Friday, December 12, 2014

It's a Wonder Trade Christmas!



Utah 3DS StreetPass is happy to announce a special event for the holiday season: This year the staff at Utah 3DS would like to do an additional Pokemon themed event, hosted by Paige, one of our admins.

For those of you who play X and Y and/or ORAS, we thought it would be fun to give back to the Pokemon community around the world. A lot of kids will be opening Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire, X, and/or Y on Christmas and trying out Wonder Trade for the first time, so how cool would it be to receive a Christmas, holiday or winter themed Pokemon that can't be found until later in the game?! 

Some suggestions:
  • Delibirds (based on Santa) holding hard to find items.
  • Stantler or Sawsbuck with reindeer names.
  • Trubbish nicknamed The Grinch and holding a Heart Scale.
  • Abomasnow for looking like an Abominable Snowman, duh.
  • Ice-type Pokemon
  • Staryu or Starmie to top off a tree with. (Or Jirachi if you have extras)
  • Sudowoodo named Christmas Tree.
  • Pineco named Cinnamon.
So, if you'd like to participate, try to breed at least a box of Pokemon to give away on Wonder Trade and send them out on Christmas Day or Boxing Day. We could really make some kids happy and spread the magic of Pokemon!

If you can't access a certain Pokemon that you would like to breed on your own, PLEASE message Utah 3DS on Facebook, Twitter, or send an email to Chris@utah3ds.com with ATTN: Paige in the subject line as Paige can hook you up with what you need and help you get started. 

We hope you'll participate, thanks everyone! Please RSVP to the Facebook event page, so we have know how many people plan on participating! 

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Nintendo eShop Update - 12/4/2014



Captain Toad stars in his own puzzling quest through maze-like mini-universes, only on Wii U. (Photo ...
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker – Ready for adventure? Captain Toad stars in his own puzzling quest through maze-like mini-universes, only on Wii U. Each stage is stacked with tricks and traps, so our stubby little hero will have to use his wits to dodge dangers and track those treasures. Survive smoldering volcanoes, hazardous steam engines, haunted houses and many other perils – all in the name of treasure! Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker will be available on Dec. 5. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.

Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric – Demo Version – Try it before you buy it! Download the free demo version ofSonic Boom: Rise of Lyric. Sonic and his friends must work together as a team to stop the evil alliance of Lyric and Dr. Eggman. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.

Virtual Console on Wii U
Fire Emblem – Play the first Fire Emblem game to ever be released in the U.S.! In this timeless Game Boy Advance classic, master battle tactics as you train your army, learn their strengths and weaknesses and command them into the fray. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.


Lode Runner – Play as the Runner and collect all of the gold in 50 challenging stages. The action may be easy to pick up and play, but the stages become increasingly challenging as you move on. You can also create your own levels in Edit Mode.


Ultimate NES Remix – Take on a rapid-fire onslaught of challenges and mashups from 16 of Nintendo’s finest 8-bit games. Test your skills on a gantlet of quick, tricky challenges and remix stages that combine parts of different NES classics like Super Mario Bros. 3, Kid Icarus and Metroid. The best mix of titles from the NES Remix and NES Remix 2 games is on Nintendo 3DS… now you’re playing with PORTABLE power! As a bonus, get a free Famicom theme for your Nintendo 3DS Home menu when you purchase the Ultimate NES Remix.* Click here to watch a trailer for the game.

*For Nintendo eShop purchases, the download code for the free theme will appear on the digital Nintendo eShop receipt. For the packaged version, the code will be included on the reverse side of the game cover sleeve. Download codes are available while supplies last. Both the download codes and the offer expire on Dec. 5, 2015.

Also new this week:


Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
Nintendo eShop on Wii U
  • 99Seconds is more than 40 percent off (reduced from $2.49 to $1.49) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Dec. 26.
Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Nintendo eShop Update - 11/20/2014




In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, face off against a massive roster of video game all-stars!Super Smash Bros. for Wii U – Face off against a massive roster of video game all-stars! Send your rivals flying with powerful attacks to earn new customizable equipment that trick out your fighter's moves and stats. Then power-up and train amiibo figures (each sold separately) to take on your friends. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U will be available on Nov. 21. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.

Special Offer
  • Get a Smashing Soundtrack and Mewtwo DLC – For a limited time, buy and register both Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U to receive a special soundtrack CD and free Mewtwo DLC from Club Nintendo. The soundtrack CD offer runs Nov. 21 through Jan. 13, 2015. The Mewtew DLC offer runs Nov. 21 through Mar. 31, 2015.
Watch_Dogs – Watch_Dogs tells the story of Aiden Pearce, a brilliant hacker whose criminal past led to a violent family tragedy. The game lets players use Chicago as their weapon to exact their own style of revenge. Watch_Dogs takes advantage of the Wii U hardware with a detailed and interactive map of Chicago displayed on the Wii U GamePad controller, as well as off-TV play, letting gamers continue playing Watch_Dogs solely on the GamePad.


In DK: King of Swing, grab, climb and swing on pegs as you charge and bash through enemies that block your way.Virtual Console on Wii U
DK: King of Swing – In this Game Boy Advance adventure, grab, climb and swing on pegs as you charge and bash through enemies that block your way. Collect bananas and Crystal Coconuts in the five worlds of Adventure mode, or play some puzzling levels in single-player Jungle Jam mode. Find those medals and let the festivities begin!


Also new this week:

  • The Amazing Spider-Man (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
  • The Penguins of Madagascar (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
  • Snake Den (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
  • Alphadia Genesis (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
  • ZaciSa's Last StandDemo Version (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)


Soar high above the Hoenn region on an unforgettable quest to be the very best Pokemon Trainer in Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire.In Pokemon Omega Ruby and  Pokemon Alpha Sapphire, seek out Legendary Pokemon from regions near and far while uncovering the secret powers of Primal Groudon and Primal Kyogre.Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire – Soar high above the Hoenn region on an unforgettable quest to be the very best Pokémon Trainer. As you catch, battle and train a variety of Pokémon, you'll unleash powerful new Mega Evolutions. Seek out Legendary Pokémon from regions near and far while uncovering the secret powers of Primal Groudon and Primal Kyogre. Click here to watch a trailer for the games.

National StreetPass Weekend is back! Swing by a Nintendo Zone hot spot with your Nintendo 3DS system from Nov. 26 through Nov. 30. We are mashing up StreetPass Relay Points across the U.S. and Canada so you can get up to six StreetPass tags from many different places. Collect puzzle pieces from Mii characters to fill up your puzzle panels in Puzzle Swap or pick up enemy tokens for StreetSmash in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. Find a hotspot near you here: http://www.nintendo.com/3ds/nintendozone.

Also new this week:


Nintendo eShop on Wii U
  • Nordic Games is putting Jeopardy!, Wheel of Fortune and other fun games on sale starting at 9 a.m. PT on Nov. 25 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Dec. 2.
  • The Letter is more than 75 percent off (reduced from $1.99 to $0.49) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Nov. 30.
  • Ping 1.5+ is 50 percent off (reduced from $4.99 to $2.49) starting at 9 a.m. PT on Nov. 26 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Dec. 3.
Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
Coming Soon
  • Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth – Nov. 25 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
  • Mighty Final Fight – Nov. 27 (Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U)
  • Mario Pinball Land – Nov. 27 (Virtual Console on Wii U)
  • Ultimate NES Remix – Dec. 5 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
  • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker – Dec. 5 (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)

Monday, November 17, 2014

Club Nintendo Update - 11/17/2014


Club Nintendo has been fairly lacking recently when it comes to physical rewards (except for the Super Smash Bros. 3-Poster Set), but they still refresh their selection of digital games each month. Here are the newest selection of digital rewards: 

You have until December 14, 2014 to redeem your coins for one of these games. You will be given a download code that you can use on your system to have it download for free. You can even enter a Wii U or 3DS code on a Nintendo website and have it download to your console without even opening up the eShop, and it will start downloading automatically.

What do you think of this month's digital rewards? Will you be redeeming any of your coins for them?

Lauch Party Saturday, November 22nd for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Pokemon OR/AS

UPDATE: Thanks to our local Nintendo Retail Rep, we got our hands on some fun and exclusive Nintendo freebies that will be given out at the event. Limited quantities are available, so attendees are only able to take one of each item. We only have 3 Smash Bros. themed sinch bags, so we will do a free, random drawing for anyone that would like one (Click the images below for larger pictures).














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This week is an exciting week if you're a Nintendo fan. On Friday, November 21st, Nintendo will release it's most eagerly anticipated products this year, including Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, and amiibo, Nintendo's new foray in the toys-to-life category.

To celebrate this huge launch, Utah 3DS StreetPass will be holding a launch party this Saturday, November 22nd at the Draper Library from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. We will have a few Wii U systems with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U to demo, each set up with a different mode in the game, including regular Smash, 8-Player Smash, and Smash Tour. Want to get a head start at training your amiibo figures? Bring them to the event to train and show off to others. 

Be sure to bring your copy of Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, and start your journey in the Hoenn region with other trainers. Battle, trade, or make friends with local players from the Utah area.

Not a fan of Super Smash Bros or Pokemon? As one of our largest events of the year, you'll be sure to get lots of StreetPasses, to help you make your way through Find Mii, Mii Force, Flower Town, and collect puzzle pieces for the recently released Pikmin and Sonic Book puzzles.

Plan on coming this Saturday? Then be sure to check out the Facebook event page and RSVP so you can get updates about the event as soon as its announced. 

Draper Library is located at 1136 Pioneer Rd., Draper, UT 84020. For directions to the library from where you live, check out Google Maps.

Follow Utah 3DS on Twitter, and Like Utah 3DS on Facebook to get updates on future events happening in the Salt Lake area.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Nintendo eShop Update - 11/13/2014


Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric – In Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric, Sonic, Knuckles, Amy and Tails, each with his or her own unique abilities, must work together to save the world and stop the evil alliance of Lyric and Dr. Eggman. With two-player co-op, a “Team Challenges” mode for up to four players and the ability to unlock special upgrades with Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystalon the Nintendo 3DS system (for those that own the system and the game), this may be Sonic’s biggest adventure yet! Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric is available exclusively on Wii U. Click hereto watch a trailer for the game.

A World of Keflings – Embark on a giant kingdom-building adventure to exotic lands and help your new tiny Kefling friends along the way. Play as your Mii character and help the friendly little Keflings harvest resources, assemble buildings and create thriving cities. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.

Tengami – Discover the wonders of a folding world. Go on a serene journey through Japan with striking visuals, unique game play and haunting music. Fold and slide the beautifully crafted paper world to solve puzzles and discover secrets. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.


Virtual Console on Wii U

Mario Kart: Super Circuit – Some of your favorite kart-racing characters are ready to kick it into high gear in Mario Kart: Super Circuit! This Game Boy Advance classic offers 20 courses and hidden bonus tracks, each loaded with classic power-ups and primed for the free-for-all racing that only Mario Kart can deliver. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.



Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham – Brainiac, using the power of the Lantern Rings, shrinks worlds to add to his twisted collection of miniature cities from across the universe. Now the greatest superheroes and the most cunning villains must unite and journey to different Lantern Worlds to collect the Lantern Rings and stop Brainiac before it’s too late. LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham is now available on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Click hereto watch a trailer for the game.

Also new this week:


Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal – Play as Sonic, Tails, Knuckles and new friend Sticks, each with unique abilities, as you work as a team to save Amy and locate the Crystal before it’s too late! In addition to the secret-filled adventure, you can experience a StreetPass collectibles mini-game and play through the story to unlock special upgrades for Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric on Wii U (for those that own the system and the game). Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal is available exclusively on Nintendo 3DS. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.



Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Danger of the Ooze – The Turtles are back in action against the evils of the world. Stop Shredder and his army of mutants as he threatens to unleash the power of a new Super Mutagen that could destroy their beloved New York City. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.

Tetris Ultimate – With six exciting modes plus an exclusive Nintendo 3DS challenge mode, fun new features and unique visuals, the evolution of this iconic game is a must-have on Nintendo 3DS.

Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS
Pokémon Trading Card Game – Build new decks, hone your skills and test your abilities in Pokémon Trading Card Game. Expand your card collection, duel your way through eight Club Masters and earn the right to challenge the Grand Master. Shadowy figures, wise instructors and powerful opponents await you in this trading card game adventure. Click here to watch a trailer for the game. Plus, you’ll get a code for the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Special Demo Version with your purchase of the Pokémon Trading Card Gamegame. You'll find the free demo code on your Nintendo eShop receipt. Download codes are available while supplies last and expire on May 31, 2015.

Also new this week:


Nintendo eShop on Wii U
  • BIT.TRIP Presents…Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien is more than 60 percent off (reduced from $14.99 to $4.99) starting at 9 a.m. PT on Nov. 14 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Nov. 24.
  • Abyss is 25 percent off (reduced from $1.99 to $1.49) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Dec. 4.
  • Chubbins is 25 percent off (reduced from $3.99 to $2.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Nov. 20.
Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
  • European Conqueror 3D is more than 30 percent off (reduced from $3.99 to $2.79) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Nov 27.
  • Darts Up 3D is more than 60 percent off (reduced from $2.99 to 0.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Dec. 4.
  • Soccer Up 3D is more than 70 percent off (reduced from $6.99 to $1.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Dec. 4.
In addition to video games available at retail stores, Nintendo also offers a variety of content that people can download directly to their systems. Nintendo adds new games weekly to the Nintendo eShop on the Wii U console and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, the Nintendo DSi™ Shop for the Nintendo DSi system and the Wii™ Shop Channel for the Wii console.

The Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service that features a wide variety of content, including new and classic games, applications and demos. Users can add money to their account balances by using a credit card or purchasing a Nintendo eShop Card at a retail store and entering the code from the card. All funds from one card must be loaded in the Nintendo eShop on either Wii U or the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, but can be used in either Nintendo eShop if the systems are linked to a single Nintendo Network account.

The Wii Shop Channel offers games and applications and uses Wii Points™, which can be purchased via the Wii Shop Channel. The Nintendo DSi Shop offers games and applications and uses Nintendo DSi Points™, which can be purchased in the Nintendo DSi Shop.

Remember that Wii U, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL, Nintendo 2DS and Nintendo DSi feature parental controls that let adults manage some of the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu orhttp://www.nintendo.com/3ds.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Come Demo Super Smash Bros For Wii U this Friday at GameStop


Do you want to check out the full retail version of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U a week ahead of its release? Then join us at the Centerville GameStop (621 N Market Pl Dr, Centerville, UT 84014) on Friday, November 14th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. where you can take turns playing 4 player matches of the newest game in the series. There will also be some freebies, and maybe even a small exhibition tournament for those interested (details at the event). 

RSVP to the event on Facebook to get updates about the event should there be any.

FAQ:
  • Who is putting this on? 
    • The event is being held by Nintendo and GameStop and will be run by our local Nintendo Retail Representative. 
  • What controller will we be using? Can I bring my own?
    • There will be 4 Pro Controllers available to use at the event. Sorry, but there will be no GameCube controller adapter and attendees will not be allowed to use their own controller.
Have any other questions? Comment below or on the Facebook event page! Otherwise, we'll see you Friday!