As of this morning, Nintendo 3DS users across the UK and Europe are able to directly connect to over 25,000 Wi-Fi hotspots, and the service is completely free. To be able to access this new wireless ‘Nintendo Zone’ you’ll first need to update your 3DS with the latest firmware patch, which also went live this morning. If you’re not sure how to do that, instructions are below….

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 http://hotspot.nintendo.co.uk 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 http://www.nintendo-europe.com/nintendo-direct 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.

FIRMWARE UPDATE INSTRUCTIONS: 

To perform the free and simple recommended system update, Nintendo 3DS users can simply:

  • Start the “System Settings” from the Home Menu,
  • Select “Other Settings” and scroll the page right to select “System Update.”

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