28th May 2012 – An original 2D side-scrolling classic comes to Nintendo 3DS in the form of Rayman®. With over 25 levels of platforming madness and seven unique worlds to explore, it is up to you to free the Electoons, defeat the menacing evil forces along the way, and engage in an epic boss battle that will test your skills to the limit as you take on the evil Mr. Dark!
Memories of time spent with a childhood sweetheart return in Sweet Memories Blackjack. With each game of blackjack played you will learn more about your returning friend, Kasumi and find out if she is the perfect match for you. You can also enjoy two different game modes; Normal and Score, where you can place higher wages with different members of the Poker club, or in Score Mode you can beat your opponent by gaining a higher score.
Help Mega Man X lead the fight against a new threat in Mega Man X2™ on Virtual Console for Wii. When a band of Maverick Reploid rebels known as X-Hunters attack, it’s up to you to defend against them. Use new state-of-the-art upgrades from Dr Light and turn the defeated enemies’ weapons against them.
Check out all the latest offerings which are available for download this Thursday via Nintendo eShop and the Wii Shop Channel below.
Available this week, exclusively for Nintendo 3DS owners, is the thirteenth in a series of popular Shaun the Sheep 3D clips created exclusively in 3D by Aardman Animations, the multi-award winning creators of Chicken Run and Wallace & Gromit. The thirteenth clip titled, Sheep Shoot Hoops, sees Timmy very determined not to miss out on a thrilling game of basketball despite being the smallest in the flock.
Also available again this week via Nintendo Video is a 3D trailer for the upcoming film Men in Black III, which is the latest in the series of action-packed extraterrestrial blockbusters. In the latest film Agent J has to travel back in time to MIB's early years in the 1960s, to stop an alien from assassinating his friend Agent K and changing the face of history.
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 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 Nintendo Zone and 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: http://www.nintendo.co.uk/
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.
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