NINTENDO TV GOES 3D!

Embargoed – Nintendo TV, Future Publishing’s on-console video show made its debut in December on the Nintendo 3DS™ and the second episode is available to view via Nintendo eShop now.  Powered by Official Nintendo Magazine, the upgraded show has already received over a million views on the Wii™ console in 18 months and is now available in full 3D on Nintendo 3DS.

In each episode, Nintendo 3DS owners can access original 3D footage from the latest games in Select, news in Update and hot tips on what every gamer needs in Nintendo eShop Essentials. The monthly show also features behind-the-scenes footage, plus a fantastic competition and is available to be streamed directly from the Nintendo eShop.

The second episode, which is live now features Resident Evil Revelations and reveals news about upcoming titles The Last Story and Mutant Mudds. Nintendo eShop Essentials features Pullblox and 3D Classics Kid Icarus, plus there’s a terrifying feature filmed at London’s premiere horror attraction, the London Bridge Experience, all filmed in high-definition 3D.

The first competition in the new-look show gives gamers the chance to win an Ice White Nintendo 3DS system with Super Mario 3D Land, Mario Kart 7 and The Legend of Zelda™: Ocarina of Time 3D .

James Honeywell, Marketing Manager at Nintendo UK said "We are always striving to bring fun and exciting new content to Nintendo 3DS users and Nintendo TV will do just that. We are looking forward to launching a new episode each month, adding to the host of other unique 3D content available from our various partners."

The innovative eight-minute, entirely 3D show is yet another example of pioneering digital publishing from Future, who scooped the AOP Digital Consumer Publisher of the Year and Grand Prix Awards earlier this year.

Lee Nutter, Publisher of Future’s Nintendo Group said: "The new 3D video show really is the first-of-its-kind. The original show has been hugely successful on the Wii since launch and this cutting-edge upgrade embraces the new technology of the Nintendo 3DS perfectly. Our partnership with Nintendo continues to go from strength-to-strength and has witnessed Nintendo's consoles transform the UK games market forever."

The latest episode is available to Nintendo 3DS users now via the Nintendo eShop.

For more information on Nintendo 3DS and SpotPass™, visit the official Nintendo 3DS website at www.nintendo3ds.co.uk.

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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 3.8 billion video games and more than 610 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.

About Future

Future is a leader in the field of digital publishing and was named Consumer Digital Publisher of the Year at the annual Association of Online Publishers Awards – becoming the first magazine publisher to win the Award. Future also won the Grand Prix Award at the event in June. Its web and mobile sites deliver 160 million page impressions every month to over 34 million unique users*. Future delivers more than 100 digital editions and bespoke apps through the rapidly growing iPad platform and is developing product for new tablet devices coming on stream. Digital now accounts for a third of all Future’s commercial revenues. And its development of video on demand and apps is rightly regarded as market leading. Technology brand T3 is leading the way on iPad, becoming one of the top grossing apps in the UK and one of the very few five star apps in the world. The Future digital portfolio includes award winning and hugely respected brands including: www.techradar.com, www.cyclingnews.com, www.gamesradar.com, www.computerandvideogames.com, www.musicradar.com and www.bikeradar.com.

* source: comScore Digital Analytix, October 2011  


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