Late last night, Nintendo issued a free update to the StreetPass Mii Plaza on the Nintendo 3DS. With this update, four new StreetPass games are available, and through those, new attire and hats can be acquired for your StreetPass Mii.
The four games are described as follows by Nintendo’s press release:
• Mii Force: Players use StreetPass Mii characters to blast their way through enemies and keep the galaxy peaceful.
• Flower Town: Players plant seeds in their virtual gardens. When players StreetPass with other players, their plants are watered. Cross-pollination can lead to new breeds.
• Warrior’s Way: Players use StreetPass to recruit troops and amass an army to unify a country.
• Monster Manor: Players collect StreetPass Mii characters that bring new pieces of floor. Players can then create rooms, fight ghosts and unlock treasure chests in a climb to the top of the mansion.
Each game is available at a cost of $4.99 from your Nintendo eShop funds, or you can purchase all four for $14.99 if you haven’t purchased any yet (the offer is only good until you purchase one of them). Each game is given further detail– quite a bit, actually– by a rabbit who occupies the new StreetPass games section following the update. Just be ready to deal with a sad bunny if you make him go through his entire spiel and don’t buy anything (this comes from experience).
Playing each game will earn users tickets, which can then be redeemed to unlock “dozens” of new outfits and hats for your StreetPass Miis. Among these are a full-body Luigi Costume, a Yoshi’s Egg Hat, a Super Mushroom Hat, and a Super Star Hat (still waiting for my cowboy hat– is now my time?). The selection available “changes every day,” with the old hats still available through Find Mii. Hopefully this is more of an Animal Crossing-styled inventory rotation, and not some sort of “miss it and it’s gone” sort of deal (which I doubt that it is).
But wait, there’s more! There are also four new puzzle tiles randomly assigned with the update, and each user receives one randomly, with the other three acquired by tagging others in StreetPass.
All in all, not a bad little update. Japan and Europe received theirs a few weeks ago, and in truth, there are probably a good few gamers who will wish that the update came before convention season started, as attending such events as Comic-Con, Fan Expo, and more are typically tremendous ways to fulfill your StreetPass needs. That said, there are still plenty of events to come, so there’s no time to waste!