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Nintendo 3DS Guide: Louvre

The National Art Center in Tokyo is currently selling a packaged version of Nintendo 3DS Guide: Louvre. Through June 1, attendees can pick up a copy for 3,900 yen.

There’s nothing too special about this given that it’s an exact copy as the download version. That being said, it’s interested that the packaged version is being sold outside of the Louvre Museum.


Nintendo 3DS Guide: Louvre has received an update. It’s basically a means of updating the software so that it matches the changed layout of the Louvre Museum.

Nintendo of Europe shared the update news on Twitter today, writing:


Nintendo 3DS Guide: Louvre has also been available on the eShop. Alternatively, you could buy the software by actually visiting the museum.

A listing on Amazon France now suggests that Nintendo 3DS Guide: Louvre is seeing a widespread retail release in Europe. As is listed on the site, you’ll apparently be able to purchase the game on July 4 for €14.99.

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The developer behind Nintendo 3DS Guide: Louvre may surprise you. indieszero, developer of Theatrhythm Final Fantasy and the first two Game Center CX games, worked on the project. The company does have experience collaborating with Nintendo before having created Electroplankton.


Here’s an interesting tidbit about Nintendo 3DS Guide: Louvre. Interestingly enough, the app is Nintendo’s first multi-region 3DS cartridge.

Those who visit the Louvre Museum can purchase a retail copy in either Japanese or English. The English version seems to cover North America, Europe, and Australia territories. So that’s one English release for different countries – something we haven’t seen on the 3DS before.


Nintendo 3DS Guide: Louvre is out now in Europe. In North America, 3DS owners will have to wait just a bit longer for the software. Nintendo has confirmed that Nintendo 3DS Guide: Louvre will be available in the states starting on December 2. Pricing is set at $19.99.

Nintendo announces that the multimedia guide for the world’s most popular art museum is to be released today on Nintendo eShop

27th November 2013 – In April 2012, Nintendo and the world famous Louvre Museum in Paris kick-started a partnership which saw Nintendo 3DS systems being introduced as the exclusive multimedia guide at the museum. Fast-forward less than two years, and in a new Nintendo Direct broadcast today featuring Mr Satoru Iwata and Mr Shigeru Miyamoto, Nintendo have announced that an enhanced version of this interactive experience, Nintendo 3DS Guide: Louvre, will be made available to download from Nintendo eShop (available through the Nintendo 3DS family of systems) from 27th November 2013 ensuring you can discover what the Louvre has to offer in the comfort of your own home, as well as when at the Louvre Museum itself.

Nintendo 3DS Guide: Louvre presents innovative and unique ways to enjoy the many attractions that the Louvre Museum exhibits using the 3D functionality of the Nintendo 3DS system, which does not require the use of special 3D enabled glasses. Bringing the world’s most visited museum to life with over 600 images of artwork, nearly 30 hours of audio commentary, and more than 400 photos of the museum interior including 360° panoramic 3D photos of gallery spaces. Within the 600 images of artwork, users will be able to examine 150 artwork as high resolution 2D images, 3D photos or 3D models using the exclusive 3D feature of the Nintendo 3DS. In addition, there is an interactive map of the museum where users can design their own trail around the exhibits, making the multimedia guide t he ideal interactive software regardless of whether or not you are able to visit the Louvre Museum in person.