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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...

Hands On: StreetPass Plaza's Downloadable Content

StreetPass Plaza's Downloadable Content

Play Coin guzzlers

A few days ago, Nintendo launched a surprise update to the 3DS's StreetPass Plaza in Europe and Japan. Previously home to Puzzle Swap and StreetPass Quest alone, users can now purchase a further four games to play with any Miis that they encounter when out and about. As with the other Plaza games, you can use the Mii of anybody...

News: New StreetPass Mii Plaza Update Resolves DLC Crashing Issue

New StreetPass Mii Plaza Update Resolves DLC Crashing Issue

The sales bunny hops into action

Earlier this week Nintendo released a 3DS system update and, in Europe and Japan, a StreetPass Mii Plaza update that freshened up the user interface and added four new games as paid DLC. The only trouble was that, for quite a lot of people, the new shop just crashed the app. The Twittersphere picked up on a theory,...

News: Nintendo Aware Of StreetPass Plaza Crash Reports, Investigation Currently Underway

Nintendo Aware Of StreetPass Plaza Crash Reports, Investigation Currently Underway

Squashing the bug

Today, Nintendo issued an update to the StreetPass Plaza application which allows you to download and purchase four additional games. Unfortunately, many 3DS owners have been reporting system crashes when attempting to purchase one of these mini-games. From what we can gather, this only seems to impact European users — we tested...

News: New 3DS Firmware Update 6.0.0-11U Now Live

New 3DS Firmware Update 6.0.0-11U Now Live

New StreetPass features in Europe, update is worldwide

With no warning or fanfare Nintendo has released the latest update for the 3DS, version 6.0.0-11U. The update includes a save data backup feature for downloaded content, as well as a small improvement in system ability and usability. Save Data Backup Feature: Users can now back up save data...

News: Nintendo Setting Up Thousands Of StreetPass Relay Stations Across US And Europe

Nintendo Setting Up Thousands Of StreetPass Relay Stations Across US And Europe

Bring on the green flashing lights!

Nintendo has confirmed it is still committed to the StreetPass function of the 3DS by announcing during an analyst briefing at E3 that it is creating thousands of new StreetPass relay stations across the US and Europe. The company plans to turn 28,000 Wi-Fi access points into relays in the US, while Europe is set...