Tee off again as big hitter Fun! Fun! Minigolf TOUCH! comes to Nintendo 3DS

6 th March 2012 - Fun! Fun! Minigolf TOUCH! makes its highly anticipated debut on Nintendo 3DS this week after its success with the WiiWare version. Whether you’re a first timer or a veteran golfing pro, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in any number of exotic locations, playing mini golf in stunning locations all over the world. Style your Mii to inject your own personal touch and fly around the world to take part in international tournaments such as the Asia cup.

From one big hitter to another, Mega Man is also making a return in Mega Man™ X. A classic character that saw four NES outings on the Wii Virtual Console, Mega Man arrives in Super NES form for the very first time. Mega Man™ X is set one hundred years after his original Nintendo adventures began and features new robot bosses for you to conquer. This time you take control of a more powerful generation of robot known as X and must face a new challenge in the form of the Reploids. 

Those of you who are looking forward to the upcoming release of Kid Icarus™: Uprising on the Nintendo 3DS can play Pit’s original Game Boy adventure when Kid Icarus™ Of Myths and Monsters launches on the Nintendo eShop. 2D fighting fans will also enjoy mastering the improved combat system and 17 different samurai warriors in SAMURAI SHODOWN IV: AMAKUSA’S REVENGE, available to download from the Wii Shop Channel.

Check out all 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
Dead or Alive Dimensions Demo

(TECMO KOEI GAMES)

Nintendo 3DS Demo Nintendo eShop 

 

Free Marilena Papacosta ( marilena@tecmokoei.co.uk)

 

Game Description: Experience a free demo of the famous fighting franchise DEAD OR ALIVE in full 3D for the first time on Nintendo 3DS. DEAD OR ALIVE Dimensions (DOAD) is a fighting game that can be enjoyed by anyone, no matter their level of ability. Enjoy thrilling combat against computer opponents, take on a friend in a duel and have virtual battles with other players using StreetPass.
Fun! Fun! Minigolf TOUCH!

(Shin’en Multimedia)

Nintendo 3DS

(Download Software)

Nintendo eShop €5

£4.50 (UK Only)

Peter Aleit - aleit@shinen.com

 

Game Description: You can play across as many as 81 holes, from America to Asia and Europe. Take part in the glamour of international golf by earning coins to spend them on flight tickets, trick shot qualifications, luxury equipment and much more. Golfers will be aided by the sophisticated touch controls, making the putting experience more fun and rewarding.
Kid Icarus™ Of Myths and Monsters (Nintendo) Nintendo 3DS

(Virtual Console)

Nintendo eShop €3

£2.70 (UK Only)

Nintendo@bell-pottinger.co.uk

 

Game Description: Get ready for the launch of Kid Icarus: Uprising on Nintendo 3DS, with this classic, Kid Icarus™ Of Myths and Monsters, originally created for the Game Boy. Pit returns to face off against the evil forces of the mysterious demon Orcos. The game expands on the original vertical-scrolling action game by bringing a new side-scrolling action-adventure dimension.
1001 BlockBusters (Selectsoft) Nintendo 3DS

(DSiWare)

Nintendo eShop €2

£1.80

(UK Only)

Edgar Chen - edgar@gospg.com

Jennifer Sunami - jennifer@gospg.com

 

Nintendo DSi (DSiWare) Nintendo DSi Shop 200 Nintendo DSi Points
Game Description: Across 1001 levels of excitement, 1001 BlockBusters combines classic gameplay with immersive 3D graphics. You can use the stylus to catch, bounce and break balls through advanced 3D structures in amazing worlds including Fantasy Forest and Ancient Greece. With over a dozen bonuses, 300 kinds of blocks and more than 15 power-ups and power-downs1001 BlockBusters will provide many thrilling hours of fun. 
Successfully Learning Mathematics Year 5 (Tivola) Nintendo 3DS

(DSiWare)

Nintendo eShop €5

£4.50 (UK Only)

Ralph Marko

marko@tivola.de

Nintendo DSi (DSiWare) Nintendo DSi Shop 500 Nintendo DSi Points
Game Description: It’s time for pupils to get their thinking caps on as they solve exciting maths problems with the little vampire Freddy. Freddy will help kids to learn maths in a playful way, supporting them along with the way with helpful tips. There’s even a bonus game at the end to encourage practice. To make the game as useful as possible, all the problems are based on the current curriculum for maths. It is available in German, English, Spanish, French, Italian and Turkish.
Mega Man X (CAPCOM) Wii Virtual Console Wii Shop Channel 800 Wii Points Wouter Van Vugt wouter.vanvugt@capcom.com

Ben LeRougetel Ben.LeRougetel@capcom.com

Laura Skelly  Laura.Skelly@capcom.com

 

Game Description: When Mega Man advanced from NES to Super Nintendo, the big guy made a leap too. 100 years after the original hero's adventures, Mega Man X features an even greater generation of robot known as X who will join the Maverick Hunter Zero to destroy the dangerous new threat of the reploids.
SAMURAI SHODOWN IV: AMAKUSA’S REVENGE

(D4 Enterprise)

Wii Virtual Console Wii Shop Channel 900 Wii Points Shinta Ogura  

ogura@d4e.co.jp

 

Game Description: Samurai Shodown IV: Amakusa’s Revenge is the fourth instalment in the Samurai Shodown series that originally launched in 1996. The combat system has been tweaked to enhance the experience, including a vastly altered Rage Explosion System and new more powerful chain combos. There are also multiple endings depending on the time taken to clear the game, encouraging you to improve your skills and speed if you want to see the One True Ending.
ANIMA Ark of Sinners Demo

(Anima Game Studio)

WiiWare Demo Wii Shop Channel Free Carlos B. García Aparicio anima@animagamestudio.com

 

Game Description: Everything begins and ends in the forgotten city of Ark. While fleeing from their pursuers, Celia and Nemo fall into the depths of the earth to empty metropolis inhabited only by shadows. Explore the huge world of Ark and when things get tricky, control Celia’s multiple combos and special attacks in this fascinating RPG saga.
 

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 first 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 first clip titled, The Picnic , sees the Farmer enjoying a nice afternoon’s fishing – until he catches more than he bargained for!

Also available via Nintendo Video this week is another clip from Red Bull Rampage , the ultimate freeride mountain biking competition. Poised on a sandstone ridge in the brutal landscape near Virgin, Utah riders were free to chose whatever line they dared between an established start gate and the finish line 1,500 vertical feet below. Exactly what happened between those two points has become legendary.

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

·         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: 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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