One of these days, when we least expect it, the Nintendo eShop will update and the new Nintendo Video app will be available for download. Until then, it's simply a placeholder in this week's Nintendo Download.
This morning's update to Nintendo's various downloadable game services brings with it an eShop teaser. Heading to the store on your Nintendo 3DS will reveal an entry for Nintendo Video under new items, but no way to actually download the free application. What gives?
Perhaps there's just no video available yet. When the service is downloadable, it'll grab the latest 3D videos from Nintendo via the handheld's Spotpass feature once they become available, and it will remove them when their time is up. It's like the OK-Go video that used to be available for the 3DS, timed free content that disappears from your SD card when it expires.
While we wait for that service to start up we can enjoy the real games that are actively present and accounted for, like the 3D Classics version of arcade shooter Xevious, now ready to be played in brain-throttling headache-o-vision! Technology is truly a wondrous thing.
Nintendo Video brings music videos, exclusive comedy, animation, and action to your Nintendo 3DS™ system! Every week, new videos will be delivered* to your Nintendo 3DS via the Spotpass™ feature. But the videos won't stay long – wait too long and you'll miss them! To start watching, download Nintendo Video from the Nintendo eShop today.
*Nintendo Video content is downloaded onto your SD Card via Spotpass and viewable only through Nintendo Video. Videos are available for a limited time only. Wireless Internet access required. SpotPass feature must be enabled.
3D Classics: Xevious
Original Platform: Arcade
Re-mastered exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS system. Fly Solvalou in a battle against Xevious forces. 3D Classics: Xevious revisits the popular vertical-scrolling arcade game, bringing back favorite elements of the original that can be enjoyed in 2D or 3D. In this enhanced version, view Solvalou from a mid-air perspective and gauge incoming fire from down below while the scenery and aerial enemies fly by. Pilot the advanced fighter-bomber through 16 hazardous areas and destroy as many targets as possible. Annihilate the Andor Genesis for extra points and earn a place among the high scores.
DSiWare (3DS, DSi)
Publisher: Saturnine Games
Price: $4.99 / 500 DSi Points
Manipulate gravity to overcome lethal obstacles, change falls into jumps and defeat your enemies. Wield the power to reverse gravity as you fight your way through the robot mothership. Manipulate gravity to overcome lethal obstacles, change falls into jumps, and defeat your enemies. Watch the world around you change with the direction of gravity, opening paths to explore and creating new hazards. Collect coins in hard-to-reach locations and use them to unlock additional challenge levels.
Publisher: Enjoy Gaming
Price: $1.99 / 200 DSi Points
Descend the slopes in the craziest snowboard game in history. What happens when goblins steal the dragons' treasures while you're in charge of protecting them? The dragons become furious. You must recover all of the treasure as quickly as possible. Control the last guardian on his snowboard and take part in furious races to recover the stolen coins. Perform your best tricks to gain the favor of the dragons and discover invisible chests.
Kung Fu Dragon
Price: $1.99 / 200 DSi Points
Select your warrior and prepare yourself. Your destiny awaits you. Your destiny awaits you! Deep within the legendary forest, the Mystical Waterfall breathes spirit in the training, inspiring the final challenge. Now, three warriors will face the honorable quest to become the next Kung Fu Dragon. Kung Fu Dragon is an action game in which the player climbs up an immense waterfall by performing a series of jumps. As a martial artist in training, you must face one of the most difficult tests of skill ever: waterfall climbing. You can increase your score by climbing higher up the waterfall by jumping between the various footholds that come falling down. However, watch out for the enemies that block your way, defeat them by jumping on them as you continue to climb as high as you can!
Bobby Carrot Forever
Publisher: FDG Entertainment
Price: 800 Wii Points
Puzzle adventure with hundreds of brain-bending levels, suitable for the entire family. Classic 2D old-school gaming. Bobby Carrot isn't just any hare. When he sleeps, he dreams of incredible adventures and fantastic worlds. Would you like to go with him today? Guide the famous puzzle hare through hundreds of exciting levels, find and use cool items, avoid obstacles and collect all carrots to win. Uncover the secret of the 6 golden carrots and meet new friends who will help you on your way. Bobby Carrot rekindles the age of classic console gaming with charming 2D graphics and simplified controls. Lean back and enjoy a brain bending puzzle adventure for the whole family.