Apologies for the provocative headline, of course not everyone has abandoned their humble 3DS in favour of the mighty Nintendo Switch just yet! The birds are tweeting, the sun is shining, we've all done a bit of house cleaning; yes, it's finally Spring time.

To celebrate Nintendo is running another National StreetPass Weekend. From 13th-16th April you can collect up to six StreetPass tags from across North America when you stop by a Nintendo Zone location with your beloved 3DS.

Here are some of the fun StreetPass features in recent games that Nintendo is keen to showcase:

Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World

Design a whole new pattern for Yoshi, and then share your personalized Yoshi via StreetPass! Don't forget, this game has a free demo, too!

Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS

You can use the StreetPass feature to share your favorite course with others—and get theirs in return.

Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo

Did you know that you can get special in-game furniture and items when you visit a Nintendo Zone location? In addition, you can get one item from Nintendo by in-game mail via the SpotPass™ feature! Get these special pieces and add these spring-themed pieces to your room:

Cherry-blossom clock (4/1-4/15) in Nintendo Zone
Taurus bathtub (4/16-4/30) in Nintendo Zone
Lotus pond (from Post Office)

DRAGON QUEST VIII: Journey of the Cursed King

Take pictures of people, places, and slimes throughout your journey, then show them off to other players through the StreetPass feature. Depending on the ratings you receive, your pics can earn fun photo embellishments for you to use, like filters, stamps, and more!

Dragon Ball Fusions

Dragon Ball Fusions offers the ability to use the Street Pass function! Activate StreetPass in Dragon Ball Fusions and select a Dragon Ball character you would like to fuse with others. After exchanging your StreetPass data with someone else, fuse the two characters together. You'll be able to encounter other players' StreetPass opponents and fight them (AI driven only).

Pokémon Shuffle

You can use the StreetPass feature to share game stats with others—and see their stats in return. You can also earn one heart per five StreetPass occasions. Pokémon Shuffle is also giving away a special in-game gift every day for those who check-in until the promotion ends on 4/18!


With StreetPass enabled for STORY OF SEASONS: Trio of Towns, farmer profiles and pet information are automatically shared between systems that get close to one another. Your pet may visit Westown in another farmer's game, and you can talk to pets that visit your game to see a profile of their owner. Pets that visit other games will fetch items that can be collected from Dessie, the little green-haired goddess. The more farmers you exchange info with, the more items you will receive!

Will you be enjoying the Spring sunshine and taking your 3DS with you on your travels this weekend?

[via nintendo.com]