Nintendo 3DS Firmware Update Details
3D video? Retail game demos? New Find Mii content? This keeps getting better and better.
Next week, Nintendo plans to boost the 3DS' appeal even more with a sweet firmware update that adds and improves a variety of features.
Nintendo Power managed to secure a full list of stuff. Here's what you can expect:
1. 3D Video, and 3D Stop Motion animation videos.
2. QR code functionality will be improved.
3. Transfer game files between Nintendo 3DS systems.
4. New puzzles and extra Find Mii Dungeon.
5. eShop will be expanded as well, you'll soon have access to game demos (for both downloadable games and retail games).
6. You'll be able to download software while your system is in Sleep Mode.
7. The eShop will also support Download Codes (which will be used primarily for special promotions) and will enable users to save payment information to their system if they so so desire.
8. The update will add a new application to your system's Home Menu:"Nintendo Zone" active when you're at a Nintendo 3DS hotspot location. Provides free access to exclusive content, streaming 3D videos (such as game trailers, tv ads) trivia games, and retail promotions.
Have to admit, demos for retail games would definitely help us make smart decisions on what and what not to buy. That said, we can't wait for this.