10 th April 2012 – Return to the mystical world of Hyrule in the classic title, The Legend of Zelda™, on Virtual Console for Nintendo 3DS. First released in 1986, The Legend of Zelda™ introduced innovative ideas that are still at the forefront of the series more than 25 years later. This adventure is as action-packed as they get, featuring puzzling dungeons to explore and a myriad of secrets to discover.

For a classic Sega Mega Drive fighting game, you won’t need to look much further than Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers™, on Virtual Console for Wii . Taking you back to the golden age of arcade-style head-to-head fighting, you can battle in elimination tournaments, local fights and against other challengers in heated online battles, the first time a Virtual Console title on Wii supports online multiplayer.

Also, grab your trainers and get stuck into the skill-based action running game I Must Run! or blast through over 1,000 levels in the puzzling Crystal Caverns of Amon-Ra, both available on your Nintendo DS and Nintendo 3DS.

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

The Legend of Zelda TM

(Nintendo) Nintendo 3DS (Virtual Console) Nintendo eShop 


£4.50 (UK Only)


Game Description: Armed with a sword, shield and your wits, Link must retrieve the eight fragments of Triforce and save Princess Zelda. Battle across dangerous dungeons and uncover a myriad of secrets in this classic game.

Crystal Caverns of Amon-Ra (Selectsoft) Nintendo 3DS

(DSiWare) Nintendo eShop €5

£4.50 (UK Only) Jennifer Sunami


Nintendo DSi (DSiWare) Nintendo DSi Shop 500 Nintendo DSi Points

Game Description: Capture the riches of the Crystal Caverns of Amon-Ra by capturing the crystal spheres before they reach the Pit of Fire. Featuring three different game modes, 10 diverse worlds and 14 special power-ups, this title offers the perfect combination of action and puzzle fun.

I Must Run! (Gamelion) Nintendo 3DS

(DSiWare) Nintendo eShop €2

£1.80 (UK Only) Sebastian Szczygiel

Nintendo DSi (DSiWare) Nintendo DSi Shop 200 Nintendo DSi Points

Game Description: You have just 24 hours to save your wife! Dash across the city centre, run through an underground station, and test your reflexes in a deadly dash over building site cranes. Complete this story mode and challenge yourself to the highest score in the never-ending run mode in six levels.

Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers TM (CAPCOM) Wii

(Virtual Console) Wii Shop Channel 800 Wii Points Amy White

Game Description: Choose from 16 different fighters from around the including four new contenders to really add an extra punch; British special forces agent Cammy, Mexican warrior T. Hawk, Hong Kong action star Fei-Long and Jamaican kickboxer Dee Jay.


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 sixth 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 sixth clip titled, Sprout-Shooters , sees the mischievous Pigs up to their usual naughty tricks causing havoc on the farm until Shaun finds a way to get his own back.

The fifth part in a series of Kid Icarus Anime clips is also available this week via Nintendo Video, exclusively for Nintendo 3DS owners. The fifth clip is part one of the third episode titled, Palutena’s Revolting Dinner , which centres on the goddess Palutena and her attempts to deal with a great catastrophe in her Skyworld home.

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.

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:

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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