LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - May 22, 2013) - Launching across Europe today, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity for the Nintendo 3DS system is unlike other Pokémon games in many ways. You enter an amazing world populated only by Pokémon, where Pokémon speak, build towns, and go on incredible adventures. You play as a Pokémon, and most of your time will be spent in vast dungeons full of Pokémon! You will encounter many dangerous Pokémon, but there are many rewards to find and friends to make for dedicated explorers. Each dungeon is randomly created every time you enter, meaning you'll never take a trip through the same map twice!
All new to this Mystery Dungeon title is the Magnagate feature, which introduces a new way to discover amazing locations wherever you go. Magnagates are gates into dungeons that you'll find everywhere you look in the real world. Activate the "Discover a Magnagate!" function and point the Nintendo 3DS camera at any round object, and you might locate an entrance to a Mystery Dungeon. And in multiplayer mode, you can join up with people nearby who are also playing Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity to explore and battle through dungeons together.
To supplement the main adventure, additional dungeons are available for purchase as downloadable content. Until June 20th, the first of these dungeons, Poké Forest, will be available for free. Once you've acquired downloadable content, tap the DLC button on the main menu or visit the DLC Guide in Post Town to play these new dungeons.*
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity launched across Europe on May 17th. Available at retailers, and also for download at the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS.
*To download these dungeons, you'll need a Nintendo 3DS system that is connected to the Internet and a sufficient balance on your Nintendo eShop account. Your Nintendo eShop balance can be charged using a credit card or a Nintendo 3DS Prepaid Card. This downloadable content is optional-you don't need any additional content to complete your game.
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