3DS Update Overhauls the StreetPass Mii Plaza, Adds Four Minigames, but You Have to Pay for Them

June 17, 2013

If you’re a fan of the addictively social StreetPass Mii Plaza on Nintendo 3DS, you’re in for a surprise treat as Nintendo just released a new update for the 3DS that overhauls the little den of Miis and villany.

Unfortunately, unless you’re ready to pull out the wallet, you won’t get much from the update, that basically just enlarges the plaza, adds a new way to select games on the bottom screen, a “Shop” button, a “Check for Updates” one and an “Exchange Booth” (that at the moment doesn’t seem to be functional).

The real bulk of the update includes four new minigames: StreetPass Squad, StreetPass Garden, StreetPass Mansion and Streetpass Battle. I mentioned a shop above because each of those minigames has to be purchased for €4.99. A bundle with all four games is available for €14.99.

The four DLC games will award players with new hats and the all new Plaza Tickets, that can be exchanged (presumably at the exchange booth) for “new Mii accessories”. The catch is that the tickets aren’t available in StreetPass Quest, StreetPass Quest II and in Puzzle Swap, meaning that if you want them, you have to pay.

The prices are listed in Euros because at the moment of this writing the StreetPass Mii Plaza features don’t seem to be included in the update for the North American region.

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If you aren’t too happy by paying premium for four rather simple minigames you still have a reason to rejoice. If you update the application Nintendo will give you a “Pixel Mario” hat for your trouble, allowing you to wear an old school pixelated Mario…on your head. Not just his hat… I’m talking about he whole thing.

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