PREPARE YOURSELF FOR A VVVVVV-ERY EXCITING NINTENDO ESHOP DEBUT!

7 th May 2012 – Get ready to defy gravity once more as Captain Viridian, when the cult game VVVVVV arrives on Nintendo 3DS. Help the Captain navigate his crew’s way back to safety after their spaceship is unexpectedly under threat from dimensional interference. All-new Player Levels offer hours of additional gameplay, and include bonus stages created by professional game developers, such as Notch (Minecraft). Inspired by 8-bit classics from days gone by, and now in experience-heightening 3D, VVVVVV will challenge even the most battle-hardened old-school gamer!

Once again it’s up to you to help Sonic the Hedgehog in the age-old battle of good versus evil in Sonic Labyrinth , available via the Nintendo eShop. In this classic Sonic action-puzzler, Dr Robotnik has sneakily replaced Sonic’s shoes with a pair of magical trainers that thwart his famous super-sonic speeds. It’s up to you to track down the hallowed Chaos Emeralds which are the only items that will bring it back!

For the first time ever outside of Japan, you now have the chance to protect the kingdom from evil in Monster World IV , on Virtual Console for Wii. Take on the role of the young adventurer Asha and set out on a fascinating journey to save the Elemental Spirits, accompanied all along the way by your beloved pet Pepe and magical Genie. Making its way onto the Wii Shop Channel this week is a second retro classic, Wonder Boy in Monster Land , where you must fight the fire-breathing dragon and his evil henchmen to prevent them from creating their own Monster Land.

Check out all the latest offerings which are available for download this Thursday via Nintendo eShop, Nintendo DSi Shop and the Wii Shop Channel below.

Title Platform Available on Price Point Further Info Contact
VVVVVV

(Nicalis)

Nintendo 3DS (Download Software) Nintendo eShop 

 

£7.20 Tyrone Rodriguez

tyrone@nicalis.com

 

Game Description: Help Captain Viridian flip to find five crew members, 20 hard-to-reach Trinkets and save a dimension on the brink of destruction. Instead of jumping, control the direction of gravity by inverting your gravity and allowing Captain Viridian to flip between the floors and ceilings of the environments.
Sonic Labyrinth

(SEGA)

Nintendo 3DS

(Virtual Console)

Nintendo

eShop

£4.50 Amy White

awhite@sega.co.uk

Game Description: Help Sonic the Hedgehog in his quest to defeat Dr Robotnik and regain his super-speed! Step into super-sneakers for temporary Sonic swiftness, use warp gates to find special items and grab 100 rings in the bonus stage to win an extra try.
Curling Super Championship (Cypronia) Nintendo 3DS

(DSiWare)

Nintendo eShop £4.50 Stefan Pavelka

pavelka@cypronia.com

Nintendo DSi (DSiWare) Nintendo DSi Shop 500 Nintendo DSi Points
Game Description: Challenge your friends in this world famous sport that includes real-time physics, colourful 3D graphics and multiplayer (Hotseat or wireless play) for an authentic gaming experience.
Monster World IV (SEGA) Wii

(Virtual Console)

Wii Shop Channel 900 Wii Points Amy White

awhite@sega.co.uk

Game Description: For the first time outside of Japan, experience the final chapter in the classic Monster World series! As Asha, a young adventurer, set forth into Monster World and defeat evil alongside your amorphous pet Pepe and magical Genie in order to save the troubled Elemental Spirits!
Wonder Boy in Monster Land

(SEGA)

Wii

(Virtual Console)

Wii Shop Channel 900 Wii Points Amy White

awhite@sega.co.uk

Game Description: The kingdom has been thrown into chaos by a ferocious fire breathing dragon and his monstrous henchmen whose aim is to create their own Monster Land. As Wonder Boy, set out on an incredible journey across different environments and dungeons, collect powerful weapons and spells and rid the land of evil!

 

 

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.

Available exclusively to Nintendo 3DS this week is the second instalment of the ground breaking short animated film, Big Buck Bunny in 3D, from the award-winning Blender Foundation. The film follows the adventures of the lovable rabbit as he seeks revenge on a trio of mischievous woodland creatures who have disrupted his peaceful daily routine, all in colourful 3D.

Also available this week, exclusively for Nintendo 3DS owners, is the tenth in a series of popular Shaun the Sheep 3D clips created exclusively in 3D by Aardman Animations, the multi-award winning creators of Chicken Run and Wallace & Gromit. The tenth clip titled, Kite, follows Shaun trying to fly his new kite on a very windy day – but the wind turns out to be the least of his troubles!

Keep up to date with all the official Nintendo announcements and exclusive new game information by following the official Nintendo of Europe Twitter feed @NintendoEurope.

ENDS

                                                           

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

·         Virtual Console - A range of games from classic platforms including Game Boy™, NES™, and SEGA Game Gear

·         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 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 Nintendo Zone and 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.

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

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 3.9 billion video games and more than 620 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.

   


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