Nintendo’s game download offerings this week
Get ready to battle the evil Metroid™ once again when the original Game Boy™ classic Metroid™ II – Return of Samus becomes available to download on Nintendo 3DS™ via the Nintendo eShop this week. The second installment of the Metroid series sees Samus Aran on a mission to rid planet SR388 of the Metroid menace.
Samus has been tasked with battling through a sprawling underworld, endeavoring to hunt down and destroy every last Metroid. Build up your arsenal by locating unique and mysterious artifacts and master the new abilities and powerful new weapons.
Check out the other latest offerings below which are also available for download this week via Nintendo eShop, Nintendo DSi Shop and the Wii Shop Channel.
|Title||Platform||Available on||Price Point||Further Info Contact|
|Metroid™ II – Return of Samus
£3.60 (UK only)
|Game Description: The Game Boy’s exclusive chapter in the Metroid series sees Samus Aran on a mission to rid planet SR388 of the Metroid menace.
Enjoy new abilities like the Spider Ball, and powerful new weapons like the Plasma Beam, as you eradicate the Metroids once and for all.
Escape Trick Rock City Prison
£4.50 (UK only)
|Nintendo DSi Shop||500
Nintendo DSi Points
|Game Description: Mastermind your escape from Rock City Prison by using the stylus to search for secrets and hidden items in your cell that will help you in your escape. Combine the items you find and utilise them in various ways to make the most of your limited resources. Uncover and solve puzzles to reveal hidden clues and hints as you plot your way out of jail.|
|Just SING! Christmas Vol. 3
(dtp young entertainment)
£1.80 (UK only)
|Nintendo DSi Shop||200
Nintendo DSi Points
|Game Description: Will you be this year’s Christmas no.1?
Just sing into the Nintendo DSi microphone and enjoy the festive atmosphere. Hit all the right notes and sing in the correct tempo to reach the top of the high score list!
|Big Town Shoot Out
|Wii Shop Channel||500
|Game Description: Howdy, partner, and welcome to Big Town Shoot Out! If you’re a sharp shooter with an itchy trigger finger, you’ve come to the right place.
Big Town Shoot Out will take you through 40 increasingly challenging stages, across 10 zones and 10 different game types, all playable by 1-4 players simultaneously. Are you cowboy enough to make it through?
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.
Nintendo 3DS owners will still have the chance to receive on Nintendo Video two special 3D clips this week; The Legend of Zelda™Main Theme Medley which was performed as part of The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony CD recordings. and Ballad of the Goddess from The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword game. Also keep an eye out as Great Fairy’s Fountain Theme from The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past will also become available on Nintendo Video soon.
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
· 3D Classics – games that have been re-mastered in 3D
· Virtual Console – Game Boy™ and Game Boy™ Color games in their original 2D glory
· 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), 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.nintendo3ds.co.uk