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News: Nintendo Australia Confirms Fourth Wave of amiibo Locked in for Late April

Nintendo Australia Confirms Fourth Wave of amiibo Locked in for Late April

More New Nintendo 3DS cover plates also on the way

Following on from the replenishment of amiibo supplies locally last month, Nintendo has today locked in the Australian and New Zealand release of the fourth Super Smash Bros. amiibo wave for 25th April, which aligns with the national commemorative occasion, Anzac Day. This could prove a problem...

News: Nintendo Australia Calling On Aussie Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Players For A Community Hunt

Nintendo Australia Calling On Aussie Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Players For A Community Hunt

Announced for Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne

It’s been all quiet on the Nintendo front so far this year in Australia, nothing particularly big has been announced just yet, but we’re sure Nintendo Australia’s Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate gathering will be the first of many community-driven events held. To celebrate the release of Monster Hunter 4...

News: Australian Government Set to Trial New Classification Tool for Digital Games

Australian Government Set to Trial New Classification Tool for Digital Games

A possible step in the right direction

Despite the introduction of an official R18+ rating in 2013, Australia's classification system for videogames still faces many challenges moving forward. Working with the Australian Classification Board (ACB) has often been problematic for many developers and publishers, with prolonged localisations often...

News: Super Smash Bros. Soundtrack Release Has Been Delayed Until April In Australia Due To Production Troubles

Super Smash Bros. Soundtrack Release Has Been Delayed Until April In Australia Due To Production Troubles

Unfortunate news for Club Nintendo members down under

Limited stock has been a serious problem for Nintendo in recent times. With boss Satoru Iwata yesterday revealing the New Nintendo 3DS hardware was held back from an earlier release in both North America and Europe for this exact reason, this only added to the ongoing troubles fans have had...

News: Yoshi’s Woolly World Rated By Australian Classification Board

Yoshi’s Woolly World Rated By Australian Classification Board

An early arrival expected

The upcoming platform game,Yoshi’s Woolly World, set for release in early 2015, has recently been rated by the Australian Classification Board, confirming the previously scheduled launch period is still on target. The Wii U title was rated on 16th February, with information of “very mild violence” in reference to...

News: Nintendo Will Replenish amiibo Supplies in Australia & New Zealand Over the Coming Months

Nintendo Will Replenish amiibo Supplies in Australia & New Zealand Over the Coming Months

Some figurines will be sourced from other regions

The sheer demand for Nintendo’s amiibo figurines has been unprecedented since they were released in stores late last year. Being able to provide an array of unique gaming experiences across multiple titles including Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Mario Kart 8, and Hyrule Warriors, the 29 currently...

News: Nintendo Australia Thanks Fans For Support Of Club Nintendo And Explains Closure Process

Nintendo Australia Thanks Fans For Support Of Club Nintendo And Explains Closure Process

“Thank you for your ongoing support”

The discontinuation of Club Nintendo isn’t specific to just any region; it’s an international shutdown of the long-running rewards programme. With this in consideration, Nintendo Australia has today issued an email to local fans down under thanking them for their ongoing support over the years, and...

News: Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Set Sales Record as Biggest Ever Nintendo Game Launch in Australia and New Zealand

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Set Sales Record as Biggest Ever Nintendo Game Launch in Australia and New Zealand

X & Y also become the highest selling Pokémon games locally

The impressive sales figures for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire continue, with Nintendo Australia today announcing the latest entries in the long-running franchise experienced the biggest ever launch for a Nintendo title within Australia and New Zealand. With combined sales...

News: Game Boy Advance Shooter Pocky & Rocky With Becky Gets Rated Down Under

Game Boy Advance Shooter Pocky & Rocky With Becky Gets Rated Down Under

Rocking up for a PAL release soon

A rating for the 2002 Game Boy Advance title Pocky & Rocky with Becky has appeared on the Australian Classification Board site. A sequel to Taito's Kiki Kaikai — which made its début in arcades back in 1986 — Pocky & Rocky with Becky follows in the footsteps of previously localised titles Pocky &...

News: The New Nintendo 3DS Doesn't Come With An Internet Filter In Australia

The New Nintendo 3DS Doesn't Come With An Internet Filter In Australia

Other western markets may follow suit

When the New Nintendo 3DS launched in Japan recently one of the more interesting new elements was the web browser, which came with a filter to block adult content from the eyes of innocent and impressionable youngsters. To remove the filter, you have to register a credit card — which incurs a small charge —...

News: Five Additional Cover Plates Announced For New 3DS Australian Release

Five Additional Cover Plates Announced For New 3DS Australian Release

Will retail for $17.95 each

While Japan’s onslaught of cover plate announcements for the New 3DS continue, the rest of the world is left pondering if a considerable amount of them will ever see the light of day outside of the region. Adding a ray of hope to the situation, Nintendo of Australia has today announced via Twitter & Facebook th

News: Shovel Knight For Wii U & 3DS Launches In Europe And Australia This November

Shovel Knight For Wii U & 3DS Launches In Europe And Australia This November

Finally!

Whilst North American Nintendo fans have been enjoying Shovel Knight for what feels like an eternity now, Wii U and 3DS owners in other parts of the world are still yet to experience the joys of this medieval side-scroller. Thankfully, the wait is nearly finally over for these remaining locations, with developer Yacht Club Games today...

News: Australian McDonald's Now Offering Mario Kart 8 Toys In Happy Meals

Australian McDonald's Now Offering Mario Kart 8 Toys In Happy Meals

Race in and get them while you can!

If Pokémon trading cards and spin discs didn’t tempt any Aussie readers here on Nintendo Life a few months ago, perhaps these Mario Kart 8 toys Maccas – that’s McDonald’s to the rest of the world – are currently offering as their latest Happy Meal promotion in the land down under will. The Australian...

News: Club Nintendo Members In Australia To Receive Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Demo Via Exclusive Email

Club Nintendo Members In Australia To Receive Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Demo Via Exclusive Email

Transparent 2DS release date and price also revealed

Nintendo Australia has revealed that select Club Nintendo members in the land down under will receive an exclusive email code for the Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Special Demo Version from 15th October onwards, with the demo to be made publicly available at selected retailers (yet to...

News: Kirby: Triple Deluxe Soundtrack Now Available On Club Nintendo in Australia & Europe

Kirby: Triple Deluxe Soundtrack Now Available On Club Nintendo in Australia & Europe

Treat your ears to the sweet sounds of the pink puffball

If you live in Australia or Europe and were unable to claim the adorable Yoshi Plush Soft Toy earlier this month — it's gone in Australia but is still available in Europe — a Kirby: Triple Deluxe Soundtrack has now floated onto Club Nintendo at a much more affordable price. Fans of...

Video: Nintendo Australia Gives Us A Jaunty Tour Of The New 3DS

Nintendo Australia Gives Us A Jaunty Tour Of The New 3DS

Turn the volume up

As you may be aware, Australia got its first Nintendo Direct today, and the big news is that it's going to be one of the first regions outside of Japan to get the New 3DS and New 3DS XL. As well as putting the Direct online for non-Aussies to watch, Nintendo Australia has produced another, shorter clip which shows off the console...

News: This Adorable Yoshi Plush Soft Toy Is Now Available On The European and Australian Club Nintendo

This Adorable Yoshi Plush Soft Toy Is Now Available On The European and Australian Club Nintendo

Yoshi gets extra-huggable!

If you live in Europe or Australia and have recently been crying out for something else rather than last month’s charming Zelda-themed carry case on your local Club Nintendo catalogue, you’ll be pleased to know a cute and cuddly Yoshi Plush Soft Toy is now available. This loveable little friend sports a plush...