Nintendo Are Bringing Nintendo Network ID and Miiverse to Nintendo 3DS
New Nintendo Direct announces new content and services for Nintendo
3DS and Wii U
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwired) -- 11/14/13 -- As part of a
Nintendo Direct broadcast today, Nintendo announced news of Nintendo
Network ID, Miiverse and the video-sharing service YouTube making
their way to the Nintendo 3DS family of consoles. Hosted by Nintendo
of Europe President Satoru Shibata, the broadcast focused primarily
on Nintendo 3DS software launching in the coming months, including
new reveals for The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Bravely
Default and Mario Party: Island Tour. In addition, football fans will
be excited to hear of a new football management game coming to
Nintendo 3DS, as well as a launch date for the third instalment in
the Inazuma Eleven 3 series.
Meanwhile for Wii U owners, today's broadcast revealed numerous ways
in which to enjoy SUPER MARIO 3D WORLD when it releases in just over
a fortnight, as well as new and original downloadable content coming
for owners of Pikmin 3.
To view the Nintendo Direct in its entirety, visit
http://nintendo.co.uk/nintendodirect. Today's announcements included:
Nintendo 3DS News
- Nintendo Network ID & Miiverse: A December system update will allow
users to 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, users will be able to connect with other
players around the world to share their experiences and game tips
through Miiverse on Nintendo 3DS. For more information about Nintendo
Network ID, including some important notices Nintendo would like
customers to be aware of, please visit our website here.
- YouTube on Nintendo 3DS: The video-sharing service YouTube is
coming to Nintendo 3DS later this month, with users able to watch
videos while on the go, providing they have internet access. Users
will be able to browse content on the bottom screen, while watching a
different video on the top screen.
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds: In Link's latest
adventure, engage in special battles against players met through
StreetPass by creating a Shadow Link that will be sent to others
during StreetPass encounters. The items equipped and the number of
hearts you have will affect the rupee bounty on your Shadow Link's
head, likewise with the Shadow Link characters of other players who
will appear at certain places in the game world. The Legend of Zelda:
A Link Between Worlds launches on 22nd November.
- Bravely Default: An English-language demo of Bravely Default is
available for download from today on Nintendo eShop. The combat
mechanics in this highly anticipated RPG include the Bravely Second
feature, which freezes time during a battle. Attacks during Bravely
Second use Sleep Points that can be accrued when players leave their
Nintendo 3DS in Sleep Mode. Launching on 6th December, the game can
also be purchased at ShopTo as part of a Bravely Default Deluxe
Collector's Edition, including a copy of the game, Agnes figurine,
deluxe artbook, 34 AR Cards and an original soundtrack CD.
- Mario Party: Island Tour: Mario's latest party has a tropical
theme, with seven new game boards and 80 new minigames, 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. Players can also
engage with other players who have the game in StreetPass minigame
competitions. The game is releasing on 17th January 2014.
- Inazuma Eleven 3: Team Ogre Attacks!: The latest title in the
Inazuma Eleven 3 series is coming to Nintendo 3DS on 14th February
2014. Team Ogre Attacks! follows the story of Canon Evans,
great-grandson of Mark Evans from the future, as you set your sights
on becoming footballing world champion! Players will also be able to
connect with Inazuma Eleven 3: Lightning Bolt and Inazuma Eleven 3:
Bomb Blast via the new "Ogre Premium Link" to receive special items
and rare players not available through normal gameplay.
- Nintendo Pocket Football Club: Coming to Nintendo eShop in 2014,
this new football management game puts players in charge of their
very own football club, from deciding on the club's emblem and kit,
to training players and overseeing tactics on match days. In addition
to single player mode, players will be able to compete in local
wireless matches against friends, as well as taking on fellow
managers across Europe in an online multiplayer mode..
- StreetPass Relay Point update: As announced in a separate video
released alongside the Nintendo Direct presentation, from 14th
November an update to the StreetPass Relay Points across Europe will
allow Nintendo 3DS users visiting these relay points to receive data
from up to six different Mii characters, regardless of the location
or how busy it is normally. Relay points from across Europe will also
be able to exchange data with each other, meaning the StreetPass data
area is widened and users have a much better chance of receiving data
when visiting one. Extra content available at relay points is also
planned in the near future to improve the StreetPass experience
- Jett Rocket II: The Wrath of Taikai: Available from today as a
download on Nintendo eShop, Jett Rocket II: The Wrath of Taikai lets
players explore the Power Plant Posse's home world in a combination
of 2D and 3D platforming, plus numerous hidden secrets and multiple
gameplay modes to unlock.
Wii U News
- SUPER MARIO 3D WORLD: This latest Nintendo Direct presents ten new
things included in the game, 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. SUPER MARIO 3D WORLD releases on
- Animal Crossing Plaza update: The Wii U gathering place for Animal
Crossing fans is being upgraded with two new features on 14th
-- After users perform a software update, they can customise 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 neighbour of the
-- Additional features, including the ability to register and
interact with your town residents, will be added in a future update
- Further Pikmin 3 downloadable content: A third volume of
downloadable Mission Mode Add-On Stages for Pikmin 3 will incorporate
completely new "Collect Treasure" and "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. Even Lo
uie makes an appearance! Released on 2nd
December, a software update required to play this third volume will
be released on the same day.
- YouTube on Wii U update: The already released YouTube application
on Wii U is to receive an upgrade later this month, which will
greatly improve the interface and let users view videos on the Wii U
GamePad, plus enable users to search content on the GamePad whilst
watching a different video on the TV screen.
- Wii Fit U: A free trial of the game is available on Nintendo eShop
now until 31st January. Wii U owners with a Wii Balance Board
accessory and a broadband Internet connection(i) 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. On 13th
December Wii Fit U will launch in retail as a packaged game in two
sets, one including the game disc and Fit Meter, the other including
the game disc, Fit Meter and Wii Balance Board.
- Wii Sports Club: Another game currently available as a free
download on Nintendo eShop, Wii Sports Club features classic Wii
Sports events such as Tennis and Bowling, updated with Wii Remote
Plus controls, online play and Miiverse features. Users can play the
game for free for 24 hours beginning when the software is started for
the first time. If you want to keep playing, users can purchase a
24-hour Day Pass or a Single Sports Pass for users to play their
favourite sports for as long as they like.
(i)Depending on the Wii U hardware pack you own and your use of it,
an additional storage device may be required to download software
from Nintendo eShop.
For further details:
Nintendo Direct website http://nintendo.co.uk/nintendodirect
Nintendo Direct on Ustream http://www.ustream.tv/NintendoUK
Wii U (UK) on Facebook http://facebook.com/WiiU.co.uk
Nintendo 3DS (UK) on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Nintendo3DSUK
Nintendo UK on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/NintendoUK
Nintendo of Europe on Twitter https://twitter.com/nintendoeurope
Nintendo UK on Twitter https://twitter.com/nintendouk
Nintendo UK Online Store http://store.nintendo.co.uk
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