This Christmas, Nintendo offers you the chance to send your festive greetings via your Nintendo 3DS. Nintendo Letterbox is a free download that will be available from tomorrow in the Nintendo eShop.
Nintendo Letterbox is a simple and creative way to stay connected with your family and friends. Via StreetPass and SpotPass, you can send 2D and 3D messages, drawings, and photos taken from your Nintendo 3DS Camera. Plus you can even send voice messages that you record in Nintendo 3DS Sound.
Nintendo Letterbox gives you the perfect opportunity to send your family and friends personalised greetings this Christmas.
To download Nintendo Letterbox, visit the Nintendo eShop.
Dec 22, 2011 / News
Nintendo Australia confirms that it will be releasing TEKKEN 3D PRIME EDITION exclusively for Nintendo 3DS in late February 2012 (date TBC).
TEKKEN 3D PRIME EDITION for Nintendo 3DS will see the famous King of Iron Fist Tournament fought in 3D for the first time, with the unique functionality of the Nintendo 3DS delivering a more realistic and dynamic TEKKEN experience. Players will choose from a selection of more than 40 characters and do battle on totally new stages alongside others redesigned especially for Nintendo 3DS. TEKKEN 3D PRIME EDITION will make the most of the Wi-Fi functionality of the Nintendo 3DS, and deliver fast-paced dynamic battles with impressive graphics running at a high frame rate.
For the first time on Nintendo 3DS, a full-length CG movie will be available on the game cartridge. TEKKEN Blood Vengeance is produced by Digital Frontier (Resident Evil: Degeneration, Death Note, Appleseed) and directed by Youichi Mouri (opening movies for TEKKEN 5 and TEKKEN 6: Bloodline Rebellion). Taking the history and legacy of the TEKKEN universe into a full-length CG movie, TEKKEN Blood Vengeance will be included on the TEKKEN 3D PRIME EDITION cartridge, in full 3D.
Dec 20, 2011 / News
Prepare for a survival horror experience when Resident Evil: Revelations launches exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS system in Australia and New Zealand on 2 February 2012. Developed by Capcom specifically to take advantage of the Nintendo 3DS features, Resident Evil: Revelations will be available to players as a standalone game, but can also be played with the new Circle Pad Pro, also available 2 February 2012. The Circle Pad Pro is a second analogue stick with two more shoulder buttons, enabling you to interact with the environments in Resident Evil: Revelations in new ways.
Set in 2005, Resident Evil: Revelations uncovers truths from the Resident Evil storyline between Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 5 and is packed with terrifying moments that deliver a constant fear of the unknown through an intense storyline which is full of depth.
Intertwining story themes work together to build a brand new narrative with new locations and characters bringing intrigue and suspense around every corner. Series favourite characters from previous Resident Evil games return including Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield plus new BSAA members and head of the BSAA Clive R. O'Brian and mysterious agent Raymond Vester.
Jill Valentine and BSAA partner Parker Luciani have been sent to search for Chris Redfield, whose last known GPS data positions him as being onboard a supposedly abandoned cruise ship. Danger hides around every corner as you explore the confined space of the ship and face menacing new enemies and a virus; the T-Abyss.
Resident Evil: Revelations heralds the return of classic Resident Evil game play. In Campaign Mode you can investigate a range of different locations including the dark cramped spaces of a cruise ship and some treacherous snow covered mountains. With limited ammo and weapons, you fight off the infected enemies that lurk around every corner.
The brand new Raid Mode offers a different kind of Resident Evil gameplay experience, separate to the main campaign story, in either solo or co-op play. Compete in single player or
two player co-op as Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield on a variety of missions to defeat enemies. Earn points for the enemies you attack and select from a range of upgrades to improve your weapon's performance as well as levelling up your character. Both Campaign Mode and Raid Mode will provide players with a rich experience full of depth that will keep players continually engrossed in the game.
Built from the ground up specifically to make the best use of the Nintendo 3DS capabilities, players can now add a fourth control scheme to their Nintendo 3DS gameplay experience with the new Circle Pad Pro accessory which attaches to the Nintendo 3DS system. Use specific button combinations for more effective or expert play, or as a traditional "twin-stick shooter". You can also make use of the Touch Screen to solve puzzles, switch between weapons more easily and check out the labyrinthine map.
Experience this intense survival horror which is only available on your Nintendo 3DS system.
Resident Evil: Revelations, a true return to classic Resident Evil survival horror gameplay.
Resident Evil: Revelations SRP AU $69.95* and Circle Pad Pro SRP AU $24.95*.
Dec 15, 2011 / News
Nintendo announces that Nintendo 3DS has sold through more than 200,000 units*. Confirmed by The NPD Group Australia, this sets a new record, making Nintendo 3DS the fastest selling console to sell through 200,000 units in only 37 weeks. Nintendo 3DS not only beat all other handheld consoles to this mark, but all home consoles as well.
The latest installment in the Mario Kart franchise, Mario Kart 7, brings exciting 3D kart action into the palm of your hand. Up to eight friends can play Mario Kart 7, using just one game card, or play against Mario Kart 7 players from anywhere in the world via online play! Super Mario 3D Land reinvents everything fans love about Mario gaming with the first platforming environment in true 3D, presenting a 3D Mario game that plays like a 2D Mario game!
Nintendo 3DS is available in Cosmos Black, Aqua Blue, Flame Red, and the recently released Lavender Pink. Features include embedded motion sensor, pre-installed 3D software, internet connectivity and the ability to exchange content and data with other Nintendo 3DS owners via StreetPass. Plus you can adjust your 3D experience with the 3D depth slider which turns 3D to 2D. Not only can Nintendo 3DS games be played on the device, but also most existing Nintendo DS games can too.** Offering not only 3D gaming, but also the ability to take 3D photographs, and the recently announced function of filming your own 3D videos, Nintendo 3DS offers something for everyone.
*Confirmed by The NPD Group Australia
** Some Nintendo DS software cannot be used on the Nintendo 3DS system. Only 3D-compatible Nintendo 3DS software can be played in 3D. Nintendo DS / Nintendo DSi software cannot be displayed in 3D
***All prices quoted are Suggested Retail Price (SRP) in Australian dollars
For New Zealand price, please check with your local retailer
The use of 3D mode on Nintendo 3DS is recommended for 7+ years
Dec 15, 2011 / News
Nintendo has introduced new items to the Club Nintendo Stars Catalogue.
Game & Watch Collection 2:
The Game & Watch Collection returns in this exclusive Club Nintendo game for the Nintendo DS. Includes three Game & Watch titles, including Octopus and Parachute, and Parachute X Octopus, a brand new Game & Watch title that combines both Octopus and Parachute and takes place in the Sea.
This game is playable in 2D on Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS.
Mario and Blooper Sensu (Japanese Folding Fans)
Stars: 1250 each
Sensu (Japanese folding fans) are traditional Japanese accessories that have been in use for hundreds of years. In addition to the popular Mario design from last summer, Club Nintendo has introduced a new Blooper design to the collection.
Club Nintendo is Nintendo's loyalty programme, which you can join by registering Nintendo products. By registering products, Club Nintendo members start collecting Stars, which can be exchanged for goodies in our Stars Catalogue.
Click here to visit Club Nintendo.
Dec 8, 2011 / News
Befriend over 600 Toy Pokémon in the action-packed 3D world of Super Pokémon Rumble, available exclusively on Nintendo 3DS today! Select and create your own elite team of Toy Pokémon from those you've encountered, and prepare for high-octane action in real-time battles with other Toy Pokémon and giant Boss Pokémon!
As a launch day treat, we are providing you with two exclusive passwords to unlock two special Toy Pokémon in your game. For Tepig enter the following password 54870833 and for Snivy enter 49416440. Keep an eye out as both Toy Pokémon will appear somewhere in your game; when you find and defeat them in battle, they are guaranteed to befriend you. Ensure you talk to Munna in Easterly Town, which is the second town you'll visit in the game. After entering the correct password, Munna will tell you where to befriend the special Toy Pokémon. Additional exclusive passwords will also be revealed soon.
In Super Pokémon Rumble there's an epic adventure awaiting you in the towns and wilds of Toyland, with scores of different Toy Pokémon to befriend. As well as single-player mode, you can team up with a friend and take on the challenge together in co-op mode - and there's also a Nintendo 3DS StreetPass function, which allows you to send your Toy Pokémon Collection into battle against fellow players you pass by in the street!
For many more details and a sneak peek at everything that's in store for you, head to the official Super Pokémon Rumble website now!
Super Pokémon Rumble is available exclusively for Nintendo 3DS.
Dec 7, 2011 / News
Lights, Camera, Action... Nintendo 3DS owners will be able to capture 3D video, embark on new StreetPass Quests and transfer content from console to console as part of the latest Nintendo 3DS System Update, which takes place today.
The Nintendo 3DS System Update gives Nintendo 3DS owners access to a range of new features and enhancements. This includes 3D video capture, which will allow you to record up to 10 minutes of 3D video in the palm of your hands, so you can shoot your own mini blockbuster or simply capture your special family moments, all in stunning 3D.
The Nintendo 3DS video function also features some special filming options for the more creative enthusiast! Just some of the interesting options include: the Interval Shot feature, which allows you to record image after image in short timed intervals, producing a piece of time lapse footage. You could, for instance, demonstrate an icicle melting or a flower blooming. There's also the Frame Pick feature, which can be used to take many still images and join them together to create stop motion footage, in the same way an animation is created!
New features will become available in the StreetPass Mii Plaza, including new panels to swap and collect for Puzzle Swap. You will also have the option to embark on a new StreetPass Quest, with new tools to help beat your enemies, in addition to new hats to discover and collect.
Nintendo 3DS owners will be able to transfer content between their Nintendo 3DS systems*. Software purchased from the Nintendo eShop, Nintendo eShop account funds, and save data including photographs and audio can now all be easily transferred between your Nintendo 3DS consoles.
The Nintendo eShop will also receive an upgrade. Users will have the option to play demo versions of select Nintendo 3DS releases**, enabling players to try a game before making a purchase decision. There is also the option to conduct downloads whilst the system is in Sleep Mode, allowing multiple downloads to conveniently occur the next time users are not actively using their Nintendo 3DS.
For more information on this System Update, click here
For more information on how to perform a System Update, click here
*Nintendo 3DS Transfer Restrictions
**Whether a demo will be made for a particular software is decided by the publisher of that software.
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