Fantasy adventures, furry creatures, rhythmic beats and adrenaline-filled races - all available to download this week
31 st October 2011: Whether you fancy a tropical island adventure travelling through savage lands filled with spiders or a crazier and somewhat furrier adventure, the explorers amongst us are in for a treat this week. The Virtual Console game, ADVENTURE ISLAND, is coming to Nintendo 3DS and the fantasy game Furry Legends to Nintendo DSiWare.
Ever found yourself tapping your foot to an imaginary tune? You can now compose your own masterpieces by playing the Nintendo DSiWare game Rytmik Retrobits on your Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo DSi.
Check out the latest offerings below which are also available for download this week via Nintendo eShop, Nintendo DSi Shop and the Wii Shop Channel, including the free racing game demo 3D Pixel Racing on WiiWare.
|Title||Platform||Available on||Price Point||Further Info Contact|
| ADVENTURE ISLAND |
|Nintendo 3DS |
|Nintendo eShop |
|Local Market Contact????????????????|
|Game Description: Master Higgins is back - help him search through uncharted islands for the missing princess Tina. Grab a skateboard and dash across savage lands filled with spiders, cobras, skeletons and more. Crack open monster eggs to free your dinosaur buddies - they'll give you a wild ride.|
|Furry Legends (Gamelion Studios)||Nintendo 3DS |
|Nintendo eShop |
|Nintendo DSi |
|Nintendo DSi Shop||500 Nintendo DSi Points|
|Game Description: Furry Legends is a fantasy adventure game based on the original WiiWare game. The environment and puzzles in Furry Legends are driven by real-time physics, featuring moving bridges, falling stones, rotating elevators, and much more. In the Furry Legends world, everything is a bit crazy.|
|Rytmik Retrobits (Cinemax)||Nintendo 3DS |
|Nintendo eShop |
|Nintendo DSi |
|Nintendo DSi Shop||800 Nintendo DSi Points|
|Game Description: Compose whole songs and create rhythmical and melodic themes in Rytmik Retrobits. The game contains more than 180 carefully selected authentic and retro sound samples, ranging from percussion, bass, melodic instruments and the effects from 8-bit and 16-bit computers and classic consoles. Turn your console into a powerful pocket music station– you’ll be king of the retro party in no time.|
|3D Pixel Racing Demo* (Microforum)||Wii |
|Wii Shop Channel||Free Demo||Giovanni Simotti firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Demo Description: Challenge up to four friends, enjoy fast arcade action, try your hand at crazy race modes and unlock new tracks and cars in this 3D Pixel Racing Demo. Turn on your headlights and experience the thrill of the night race. Select your favourite car and get ready to burst in the first worldwide 3D Pixel championships.?|
*This is a demo version, so it is possible that it does not contain all features present in the full version. Please note that you cannot save the progress of your game in the demo version.
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 Pok?dex ™ 3D application. Start collecting data for more than 150 Pok?mon ™ from the Pok?mon Black and Pok?mon White Version games. This new application lets users see each Pok?mon 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: www.nintendo3ds.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 3.8 billion video games and more than 610 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 Pok?mon™.? 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.?