19 th March 2012 – Put your logic skills to the test in a free Nintendo 3DS demo of Pyramids, available to download from the Nintendo eShop this week. Get a taster of this puzzle based platformer if you have not already downloaded the full version of the game from the Nintendo eShop yet. It will challenge you to escape a series of pyramids filled with hidden dangers, terrifying monsters and treacherous traps while holding onto your loot. Your dexterity and ingenuity will be well and truly put the test in this tricky puzzler!
Also available on Nintendo 3DS this week is Dr. Mario™, which brings you germs you’ll love to catch! At Mushroom Kingdom Hospital it’s your job to stop the contagious viruses that are running amok. In this Game Boy classic you must eradicate all the viruses in the bottle by spinning and lining up the coloured vitamin capsules as they fall. Rack up huge combos by clearing as many lines of viruses as possible!
What’s more, you’ll need to keep your eyes peeled in Aahh! Spot the Difference on Nintendo DSiWare this week. Challenge yourself to complete 40 testing levels in four unique scenarios by spotting the differences between the upper and lower screens.
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.
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Pyramids Demo (Enjoy Gaming) Nintendo 3DS Demo Nintendo eShop
Free Janice Spencer,
Game Description: Get ready for the journey of your life in this demo of the popular title Pyramids which is already available to download from the Nintendo eShop. Armed with the destructive power of TNT and a gun you must venture through the challenging 3D levels in order to escape the dangerous pyramids with your well earned loot. Use your trusty shovel to create and destroy blocks which can be used as stairs, bridges as well as for defence.
Dr. Mario™ (Nintendo) Nintendo 3DS
(Virtual Console) Nintendo eShop €3
£2.70 (UK Only) firstname.lastname@example.org
Game Description: See the return of the Game Boy Classic, Dr. Mario. When you are Dr Mario, it pays to stack up lines of viruses. The more you manage to clear, the more points you rack up and there are some huge combos up for grabs.
Aahh! Spot the Difference (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: Become the extreme spotting master in this fast paced game. You’ll need to be quick though as the objects and camera is constantly on the move – giving you new items to look for. If you are up for it, there are three challenging additional modes of Survival, Speed Attack and Time Attack.
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 third 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 third clip titled, Babysitting Timmy, sees Shaun left in charge of Timmy while his Mum goes shopping but things get a little hairy while she’s away.
The second part in a series of Kid Icarus Anime clips is also available this week via Nintendo Video, exclusively for Nintendo 3DS owners. The second clip is part two 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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