The release of Nintendo Zone in Europe has been a slow process, compared to North America, but with today's system update the service is officially available in Wi-Fi Hotspots around the region. Once your 3DS update is complete your handheld will be primed to pick up the service, so if you haven't updated yet, what are you waiting for?

With around 25,000 hotspots available throughout Europe, Nintendo Zone will apparently offer trailers, screenshots and demos: for full details and a link to a Hotspot checker, the press release is below.

Nintendo 3DS owners will be able to stay connected even when they are on the go through Nintendo Zone, launching today across Europe. By using one of the approximately 25,000 Hotspot access points across Europe you will be able to access free and exciting content via your Nintendo 3DS system.

Nintendo Zone is a free location based, interactive service that allows you to access exciting content including upcoming trailers of games in 2D and 3D, product information, 2D and 3D screenshots, Nintendo 3DS game demos and free video clips.

To access Nintendo Zone when in one of the 25,000 Hotspots make sure you update your Nintendo 3DS today with the latest system update from Nintendo. To help you find your nearest Hotspot, Nintendo has also released a handy Hotspot finder tool - simply check to find your nearest Hotspot and then when you are nearby the Nintendo Zone icon will blink to notify you that you are within reach of a compatible Hotspot area.

So get connected to Nintendo Zone and start accessing exciting content while on the move today. Head over to to watch the latest European Nintendo Direct in full, which provides more information regarding the new system update from Nintendo and keep up to date with the latest announcements by following @NintendoEurope – The official Nintendo of Europe Twitter feed.