Nintendo Bringing Nintendo Network ID And Miiverse To Nintendo 3DS

Nintendo Bringing Nintendo Network ID And Miiverse To Nintendo 3DS

YouTube Arrives on Nintendo 3DS, Bravely Default Collector's Edition Revealed


REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — A December system update for
the Nintendo 3DS portable system will allow users to combine their Nintendo eShop account balance
for both Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. Nintendo announced the news during a Nintendo Direct
video released earlier today.

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After the Nintendo 3DS system update, users can register their Nintendo
Network ID for Wii U on their Nintendo 3DS systems and combine Nintendo eShop
account balances. This will enable them to purchase Wii U software using the
remaining balance on their Nintendo 3DS eShop accounts, and vice versa. Nintendo
3DS owners who do not own a Wii U system can also create their own Nintendo
Network ID for the first time.

This system update will also mark the beginning of Miiverse support on
Nintendo 3DS. With a Nintendo Network ID and a wireless Internet connection,
users will be able to connect with players around the world to share their
experiences and game tips through Miiverse on Nintendo 3DS. For more information
and notices from Nintendo about the system update, visit .

To view the Nintendo Direct in its entirety, visit . An overview of the
news discussed includes:

Nintendo 3DS News

  • YouTube will be launching this month for Nintendo 3DS. Nintendo 3DS
    owners with a broadband Internet connection will be able to watch all their
    favorite YouTube content on the go, browsing on the bottom screen while
    viewing on the top screen.
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

    • Today Nintendo showed a new trailer for the game, and the first of four
      15-second mini-trailers for The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between
      debuts on Nintendo’s Instagram page ( ).
    • Nintendo detailed a number of characters, including Irene and her magic
      broom; Seres, who is trapped in a painting; and Gramps, who can help
      facilitate battles with other players encountered via StreetPass. Also: Milk
      Bar confirmed!
    • On Nov. 22, a new Nintendo 3DS XL bundle will launch at a suggested
      retail price of $219.99 that includes Nintendo 3DS XL hardware with gorgeous
      gold-and-black coloring and the iconic Triforce on the exterior, as well as
      a download code for The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds.
    • The game launches in stores and in the Nintendo eShop on Nov. 22 at a
      suggested retail price of $39.99.

  • Exclusive SpotPass Content at Nintendo Zone Locations: Anyone with
    a Nintendo 3DS who visits a Nintendo Zone location can receive StreetPass Mii
    Plaza data from the last six players to visit that location. Exclusive
    SpotPass content will be available at Nintendo Zone locations in November for
    Nintendo 3DS owners who also own the following games, including:

    • An Animal Crossing: New Leaf raccoon wall clock is available
      until Nov. 14.
    • An Animal Crossing: New Leaf cat tower available Nov. 15-28.
    • An Animal Crossing: New Leaf rolling suitcase available Nov.
      29-Dec. 12.
    • A Super Mario 3D Land Mystery Box starting Nov. 22.

  • Mario Party: Island Tour: The game offers seven new game
    boards and 80 new mini-games, including some that use the motion controls of
    Nintendo 3DS, and the ability for four Nintendo 3DS owners to play all
    multiplayer game content with only one copy of the game via Download Play. The
    single player Bowser’s Tower has players playing through 30 floors of
    mini-games, with a boss battle every fifth floor. Players also can engage with
    other players who also have the game in StreetPass mini-game competitions. The
    game launches in stores and in the Nintendo eShop on Nov. 22 at a suggested
    retail price of $39.99.
  • The new Kirby game for Nintendo 3DS has a name: Kirby: Triple
    . More information about the game will be announced in the
  • Bravely Default: A Collector’s Edition of the game will be
    available exclusively at select retailers. The bundle includes the game, an
    art book, a soundtrack CD and 34 augmented-reality cards. The Collector’s
    Edition and standard version of the game both launch on Feb. 7.
  • Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy: The final game in the
    second Professor Layton trilogy launches in stores and in the Nintendo
    eShop on Feb. 28.

Wii U News

  • Super Mario 3D World: Nintendo announced new information on
    Super Mario 3D World, including the ability to play as Rosalina from
    Super Mario Galaxy, a Luigi Bros. bonus game that is more easily
    accessed for players who have New Super Luigi U save data on their
    systems and Captain Toad levels, which challenge players to collect five stars
    without jumping.
  • Pikmin 3 Downloadable Content: On Dec. 2, a third round of
    new Mission Mode stages is on the way that challenges players to lead their
    Pikmin efficiently to complete as many tasks as possible within the time
    limit. The eight new stages that will be available for purchase include four
    “Collect Treasure” stages and four “Battle Enemies” stages with locations as
    varied as beaches, the inside of someone’s house during a party, a
    construction site and a mysterious factory. In one stage players can control
    Captain Olimar, the main character from Pikmin and Pikmin 2.
    Louie even makes an appearance. The third round of Pikmin 3 Mission
    Mode downloadable stages will be available in the Nintendo eShop for $4.99. A
    software update is required to play the new stages. People who update their
    software will receive one “Collect Treasures” stage and one “Battle Enemies”
    stage for free.
  • Animal Crossing Plaza: The Wii U gathering place for
    Animal Crossing fans is being upgraded with two new features:

    • After users perform a software update, they can customize their Miiverse
      posts using 50 different Animal Crossing stamps. Users can combine
      multiple stamps or add hand-drawn messages to decorate posts they have
      already stamped. They can even partially erase a stamp and redraw it any way
      they like.
    • Nintendo is also adding a ranking feature to display the results of
      monthly polls. November’s question is “Who would make the best secretary?”
      and December’s theme will be “Who is the neighbor of the year?”
    • Additional features, including the ability to register and interact with
      your town residents, are also being added.

  • YouTube Application Update: After users perform a software update,
    they will be able to use the YouTube application to watch videos on the
    GamePad controller or search for YouTube content while another video is
    playing on the TV.
  • Wii Fit U: A free trial of the game is available in the
    Nintendo eShop now through Jan. 31. Wii U owners with a Wii Balance Board
    accessory and a broadband Internet connection can download the trial and play
    it for free for 31 days. Users can make the trial permanent by buying and
    syncing a Fit Meter to the software. Fit Meter accessories are available at a
    suggested retail price of $19.99. The full Wii Fit U game launches in
    stores on Jan. 10, just in time to help people fulfill their fitness-related
    New Year’s resolutions.

Remember that Wii U and Nintendo 3DS feature parental controls that let
adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about
this and other features, visit or .

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Nintendo Bringing Nintendo Network ID And Miiverse To Nintendo 3DS