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News: 2014 Australian National Pokémon Championship to be held in Melbourne on 13th July

2014 Australian National Pokémon Championship to be held in Melbourne on 13th July

Melbourne Town Hall is the stadium arena

The Regional Championships were an absolute cracker in the history of Australian and New Zealand Pokémon competitions, with more than 1000 competitors participating in the event in the month of May and the winners earning themselves flights and accommodation directly to the Nationals. With the Regionals now...

News: Nintendo Ramps Up Its Merchandising Efforts With "World Of Nintendo" Toy Range

Nintendo Ramps Up Its Merchandising Efforts With "World Of Nintendo" Toy Range

Coming to Australia this year

Nintendo has some of the most recognisable IP in the world of entertainment, and is clearly taking steps to leverage its library of characters with a new "World of Nintendo" range of toys and merchandise. 2014's big release Mario Kart 8 is getting a sizable push, with special track sets and cars hitting the market...

News: Kid Icarus AR Cards & Toad Folders With Bookmarks Return To Club Nintendo Australia

Kid Icarus AR Cards & Toad Folders With Bookmarks Return To Club Nintendo Australia

Get them while you can

Australians have had a lucky run with Club Nintendo catalogue items this year. By no means would it take a statistician to calculate, but on average there has been at least one item released on the local club per month. For the month of April, Nintendo Australia continues its new-found Club Nintendo trend with the return of...

News: One Piece Unlimited World Red Is Sailing To Wii U And 3DS In Europe And Australia

One Piece Unlimited World Red Is Sailing To Wii U And 3DS In Europe And Australia

Prepare to shiver those timbers

Namco Bandai Games has revealed that it is bringing One Piece Unlimited World Red to Wii U and 3DS consoles in Europe and Australia. Based on the massively popular manga and anime series created by Eiichiiro Oda, Unlimited World Red will showcase all the usual nautical action and adventure, fused with co-op play and...

News: GBA Titles Super Mario Ball And Pac-Man Collection Rated By Australian Classification Board

GBA Titles Super Mario Ball And Pac-Man Collection Rated By Australian Classification Board

Headed for Wii U Virtual Console

Following the trend of the past few weeks, another pair of Game Boy Advance titles — expected to arrive sometime soon on the Wii U Virtual Console — have been classified by Australian Classification Board. The classifications have revealed Super Mario Ball (also known as Mario Pinball Land) and Pac-Man...

News: Namco's Klonoa: Empire of Dreams & Mr. Driller 2 rated by Australian Classification Board

Namco's Klonoa: Empire of Dreams & Mr. Driller 2 rated by Australian Classification Board

Expected to arrive on Wii U VC soon

As reported last week, Game Boy Advance titles will finally be released on the Wii U Virtual Console from April onwards. While there’s still no pricing or release dates beyond the initial month, what we do know is the first batch arriving on the service will include Metroid Fusion, Mario & Luigi: Superstar...

News: This Amazing Luigi's Mansion 2 Diorama Is Now Available From Club Nintendo Australia

This Amazing Luigi's Mansion 2 Diorama Is Now Available From Club Nintendo Australia

Got a spare 5000 star points?

The moment Australian Nintendo fans have eagerly been awaiting has finally arrived: the much anticipated Luigi’s Mansion 2 Diorama is now available from the local Club Nintendo catalogue. This extremely limited and individually numbered item is priced at a whopping 5000 star points. As the catalogue describes:...

News: Mario's Iconic Hat Is Now Available From Club Nintendo Australia

Mario's Iconic Hat Is Now Available From Club Nintendo Australia

Don't go plumbing without it

After a surprising end to 2013, Club Nintendo Australia has kicked off the New Year with a bang, adding Mario's famous hat to the local catalogue. As the description on the catalogue states: This is a true-to-life replica of the iconic red hat worn by Mario. Keep it as a collector item, and display it with pride...

News: Club Nintendo Australia Receives Luigi Coin And Nintendo Hanafuda Cards

Club Nintendo Australia Receives Luigi Coin And Nintendo Hanafuda Cards

Year of Luigi coin already sold out, though

If you live in Australia, you’ll already know how rarely the local Club Nintendo is restocked. On average, it happens only a handful of times per year, with a few exclusive items occasionally made available on the side. This year, Aussies have received Mario shoelaces, Paper Mario adhesive notepad sets,...

News: Aussie Pirate Sued For Illegally Sharing New Super Mario Bros. Gets Ganon Statue From Nintendo

Aussie Pirate Sued For Illegally Sharing New Super Mario Bros. Gets Ganon Statue From Nintendo

"I do still love Nintendo even after being sued"

Those of you with especially good memories may recall the story of Australian gamer James Burt, who was successfully sued by Nintendo in 2010 to the tune of $1.5M AUD (around $1.3M USD, or £839K) for illegally copying New Super Mario Bros. Wii and making it available for download on the web. It...

News: Pokémon Bank Pricing Revealed For Australia And New Zealand

Pokémon Bank Pricing Revealed For Australia And New Zealand

A reasonable sum

Game, technology, and software pricing may not be such of an issue in certain parts of the world, but in Australia and New Zealand it is the complete opposite. Pricing is so expensive, in fact, that the Australian Government is currently looking into how to solve the problem. With that in mind, this news will come as a relief to...

News: Jett Rocket II Delayed Down Under, Will Be Released "As Quick As Possible"

Jett Rocket II Delayed Down Under, Will Be Released "As Quick As Possible"

Aussies will just have to wait

While the rest of the world is enjoying Jett Rocket II: The Wraith of Taikai on the 3DS, the game is yet to be released — or even rated by the Australian Classification Board — Down Under. The information was delivered via a post on the official Facebook page of the game’s developer, Shin'en Multimedia. The...

News: Just Dance And Skylanders Wii U Bundles Coming To Australia And New Zealand

Just Dance And Skylanders Wii U Bundles Coming To Australia And New Zealand

Mario & Luigi Premium Pack also on the way Down Under

Australia and New Zealand may have missed out on the limited edition Zelda-themed Wii U bundle, but that doesn’t mean all hope is lost. Nintendo Australia has today announced it will bulk up its Wii U offerings with two new value packs - just in time for the holiday period. Consumers who...

News: Wii Party U Can Be Downloaded Digitally Down Under

Wii Party U Can Be Downloaded Digitally Down Under

New title is available on the Australian Wii U eShop

Wii Party U was released last week, but it bypassed the North American and European Wii U eShops and is available exclusively as a physical purchase at the time of writing. It has been assumed that the game's reliance on physical items — such as a Wii Remote and GamePad stand — has resulted in...