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

Business Wire

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
today.

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
http://www.nintendo.com/3ds/nnid.

To view the Nintendo Direct in its entirety, visit
http://www.nintendo.com/nintendo-direct. 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
         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
         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. 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
    Feb. 28.

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
         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 http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu or
http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.

© 2012-2014 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD

About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive
entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets
hardware and software for its Wii U^™ and Wii^™ home consoles, and Nintendo
3DS^™ and Nintendo DS^™ families of portable systems. Since 1983, when it
launched the Nintendo Entertainment System^™, Nintendo has sold more than 4.1
billion video games and more than 659 million hardware units globally,
including the current-generation Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, as
well as the Game Boy^™, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi^™ and
Nintendo DSi XL^™, Super NES^™, Nintendo 64^™, Nintendo GameCube^™ and Wii
systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known,
household names such as Mario^™, Donkey Kong^™, Metroid^™, Zelda^™ and
Pokémon^™. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in
Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the
Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the
company’s website at http://www.nintendo.com.

Note to editors: Nintendo press materials are available at
http://press.nintendo.com, a password-protected site. To obtain a login,
please contact Deanna Avila at 213-438-8742 or davila@golinharris.com. Users
can receive instant Nintendo information by subscribing to the site’s RSS
feed.

Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available:
http://www.businesswire.com/multimedia/home/20131113006134/en/

Multimedia
Available:http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=50750268&lang=en

Contact:

GOLIN HARRIS
Grace Chang
213-438-8708
grace.chang@golinharris.com
Kristie Tomkins
213-438-8830
ktomkins@golinharris.com