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July 11, 2012 11:36 ET

Plants Come to Life in Astonishing 3D in the Palm of Your Hand

Nintendo Partners With Atlantic Productions to Bring Immersive 3D Time-Lapse Footage for the European Launch of Nintendo 3DS XL

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - July 11, 2012) - As part of an exciting new partnership, Nintendo has teamed up with award-winning Atlantic Productions, the company behind Sir David Attenborough's BAFTA winning 'Flying Monsters 3D' and triple Emmy Award winning 'First Life', to bring exclusive new video content for the launch of Nintendo 3DS XL on 28th July 2012.

The partnership will see an exclusive 3D video clip from Atlantic Productions' ground-breaking Sky series, Kingdom of Plants 3D with David Attenborough made available to download for free from the Nintendo eShop on 28th July 2012 for all Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL owners to marvel at.

The exclusive one and a half minute clip is an astonishing look at the secret lives of plants filmed at The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in London, revealing a dramatic world otherwise invisible to the human eye. Filmed over the course of a year, the clip is a revealing and fascinating new look at plant life through the use of stunning 3D time-lapse filming techniques.

Anthony Geffen - Executive Producer of Kingdom of Plants 3D and CEO of Atlantic Productions said 'We are delighted to bring you this specially edited clip from the ground-breaking 3D TV series 'Kingdom of Plants 3D' exclusively to Nintendo 3DS XL and Nintendo 3DS. It is a unique way to see David Attenborough's new series in 3D without glasses, bringing it to a whole new audience.'

Sir David Attenborough said: 'Watching flowers develop and insects visiting flowers is always wonderful to see, but in 3D it becomes transcendental. Seeing this happen in such depth gives you a most extraordinary, vivid impression. It's unforgettable.'

Kingdom of Plants 3D is available on Blue Ray Disc and DVD now, and is due to be released in IMAX and giant screen theatres in the winter of 2012. For more information go to and

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About Nintendo 3DS:

Nintendo 3DS offers Parental Controls so that parents can control the level of 3D their children can view on the Nintendo 3DS as well as the content they can access. Nintendo 3DS also features a 3D depth slider which lets players turn off or adjust the level of 3D they want on the 3D Screen, two built-in screens for different functionality, a Circle Pad which provides a full 360 degrees of direction, a built-in motion sensor and gyro sensor. It is equipped with three cameras (two of which are facing outwards to allow the taking of 3D pictures), houses a 2GB SD Memory Card and is compatible with AR Cards which come packaged with Nintendo 3DS. Nintendo 3DS is also backwards compatible with all existing Nintendo DS games, which can be played in 2D on your Nintendo 3DS system. The new Nintendo 3DS XL, available from 28th July 2012 in Blue, Red and Silver, boasts the biggest screen ever on a Nintendo handheld device. With a 90% larger top screen the Nintendo 3DS XL itself is only 46% bigger than the current Nintendo 3DS - meaning that 3D experiences still comfortably fit in the palm of your hands.

About Nintendo:

The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii™ home console, Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 3.9 billion video games and more than 630 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi™ XL, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance™, Super NES™, Nintendo® 64 and Nintendo GameCube™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pokémon™. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of Europe, based in Grossostheim, Germany, was established in 1990 and serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in Europe.

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About Atlantic Productions:

Atlantic Productions is one of the world's leading factual production companies. In 2011 it won a BAFTA, three Emmy's and best IMAX award for three different productions. It was also nominated as Best Independent Production Company in 2012.

Television highlights include: triple Emmy-winning David Attenborough's First Life; The Emmy-winning Jerusalem - City of Heaven; BAFTA-nominated Munich: Mossad's Revenge; the triple Emmy-nominated The Promised Land five-part series, narrated by Morgan Freeman, and the award-winning three-part series, Prohibition.

Atlantic's programs have been broadcast around the world to critical acclaim and high ratings for twenty years. These include; Nefertiti: Resurrected; The Link and Predator X and multi-part series; Egypt Unwrapped; Rome Unwrapped and The Greeks: Crucible of Civilization.

The Company's productions are complemented by pioneering cross-platform projects with companion books, DVD's, websites and apps. The Greeks and Who Killed Tutankhamen both had a huge web following. The Wildest Dream was accompanied by an expedition portal - Ueverest - the public could experience every stage of the production. The Flying Monsters app also reached a very large audience.

Theatrical and 3D highlights include the BAFTA winning Flying Monsters 3D with David Attenborough now showing in IMAX cinemas worldwide. This film also won the Best 3D film at The Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival in 2011, the Special Award for Innovation at the International Broadcasting Convention in Amsterdam, and the Best Science Film by The Association of International Broadcasters.

The Wildest Dream - Conquest of Everest, narrated by Liam Neeson, won Best IMAX award in 2011 at the GSCA festival in September; The Bachelor King 3D will be released in cinemas in 2012.

The three-part series KINGDOM OF PLANTS 3D with David Attenborough is currently on air on Sky 3D and Sky Atlantic HD and is available on Blue Ray Disc and DVD. The Kingdom of Plants app has been highly acclaimed and was Editor's Choice on The App Store and a Top 5 grossing app for iPad in the UK. A film from the series will be released theatrically in IMAX and giant screen theatres in the winter of 2012. For more information on Kingdom of Plants, please visit

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