22 nd March 2012 – Lovers of puzzle games need look no further, as SpeedThru: Potzol’s Puzzle™ is sure to offer plenty of 3D-enhanced entertainment on your Nintendo 3DS™ when it becomes available to download from the Nintendo eShop on 5th April 2012. The game offers a unique gameplay mechanic in an immersive 3D world where your skills of spatial awareness are put to the test across more than 90 stages, three multiplayer modes, and three different lands. You can also take a sneak peek of the game ahead of its launch, as the 3D trailer becomes available on the Nintendo eShop today.
SpeedThru: Potzol’s Puzzle is themed around a mystic world, where Kaotl, the evil god of destruction is your foe. In an act of malice, Kaotl has stolen the heart of Creatl, the god of creation, and divided the world into three lands. Guided by Creatl’s loyal servant Potzol, you must aim to restore the spirit world, destroyed by the wicked god Kaotl, by collecting hearts hidden away in each stage.
The game will test your puzzle abilities as you control guardians - 3D blocks - which journey along long corridor-like levels blocked with walls. You must sneak guardians through the small holes hidden in the walls, rotating these blocks to squeeze them through the tightest of spots and collect the hearts waiting there for you. The faster you do it and the more effectively aligned, the higher your score.
SpeedThru: Potzol’s Puzzle offers plenty of entertainment, with over 90 stages available to play and an adventure mode spread over three different lands. It also offers exciting two-player gameplay, allowing gamers to play against each-other on one Nintendo 3DS or challenge each other over local wireless play.
Put your puzzle skills to the test when SpeedThru: Potzol’s Puzzle becomes available to download from the Nintendo eShop on 5 th April 2012, exclusively for Nintendo 3DS, and be sure to check out the 3D trailer which is available on Nintendo eShop today.
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Note to Editors:
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· Original 3D software
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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.
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 rolled out at various stores across Europe. You have the choice of several denominations for Nintendo eShop Cards.
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Afterwards, you can begin shopping immediately.
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