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NINTENDO 3DS SYSTEM UPDATE BRINGS NINTENDO NETWORK ID AND MIIVERSE
The update will allow users to register a Nintendo Network ID to their Nintendo 3DS system. If they also have a Wii U system, they can use the same Nintendo Network ID to combine their Nintendo eShop balances and Wish Lists. A Nintendo Network ID is required to download free content, like game demos, from the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS.
In addition, Miiverse support has been added, allowing Nintendo 3DS users to connect with players around the world to share experiences and game tips. While the full Miiverse experience on Nintendo 3DS requires a broadband Internet connection, there is also an offline mode for players without access to Wi-Fi. Users can queue up to three posts while in this mode, and those posts can be manually posted to Miiverse once a Wi-Fi connection has been established. As with Miiverse on Wii U, users can include select screen shot content from either the top or bottom screen of the Nintendo 3DS system.
The update also lets Nintendo 3DS owners transfer all of their content to different Nintendo 3DS systems an unlimited number of times, once every seven days. Before the update, users could only perform a system-to-system transfer a total of five times.
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CRANKY KONG BOUNCES INTO DONKEY KONG COUNTRY: TROPICAL FREEZE
Donkey Kong Country™: Tropical Freeze
System: Wii U
Release Date: February 2014
No. of Players: 1 to 2
Category: Action Platformer
Dec. 9. 2013 - During this weekend's VGX event, a live demonstration of the upcoming Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze game for Wii U revealed some exciting details about the addition of Cranky Kong as a playable character. For the first time in the Donkey Kong Country series, players will be able to assume control of the fan-favorite Cranky Kong. Cranky joins Diddy Kong and Dixie Kong as one of Donkey Kong's partners in the game. At VGX, an event celebrating video games, Nintendo also revealed that the game will launch in North America on Feb. 21 in stores and on the Nintendo eShop.
The bearded Cranky Kong is very spry for his age, using his cane to bounce on dangerous objects like spikes. This ability helps him access areas other characters can't reach. During single-player mode, Cranky rides on Donkey Kong's back. In co-op multiplayer, a second player can control Cranky, Diddy or Dixie directly (an additional controller is required for multiplayer play, and is sold separately).
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is the next installment in the smash-hit Donkey Kong Country series. The new game lets players embark on an original adventure with Donkey Kong and partners Diddy Kong, Dixie Kong and Cranky Kong as they battle The Snowmads, who have invaded and frozen their home, Donkey Kong Island.
Players will jump from island to island as they explore a huge variety of new environments, from lush mangroves to burning savannahs and Donkey Kong's frozen island.
The game introduces a number of new features, such as the ability to swim, a dynamic camera that adds dimension and depth to the gorgeous on-screen action, and the ability to play the full game on the Wii U GamePad controller in off-TV play.
For more information about Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, visit http://donkeykong.nintendo.com/tropical-freeze.
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NINTENDO DOWNLOAD HIGHLIGHTS NEW DIGITAL CONTENT FOR NINTENDO SYSTEMS - DEC. 5, 2013
Dec. 5, 2013 - In addition to video games available at retail stores, Nintendo also offers a variety of content that people can download directly to their systems. Nintendo adds new titles weekly to the Nintendo eShop for the Wii U system as well as the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL systems, to the Nintendo DSi™ Shop for the Nintendo DSi system and to the Wii™ Shop Channel for the Wii console.
This week's Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
3D Sonic The Hedgehog™ – 3D Sonic The Hedgehog is the third of eight SEGA 3D Classics making its way to Nintendo 3DS.
Sonic The Hedgehog, now in 3D!
The evil scientist, Dr. Eggman (aka Dr. Robotnik), has snatched the animals of South Island, turning them into robot slaves.
Only one hero can defeat Dr. Eggman and rescue the animals from his vile clutches – it’s the super-cool hedgehog with the blue spiky hair, Sonic!
Race at lightning speeds across seven classic zones as Sonic the Hedgehog.
Run and spin through loop-de-loops as you collect rings and defeat enemies on your mission to save the world!
In addition to its all-new 3D presentation, 3D Sonic The Hedgehog™ now features Zone Select and the classic Spin Dash move to help you zoom through Zones and take down Badniks!
3D Altered Beast™ – 3D Altered Beast is the fourth SEGA 3D Classic to make its way to Nintendo 3DS.
Rise from your grave!
Summoned from the dead by Zeus, shape shift into various beasts and fight off hordes of demons to rescue the captured Athena from the clutches of Neff.
Transform into a variety of beasts and fight off throngs of demons sent forth by the evil Neff.
The mighty shape-shifting god will challenge you in various, hideous forms in each level, but you are armed to the teeth with transformative tricks of your own!
In addition to its all-new 3D presentation, 3D Altered Beast also supports local multiplayer, and a Random Transformation Mode.
Brilliant Hamsters! - Play with your Hamsters in 3D!
Hamsters are brilliant and they appreciate being well cared for and loved.
Take care of your Hamsters by feeding them, changing their outfits and earning new cages for them to live in.
Play games with your Hamsters using the AR Card.
Your Hamsters will reward you with hours of fun!
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 - Hungry for Adventure!
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 brings all the food-filled fun and appetizing adventure of the hit movie's sweet sequel to gamers.
Following the events of Sony Pictures Animation's original culinary comedy, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 continues the exciting journey of inventor Flint Lockwood and his friends as they rush to save the world from his most infamous machine that is now creating food-animal hybrids -- Foodimals!
This action-adventure title, starring a dazzling cast of characters, art, and environments from the animated feature, is ideal for young gamers and fans of the film of all ages.
Savor with every play with a suite of unlockable levels, unique character abilities and power-ups, and bonus Challenge and Survival gameplay modes in addition to the main story.
Donkey Kong™ 3 – Classic arcade game Donkey Kong 3 introduces an exterminator named Stanley as he desperately tries to protect the flowers in his greenhouse from Donkey Kong.
Donkey Kong has lodged in a greenhouse and it's bugging the bees out of Stanley!
Based on the third game in the enormously popular arcade series, Donkey Kong 3 introduces an exterminator named Stanley as he desperately tries to protect the flowers in his greenhouse from Donkey Kong.
Armed only with a can of bug spray, Stanley must force Donkey Kong higher and higher into the greenhouse rafters until Donkey Kong is off the screen and the next stage is reached.
But not surprisingly, Donkey Kong isn’t going to move without a fight, so he sends wave after wave of bugs, bees, and other creatures toward Stanley.
Not only must Stanley repel the insects in order to save the flowers, but he'll have to keep an eye out for projectiles thrown by Donkey Kong himself.
If Stanley is good enough, he’ll be able to grab a can of more powerful bug spray and really get Donkey Kong moving.
It all adds up to frantic fun that anyone can enjoy!
The Legend of The Mystical Ninja™ – In Super NES™ classic The Legend of the Mystical Ninja, Kid Ying and Dr. Yang must work together to overcome multiple levels and save Princess Yuki.
A true mystical ninja must prove their worth with their brain, not brawn!
Take control of Kid Ying and Dr. Yang in an action adventure through feudal Japan! A curse has stricken the village of Horo-Horo, and its beloved princess has vanished.
Together Kid Ying, a daring young mystical ninja, and Dr. Yang, master of the invincible spirit transformation, must overcome 10 levels of the Dragonbeast to save Princess Yuki.
Each stage contains intense 3-D and 2-D zones where the duo must perform dozens of attack moves and solve magical problems and puzzles before advancing.
Battle humorous enemies like the Carp Meister, who stuns victims with poisonous fighting fish, Tanaka-U-Out, a knockout artist who wallops opponents with a bone-crushing hammer, and the Sumo Tag Team, kings of the unbeatable belly-buster crunch.
Collect coins to buy new equipment and to receive clues, spend some time playing minigames in the arcade or try your luck and increase your fortune at the Quiz House and Horse Races.
The co-op multiplayer game contains intense worlds filled with side-scrolling levels, colorful graphics, stores for upgrading equipment and a host of mini-games like the Quiz House and Horse Races.
Hooked on Bass Fishing - Hooked on Bass Fishing lets you experience the excitement of fishing with a sense of real life fishing!
Hooked on Bass Fishing is a fun and simple game that offers fishing enthusiasts the ultimate fishing experience!
To start the game, all you need to do is tap the area on the Touch Screen in which you want to fish.
Next, cast your line and tap the Touch Screen as soon as a fish has taken a bite!
In order to safely land your fish, slide your stylus in the appropriate direction to hoist your fish out of the water!
By mixing various actions and virtual interpretations of fishing, players can enjoy the appealing aspects of fishing in a game-like way.
You can also use points you have achieved from a fishing contest to purchase new rods, lines, and reels.
Try challenging yourself in a fishing contest to receive points!
Nintendo eShop Sales
Your favorite gaming friends – on sale now – Donkey Kong headlines the final week of this special offer on select games in the Nintendo eShop.
Now through 9 a.m. PT on Dec. 12, get 30 percent off on Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Jr. and Donkey Kong 3 for Wii U, as well as Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Jr. and Game & Watch™: Donkey Kong Jr. for Nintendo 3DS.
To view this week's Nintendo Download in its full graphical version, please visit: http://news2know.net/nintendo/downloads4we79uh.php.
The Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service and features games, applications and videos. Users can add money to their account balance by using a credit card or by purchasing a Nintendo Prepaid Card at a retail store and entering the code from the card. All funds from one card must be redeemed in either the Wii U eShop or the Nintendo 3DS eShop, respectively. They are not transferable and cannot be divided between the two systems.
The Wii Shop Channel offers games and applications and uses Wii Points™, which can be purchased via the Wii Shop Channel. The Nintendo DSi Shop offers games and applications and uses Nintendo DSi Points™, which can be purchased in the Nintendo DSi Shop. A Wii Points Card™ and Nintendo DSi Points Card™ can be purchased at retail locations. All points from one card must be redeemed in either the Wii Shop Channel or the Nintendo DSi Shop, respectively. They are not transferable and cannot be divided between the two systems.
Remember that Wii U, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL and Nintendo DSi feature parental controls that let adults manage some of the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu, http://www.nintendo.com/wii, http://www.nintendo.com/3ds or http://www.nintendo.com/ds.
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NINTENDO 2DS BUNDLES FEATURING POKÉMON X AND POKÉMON Y COMING ON DEC. 6
• Target will offer an exclusive bundle that includes the Pokémon X game pre-installed on a red Nintendo 2DS system at a suggested retail price of $149.99.
• Toys"R"Us will offer an exclusive Pokémon Y bundle at stores nationwide and online at http://www.toysrus.com.
The bundle will include a blue Nintendo 2DS system and the Pokémon Y game pre-loaded on an SD card at a suggested retail price of $149.99.
Both bundles will be available while supplies last.
The Nintendo 2DS system maintains many of the same hardware features as Nintendo 3DS, like touch-screen controls, StreetPass, online multiplayer functionality and the ability to download games in the Nintendo eShop. Without any hinges, the durable Nintendo 2DS is a great first-time system for kids. In addition, Nintendo 2DS is backward compatible and can play the huge existing library of Nintendo DS games. For more information about Nintendo 2DS, visit http://www.nintendo.com/3ds/2ds.
Pokémon X and Pokémon Y are the latest installments in the world-famous Pokémon series. The games offer a new generation of Pokémon, a new region to explore, new Mega Evolutions and a host of new features. Since their launch on Oct. 12, the well-received Pokémon X and Pokémon Y games have sold more than 2 million copies combined in North America. For more information about Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, visit http://www.pokemonxy.com.
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NEW NINTENDO 3DS XL BUNDLE IS A DREAM COME TRUE FOR MARIO & LUIGI FANS
Dec. 2, 2013 - The Year of Luigi continues into the holiday shopping season. Starting today on the "Cyber Monday of Luigi," a limited-edition, silver-colored Nintendo 3DS XL system featuring a fun image of Luigi running with his brother Mario is now available for purchase. The sleek system comes pre-installed with the Mario & Luigi: Dream Team game at a suggested retail price of $199.99.
This new Nintendo 3DS XL system is just one of several Nintendo bundles recently announced. Other bundles include a Cobalt Blue Nintendo 3DS system that comes with the Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon game pre-installed at a suggested retail price of $169.99, as well as a gold-and-black Nintendo 3DS XL system that comes with a download code for a digital version of The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds for a suggested retail price of $219.99.
Mario & Luigi: Dream Team is the well-received fourth game in the fan-favorite Mario & Luigi role-playing series. In the game, players journey into the imaginative dreams of Luigi to help save Pi'illo Island from a mysterious villain. Using the touch screen on the Nintendo 3DS system, players can manipulate a sleeping Luigi to make fantastical things happen in the dream world, such as altering the dream world environment and growing Luigi to gargantuan size.
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