21st May 2012 – Nintendo 3DS owners can look forward to the follow up to one of the most highly acclaimed WiiWare titles, Art of Balance TOUCH! when it arrives on Nintendo 3DS. Now with twice the amount of balance puzzles as the original Art of Balance, 100 all new puzzles including all the original WiiWare puzzles, and controls that are more accurate than ever thanks to the Nintendo 3DS stylus and touch screen, fans of the series will be challenged like never before.

This week you will have the opportunity to extend your Planet Land experience with a remastered version of Mighty Switch Force! This updated version now features 30% more side-scrolling puzzle action, made up of 5 brand new levels. If you already have the original version of Mighty Switch Force! then don’t worry because you can download the new content for free and if you are new to the game then you can download the remastered version from the Nintendo eShop.

Last but by no means least, a true Neo Geo classic comes to Wii Virtual Console in the form of Metal Slug 3, one of the original side-scrolling shooter franchises. Metal Slug is famous for its frantic action, iconic weapons and enemies, and Metal Slug 3 is widely regarded as the best of the bunch!

Check out all the latest offerings which are available for download this Thursday via Nintendo eShop and the Wii Shop Channel below.

Title Platform Available on Price Point Further Info Contact
Art of Balance TOUCH! (Shin’en Multimedia) Nintendo 3DS
(Download Software) Nintendo
eShop €7

Game Description: Grab your stylus and build a balanced stack in this physics-based Puzzler. With its perfect touch controls and 100 new puzzles ‘Art of Balance TOUCH!’ is easy to pick up and hard to put away.

Metal Slug 3 (D4 Enterprise) Wii (Virtual Console)
Wii Shop Channel 900 Wii Points

Game Description: Metal Slug 3 is the fourth instalment in the Metal Slug series, following Metal Slug, Metal Slug 2, and Metal Slug X. Marco and Tarma are back to blast their way through another action-packed adventure, picking up various weapons along the way. The Slugs are also back and more colourful than ever, with Slugmariners, Drill Slugs, and Elephant Slugs joining the original Metal Slugs and Slugnoids.

The SpotPass™ feature on Nintendo 3DS allows you to automatically receive a host of exciting content such as 3D videos for Nintendo Video ™, notifications, add-on data for your software and system updates without lifting a finger. SpotPass content can be received automatically and free of charge from thousands of supported public Wi-Fi access points across Europe and through wireless broadband internet connections at home. It works even if the system is in Sleep Mode.

Available this week, exclusively for Nintendo 3DS owners, is the twelfth in a series of popular Shaun the Sheep 3D clips created exclusively in 3D by Aardman Animations, the multi-award winning creators of Chicken Run and Wallace & Gromit. In the twelfth clip titled, Shaun’s Bale Out, it’s harvest time and the Farmer gives Bitzer a weighty task to perform. Shirley unknowingly has the solution.