16 th April 2012 – Pick up your stylus and shut away your easel because now you can master real painting techniques on your Nintendo 3DS. Colors! 3D, available on the Nintendo eShop this week, is a simple to use but surprisingly deep painting application, built specially for use with your Nintendo 3DS touch screen.
Whether you are looking to sketch, paint, or draw, Colors! 3D is your perfect digital sketchbook. Catering to everyone from serious artists to aimless doodlers you can now connect to the online Colors! 3D gallery and share your masterpieces with the world or paint with a friend on the same canvas using Nintendo 3DS Local Play.
Also available to play this week is GO Series: Escape Trick Convenience Store, on Nintendo DSiWare, which tasks you with using everyday objects found in a local shop to solve a mystery, while Rush Rush Rally Racing on WiiWare brings some classic top down 2D racing to Wii.
For the very first time on Nintendo 3DS, you are able to purchase video content, via the Nintendo eShop, and keep it on your Nintendo 3DS for as long as you wish! The first clip, The 3D Machine, is the story of a brilliant inventor who finally makes a breakthrough creating a wondrous invention only to leave it in the hands of his incapable assistant leading to wealth and love, but inevitably ending in a catastrophe.
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|
|Colors! 3D (Collecting Smiles)||Nintendo 3DS (Download Software)||Nintendo eShop
£5.40 (UK Only)
|Game Description: Colors! 3D is simple to use but has some powerful painting tools. You can learn modern painting techniques or simply colour in existing images depending on your skill level. Colors! 3D is tailored for touch screen devices like the Nintendo 3DS and allows you to create and view your own 3D paintings for the very first time.|
|The 3D Machine (Ka-Ching Cartoons)||Downloadable Video||Nintendo eShop||€1
£0.90 (UK Only)
|Joost van den Bosch
|Video Description: 3D Machine, the first paid for video download on Nintendo 3DS, is here this week! After an inventor makes a breakthrough, he leaves his incapable assistant alone with his new wonder invention, which leads to wealth, love...and catastrophe!|
|GO Series: Escape Trick Convenience Store (GAME BRIDGE)||Nintendo 3DS
£4.50 (UK Only)
|Nintendo DSi (DSiWare)||Nintendo DSi Shop||500 Nintendo DSi Points|
|Game Description: After finding yourself mysteriously trapped inside a shop, you must find clues and solve puzzles to mastermind your way out and get to the bottom of what is going on.|
|Rush Rush Rally Racing (red spot games)||Wii (WiiWare)||Wii Shop Channel||900 Wii Points||Max Scharl, email@example.com|
|Game Description: Rush Rush Rally Racing brings the fast paced 2D retro gameplay you've been waiting for. No sponsored cars, no realistic environments, just plain old top down 2D racing fun.|
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 seventh 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 seventh clip titled, Members Only , sees a very curious Farmer after he hears strange noises coming from a hay stack and goes to explore, but the Flock isn’t about to reveal its secret.
The sixth part in a series of Kid Icarus Anime clips is also available this week via Nintendo Video, exclusively for Nintendo 3DS owners. The sixth clip is part two 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: www.nintendo3ds.co.uk
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