News Article

More Free 3DS Wi-Fi Spots Confirmed for Europe

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Careful with that ketchup

Nintendo has today announced more than 5,000 new Wi-Fi Hotspots available through Europe. After previously confirming an equivalent deal for UK airports, this provides further evidence that Nintendo is serious about its promises to provide online 3DS access at a variety of locations.

This particular deal has been struck with providers free-hotspot.com, and will include a number of prominent restaurant and hotel chains: as before, it's important to update your 3DS to make the connection and avoid any issues. The full details are in the press release below, just be careful with the sauce if you decide to use this in your fast-food outlet of choice.

Nintendo of Europe today announces a new deal with free-hotspot.com, the world's largest multinational network of exclusively free Wi-Fi Hotspots. The partnership will allow Nintendo 3DS™ owners free access to over 5,000 Wi-Fi hotspots across 21 European countries. Your Nintendo 3DS will automatically connect to free-hotspot.com’s network in many of the biggest fast food restaurants and leading hotel chains across Europe including McDonald’s, Burger King, KFC, Subway, Ibis Hotels and Etap Hotels.

It’s never been simpler to connect your Nintendo 3DS to the internet. Your Nintendo 3DS will automatically search for and connect to the internet via free-hotspot.com’s access points across Europe.

Once connected to the internet, special and exciting content can be received automatically to your Nintendo 3DS system via SpotPass™, even whilst your Nintendo 3DS system is in Sleep Mode. Some of the exclusive content you could receive include unique 3D videos from the Nintendo Video™ service, notifications, extra content for your software and system updates which can all be received without lifting a finger.

When you next have time while waiting to be served or while being checked in at a hotel, why not also browse the Internet for free and check out your favourite websites or even access the Nintendo eShop? Enjoy looking through, downloading and playing the latest Nintendo 3DS Download Software and classic titles from the Nintendo Virtual Console™ – all available from the Nintendo eShop.

Laurent Fischer, Managing Director of European Marketing & PR at Nintendo of Europe says: “With such an extensive European-wide Wi-Fi access network, partnering with free-hotspot.com made absolute sense. The access points are largely located in popular restaurants and hotels – places where Nintendo 3DS owners are likely to want, and to unwind in. We also urge all Nintendo 3DS owners to also take advantage of the latest System Update which has brought an array of new features and enhancements, including 3D video capture .”

Joseph Brunoli, Managing Director of Anacapa Holdings, Ltd., operators of the free-hotspot.com network, added: " Our extensive network of Wi-Fi hotspots across Europe will provide Nintendo 3DS users with a high speed, reliable service to help them make the most of their time while away from home. We are delighted to work with Nintendo and to announce this important partnership.”

For more information on Nintendo 3DS and SpotPass, visit the official Nintendo 3DS website at www.nintendo3ds.co.uk. For information on performing a system update, visit the Support section at support.nintendo.com

More Stories

User Comments (15)

Azooooz

#5

Azooooz said:

Nintendo should expand its enterprise to Middle East, We have tons of Nintendo fans here.

SBOY

#8

SBOY said:

At least you have somethings other than Mc Donald... In my city they say that there's Hotspot in Mc Donald but it's only to go on the internet... No special stuff and forget about Nintendo Zone that doesn't work...

ThomasBW84Admin

#9

ThomasBW84 said:

@Mok - We've reproduced the whole press release, which doesn't seem to provide an exact date. It may be that the service has already kicked in, or it will arrive shortly. We'll keep an eye out for any further updates on this, but by all means give it a try next time you're in one of the locations :)

B-Ray97

#10

B-Ray97 said:

Really usefull!
But hotspot in every MC Donalds? that`s during at least 1 year that every restaurant has it!
but what I say really usefull

Marakuto

#11

Marakuto said:

Theres already free hotspots in the multiple Macdonalds where I live so I won't be surprised when I walk by after school in a few days to get food.

Sockymon

#12

Sockymon said:

Some of those European ones will come in handy when I go on holiday this summer...

eviLaTtenDant

#14

eviLaTtenDant said:

The funny thing is that when i go to free-hotspot.com there's none to be found in the city i live in. Which is a 490.000 resident city. Neighbouring cities with less population (one with 100.000 citizens) are covered quite well though. :o
@ThomasBW84: Amazing tagline and caption. Made my day. :D

Capt_N

#15

Capt_N said:

@vvaluigi: #14 It's basically a hotspot where you can access the internet, Spotpass, & access info about games, & I think even get access to the eShop; in short, it's exactly what I said, basically a hotspot.

Nintendo needs to bring more Nintendo Network locations to NA. I've found one, in a city by me, but it was by complete accident. The places I generally frequent don't have Nintendo Network.

Leave A Comment

Hold on there, you need to login to post a comment...