Published on June 2nd, 2011 | by G. Bargas, Managing Editor
Nintendo3DS Update Get’s Hot with Spots and Content
If Gamingtruth has said it once, and we’ll say it again, the Nintendo3DS update cannot come any sooner. June 6th not only marks the day that users can finally explore the internets via their glasses free 3D console, but they will also have access to some sweet retro titles.
Players will also enjoy the fact that content will be pouring into their 3DS just in time to keep those summer button mashings at an all time high. The browser and e-Shop are two of the most important components that allow for this console to reach its promised “most connected Nintendo” handheld console.
The prolonged update will also come with some more hotness than just e-Shop games. Retailers, alongside a partnership with AT&T, will share in the access to nearly 24,000 wi-fi hot spots over the United States. This includes over 1,000 Best Buy stores and over 200 shopping malls toting the Simon™ developers seal of approval.
Strategically, this June 6th update just so happens to be a little more than a week after announcing their encouragement of their nationwide Nintendo 3DS Meetup Day, which is June 25. This also happens to fall just weeks after their highly anticipated E3 showcase. While it may just seem like a casual string of announcements, catchin’ on to you Nintendo, there is no doubt that the hype wheel will keep on turnin, and players’ fingers will keep on burnin’.
“The Nintendo 3DS system is constantly evolving and growing,” said Nintendo of America president and COO Reggie Fils-Aime. “The Nintendo e-Shop is a one-stop resource for a broad range of Nintendo information and downloadable games and applications. It expands the Nintendo 3DS experience with new and entertaining content.”
There will be plenty of downloads slotted into the 3D Classics section, it is also great to see them spanning from a nice array of consoles. There will be titles from ranging from DSiWare, to the VirtualConsole titles. Games like Super Mario Land (Gameboy), Radar Mission (Gameboy), and Alleyway (Gameboy) will be some of the first highlighted in that section. New content will be added on Thursdays.
Grab stats, collect, and keep track of some of your most prized Pokémon to date. The free application allows for the collection of over 150 characters from Pokémon Black and White versions. SpotPass will also segue into a nice session to swap content. Get a full 360 degree view of your collectables, not too mention that they will be graciously represented in 3D. That’s like…..360 degrees in 3D? That’s like 1080 degrees of Pokémon madness!
Hop into the rider’s seat and get ready to lay down your heavy thumbs. 3D Classics: Excitebike promises to bring back the retro feel of its predecessor, but also give way to the technology of the time. The 3D remastering allows for you to take on the high speed races and customization that you are used to-and still give that delicious retro feel.
*To install the recommended system update, Nintendo 3DS users can simply start the “System Settings” from the Home Menu, select “Other Settings” and scroll the page right to select “System Update.”-Nintendo
Important Dates to Remember
June 6th-Nintendo3DS System Update
June 7th-Nintendo E3 Press Conference
June 25th-Nintendo3DS Meetup Day