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23rd April 2012 – Get ready for a blockbuster with a twist as Block Factory arrives on the Nintendo 3DS. The game focuses on block dropping and stacking but now you can also tailor the game to your own style using any one of its creative tools. You can choose the game’s theme, the type of blocks used, their speed, and even set up the game so you are quite literally playing by your own rules! Block Factory also allows you to share your personalised games with other players so they can share in the fun and you can also access new games through QR Codes or via StreetPass.  

For a dash of creativity, you won’t need to look further than Inchworm Animation , a paint and design game which allows you to embrace your inner artist by creating digital paintings and motion animation to show your friends, available on Nintendo DSiWare. And speeding on to WiiWare this week is, 2 Fast 4 Gnomz, where you will join the four fastest gnomes on the planet as they endeavour to save the kingdom of Gnomia in this epic adventure. Just make sure you have the stamina for it first!

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

Title Platform Available on Price Point Further Info Contact

Block Factory

(Enjoy Gaming) Nintendo 3DS (Download Software) Nintendo eShop 


£3.60 (UK Only) Janice Spencer

[email protected]

Game Description: Block Factory offers much more than four fantastic predefined games. You’re able to design brand new games and get new games through QR Code images or StreetPass. You can even share the best creations with your friends.

Inchworm Animation (Flat Back Films) Nintendo 3DS

(DSiWare) Nintendo eShop €8

£7.20 (UK Only) Bob Sabiston

[email protected]

Nintendo DSi (DSiWare) Nintendo DSi Shop 800 Nintendo DSi Points

Game Description: Inchworm Animation comes packed with features, including the options to record video, and take stop-motion and time-lapse photographs. With thousands of colours and a range of brushes at your disposal, you can paint on top (and underneath!) the paintings. For non-professionals, the game also offers tutorials to guide you along the way.

2 Fast 4 Gnomz (QubicGames) Wii

(Virtual Console) Wii Shop Channel 500 Wii Points [email protected]

Game Description: Join Bumb, Berzerk, Speedster and Uncle Time as they embark on their mysterious quest. Along the way, take the chance to run faster than a speeding rabbit and more powerful than a raging elephant!


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 eighth in a series of highly anticipated Shaun the Sheep 3D clips created for the very first time in 3D by Aardman Animations, the multi-award winning creators of Chicken Run and Wallace & Gromit. The eighth clip titled, Down the Loo , sees Shaun and Bitzer taking part in a tense game of table-tennis until a misplaced shot takes Shaun on an unexpected journey.

Making a welcome return to Nintendo Video this week is, The 3D Machine, the story of a brilliant inventor who finally makes a breakthrough creating a wondrous invention only to leave it in the hands of his incapable assistant leading to wealth and love, but inevitably ending in a catastrophe. If you enjoy this video so much that you wish to hold onto it on your Nintendo 3DS then check out the Nintendo eShop where you can purchase the video and keep hold of it for as long as you want!

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 new 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 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 620 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.