Discover the Masterpieces to Be Seen at the Louvre Museum as Nintendo Releases Nintendo 3DS Guide: Louvre

Discover the Masterpieces to Be Seen at the Louvre Museum as Nintendo Releases 
Nintendo 3DS Guide: Louvre 
Nintendo announces that the multimedia guide for the world's most
popular art museum is to be released today on Nintendo eShop 
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwired) -- 11/28/13 -- In April
2012, Nintendo and the world famous Louvre Museum in Paris
kick-started a partnership which saw Nintendo 3DS systems being
introduced as the exclusive multimedia guide at the museum.
Fast-forward less than two years, and in a new Nintendo Direct
broadcast today featuring Mr Satoru Iwata and Mr Shigeru Miyamoto,
Nintendo have announced that an enhanced version of this interactive
experience, Nintendo 3DS Guide: Louvre, will be made available to
download from Nintendo eShop (available through the Nintendo 3DS
family of systems) from 27th November 2013 ensuring you can discover
what the Louvre has to offer in the comfort of your own home, as well
as when at the Louvre Museum itself. 
Nintendo 3DS Guide: Louvre presents innovative and unique ways to
enjoy the many attractions that the Louvre Museum exhibits using the
3D functionality of the Nintendo 3DS system, which does not require
the use of special 3D enabled glasses. Bringing the world's most
visited museum to life with over 600 images of artwork, nearly 30
hours of audio commentary, and more than 400 photos of the museum
interior including 360 degrees panoramic 3D photos of gallery spaces.
Within the 600 images of artwork, users will be able to examine 150
artwork as high resolution 2D images, 3D photos or 3D models using
the exclusive 3D feature of the Nintendo 3DS. In addition, there is
an interactive map of the museum where users can design their own
trail around the exhibits, making the multimedia guide the ideal
interactive software regardless of whether or not you are able to
visit the Louvre Museum in person. 
If you are able to visit the Louvre Museum, you can use the Nintendo
3DS Guide: Louvre to prepare for your visit before setting off. Once
at the museum, by turning on the local wireless on your Nintendo 3DS
system, you will be able to access the Visit the Louvre mode which
uses location-sensing features to ascertain which room of the museum
you are located in. This mode also provides a full interactive map,
giving details of the exhibits at your current location in the
museum. In addition, you can enjoy the tailor-made interactive trails
on offer, such as the Masterpieces Tour featuring the museum's most
famous works of art. Meanwhile for users not able to visit the Louvre
Museum, the multimedia guide can be updated by connecting to the
Internet and selecting "Update Guide" to receive data on brand new
exhibitions or when major changes are made to existing shows, and
ensure their interactive tour provides the most up to date
experience. 
In order for users of all ages to enjoy this interactive experience,
one of the pre-determined trails the application offers is a Family
Tour which focuses on The Ancient Egyptians and includes fun
minigames based on the pieces of art featured in the tour. Finally,
as part of the Slide Show feature, users can select images of the
museum and its artwork, and use the Nintendo 3DS system as a clock to
display the time in a uniquely artistic way. 
Nintendo 3DS Guide: Louvre is available to download from the Nintendo
eShop on Nintendo 3DS systems from 27th November onwards, priced at
GBP 17.99. Those wishing to get their hands on a packaged version of
the multimedia guide can do so from the Louvre Museum gift shops,
where this version is being sold exclusively. Alongside the launch of
the software today, a 3D video featuring the famed Venus de Milo
sculpture can be streamed for free from Nintendo eShop ensuring you
can get a taste of the experience on offer.  
For further details: 
Nintendo 3DS Guide: Louvre  
Nintendo Direct website http://nintendo.co.uk/nintendodirect  
Nintendo 3DS Guided Tour: http://guidedtour.nintendo.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 
Note to Editors 
The Winged Victory of Samothrace, an artwork kept at the Louvre
Museum, is currently undergoing restoration, and has been removed
from its regular location as a result. Guests will not be able to see
this artwork between September 2013 and summer 2014. As a result, the
Masterpieces Tour recommended trail, which includes this piece, will
not be available in Museum Mode in Nintendo 3DS Guide: Louvre Museum
during this time. The artwork can still be viewed within the software
during the period it is not displayed in the museum itself. 
About Nintendo 3DS:  
Nintendo 3DS offers Parental Controls so that parents can control the
level of 3D their children can view on the Nintendo 3DS as well as
the content they can access. Nintendo 3DS also features a 3D depth
slider which lets players turn off or adjust the level of 3D they
want on the 3D Screen, two built-in screens for different
functionality, a Circle Pad which provides a full 360 degrees of
direction, a built-in motion sensor and gyro sensor. It is equipped
with three cameras (two of which are facing outwards to allow the
taking of 3D pictures), houses a 2GB/4GB SD Memory Card and is
compatible with AR Cards which come packaged with Nintendo 3DS.
Nintendo 3DS is also backwards compatible with all existing Nintendo
DS games, which can be played in 2D on your Nintendo 3DS system.  
www.nintendo3ds.co.uk 
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(TM) and Wii(TM) home consoles,
Nintendo 3DS(TM) and Nintendo DS(TM) family of portable systems.
Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System(TM),
Nintendo has sold more than 4.1 billion video games and more than 659
million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii
U, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi(TM) and Nintendo DSi
XL(TM), as well as the Game Boy(TM), Game Boy Advance(TM), Super
NES(TM), Nintendo 64(TM) and Nintendo GameCube(TM) systems. It has
also created industry icons that have become well-known, household
names such as Mario(TM), Donkey Kong(TM), Metroid(TM), Zelda(TM) and
Pokemon(TM). A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of Europe, based in
Grossostheim, Germany, was established in 1990 and serves as
headquarters for Nintendo's operations in Europe.
Contacts:
Nintendo UK
http://nintendo.co.uk/