In recent weeks and months Nintendo has been doing its best to encourage gamers to keep their 3DS on the move, with Wi-Fi hotspots and Nintendo Zone making appearances worldwide. It's in Nintendo's homeland, however, that 3DS connectivity appears to be taking a major step up.

It's been reported by Famitsu, and interpreted by Kotaku, that branches of McDonalds in Japan will distribute free exclusive 3DS content, in the form of DLC for Dragon Quest spin-off Slime Mori Mori Dragon Quest 3. There will be four separate items to download over a period of four weeks, with all of them needed to complete a specific set.

There'll also be a free downloadable mini-game called McDonald's Slime Ship Battle DX, which will also work on original DS systems, with no other software or game carts required. Clearing the game will bring a reward of a one-day reusable coupon for use in the restaurant.

Although Slime Mori Mori Dragon Quest 3 isn't currently available outside of Japan, this promotion does promise much for similar opportunities elsewhere. What kind of DLC or mini-games would you like to receive in your local McDonalds?