If you’re one of those folks who believe the Nintendo 3DS is only good for StreetPassing and games, behold the versatility of your powerful portable device! Nintendo released the good news earlier this month that their Nintendo Video service would debut five new series, with The Legend Of Zelda: Winder Waker HD– and Pikmin 3-inspired programming being featured among those. If you’ve already downloaded Nintendo Video from the eShop, the following shows should be available right now:
- “The Legend of Zelda: The Misadventures of Link: This original series of comedic shorts shows Link, the series’ star, in a new and hysterical light. His surroundings will be familiar to fans of the series, since the shorts are based on The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD game for the Wii U console.”
- “Pikmin Nature Documentaries: These “nature documentaries” explore the wonderful world of the tiny Pikmin. The animations, highlighted by dramatic voiceover work, are a tongue-in-cheek take on safari nature shows.”
- “Bravest Warriors: The latest hit show created by Pendleton Ward, the mind behind Adventure Time, follows four teenage heroes-for-hire as they warp through galaxies to save adorable aliens and their worlds using the power of their emotions. The series is produced by Frederator Studios and launched on the Cartoon Hangover channel on YouTube. New episodes of Bravest Warriors will appear every Friday on Nintendo Video.”
- “Wildheart Riukiu: This new series of 3D shorts comes from the creator of Meat or Die, which has already amassed more than 5 million views on Nintendo Video. Wildheart Riukiu incorporates charming 16-bit graphics with some not-so-charming, but hilarious, characters. Think ninja puppets.”
- “Bee and PuppyCat: A Cartoon Hangover Shorts fan favorite, this two-part series by Natasha Allegri follows Bee, an out-of-work 20-something who has a life-changing collision with a mysterious creature she names PuppyCat.”
If you’re a little iffy on Nintendo sanctioned content, think more of the old Super Mario Bros. cartoon than the Super Mario Bros. movie when it comes to this. The Nintendo game-inspired shows appear to be sticking very close to their source material thus far, while original content like Cartoon Hangover’s popular show, Bravest Warriors, continue to deliver the high levels of entertainment value that they’re known for. This is definitely a pretty impressive showing for the folks at the Big N. Make sure you grab the Nintendo Video app from the eShop if you haven’t already.