26 th March 2012 – Nintendo goes back to the old school this week as three classic SEGA Game Gear games arrive on Nintendo 3DS for the very first time. It’s time to revisit old acquaintances as both Sonic the Hedgehog ™ : Triple Trouble and Shinobi ™ are making a welcome return. Remember that with old friends come old foes – Sonic must continue to battle the dangerous Dr. Robotnik as he searches for the Chaos Emeralds, while Joe Musashi, Red leader of the Oboro School of Shinobi, must overcome an evil force emanating from Neo City that has captured your fellow students.
The third classic SEGA Game Gear game, Dragon Crystal ™ , sees you meander through a misty maze crawling with terrifying creatures. Your goal is to find as many useful weapons as possible that will help you defeat your foe and ultimately to escape the maze and a deadly fate.
Check out at the latest Wii Virtual Console and Nintendo DSiWare offering – Proto Man has mysteriously gone berserk in Mega Man™ 5, and attention to detail is required whilst searching for all the hidden keys in Hints Hunter.
Take a look at the other 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
Sonic the Hedgehog™:
Triple Trouble (SEGA) Nintendo 3DS (Virtual Console) Nintendo eShop
£4.50 (UK Only) Amy White
Game Description: While the evil genius Dr. Robotnik is testing the ultimate destructive weapon, one of his assistants makes a mistake, causing his lab to explode and scattering five Chaos Emeralds across the planet Mobius. Sonic and Tails spin-dash to rescue them. Tricky
Knuckles streaks right behind, with sticky-fingered Nack the Weasel joining the hunt. It's a triple-threat race to see who will get the Emeralds first. Loop, blast and super spin-dash through six zones, five bonus rounds and a wild 3-D stage.
(SEGA) Nintendo 3DS (Virtual Console) Nintendo eShop
(UK Only) Amy White
Game Description: Destroy the enemies with bombs, shurikens, a crescent blade and more. Use the magic of the ninja to wreak havoc with the force of a tornado or the blinding glow of lightning. When all else fails, turn your body into a living bomb and explode with concussive damage. Do not stop until the City of Fear is annihilated. Are you ready for the challenge of Ninja warfare?
Dragon Crystal™ (SEGA) Nintendo 3DS (Virtual Console) Nintendo eShop
(UK Only) Amy White
Game Description: Blaze a trail through the treacherous labyrinths of four magic kingdoms - collecting weapons, armour, magic books, potions, rods and rings as you go. Fend off enormous insects, monstrous centipedes and sneaky sand sharks. Pass through 30 worlds in search of the Magic Goblet. There's no way out of this musical nightmare...until you find it.
Hints Hunter (CIRCLE Ent.) Nintendo 3DS
(DSiWare) Nintendo eShop €2
(UK Only) firstname.lastname@example.org
Nintendo DSi (DSiWare) Nintendo DSi Shop 200 Nintendo DSi Points
Game Description: Hints Hunter is a game you can play anytime and anywhere. The objective is simply to find the keys hidden around the game. To do this, you will have to work out the meaning of the hints in each level. Make sure you pay close attention to all the details of the game – even think about the name of a level or a tiny flower.
Mega Man™ 5 (CAPCOM) Wii
(Virtual Console) Wii Shop Channel 500 Wii Points Wouter Van Vugt email@example.com
Game Description: Proto Man, once the trusted brother of Mega Man, has mysteriously gone berserk, kidnapping Dr Light; forcing Mega Man to go on the offensive. Assisted by his new sidekick Beat, a robotic bird, and his faithful robo-dog Rush, Mega Man must battle through eight thrilling levels and defeat the Robot Masters lurking within. Defy gravity in Gravity Man's stage, chip away the defences in Stone Man's stage, and catch some surf in Wave Man's stage – all before the final showdown of the century.
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 this week, exclusively for Nintendo 3DS owners, is the fourth in a series of highly anticipated Shaun the Sheep 3D clips created for the very first time in 3D by Aardman Animations , the multi-award winning creators of Chicken Run and Wallace & Gromit. The fourth clip titled, Bitzer over easy, sees Bitzer very determined to make sure the Farmer has eggs for breakfast, but will his plan fall flat?
The third part in a series of Kid Icarus Anime clips is also available this week via Nintendo Video, exclusively for Nintendo 3DS owners. The third clip is part three of the first episode titled, Thanatos Rising , which features the angel Pit and his battle against one of Medusa’s minions – all in glorious 3D!
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
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 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.
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.
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
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