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6 th June 2012 – Prepare for the arrival of a demo of the highly anticipated Heroes of Ruin, available on the Nintendo eShop this week . Test your fighting skills as you play as one of four mercenaries out to find a cure for the leader of Nexus City who is dying from a mysterious curse. As one of Gunslinger, Alchitect, Vindicator or Savage you can either work alone or join forces in a 4-player co-operative multiplayer – which you can try with your friends both on- and offline in this demo. But be prepared to combat the many strange and dangerous creatures that will crop up to distract you from your quest.

Get ready for the arrival of a true gaming classic on the Nintendo eShop as 3D Solitaire  comes to the Nintendo 3DS. The popular and enduring card game is being given a timely revamp as Zen Studios brings this classic to stunning stereoscopic 3D environments. The game will include several additional highlights including multiple gaming modes, player rewards and an array of fun environments for you to choose between.

If you’ve not had your fill of mutants and strange beasties, cult classic Tumble Pop is also available via Virtual Console. Grab your trusty Vaculator in this action-packed game which allows you to vacuum up the enemy robots and aliens, blasting them back at each other along the way. Alternatively turn to the dark side yourself as a member of Xavier, the world’s most evil rock band in Devil Band – Rock the Underworld available via DSiWare. Journey to hell to overcome these minions and assert your position as the true lord of all evil!

Check out all the latest offerings which are available for download this Thursday via Nintendo eShop and the Wii Shop Channel below.

Title Platform Available on Price Point Further Info Contact

Heroes of Ruin Demo (SQUARE ENIX) Nintendo 3DS Demo


eShop Free [email protected]

Game Description: In Heroes of Ruin, you can even create your own deadly mercenary, customised to battle foes as you see fit. Rewards abound for mercenaries who are prepared to take on the new daily challenges.

3D Solitaire (Zen Studios) Nintendo 3DS (Download Software) Nintendo eShop 


£2.70 Mel Kirk

[email protected]

Game Description: Enjoy the classic gameplay of solitaire, but also explore a whole new range of modes of play and player rewards.

Tumble Pop (G-mode) Nintendo 3DS (Virtual Console) Nintendo eShop 


£2.70 [email protected]

Game Description: Enjoy plenty of new ghost-busting opportunities in this cult classic action-platformer, where you can tumble and pop across eight worlds in the single player game and even make you own levels in Construction Mode.

Devil Band – Rock the Underworld (CIRCLE Ent.) Nintendo 3DS

(DSiWare) Nintendo eShop €5

£4.50 Chris Chau

[email protected]

Nintendo DSi (DSiWare) Nintendo DSi Shop 500 Points

Game Description: In your quest to become the most evil force in the universe, you have to defeat waves of monstrous foes. Each stage they become stronger so you will need a legion of fans, the funds to buy ear-shattering music equipment and all the fanatic energy you can summon.


The SpotPass feature on Nintendo 3DS allows you to automatically receive a host of exciting content such as 3D videos for Nintendo Video , notifications, add-on data for your software and system updates without lifting a finger. SpotPass content can be received automatically and free of charge from thousands of supported public Wi-Fi access points across Europe and through wireless broadband internet connections at home. It works even if the system is in Sleep Mode.

Available this week, exclusively for Nintendo 3DS owners, is the fourteenth in a series of popular Shaun the Sheep 3D clips created exclusively in 3D by Aardman Animations, the multi-award winning creators of Chicken Run and Wallace & Gromit. In the fourteenth clip titled, Beware! Sheep Crossing , the Flock decide to teach an impatient driver a lesson when they disturb the Flock’s peace and quiet.

Keep up to date with all the official Nintendo announcements and exclusive new game information by following the official Nintendo of Europe Twitter feed @NintendoEurope.


Note to Editors:

The Nintendo eShop is a digital store for Nintendo 3DS owners that provides access to a wide variety of free & paid for downloadable content each Thursday, which includes –

  • Original 3D software
  • Virtual Console - A range of games from classic platforms including Game Boy™, NES™, and SEGA Game Gear
  • Extensive library of Nintendo DSiWare™games.

Visitors can also view video game trailers, screenshots and product information for games, including those available at retail locations.

In order for Nintendo 3DS owners to gain access to the Nintendo eShop, a system update must be performed via a wireless broadband internet connection. To perform the free and simple 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.”

Those who perform the system update will gain access to the Nintendo eShop and will be able to download the Nintendo Video™ application for free, providing access to a range of new and exclusive 2D and 3D video content on their Nintendo 3DS system.

The system update will also provide users with access to Nintendo Zone and a free Internet Browser, the ability to receive SpotPass content from supported public WiFi hotspots across Europe, as well as providing Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DSi XL owners the ability to easily transfer most of their previously purchased Nintendo DSiWare games to their Nintendo 3DS systems.

Users can also add funds to their virtual wallets using their credit card or a Nintendo eShop Card, browse the selections and then click to download the games they want.

Nintendo eShop Cards are now being roll out at various stores across Europe. You have the choice of several denominations for Nintendo eShop Cards.

As with any pre-paid option, the Nintendo eShop Cards are activated at the point of purchase. When a user purchases a card at any sales point, the code will be activated and the credit will become available. The 16-digit code on the reverse side can be entered into any one of the following:

  • Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS
  • Wii Shop Channel
  • Nintendo DSi Shop

Afterwards, you can begin shopping immediately.

As the Nintendo eShop, Wii Shop Channel and Nintendo DSi Shop are continually updated with games and applications each Thursday; make sure you keep checking the Nintendo eShop, Nintendo DSi Shop, Wii Shop Channel and Nintendo Channel for all the latest news and releases on already available and upcoming games and applications.

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 and 3D videos), houses a 2GB 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. For more information about these features and other options, visit:

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™ home console, Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 3.9 billion video games and more than 630 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi™ XL, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance™, Super NES™, Nintendo® 64 and Nintendo GameCube™ 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 Europe, based in Grossostheim, Germany, was established in 1990 and serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in Europe.