25 th April 2012 – Nintendo 3DS owners will be able to stay connected even when they are on the go through Nintendo Zone , launching today across Europe. By using one of the approximately 25,000 Hotspot access points across Europe you will be able to access free and exciting content via your Nintendo 3DS system.
Nintendo Zone is a free location based, interactive service that allows you to access exciting content including upcoming trailers of games in 2D and 3D, product information, 2D and 3D screenshots, Nintendo 3DS game demos and free video clips.
To access Nintendo Zone when in one of the 25,000 Hotspots make sure you update your Nintendo 3DS today with the latest system update* from Nintendo. To help you find your nearest Hotspot, Nintendo has also released a handy Hotspot finder tool - simply check http://hotspot.nintendo.co.uk to find your nearest Hotspot and then when you are nearby the Nintendo Zone icon will blink to notify you that you are within reach of a compatible Hotspot area.
So get connected to Nintendo Zone and start accessing exciting content while on the move today. Head over to http://www.nintendo-europe.com/nintendo-direct to watch the latest European Nintendo Direct in full, which provides more information regarding the new system update from Nintendo and keep up to date with the latest announcements by following @NintendoEurope – The official Nintendo of Europe Twitter feed.
Note to Editors:
*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.”
About Nintendo 3DS:
Nintendo 3DS offers a Parental Lock which controls the level of 3D their children enjoy and 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, two built-in screens for different functionality, a Circle Pad which provides a full 360 degrees of direction, built-in motion sensor and gyro sensor, equipped with three cameras, housing a 2GB SD Memory Card and is compatible with AR Cards which come packaged with Nintendo 3DS and also sold separately. For more information about these features and other options, visit: www.nintendo3ds.co.uk
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.