Nintendo Bringing Nintendo Network ID and Miiverse to Nintendo 3DS
YouTube Arrives on Nintendo 3DS, Bravely Default Collector’s Edition Revealed
REDMOND, Wash. -- November 13, 2013
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
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (Photo: Business Wire)
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (Photo: Business Wire)
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
http://www.nintendo.com/nintendo-direct. An overview of the news discussed
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
Worlds debuted 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
*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
*An Animal Crossing: New Leaf cat tower available Nov. 15-28.
*An Animal Crossing: New Leaf rolling suitcase available Nov. 29-Dec.
*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. Additionally, 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 Deluxe. More
information about the game will be announced in the future.
*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
Wii U News
*Super Mario 3D World: Nintendo announced new information about 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
*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
*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 http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu or
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