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Nintendo Zone test service will be available at the Nintendo World store beginning November 14, 2008

2008-11-14

Nintendo of America Inc. is delighted to announce our new complimentary download service system for the Nintendo DS™, Nintendo Zone. The Nintendo Zone is a developed and expanded service of the DS Download Station which you may already be familiar with. As a Nintendo consumer, you will be given an opportunity to download new game movies, demos and game exclusive content to your Nintendo DS. We will start the Nintendo Zone test service on November 14, 2008 at the Nintendo World store in New York. This test service offers game previews (movies and demos), game exclusive content and special playable content from more than 15 titles – including fan favorites such as Kirby Super Star™ Ultra, Pokémon™ Ranger: Shadows of Almia and Animal Crossing™: Wild World. Bring your Nintendo DS to the Nintendo World store to experience all the great benefits Nintendo Zone has to offer!

Nintendo Zone test service will offer:

Game Previews
Bring your Nintendo DS, and download game previews (movies and demos) from 15 titles.


Special Downloads
Nintendo Zone test service at the Nintendo World store offers exciting game content - a special Pikachu that knows the move "Present" for POKÉMON DIAMOND version and POKÉMON PEARL version. This special Pikachu will only be available through 12/31/08.


- To receive this special character, you must have a Nintendo DS™ and an English version of either POKÉMON DIAMOND or POKÉMON PEARL.
- You will also need to make sure you have obtained the Pokédex in your game.
- Make sure you don’t have more than 2 Wonder Cards. If you do, you’ll need to delete one to make room.

For more information on Pokémon, go to Pokemon.com

Tag Mode Service
Some titles offer Tag Mode, and Nintendo Zone will assist in creating opportunities to use this mode for users. With Tag Mode, you can interact with other people playing…you might send, receive or exchange items and do more. (Available functions vary with games). For game specific information regarding Tag Mode, please refer to Tag Mode section in your game instruction booklets.

*Tag Mode is an in-game feature. To use this mode, you must have a Nintendo DS and a compatible game, such as:
- Pokémon Trozei!
- Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team
- Magical Starsign
- Dragon Quest Monsters Joker

*Animal Crossing: Wild World
The Nintendo World store offers special items for Animal Crossing: Wild World using Tag Mode. Bring your Nintendo DS & a copy of Animal Crossing: Wild World, and get ready to receive the special items in Tag Mode. For more details regarding Tag Mode, please refer to Tag Mode section in Animal Crossing: Wild World instruction booklet.

*Nintendo Zone test service is still under development. The service content is subject to change at any time without specific notice to you.

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