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A new firmware update brings us the popular Wii U application, Miiverse, to the Nintendo 3DS. Alongside that, you can now sign up for your own Nintendo Network ID (NNID) and share your eShop wallet between your Wii U and your 3DS, assuming you own both. Information for both of these features can be found in more detail at their official Nintendo pages below.
Miiverse on 3DS: http://www.nintendo.com/3ds/built-in-software/miiverse
NNID on 3DS: http://www.nintendo.com/3ds/nintendo-network-id
Miiverse sign-in page online: https://miiverse.nintendo.net/
I reached out to Nintendo of America last week regarding a possible release date for the upcoming animation app and received a reply from them just yesterday. Although the app was originally scheduled for an early August release, Nintendo cited problems with servers being overloaded in Japan and thus delayed the release of the application in both Europe and North America.
The good news, at least, is that it’s still coming out before the end of the summer. Here’s what a representative for Nintendo had to say about it:
I’m happy to report that Flipnote Studio 3D for the Nintendo 3DS will be available as a free download via the Nintendo eShop sometime this summer! While we know that it is coming soon, we unfortunately do not have an official release date just yet. To learn more about this upcoming application, as well as the new Flipnote Studio 3D service, please check out the official website:
So, while the delay is a bit of a bummer, it’s at least nice to know that it will be coming out within the next 3-4 weeks (Summer officially ends on September 21st in North America).
Colors! 3D, released today on the Nintendo eShop in the U.S., is the official successor to the original Nintendo DS homebrew application which delighted gamers, artists and dabblers alike. This time around however, users are given the ability to paint in three dimensional layers, as well being able to paint with friends among other things. Having put some time into creating my own painting or two, I’m here now to give a rundown of my impressions with the new app thus far…
Nintendo has partnered with Wi-Fi hotspot provider Boingo to give all 3DS owners free access to Wi-Fi in 42 North American airports, including Chicago O’Hare, New York JFK and Houston George Bush Intercontinental. The just-launched 3.0 system software update will allow your 3DS to access Nintendo Zone via these hotspots in addition to the browser, Nintendo Video, eShop, etc. A full press release is after the break.
I’ll actually be at JFK in a couple of weeks, so I’ll get to try this out soon. Not that I use the 3DS for web browsing, but this could be useful for something simple like checking my email or Twitter.
Nintendo have announced their current lineup for early 2012, including the Circle Pad Pro, which will be available on Feb 7th (alongside Resident Evil) for $19.99, only at GameStop. There’s also a firm date for Kid Icarus, and there’s a new Kirby game coming to the eShop. The full listing is after the break, but here’s the highlights:
- Resident Evil: Revelations – Feb. 7
- Circle Pad Pro – Feb 7 ($19.99, only at GameStop)
- Tekken 3D Prime Edition – February
- Kid Icarus: Uprising – March 23
- Metal Gear Solid 3D Snake Eater – Q1
And on the eShop:
- VVVVVV – Q1
- Dillon’s Rolling Western – Q1
- Kirby’s Block Ball – Q1
- Mutant Mudds – Q1
- Mighty Switch Force – Q1