20 th December 2011 – The Nintendo eShop, Nintendo DSi Shop and the Wii Shop Channel have a raft of new games, software and demos on offer to download this week, just in time for Christmas.

Available to download for free via the Nintendo eShop this week is Nintendo Letter Box. Nintendo Letter Box is a fun, simple and creative new way to stay connected with your friends via StreetPass and SpotPass. You can send them messages, 2D and 3D drawings, as well as photos and sound effects all through your Nintendo 3DS. The perfect opportunity to send your friends some Christmas greetings.

The eagerly awaited Mighty Switch Force! is another game exclusively available through Nintendo eShop. In this action-packed platformer you take control of cybernetic police officer Patricia Wagon. Shifting the elements of the machine matrix of Planet Land back and forth she’s determined to put the evil Hooligan sisters behind bars. Mighty Switch Force! was developed by WayForward, creators of  the critically acclaimed Nintendo DSiWare titles Shantae: Risky's Revenge™, Mighty Flip Champs!™ and Mighty Milky Way.

The strong lineup on Nintendo eShop is joined by a true classic: The Gameboy version of the World famous block-slotting puzzler TETRIS®, which is sure to challenge not only your speed but also your endurance.

On the Wii Shop Channel you get a chance to try a demo of platform racer MotoHeroz™, developed by RedLynx.

Check out all the 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
Mighty Switch Force! (WayForward) Nintendo 3DS



Nintendo eShop



£5.40 (UK Only)


Matt Bozon -
Game Description: Patricia Wagon is a cybernetic police officer on a mission. By activating her Siren Helmet, you can shift the machine matrix of Planet Land, altering the world around her to jump from platform to platform and access new areas.  Use your wits and trusty Pellet Gun to put the Hooligan Sisters back behind bars in this 2D side scrolling platform shooter.
Nintendo Letter Box (Nintendo)


Nintendo 3DS



Nintendo eShop


Game Description: Share messages and more with your friends with Nintendo Letter Box.  This free software allows you to send and receive messages via StreetPass and SpotPass. Write a greeting or make a drawing in 2D or 3D, and your friends will see the message animate as if it is being re-created before their eyes. You can also share photos and sound effects from your Nintendo 3DS.
TETRIS® (Nintendo) Nintendo 3DS

(Virtual Console)

Nintendo eShop €4.00

£3.60 (UK Only)


Game Description: TETRIS® needs no introduction. The famous block-slotting puzzler is renowned as one of the world’s greatest games; easy to pick up, yet impossible to put down.  There are two main modes, A-Type and B-Type. A-Type is an endurance game that challenges you to rack up a huge score by clearing lines while the Tetriminos fall faster and faster.  In B-Type you must clear 25 lines to win, but you can raise the stakes by increasing the falling speed of each Tetrimino and adding more obstacles within the Matrix.
Castle Conqueror Heroes (CIRCLE Ent.) Nintendo DSi


Nintendo eShop 500

Nintendo DSi Points

Chris Chau -               
Nintendo 3DS


Nintendo DSi Shop €5

£4.50 (UK Only)

Game Description: Become a hero and defeat the evil Empire in this turn based action adventure game. Join the revolt against The Empire, led by Veronica on her mission to free the captured inhabitants of “The Green Planet”, and also assault enemy troops, then take back the castle for good. 
Commando: Steel Disaster (Cinemax) Nintendo DSi


Nintendo eShop 800

Nintendo DSi Points

Lukáš Macura
Nintendo 3DS


Nintendo DSi Shop €8

£7.20 (UK Only)

Game Description: Terrorists have turned the war machines against their masters and only a top commando and vehicle specialist can stop them. Take control of Storm a hardened commando in this classic side scrolling shoot-em-up. As the mechanical enemies get bigger and harder to defeat the bullets will start to fly and power-ups will be parachuted in to help you.
Football Up (EnjoyUp Games) Wii


Wii Shop Channel 500 Wii Points Julio Moruno -
Football Up! is a classic arcade style football game bringing fun fast paced football action to the Wii. Control the ball, dribble, and trick the goalkeeper to score and become a football legend. Join your national team or create your own team with the editor mode: choose a name, equipment and even import your Miis™ into the action.  Play together or against up to four of your friends in cooperative or rival mode.

Demo (RedLynx)


(WiiWare Demo)

Wii Shop Channel Free Jason Bates -
Game Description: This free demo offers you the chance to try the thrilling 2D racing game, MotoHeroz, a side-scrolling racer built with simple controls and innovative levels to create a new kind of racing adventure. Play in solo player mode or against your friends to test your speed and skill around each exciting course. MotoHeroz brings platforming and racing together in an exciting off road experience.

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.

This week Nintendo 3DS owners will still have the chance to receive via Nintendo Video the movie trailer for Dreamworks Studios’ newest creation Puss in Boots in 3D. Have a peek at the return of the much-loved and mischievous feline from the Shrek franchise all in 3D.

Making a return to Nintendo Video this week is a clip of The Legend of Zelda™ Great Fairy’s Fountain Theme from The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past which was performed as part of The Legend of Zelda 25 th Anniversary Symphony CD recordings.

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:

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