Be sure to keep your Nintendo 3DS consoles charged and ready as Nintendo UK have announced National StreetPass Day on September 28th.
The special day comes to celebrate everything StreetPass, including the four additional StreetPass games from a recent update and StreetPass Relay functionality.
Special events will be ran at Waterloo Station, London and Manchester Piccadilly Station. Nintendo 3DS owners will have the perfect chance to meet and increase their StreetPass hits, win prizes in exclusive competitions, meet and take photos with Nintendo characters, take part in multiplayer challenges and even join in as Nintendo bring giant versions of StreetPass games to life. There will be loads to do including:
Real life StreetPass games
If you love StreetPass games, you’ll be delighted when Nintendo bring StreetPass games to life with real Puzzle Swap panels. Using artwork from recent Nintendo games, fans will be able to add their own puzzle pieces to a series of large Puzzle Swap panels at each event, simply by playing Nintendo 3DS games.
To win prizes such as exclusive StreetPass bags – you can take part in competitions in Mario Kart 7 and Luigis Mansion 2 or a challenge to find the person with the most Mii characters in their StreetPass Mii Plaza.
Luigi and Pokémon meet and greet
Love Luigi? A Luigi costume character will be available at the London Waterloo Station, location for meet and greet as well as photograph opportunities. Or maybe you are more of a Pokémon fan? Oshawott, Tepig & Snivy will be at the Manchester Piccadilly StreetPass event.
Nintendo 3DS owners will also be encouraged to host their own StreetPass events or heading to Nintendo Zone and The Cloud hotspots. There will be two SteetPass stands, including Eurogamer Expo 2013, Earls Court, London where visitors can pick up a free Mario hat by showing their entry wristband or badge. The Cycle Show NEC Birmingham will also host Mario Kart 7 multiplayer races and Nintendo 3DS demos.
This year has been fantastic for Nintendo 3DS owners with new functionality and content, such as the Nintendo 3DS Image Share service which allows users to post images from games direct to their Twitter, Facebook or Tumblr accounts, and with a recent update, new content for StreetPass MiiPlaza, with additional StreetPass games including StreetPass Garden, StreetPass Squad, StreetPass Mansion and StreetPass Battle available to purchase as Add-On Content.
There has also been the addition of StreetPass Relay. When a Nintendo 3DS user gets near a StreetPass Relay Point and has the StreetPass feature enabled, it will automatically store their StreetPass data temporarily and then send it on to the next Nintendo 3DS user to visit that same location. This new service increases the chance to get special content for StreetPass-enabled games as well as up their StreetPass hits, collect Puzzle Pieces and progress through their favourite StreetPass games.
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