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The 3DS eShop launches June 6 with free Pokedex, Excitebike

Submitted by on June 2, 2011 – 10:09 am4 Comments

The Nintendo eShop is scheduled to debut in North America on June 6 (evening, Pacific time), finally adding that fourth leg to the 3DS’s wobbly launch window table.

Chief among the initial offerings is Pokedex 3D, a free download that includes the usual grainy data on characters from Pokemon Black/White. But beyond the number-crunching, Pokedex 3D will SpotPass and AR functionality… including the ability to pose pokemon in your real-world 3D pictures! Commence pictures of me hugging Oshawott!

The web browser will also appear during this update, and as a system-level app it will be accessible while gameplay is paused. Plus owners of DSi content will be able to transfer “most” previously downloaded DSiWare content to the 3DS.

The remastered line of 3D NES classics will take a bow with Excitebike, which will be made available for free for one month. Game Boy and Game Boy Color games appear to be coming shortly to the eShop’s Virtual Console, with Nintendo namechecking Super Mario Land, Alleyway and Radar Mission… a trio of very early Game Boy originals. No pricing scheme is outlined in the official press release. The promised 3D video viewer is also coming soon in the form of another downloadable app.

Nintendo also mentioned that Thursday will be the day for planned weekly content updates.

June 6 Nintendo 3DS System Update Adds Internet Browser, Online Store and Pokédex 3D

Nintendo Offers Free Re-mastered 3D Version of NES Classic Excitebike for Limited Time

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REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Nintendo of America has announced that the first major system update for the hand-held Nintendo 3DS™ system will be available in North America the evening of June 6, Pacific time. By installing the free update via a wireless broadband Internet connection, Nintendo 3DS users will have access to an Internet browser and the Nintendo eShop, which contains a variety of new content, including Pokédex™ 3D, an application that lets fans see Pokémon™ characters in 3D. To celebrate the grand opening of the Nintendo eShop, Nintendo is offering the NES™ game Excitebike™ re-mastered in 3D as a free download until July 7 for anyone who installs the system update. Upcoming Virtual Console™ content available in the Nintendo eShop includes Game Boy™ games Super Mario Land™, Alleyway™ and Radar Mission™. New content will be added to the Nintendo eShop on Thursdays.

The Nintendo eShop is a digital store for Nintendo 3DS owners that provides access to a wide variety of downloadable content, such as original 3D software, classic games that have been re-mastered in 3D called 3D Classics, Game Boy and Game Boy Color “Virtual Console” games in their original 2D glory, and more than 350 Nintendo DSiWare™ games. Visitors can also view video game trailers, screen shots and product information for games, including those available at retail locations.

Within the Nintendo eShop, Nintendo 3DS users will also be able to download the free Pokédex 3D application and start collecting data for more than 150 Pokémon from the Pokémon™ Black Version and Pokémon White Version games. This new application lets users view each Pokémon in 3D with animated motion and sound. The Pokémon image can be rotated 360 degrees, allowing users to zoom in and view it from any angle. The detailed Pokédex 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 Pokémon fans. Players can complete their Pokédex by sharing data with friends and using the SpotPass™ feature, or by scanning special Pokémon AR Markers (augmented-reality markers). Once users have received data for a Pokémon, the AR Viewer allows them to view that Pokémon image in a real-world setting in real time, and create photos to share with friends.

“The Nintendo 3DS system is constantly evolving and growing,” said Nintendo of America president and COO Reggie Fils-Aime. “The Nintendo eShop 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.”

Other capabilities that go live with the system update include a free Internet browser that has the capability to show 3D images on sites specifically designed to show 3D images. The browser can also be used during game play. Users can stop their Nintendo 3DS game and go to the browser by pressing the Home button and then resume their game when they are finished browsing.

The system update also gives Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi XL™ system owners the ability to easily transfer most of their previously downloaded Nintendo DSiWare™ games to their new Nintendo 3DS systems.

In the near future, users will be able to download a free application for a short-form video service that will enable them to view specially selected video content, including 3D movie trailers, comedy clips and music videos automatically received when the SpotPass feature is activated.

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.”

Remember that the Nintendo 3DS system features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit

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  • Jordan Thomas

    Does this mean my work in Pokemon Black/White is now worthless as of June 6th where I will have a complete and possibly superior version? thanks a lot Prof. Juniper

  • Joe Fourhman

    I think the 3DS Pokedex app is more of an interactive data display tool with some cute AR add-ons, not really connected to your work in DS Black/White.

  • n-stylez

    finally tomorrow the web comes out…hopefully it supports youtube…it would be mad dope

  • Dan Rocks

    its boring if you dont buy money online and such (eShop) and exitebike is so boring… maybe the 3DS is getting boring faster than we thought unless they create something good for it fast…