Spring 2017 National StreetPass Weekend

Many of you own shiny new Nintendo Switches and, if you’re like us, we’re still in that honeymoon phase where we’re oblivious to the older technology out there (sorry 3DS!). Nintendo is here to remind us that StreetPass does still exist and that this weekend is the Spring edition of National StreetPass Weekend. It takes place from April 13 – 16 and you’ll be able to get up to six StreetPass tags from Nintendo Zone locations. Not only will this help you collect new puzzle pieces, but many games have unique features built-in to them to take advantage of StreetPass. Read the official press release below!


Spring is finally here—and so is National StreetPass™ Weekend!

From April 13th-16th, collect up to six StreetPass tags from across North America when you stop by a Nintendo Zone™ location with your Nintendo 3DS™ family system.

While you’re out and about enjoying the warmer weather, be sure to take advantage of the cool StreetPass features in these popular games:

Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World™

Design a whole new pattern for Yoshi, and then share your personalized Yoshi via StreetPass!  Don’t forget, this game has a free demo, too!

Super Mario Maker™ for Nintendo 3DS

You can use the StreetPass feature to share your favorite course with others—and get theirs in return.

Animal Crossing™: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo

Did you know that you can get special in-game furniture and items when you visit a Nintendo Zone location?  In addition, you can get one item from Nintendo by in-game mail via the SpotPass™ feature!  Get these special pieces and add these spring-themed pieces to your room:

  • Cherry-blossom clock (4/1-4/15) in Nintendo Zone
  • Taurus bathtub (4/16-4/30) in Nintendo Zone
  • Lotus pond (from Post Office)

DRAGON QUEST® VIII: Journey of the Cursed King

Take pictures of people, places, and slimes throughout your journey, then show them off to other players through the StreetPass feature. Depending on the ratings you receive, your pics can earn fun photo embellishments for you to use, like filters, stamps, and more!

Dragon Ball Fusions

Dragon Ball Fusions offers the ability to use the Street Pass function! Activate StreetPass in Dragon Ball Fusions and select a Dragon Ball character you would like to fuse with others. After exchanging your StreetPass data with someone else, fuse the two characters together. You’ll be able to  encounter other players’ StreetPass opponents and fight them (AI driven only).

Pokémon Shuffle

You can use the StreetPass feature to share game stats with others—and see their stats in return.  You can also earn one heart per five StreetPass occasions.  Pokémon Shuffle is also giving away a special in-game gift every day for those who check-in until the promotion ends on 4/18!


With StreetPass enabled for STORY OF SEASONS: Trio of Towns, farmer profiles and pet information are automatically shared between systems that get close to one another. Your pet may visit Westown in another farmer’s game, and you can talk to pets that visit your game to see a profile of their owner. Pets that visit other games will fetch items that can be collected from Dessie, the little green-haired goddess. The more farmers you exchange info with, the more items you will receive!

Find a Nintendo Zone hotspot near you here: http://www.nintendo.com/3ds/nintendozone.

For more information on the Nintendo 3DS system’s StreetPass feature, visit http://www.nintendo.com/3ds/built-in-software/streetpass.


[Source: Nintendo]

Craig Majaski

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He's currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.

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