3DS Nintendo eShop: Launch details

Nintendo have finally released details of the eagerly awaited 3DS Download Store, eShop and, as expected, the service will launch in Europe on June 7th.

All of this will be available via a free system update, which will also include an Internet browser, improved SpotPass features (including the ability to receive content from public WiFi Hotspots) and a new feature, which will allow you to share your 3D images.

Obviously, there's also the games but there's no real surprises here and you get the impression we are going to have to wait a few weeks (or months) before being treated to that 'must have' download.

Virtual Console:

Super Mario Land.Alleyway.Tennis.

3D Classics:

Screenshots of Excitebike for 3DSWare

Excitebike - this will be free until 7th July. One of the Nintendo Entertainment System's acclaimed launch titles returns, re-mastered in stunning 3D! The original Excitebike game returns, re-mastered with Nintendo's 3D technology and available exclusively via Nintendo eShop!

Tackle perilous obstacle courses alone or face off against rival bikers as you compete in white-knuckle motocross races that pit you against the clock. Make good time, and you might get a chance to race in a legendary Excitebike rally. Or if you feel the need for customized speed, create your own tracks to race on using the intuitive Course Editor feature that now lets you save up to 32 dream courses of your own design! Get ready for the ride of your life with 3D Classics: Excitebike, and rediscover an old favorite enhanced to a new dimension!


Screenshots of Pokex 3D for 3DSWare

Pokex 3D - this is also free of charge and will allow you to start collecting data for more than 150 Pokon from the Pokon Black and Pokon White Version games. This new application lets users see each Pokon in 3D with animated motion and sound. The Pokon image can be rotated 360 degrees, allowing users to zoom in and view it from any angle. The detailed Pokex also allows users to search, sort and filter all of the data they receive in a variety of ways, making it the essential guide for Pokon fans.

Players can complete their Pokex by sharing data with friends and using the SpotPass feature, or by scanning special Pokon AR Markers (augmented reality markers). Once users have received data for a Pokon, the AR Viewer allows them to view that Pokon image in a real-world setting in real time, and create photos to share with friends.

Nintendo also say that new content will be available every Thursday so we can only hope things improve in the coming weeks.

Posted on 02-06-2011 by Andrew


  • Browser supports 3D images. I wonder what they've got in store for that. Perhaps we can soon offer you 'real' 3DS screenshots and trailers?

    Dennis, 30-11--0001 at 00:00
  • Embed 3D image as a part of webpage to demo game screenshots without having to render a video, genius.

    LeSomeGuy, 30-11--0001 at 00:00
  • When are we getting Mutant Mudds then?

    Andrew, 30-11--0001 at 00:00
  • There are no 3DS Originals outside of the Pokemon App for us. I think it will prob be one of the first out, but not for awhile.

    Trent, 30-11--0001 at 00:00

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