Nintendo Labo VR info - Experience Family-Friendly VR with Hippos, Aliens, Photography and More in New Nintendo Labo: VR Kit

Nintendo Labo VR info- Experience Family-Friendly VR with Hippos, Aliens, Photography and More in New Nintendo Labo: VR Kit

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REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Ever wish you could paint like an elephant or feel like a superhero by stopping an alien invasion? Nintendo Labo: VR Kit launches exclusively for the Nintendo Switch system on April 12 with dozens of simple and fun virtual reality* experiences for kids and families to enjoy together. Get a sneak peek at what’s included in the Nintendo Labo: VR Kit in this new video released by Nintendo: https://labo.nintendo.com/#video.

 

Combining the innovative physical and digital gameplay of Nintendo Labo with basic VR technology, Nintendo Labo: VR Kit introduces virtual reality in a unique and approachable way. The Toy-Con Wind Pedal produces a blast of air to create the feeling of flying, while the Toy-Con Blaster slides and clicks before it launches a volley of lasers (or fruit). Players can make different DIY cardboard creations like a Toy-Con Elephant or a Toy-Con Camera; play a variety of VR games and experiences with these creations; and discover how it all works – or even design their own bite-sized VR experiences with the included programming tools.

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“Nintendo Labo is inherently designed to encourage imagination and creativity in people of all ages by blending real-world and virtual experiences,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “This new kit takes that concept a step further by layering in virtual reality to bring the Toy-Con creations to life and encourage family-friendly, pass-and-play experiences.”

All the games and experiences in Nintendo Labo: VR Kit are designed to be shareable, fun and social. By alternating turns, everyone in the room can watch and enjoy players’ reactions and join in the fun. Some games even allow players who aren’t looking into the Toy-Con VR Goggles to interact with the on-screen experience. For example, if one player is exploring the in-game ocean and taking photos with the Toy-Con Camera, another person in the room can wear the Toy-Con Snorkel and step in front of the Camera to make a bug-eyed fish swim quickly toward the player’s face – the reaction is priceless!

The Nintendo Labo: VR Kit offers a variety of games and experiences that work with the different Toy-Con creations, including:

  • Ocean Camera (Toy-Con Camera):

    Dive into the deep blue virtual sea and complete objectives like taking photos of sea life. The ocean is full of surprises.

  • House Camera (Toy-Con Camera):

    Interact with the strange creature living in the house – which some people may recognize from the Nintendo Labo: Variety Kit! – and complete missions by taking photos in its mysterious home.

  • Marble Run (Toy-Con Elephant):

    Try to complete physics puzzles by using various objects to guide marbles through rings. You can even create puzzles of your own to challenge friends and family.

  • Doodle (Toy-Con Elephant):

    Create colorful 3D artwork by moving the trunk of the Toy-Con Elephant through the air, using various in-game tools and styles to bring your creations to life. Once finished, show off your masterpieces on the TV by docking your Nintendo Switch. An additional multiplayer game lets you take turns drawing and guessing each other’s drawings.

  • Bird (Toy-Con Bird):

    Soar through the sky on a bird’s back, collecting items and helping baby birds hatch along the way. Players flap the wings of the Toy-Con Bird to fly and simply tilt it to turn.

  • Bird Dash (Toy-Con Bird, Toy-Con Wind Pedal):

    Compete in timed challenges by racing through checkpoints as you fly through the sky. The Toy-Con Wind Pedal is used in conjunction with the Toy-Con Bird to deliver an extra boost of speed, while also sending a surprisingly strong puff of air toward the player that enhances the sense of flying.

  • Blaster (Toy-Con Blaster):

    Battle an alien invasion and giant bosses in an on-rails experience that requires sharp reflexes and a keen eye.

  • Kablasta (Toy-Con Blaster):

    Challenge a friend to competitive hippo feeding. Yes, hippo feeding! Fling different types of fruit toward the hippos to lure them to your side of the pool and score the most points.

  • Hop Dodge (Toy-Con Wind Pedal):

    As a frog, jump as high as you can on an ever-growing stack of balls while avoiding obstacles and heading soccer balls. The wind resistance from the Wind Pedal will make you feel as though you’re actually experiencing a breeze.

  • VR Plaza (all Toy-Con creations):

    Enjoy 64 bite-sized games and experiences in VR Plaza, including platformers and puzzlers. Many of these experiences can be enjoyed using only the Toy-Con VR Goggles and Nintendo Switch system.

Two programing tools are included with the Nintendo Labo: VR Kit software. Toy-Con Garage is the tool that is returning from previous kits and optimized for this kit’s Toy-Con creations. Toy-Con Garage VR is a new tool that allows players to create their own VR games and experiences. In fact, Toy-Con Garage VR is the tool that the development team used to create everything in VR Plaza. Players can even import VR Plaza games into Toy-Con Garage VR mode to discover how they work, customize the experiences or use them as inspiration to create a completely new game.

Nintendo Labo: VR Kit will launch in retail stores on April 12 with two primary configurations, one that includes all Toy-Con creations and one that includes a smaller selection of projects to get started:

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  • Nintendo Labo: VR Kit:

    Available at a suggested retail price of $79.99, the complete Nintendo Labo: VR Kit includes the Nintendo Switch software and materials to build all six Toy-Con projects – the Toy-Con VR Goggles, Toy-Con Blaster, Toy-Con Camera, Toy-Con Bird, Toy-Con Wind Pedal and Toy-Con Elephant – as well as a Screen Holder and other accessories. It’s a good option for kids and families who want to dive into the full experience.

  • Nintendo Labo: VR Kit – Starter Set + Blaster:

    Available at a suggested retail price of only $39.99, the Starter Set includes the Nintendo Switch software, plus all the components to build the Toy-Con VR Goggles and Toy-Con Blaster, as well as the Screen Holder and other accessories. The Starter Set is a great entry point into the world of Nintendo Labo VR.

Players that own the Starter Set can purchase the following optional expansion sets at https://store.nintendo.com/ to expand their experience:

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  • Nintendo Labo: VR Kit – Expansion Set 1**:

    Available for $19.99, Expansion Set 1 includes the components needed to build the Toy-Con Elephant and Toy-Con Camera.

  • Nintendo Labo: VR Kit – Expansion Set 2**:

    Available for $19.99, Expansion Set 2 includes the components needed to build the Toy-Con Wind Pedal and Toy-Con Bird.

For more information about Nintendo Labo: VR Kit, please visit https://labo.nintendo.com/kits/vr-kit/.

* The VR mode should only be used by children ages 7 and older. Parents should restrict the display of VR mode for children 6 and under by accessing the in-game settings using the goggles icon. Users can easily turn off the VR feature and use the included Screen Holder instead of the VR Goggles to enjoy any of the included games and experiences in 2D . ** The two expansion sets do not include the Toy-Con VR Goggles or Nintendo Labo: VR Kit software.

Source: Nintendo Press Release

Bloodstained Curse of the Moon announced for 3DS for May 24th Release Date

Bloodstained Curse of the Moon announced for 3DS for May 24th Release Date

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In the YouTube video above a new 3DS game called. “ Blood Stained Curse of the Moon” is announced. This game is releasing on May 24th 2018 on the Nintendo 3DS and many other video game consoles. This game is being financed via a Kickstarter campaign in collaboration with Inti creates . Koji Igarashi is the creator of the game and he directed the previous game “Castlevania: Symphony of the Night” and was the director of the Castlevania games for several years when he worked for Konami . At this time we do not know if this game will use the stereoscopic 3D element of the Nintendo 3DS hardware. 

The information below is the official introduction for the game from their official website. 

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 “Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon” is packed with the retro charm that made the legendary 2D action games of the 80s so enjoyable. Take control of one of four characters that can be interchanged at any time during gameplay: The sword-swinging exorcist Zangetsu, the whip-wielding heroine Miriam, the magic using alchemist Alfred, and Gebel, who can turn into a bat and take to the skies. Finally, you can experience multiple endings depending on how you interact with the characters you meet.This project is the 8-bit style game promised as a stretch goal of the 2015 Kickstarter campaign for "Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night." Backers of the Kickstarter campaign are encouraged to check the Kickstarter page for updates.”

 

Update 1 (May 24th 2018): 

The developer has delayed the game until May 31st 2018. 

 

Source: Curse of the Moon Website  

Nintendo Eshop downloads for May 10th 2018

Nintendo Eshop downloads for May 10th 2018

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Nintendo 3DS /New 3DS Games

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Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux is available  May 15.  (Graphic: Business Wire)

Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux is available May 15. (Graphic: Business Wire)

– In the Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux game, you play as a brave United Nations soldier investigating a spatial anomaly called the Schwarzwelt – a dome of dark energy that threatens to consume the world. Inside, you’ll find it home to a nightmare mirror of our own Earth, populated with demons dying to meet you. Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux is available May 15.

 

 

             – Demo Version

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– As a team, defend a post-apocalyptic Wild West from an invasion of transforming rock monsters with Dillon the armadillo and his squirrel engineer, Russ. You can even put yourself in the game and battle alongside Dillon and Russ as an animal version of your Mii character. Recruit hired gunners to back you up in battle, and then roll into fights and high-speed chases to take down waves of enemies as Dillon, the “Red Flash” himself!

 

 

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In UP UP BOT help your robot friend climb the platforms by tapping the screen. Be careful and watch out for bad robots trying to stop you from progressing even higher. Endless fun for everyone!


Nintendo Switch Games

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Battle Chasers: Nightwar is available  on May 15.  (Photo: Business Wire)

Battle Chasers: Nightwar is available on May 15. (Photo: Business Wire)

Battle Chasers: Nightwar is an RPG inspired by the console genre greats, featuring deep dungeon diving and turn-based combat presented in classic JRPG format, and a rich story driven by exploration of the world. Build your adventuring party by choosing three of six available heroes from the famed Battle Chasers comic series, each with unique abilities, perks, items and dungeon skills. Battle Chasers: Nightwar is available on May 15.

 

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Garage is a shooter in the style of an ’80s B-movie. Explore every dark corner of an underground parking garage and discover a passageway to a supernatural world that has never seen the light of day. Find new weapons and master them to survive. Solve the mystery of this cursed place and the creatures that inhabit it.

 

  • ARMS – Demo Version
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Fighting superstars from around the world share one thing in common: extendable arms! Fight as never before with this free demo. Pick from a selection of characters equipped with super-powered arms, and use simple motion or button controls to dish out highly strategic beatdowns in select stages of the single-player campaign or even in one-on-one matches.

 

Also new this week for Nintendo Switch :


Sales & Activities 

 

Nintendo eShop sales:

 

 

Activities:

 

  • Earn My Nintendo Platinum Points with Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze – My Nintendo members can earn 100 Platinum Points by finding the hidden K-O-N-G letters on the game website. In addition, members can also redeem their points for new Donkey Kong digital wallpapers for their PC or mobile devices. Check out My Nintendo news for more information.

 

  • Nintendo Labo Creators Contest for Best Decorated Toy-Con ends soon—enter today! – Make, play, and discover with Nintendo Labo! Create your masterpiece using a Nintendo Labo kit and a Nintendo Switch system, then post a video or picture of your creation to the My Nintendo – Nintendo Labo Creators Contest sitefor a chance to win some great prizes.* The “Best Decorated Toy-Con” contest ends on 10:59 a.m. PT on May 11, so act fast!
    • Are you curious about what other My Nintendo members have made so far? Check out them out here, and be sure to click the “Like” button for your favorite creations!

     

  • Fire Emblem Heroes Version 2.5.0 Update – The new update to the Fire Emblem Heroes mobile game adds many new features, including updates to the Arena, tutorial improvements and new Heroes. Check out all the details about everything included in the new update here.

 

Source: Nintendo Press Release

Nintendo Eshop downloads for December 14th 2017

Nintendo Eshop downloads for December 14th 2017

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3DS Games  

 

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In BLOK DROP CHAOS you must act quick to catch the fallen blocks. Collect the correct number of blocks and advance to the next level. Endless fun for everyone! 

 

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:

  • New themes this week include:
    • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: Four Champions

 

Nintendo Switch Games  

 

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– The Enter the Gungeon game is a dungeon crawler that follows a band of misfits seeking to shoot, loot, dodge roll and table flip their way to personal absolution by reaching the legendary Gungeon’s ultimate treasure: the gun that can kill the past.

 

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– Explore huge, beautiful worlds, meet (and beat) an unforgettable cast of characters and horde a vault-load of shiny collectibles as buddy-duo Yooka (the green one) and Laylee (the wisecracking bat with the big nose). Embark on an epic adventure to thwart corporate creep Capital B and his devious scheme to absorb all the world’s books ... and convert them into pure profit!

 

The Romancing SaGa 2 game is available  on Dec. 15.  (Photo: Business Wire) 

The Romancing SaGa 2 game is available on Dec. 15. (Photo: Business Wire) 

– Sit upon the throne of the Varennes Empire and control several generations of rulers in a valiant battle against the Seven Heroes. A dynamic freeform scenario system – a hallmark of the SaGa RPG series – enables you to take command of a variety of protagonists along the line of imperial succession and experience the history of a nation as it grows and changes based on your actions. The Romancing SaGa 2 game is available on Dec. 15.

Also new this week for Nintendo Switch :

 

 

Nintendo eShop sales:

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

 

Soure: Nintendo Press Release 

Nintendo Eshop downloads for December 7th 2017

Nintendo Eshop downloads for December 7th 2017

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3DS Games

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80'S OVERDRIVE is a 2D pixel art racing game, designed to take you back in time to when 8 and 16 bit consoles and arcade games ruled the world. Compete against opponents in career mode to unlock new races, buy new cars, and upgrade them with state-of-the-art technologies! Try your skill in time attack mode and see how far you can get in this race against the clock! Create your own tracks with built-in track generator and easily share them with your friends!

Features:

  • 2 game modes and racing track editor;
  • 6 retro supercars;
  • 8 unique visual themes;
  • 13 synth/retrowave music scores;
  • tons of retro, handcrafted, pixel-perfect joy!

 

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Test your skills and play this Christmas themed archery game.

You can choose from 2 game modes with 3 variants. In Classic mode your task is to reach the highscore with 10 arrows from 5,10 or 15 meters. In the arcade mode you have 30,45 or 60 seconds to beat your highest score. Do you have what it takes to be the best archer?

 

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Welcome to the cab of the "OIGAWA RAILWAY"!

You will be operating the SL used at the OIGAWA RAILWAY! This SL will depart from "Shinkanaya Station", and head to the last stop, "Senzu Station". The journey of 37.2 km starts, running aside of Oi-gawa river running through Shizuoka.

The SL uses steam to run, so control of steam is essential. Control the "throttle valve" to accelerate, and use the notchless brake to stop at the stopping position! There are many curves and uphills because the route winds through the mountain. From the front observatory, you can see the vast green of tea plantations, and enjoy refreshing scenery. Listen to the exciting SL sounds and proceed through the serene scenery!

 

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Someone needs to teach those Bullies a lesson in pain, so why not let it be you?

Squareboy vs Bullies is an old school beat 'em up by Rohan Narang that follows the titular Squareboy and his quest for Justice!

For far too long the bullies have gone unpunished and with no one else to put them in their place, Squareboy finds himself standing up against them to do what is right, not just for himself, but for everyone the bullies victimized. Will you help Squareboy fight off the Bullies?

Features:

  • Retro pixel art graphics and OST with 14 different chiptune tracks.
  • Fight in many different locations across Squareburg.
  • New Arena mode.
  • Never before seen Bullies.
  • New UI screen that takes advantage of the entire screen.

 

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:

New themes this week include:

  • Pokémon: Winter Hide-and-Seek

 

Wii U Games  

 

Swtch Games

 

Floor Kids is a unique breakdance game featuring dance battles, freestyle gameplay and funky beats. (Graphic: Business Wire)

Floor Kids is a unique breakdance game featuring dance battles, freestyle gameplay and funky beats. (Graphic: Business Wire)

Floor Kids is a unique breakdance game featuring dance battles, freestyle gameplay and funky beats. Discover original hand-drawn animation by JonJon, a fresh soundtrack by Kid Koala and innovative controls that allow you the freedom to play the way you like. Lead your crew of B-boys and B-girls through the city, unlock new characters and locations, battle against your friends, and discover new combos as you rock to the beat and find your style.

 

The End Is Nigh will be available  Dec. 12.  (Graphic: Business Wire) 

The End Is Nigh will be available Dec. 12. (Graphic: Business Wire) 

The End Is Nigh is a sprawling adventure platformer in which the player takes control over Ash, one of few “things” that have survived the “end of the world.” Follow Ash as he flops his way through a future of pain and suffering. Feel his stress levels rise as you throw him into an endless swarm of decaying, mutant animal-like creatures, and help aid his final epic quest … to simply make a friend. The End Is Nigh will be available Dec. 12.

 

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(Graphic: Business Wire) 

– The most realistic WWE video game experience just became more intense with the addition of eight-man matches, a new grapple carry system, new weight detection, thousands of new animations and a massive backstage area. A new rendering engine also gives WWE 2K18 a visual overhaul and will bring the drama of WWE to life like never before.

 

Also new this week for Nintendo Switch :

 

 

Nintendo eShop sales:

 

 

My Nintendo Activities:

 

  • Happy Holidays, Animal Crossing Fans! – Did you already download the Animal Crossing: Pocket Campgame on your smart device? You can build your own dream campsite and invite adorable animal friends to hang out! You can also visit your friends’ campsites, craft your own furniture and lots more fun things. Now is the perfect time to join in the fun, as a limited-time holiday event just started. Unlock seasonal outfits and collect in-game candy canes to craft cute holiday-themed items. To help everyone get into the holiday spirit, we’re giving away a Santa hat for your campsite manager. Be sure to check your in-game mailbox!

    By the way, did you know that linking your Nintendo Account to the Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp game can help save your in-game progress? Sign up today and keep your camp data!

    My Nintendo is also offering some adorable Animal Crossing Nintendo 3DS HOME Menu themes this month. You can redeem your My Nintendo points and get these:Want to catch up on other Animal Crossing games? You can redeem your My Nintendo points and get the following discounts to help you get started:
    • 20 percent discount on Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Available Dec. 8
    • 40 percent discount on Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer – Available Dec. 8

    You can also redeem your Gold Points to get online access to the Animal Crossing: New Leaf Prima Official Game Guide.

Source: Nintendo Press Release  

Kick off the Holiday Season with Mario and Other Popular Nintendo Characters

Kick off the Holiday Season with Mario and Other Popular Nintendo Characters

Play the Hottest Nintendo Systems and Games at the Nintendo Holiday Experience

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Visiting the mall during the holidays and trying to check off everyone on your shopping list can be stressful. But Nintendo is here to help! From Nov. 11 to Dec. 17, Nintendo is opening pop-up experiences at 17 malls across the country, allowing shoppers to try out the hit Nintendo Switch system and the portable Nintendo 3DS family of systems, along with games like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, FIFA 18 and Pokkén Tournament DX for Nintendo Switch, and Metroid: Samus Returns and Mario Party: The Top 100 for Nintendo 3DS.

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From Nov. 11 to Dec. 17, Nintendo is opening pop-up experiences at 17 malls across the country, allowing shoppers to try out the hit Nintendo Switch system and the portable Nintendo 3DS family of systems. (Graphic: Business Wire)

“We want to bring smiles to people’s faces this holiday with experiences the whole family can enjoy,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “The Nintendo Holiday Experience is a great opportunity for people to try Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS, this season’s must-have holiday items.”

Celebrate the holiday season with the Nintendo Holiday Experience at the following locations:

  • Perimeter Mall in Atlanta
  • Natick Mall in Natick, Massachusetts
  • Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg, Illinois
  • The Parks Mall at Arlington in Arlington, Texas
  • FlatIron Crossing in Broomfield, Colorado
  • Memorial City Mall in Houston
  • Del Amo Fashion Center in Torrance, California
  • Glendale Galleria in Glendale, California
  • Aventura Mall in Aventura, Florida
  • Mall of America® in Bloomington, Minnesota
  • Queens Center in Elmhurst, New York
  • King of Prussia Mall in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
  • Arrowhead Towne Center in Glendale, Arizona
  • Washington Square in Portland, Oregon
  • Westfield Valley Fair in Santa Clara, California
  • Westfield Southcenter in Seattle
  • Tysons Corner Center in Tysons Corner, Virginia

This is the first holiday season for Nintendo Switch, and the lineup of available games is wildly diverse – and growing rapidly. Games like Super Mario Odyssey, Splatoon 2, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild are great for fans of all ages; Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle and the recently released Fire Emblem Warriors game are ideal for action-adventure and strategy fans; and active gamers who love sports and fighting games will appreciate exciting options like FIFA 18, NBA 2K18, Pokkén Tournament DX and ARMS. Nintendo Switch has something for everyone, and all of these games will be playable at the Nintendo Holiday Experience!

Select games from the massive Nintendo 3DS library will also be available to test drive, including sci-fi adventure game Metroid: Samus Returns, classic platformer New Super Mario Bros. 2 and party game collection Mario Party: The Top 100. The Nintendo 3DS family of systems has a library of more than 1,000 games, and with multiple hardware options like New Nintendo 3DS XL, New Nintendo 2DS XL and Nintendo 2DS, it’s a great value for families. (Games on Nintendo 2DS systems can only be played in 2D.)

In addition to all of the fun games that can be played, visitors who are My Nintendo members can check in with their My Nintendo QR Code* pattern to receive a collectible Platinum Point code card (while supplies last). Each point code can earn members 100, 300 or 500 Platinum Points. For more information about the My Nintendo rewards program and to check in, visit https://my.nintendo.com/.

For more information about the Nintendo Holiday Experience, visit https://happyholidays.nintendo.com/holiday-experience.

Remember that Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems feature parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/switch/ or http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.

*QR Code is a registered trademark of DENSO WAVE INCORPORATED.

 

Source : Nintendo Press Release