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Nintendo 3DS Guide: Louvre Available Now on the eShop in Europe, Japan and Australia

by Danny Bivens - November 27, 2013, 2:41 pm EST
Total comments: 6 Source: Nintendo Direct, PR

Visit the Louvre from the comfort of your own home via your 3DS!

The Nintendo 3DS Guide: Louvre is available now on the Nintendo 3DS eShop in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Japan for £17.99/€19.99, AUD$26.00, NZD$34.00 and 1,800 yen respectively.

The software offers an in-depth look at the Louvre with 30 hours of audio, 400 pictures of the interior of the museum including  360 degree panoramic views, 3D photos and models and 600 images of art of which 150 can be viewed in high quality 2D images. An interactive map feature also allows for users to plot out their own exhibit path. 

The software can also be used at the Louvre itself. After enabling local wireless on your 3DS, a Visit the Louvre mode can be enabled to enhance the experience by using location sensing technology to determine where you are and to give you information about nearby works of art. 

Nintendo 3DS Guide: Louvre is a 1.8 GB download from the eShop. A packaged version of it is also available exclusively at the Louvre Museum gift shop. A special Nintendo Direct was broadcast in both Europe and Japan highlighting the release of the new software. For those interested in seeing a preview of the software, a free 3D video of the Venus de Milo sculpture is on the eShop. 

The software will be launching in the U.S. on December 2 for the price of $19.99

[EU] Discover the Masterpieces On Offer at the Louvre Museum As Nintendo Releases Nintendo 3DS Guide: Louvre

Nintendo announces that the multimedia guide for the world's most popular museum is to be released today on the 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 the ideal interactive software regardless of whether or not you are able to visit the Louvre Museum in person.

If you are able to visit the Louvre Museum, you can use the Nintendo 3DS Guide: Louvre to prepare for your visit before setting off. Once at the museum, by turning on the local wireless on your Nintendo 3DS system, you will be able to access the Visit the Louvre mode which uses location-sensing features to ascertain which room of the museum you are located in. This mode also provides a full interactive map, giving details of the exhibits at your current location in the museum. In addition, you can enjoy the tailor-made interactive trails on offer, such as theMasterpieces Tour featuring the museum’s most famous works of art. Meanwhile for users not able to visit the Louvre Museum, the multimedia guide can be updated by connecting to the Internet and selecting “Update Guide”  to receive data on brand new  exhibitions or when major changes are made to existing shows, and ensure their interactive tour provides the most up to date experience.

In order for users of all ages to enjoy this interactive experience, one of the pre-determined trails the application offers is a Family Tour which focuses on The Ancient Egyptians and includes fun minigames based on the pieces of art featured in the tour. Finally, as part of the Slide Show feature, users can select images of the museum and its artwork, and use the Nintendo 3DS system as a clock to display the time in a uniquely artistic way.

Nintendo 3DS Guide: Louvre is available to download from the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS systems from 27thNovember onwards, priced at £17.99. Those wishing to get their hands on a packaged version of the multimedia guide can do so from the Louvre Museum gift shops, where this version is being sold exclusively. Alongside the launch of the software today, a 3D video featuring the famed Venus de Milo sculpture can be streamed for free from Nintendo eShop ensuring you can get a taste of the experience on offer.


In the Nintendo Direct, Iwata said a Physical Copy of this will be available at the museum. Anyone want to hook me up? Not sure if there is a North American version or not.

Fatty The HuttNovember 28, 2013

Super cool. Glad it is getting released in NA Dec 2nd. I am interested in picking this up.

KhushrenadaNovember 28, 2013

What interests me most is the commentary. I'm curious to hear how beneficial it is to the experience. If it will really further the appreciation and give a godd history about each piece displayed, then I'd definitely buy this. Knowledge of the art world is something I have very little of and have thought about taking time to start building some up. This could be the ticket to get started on that.

ejamerNovember 28, 2013

Quote from: JusDBerube

In the Nintendo Direct, Iwata said a Physical Copy of this will be available at the museum. Anyone want to hook me up? Not sure if there is a North American version or not.

Also keen on this, if a North American-compatible version exists. (You'd think it would, as they are selling to tourists. Maybe not though.)

azekeNovember 29, 2013

I'm just curious how big of a download this is, considering that they have 400 paintings and 3d models and 300 something hours of audio commentary.

I kinda wish they did this app for Wii U, because looking at paintings through 3DS's miniscule screen doesn't sound like a great experience to me. Wii U Panorama-style Louvre would be very neat i think.

Fatty The HuttNovember 29, 2013

Quote from: azeke

I'm just curious how big of a download this is

Article says 1.8 GB

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