Nintendo 3DS: Super Mario 3D Land Cartridge Contains New November Firmware Update Elements

According to one of the member’s of Neogaf the Super Mario 3D Land cartridge contains elements of the November firmware update. Once you’ve installed it your firmware will be updated to version 2.2.0-4J and you’ll be given the opportunity join a friend’s game in progress, presuming they’re playing online and you have the same game.


  1. keep in mind..this is a rumour..and a extremely unlikely one to happen,keep in mind this game released today in jap..nintendo would have mentioned this if it was true,especially with the game already released today in order to boost sales…but amazingly..ppl will belive anything they read,dont hold your breath,i think homeboys source at neogaf was confused,and prolly meant the nes smb ambassador game..honestly..its the most ridiculous rumour i have heard yet

  2. Even 360 games do this, require updating before allowing you to play. This pushes the firmware to the masses and helps prevent homebrew hacks and game Karts used for piracy.

  3. Isnt the firmware update being released on the 4th in America? We’ll have it before the game even comes out.

  4. I didn’t know Super Mario 3D Land had wi-fi capabilities. Or with this new update, does that feature apply to all games? If so, that’s huge.

  5. That’s freakin sweet, Online is finally leveling up. Joining a friend in progress is something we def need as well as chat.

  6. i feel like im on a forum for morons smh. ill quote it just incase you all missed it.. “contains ELEMENTS of the november firmware update”

    it means its not the full update. smh

  7. OK just making sure. Does this mean we get part of the update if we get the game without having to do a system update. People who sound like smartasses confuzzle me.

    1. It’s only Europe that gets the update tomorrow (november 4). I know, sad face right? Anyways, while this site is still active time for friend codes! Mine is 3823 8790 3083!

  8. well… u guys forgot to mention that any online friends will now be moved to the top of the Friends List so you can see who’s online more easily. The biggest and coolest new addition however, is a button that allows you to automatically join a friend’s online game directly through the Friends List. ( for got to mention that u access thriugh friend’s list)
    Source :

    1. Ok so you can join their game? I need to ask some really ummm not smart questions now so get ready. Does the friend need to pop up the screen that says to let other people join? Can you watch their screen as they play? Games like Star Fox you can play for farther than 10 feet now?

      1. dude… what basically this is is that u can join ppl’s game while they r playing… star fox has no online… u cant watch other ppl’s screen for all i know… any other questions??
        PS: idk about the star fox :P

            1. Du you think they’ll put an update for STAR FOX or does it not have spotpass? I don’t actually have the game surprisingly.

  9. im trying to update my 3ds today but it keeps saying that my system is all ready up to date, can someone help me plz, i realy want 3d video

    1. Are you in the US? if so then you don’t get it until later this month. Now if your in Europe, this is different.

  10. If the update is on the cartridge, they had to have started manufacturing the games at least a couple weeks ago to built up stock, if not maybe even a month or more. This means that they have been sitting on the damn update for weeks and have been refusing to release it. WTF?

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