Last night, an update to the Nintendo 3DS firmware went live that enabled StreetPass Relays. What does this mean? Essentially, when a person connects to a Nintendo Zone, they will pass along their StreetPass data. The next person who connects will get a StreetPass from that person. Similarly, they will also pass along their StreetPass data for the next person. The idea behind this is to increase StreetPasses, especially in places that are less populated.
Below is a bit more information straight from Nintendo:
Now you can get StreetPass™ data from other players at Nintendo Zone locations all across North America. When a Nintendo 3DS™ user gets near a StreetPass Relay Point and has the StreetPass feature enabled, it will automatically store his/her StreetPass data temporarily and then send it on to the next Nintendo 3DS user to visit that same location who has the same game(s). 1, 2
This new service will make it much easier to get special content for StreetPass-enabled games such as Fire Emblem Awakening and Animal Crossing™: New Leaf. And, if you’ve activated StreetPass Mii Plaza, you’ll also be able to collect puzzle pieces and play new games such as Mii Force and Monster Manor, which are available for purchase in StreetPass Mii Plaza.
Carry your Nintendo 3DS system with you in Sleep Mode while you’re out and about and see what happens! Try it out today at a Nintendo Zone near you.
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- You must have your 3DS updated to system version 6.2.0-xU or higher to take advantage of the StreetPass Relay Point service.
- You will not receive any StreetPass data from the relay station if you are the first person to pass it with whatever game you currently have inserted or if the relay station currently has your StreetPass data.
- Your wireless home network cannot be set up as a StreetPass Relay Point.