Enjoy the recent arrival of Mario, Donkey Kong and Pokémon on the newly launched Nintendo eShop. Double Dragon has now been made available to download and play on your Nintendo 3DS. This latest Game Boy classic joins an array of new downloadable content on the eShop, while the Nintendo DSi Shop and Wii Shop Channel are also both bursting at the seams.
In this side-scrolling beat‘em up, originally released in 1990 for Game Boy, Jimmy and Billy Lee take on the rival gangs at their own game using jumps, punches, kicks and more. Fight your way through the gangs' turf to save the kidnapped girl Marian. You can download this timeless game Double Dragon on Virtual Console for Nintendo 3DS to enjoy the nostalgic and energetic fighting action for the first time on your Nintendo 3DS.
Check out the latest offerings below which are also available for download this week via the Nintendo eShop, Nintendo DSi Shop and Wii Shop Channel.
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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 DSiWareTM games.
Visitors can also view video game trailers, screen shots 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.”
Performing the system update will allow users to access a free download of 3D Classics ExcitebikeTM, the original NES Excitebike game, re-mastered in 3D for a limited time period up until 7th July 2011. Also available for free download from the Nintendo eShop is 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 (available in stores soon), browse the selections and then click to download the games they want.
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.
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 WiiTM home console, Nintendo 3DSTM and Nintendo DSTM family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment SystemTM, Nintendo has sold more than 3.7 billion video games and more than 600 million hardware units globally, including the current- generation Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSiTM and Nintendo DSiTM XL, as well as the Game BoyTM, Game Boy AdvanceTM, Super NESTM, Nintendo® 64 and Nintendo GameCubeTM systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as MarioTM, Donkey KongTM, MetroidTM, ZeldaTM and PokémonTM. 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.