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News: Kirby: Triple Deluxe Sucks Up And Greedily Consumes A May 2nd Release Date

Kirby: Triple Deluxe Sucks Up And Greedily Consumes A May 2nd Release Date

Hit StreetPass to grow an adorable keychain collection

Kirby fans in Europe and North America can thank their lucky warp stars: a North American release date of 2nd May has finally been announced for Kirby: Triple Deluxe during today's Nintendo Direct; it arrives in Europe on 16th May. Nintendo President Satoru Iwata championed a "huge number" of...

News: Nintendo of America Keen to Boost StreetPass Participation and Explore New Ideas

Nintendo of America Keen to Boost StreetPass Participation and Explore New Ideas

The company is "looking for more creative content that we can use"

This is an official "StreetPass Weekend" in North America, in which Nintendo Zone StreetPass Relay points are not only giving 3DS owners hits from their local area, but from around the region. Nintendo of America has publicised it with a couple of short videos, including this...

News: SpillPass-Pi Could be a Clever Workaround for All The StreetPass Hits You Need

SpillPass-Pi Could be a Clever Workaround for All The StreetPass Hits You Need

Gives you your own personal Nintendo Zone

For those that haven't heard of it, the Raspberry Pi is a computer that, slowly and surely, could be a revolution in computing. It's a super-cheap computer that comes only as a circuit board with some connectors and ports, and it's up to individuals to plug it into a monitor, keyboard and internet...

Weirdness: Nintendo of America Unleashes a Peculiar StreetPass Weekend Trailer

Nintendo of America Unleashes a Peculiar StreetPass Weekend Trailer

Elevator music! Creepy Mii heads!

Last week we told you about the upcoming StreetPass weekend in North America. In what's a rather neat touch, Nintendo of America will be tweaking Nintendo Zone-distributed StreetPass hits so that they actually come from all around the region — a gamer on the East coast of the US could get a hit from someone on the...

News: Nintendo of America Announces StreetPass Weekend and Nintendo Zone Shake-Up

Nintendo of America Announces StreetPass Weekend and Nintendo Zone Shake-Up

You should also take your 3DS / 2DS to your New Year party, apparently

The 3DS may have blazed ahead with tasty sales figures this year of the back of major retail game releases, but it's easy to forget that it has more to offer. StreetPass is still cited by some as the best thing since bread was first sliced, and is a concept that's spawned many...

News: StreetPass Relay Point Improvements and Free SpotPass Content Announced

StreetPass Relay Point Improvements and Free SpotPass Content Announced

Rack up those hits

While not necessarily the biggest news to come out of today's Nintendo Direct broadcasts, there have been updates on the StreetPass Relay service that utilises Wi-Fi hotspots to give 3DS owners much needed hits. In Europe it's been confirmed that, as of 14th November, relay points around the region will begin to provide the last...

News: Improved StreetPass and Nintendo Zones Coming to North America Later This Month

Improved StreetPass and Nintendo Zones Coming to North America Later This Month

Make sure you take your 3DS with you wherever you go

Earlier today, Nintendo of America announced a handful of new improvements and features for its ever-growing StreetPass and Nintendo Zone services. You may recall that Nintendo previously enhanced all of its StreetPass and Nintendo Zone locations with StreetPass relay functionality, which allows...

News: Iwata Asks Connects With The Team Behind StreetPass Relay

Iwata Asks Connects With The Team Behind StreetPass Relay

Discusses the origins, the implementation and International StreetPass

The StreetPass relay points are starting to spread across the globe giving 3DS owners more chance to connect with fellow gamers using the unique feature. Nintendo President Satoru Iwata recently sat down with the team behind the project in the latest Iwata Asks interview where...

News: Nintendo UK Announces National StreetPass Day

Nintendo UK Announces National StreetPass Day

Major events in London, Manchester and Birmingham

The 3DS has many qualities, but arguably one of its finest features is StreetPass. Like many of Nintendo's cleverest ideas, its not particularly hi-tech or revolutionary, but by combining a charming app and mini-games with the idea of passing and 'meeting' strangers while out and about, the portable...

News: Nintendo To Host Nintendo Life StreetPass Zone At Eurogamer Expo 2013

Nintendo To Host Nintendo Life StreetPass Zone At Eurogamer Expo 2013

Play games, win prizes, get those important StreetPass hits

We're proud to announce that we're bringing the Nintendo Life StreetPass Zone to this year's Eurogamer Expo in association with Nintendo. The expo — which is due to take place at Earl's Court in London — is already sold out and will attract over 70,000 visitors from September 26th to...

News: There's a Shiny New StreetPass Mii Plaza Update in Europe

There's a Shiny New StreetPass Mii Plaza Update in Europe

The mystery update does something, right?

Update: It seems that the purpose of the update has been identified by eagle-eyed members of the Nintendo Life community. The previous update removed the overall total figure in the counter for puzzle pieces collected, and now it's back. Photographic evidence is at the bottom of the article, thanks...

News: New 3DS Update Brings StreetPass Relay Functionality

New 3DS Update Brings StreetPass Relay Functionality

6.2.0-12 available now in North America and Europe

Remember the StreetPass Relay function that Nintendo spoke about recently? The one where your StreetPass data is stored in Nintendo Zone locations and then exchanged with the next person to walk past? Well, that feature has just gone live thanks to firmware update 6.2.0-12 — now available in both...

News: StreetPassUK Launches Tag-Finding Website

StreetPassUK Launches Tag-Finding Website

Groups, events, contests, and lots of little green lights

Is your Mii Plaza a desolate monument to despair and missing puzzle tiles, or are you simply looking for some new friends for multiplayer or those downloadable games? If you live in the UK, there’s a site you should be checking out. StreetPassUK combines the forces of regional StreetPass...

News: Nintendo Zone StreetPass Relay System Announced

Nintendo Zone StreetPass Relay System Announced

Easier StreetPass hits for all

As part of today's surprise Nintendo Direct Mini broadcasts, both Nintendo of America and its European counterpart confirmed a Nintendo Zone StreetPass Enhancement to help all 3DS owners make the most of the functionality. Said to be on the way "in a few weeks" on both sides of the Atlantic, this upgrade will use the...

News: Over 200,000 Gamers Have Bought StreetPass Mii Plaza DLC

Over 200,000 Gamers Have Bought StreetPass Mii Plaza DLC

Paid for with real, not Play, coins

Not too long ago Europe and Japan enjoyed an update to the StreetPass Mii Plaza, which brought a fresh layout and a batch of four new games to choose from. The catch is that these additions come at a price — they're £4.49 / €4.99 each, or there's a Combo pack of all four available for £13.49 / €14.99...