nintendo eShop €3.00

£2.70 (UK Only)

Game Description: Quick reactions are vital to your success, as Kirby bounces off paddles on all four sides of the screen. Kirby is able to access a whole range of powers, including Burn, Spike or Stone. You’ll need all the help you can get for the final showdown with King Dedede.
Crazy Cheebo: Puzzle Party (Cypronia) Nintendo 3DS


Nintendo eShop €2

£1.80 (UK Only)

Zuzana Tutterova ( tutterova@cypronia.com)
Nintendo DSi


Nintendo DSi Shop


200 Nintendo DSi Points
Game Description: In this strategic puzzler, you must switch two objects to make a horizontal or vertical set of three or more objects of the same colour. A whole range of awards are up for grabs if you can match more objects up and create combos. The game contains colourful graphics, a Crazy Cheebo character and lots of humorous videos. Why not also enjoy competing against your friends in the multiplayer games?
Gaia’s Moon (EnjoyUp Games)


Nintendo 3DS


Nintendo eShop €2

£1.80 (UK Only)

Julio Moruno

( julio@enjoyup.com)

Nintendo DSi


Nintendo DSi Shop


200 Nintendo DSi Points
Game Description: Something strange is causing changes to the balance of energy in Gaia that is necessary to prolong life. To discover the cause, you must play the role of Atreyu and his magical cane Milo, whose help you will need to be able to fly. However, you must be very careful, as the whole planet has gone out of control and existential chaos may ensue.      
BurgerTime World Tour (MonkeyPaw Games) Wii (WiiWare) Wii Shop Channel 1000

Wii Points

Ray Almeda ( ray@monkeypawgames.com)
Game Description: Join our hero as he traverses the globe in search of hamburger heaven. Escape from angry veggies and build your BurgerTime World Tour today. 3D lends a whole new edge to this classic game, with the rotational axis allowing you to see through the cylinder, creating whole new elements for determining the fastest way to build a burger. And there’s much more, as you rack up bonus points by tossing baddies, enjoy four culinary capital worlds and compete on over 20 Burger-filled levels.
THE KING OF FIGHTERS ’97 (D4 Enterprise) Wii

(Virtual Console)

Wii Shop Channel 900

Wii Points

Shinta Ogura

( ogura@d4e.co.jp)

Game Description: Get ready for the fourth game in the King of Fighters series. Battle opponents with the greatest characters from Fatal Fury, Ikari Warriors, Psycho Soldier, Art of Fighting and more. King of Fighters ’97 is the fourth game in the King of Fighters series, once again allowing players to combat opponents with popular characters from Fatal Fury, Ikari Warriors, Psycho Soldier, Art of Fighting, and other titles. The character roster changes with every iteration and new characters in this 1997 title include Chizuru Kagura- a boss character from the previous title- as well as popular SNK characters Ryuji Yamazaki, Blue Mary and Billy Kane, and new characters Yashiro Nanakase and Shingo Yabuki. Players can also choose between Advanced and Extra play modes to greatly alter the gameplay.

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 again 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.

Available again 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.

Take a glimpse at the trailer for the upcoming remastered version of 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

About Nintendo

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