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22/02/2012 Shaun the Sheep News
Guest author: Chris Jarvis
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Shaun the Sheep 3DS

Shaun the Sheep

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Shaun the Sheep is finally coming to the 3DS in glorious 3D on the 7th March, fulfilling a promise for which many have been waiting.

When the 3DS was announced, a great fuss was made about the possibility of watching 3D videos on the handheld, including movies, Sky 3D and a set of Shaun the Sheep episodes. These are plasticine animated short stories from Aardman Animation, the studio behind Wallace and Gromit, Chicken Run and of course the hugely popular Shaun the Sheep TV series and were originally promised from Nintendo for Europe by the end of 2011.

What has been delivered to the 3DS so far has been okay-ish, but with the extent of the offering so far being mostly a few sports out-takes and one minute clips of Sky 3D shows, the truly great video offerings on 3DS have been few and far between.

Shaun the Sheep has finally been confirmed as coming to the 3DS in March, with 15 episodes released via the 3DS SpotPass download service. These will be released on a weekly basis and will be time limited, as with all of the 3DS videos.

Hopefully the popularity of this show will prompt Nintendo to release a more permanent solution for those wanting to watch 3D movies on the handheld. I, for one, would gladly buy a cartridge featuring this great series for repeated viewing (always assuming the new episodes are good!) and other movies as well.

Shaun the Sheep in 3D is currently planned for release on the Nintendo 3DS via SpotPass from the 7th March 2012 and will run for approximately 15 weeks.

Guest review by Chris Jarvis


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