THE WORLDS OF NINTENDO AND SHAUN THE SHEEP COLLIDE!

16 th May – The recent partnership between Nintendo and Aardman Animations, the company behind Wallace and Gromit and the blockbuster Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists, has been taken to the next level! In the latest 3D episode of Shaun the Sheep, available exclusively to Nintendo 3DS owners for free via SpotPass, everyone’s favourite cheeky farmyard hero performs some iconic moves that will be recognised by all video game fans. 

Shaun Goes Old School is the latest episode in the series of entertaining 3D clips starring the affable farmyard favourite. The episode sees Shaun not just armed with his very own Nintendo 3DS, but also performing a charming homage to a well-known Nintendo character.

Of the latest episode, Aardman co-founder David Sproxton says, “When we were approached by Nintendo to make the series of 3D Shaun the Sheep episodes we thought that a parody of a well-known Nintendo character would be a really funny idea. We ran the concept of having Shaun perform the characters’ classic moves past its creator Mr Miyamoto and he couldn’t wait to see what we created.”

Alongside this latest Nintendo-themed episode you can also stream an exclusive documentary entitled, Raising the Baaaaa!, for free from the Nintendo eShop. Further adventures of Shaun and his farmyard friends are available via the upcoming free weekly 3D clips. Each week a new clip becomes available for Nintendo 3DS owners on SpotPass and can be viewed using Nintendo Video.

For more information on Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Video and SpotPass, visit the official Nintendo 3DS website at www.nintendo3ds.co.uk. For information on performing a system update, visit the Support section at support.nintendo.com.

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Editors Notes:

*Requires Nintendo 3DS internet browser to be installed. If you haven’t downloaded the Nintendo 3DS internet browser yet, you need to apply a manual System Update through the System Settings on your Nintendo 3DS. To perform the 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:

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 630 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

About Aardman:

Aardman, based in Bristol (UK) co-founded and run by Peter Lord and David Sproxton, is a world leader in animation. It produces feature films, television series and television commercials for both the domestic and international market. Their multi-award winning productions are novel, entertaining, brilliantly characterised and full of charm that reflects the unique talent, energy and personal commitment of the very special people who make up the Aardman team. The studio’s work is often imitated and yet the company continues to lead the field producing a rare brand of visually stunning and amusing independent and commercials productions.

www.aardman.com  


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