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News: Nindies@Home Promotion Arrives In Australia & New Zealand Tomorrow

Nindies@Home Promotion Arrives In Australia & New Zealand Tomorrow

Better late than never

The Nindies@Home Wii U eShop promotion arrived in North America and Europe last month, but was noticeably absent in Australia and New Zealand on launch day due to local classification laws. Nintendo Australia released the following statement via Facebook explaining it was at the time working with developers to make the...

News: Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions Tour Announces Show Dates For Australia

Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions Tour Announces Show Dates For Australia

"The must-see video game concert of the year"

If classic tunes from the long-running Pokémon video game series bring back fond memories of your earlier years and you happen to live in Australia, then the Pokémon Symphonic Evolutions Tour may worth checking out. Provided you live in Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth or Sydney – The Pokémon Company...

News: Australia’s Classification Laws Have Prevented An Immediate Local Release Of The Nindies@Home Promotion

Australia’s Classification Laws Have Prevented An Immediate Local Release Of The Nindies@Home Promotion

Sorry New Zealand

The Nindies@Home promotion may have arrived in North America and across Europe yesterday, but one area on the map which falls under the PAL region has been left behind due to local classification laws. Nintendo’s branch down under has revealed the nine game demos, including a 15 percent discount on the final releases, will need...

News: Inazuma Eleven GO: Light & Shadow Kicks Off In Australia And New Zealand July 18th

Inazuma Eleven GO: Light & Shadow Kicks Off In Australia And New Zealand July 18th

Better late than never

Level 5’s Inazuma Eleven game series has shipped more than 7 million copies worldwide since kick-off in 2008. Last year the latest localised entry in the series arrived on the 3DS in Europe as a dual release part of the second trilogy. With football steadily on the rise in the land of the Socceroos and All Whites, it’s...

News: NES Sports Title Tecmo Bowl Rated By The Australian Classification Board

NES Sports Title Tecmo Bowl Rated By The Australian Classification Board

Marks the title's Virtual Console debut in PAL regions

The NFL arcade game originally developed by Tecmo in 1987 and ported to the NES in 1989 is expected to arrive soon on the Virtual Console in PAL regions after it was recently rated by the Australian Classification Board. This will be the first time Tecmo Bowl has been released in this region as...

News: Nintendo Announces Gold & Silver Super Mario Edition amiibo Figures For Australia And New Zealand

Nintendo Announces Gold & Silver Super Mario Edition amiibo Figures For Australia And New Zealand

Next two waves also dated

Following the recent US news, Nintendo has today announced the gold and silver Super Mario edition amiibo figures will be arriving soon in Australia and New Zealand. The silver amiibo will be available exclusively from EB Games from the 30th of May and is able to be pre-ordered from the EB Games website right now. With...

News: Nintendo Australia Offering Super Smash Bros. 3DS Bundle With Exclusive Cover Plates & amiibo Figure

Nintendo Australia Offering Super Smash Bros. 3DS Bundle With Exclusive Cover Plates & amiibo Figure

Available at EB Games & JB Hi-Fi in limited stock from 21st May onwards

Nintendo is always looking to improve 3DS system sales and one of the best ways to achieve this is by enticing potential new owners with fancy themed bundles. Following on from the recently announced Splatoon Wii U bundle, Nintendo Australia will be offering a

News: Australian And New Zealand Pokémon Video Game & Trading Card Game National Championships Unite This June

Australian And New Zealand Pokémon Video Game & Trading Card Game National Championships Unite This June

A special long weekend event

Australian and New Zealand Pokémon fans are in for a treat from 6th – 8th June, with Nintendo announcing the 2015 Pokémon Video Game and Pokémon Trading Card Game National Championships will be coming together for the first time at the Melbourne Park Function Centre over a three-day long weekend event. As players...

News: Nintendo Australia Lists eShop Offerings Redeemable Via Club Nintendo Stars Catalogue

Nintendo Australia Lists eShop Offerings Redeemable Via Club Nintendo Stars Catalogue

65 items to select from

In a similar fashion to other regions, Nintendo Australia will soon offer loyal fans a range of eShop content redeemable via the Club Nintendo Stars Catalogue. While Nintendo is still hard at work making this content available as soon as possible, it has now revealed the full list of Wii U and 3DS downloadable titles for...

News: Nintendo Australia Will Restock Official GameCube Controller Adapter For Wii U At Select Retailers

Nintendo Australia Will Restock Official GameCube Controller Adapter For Wii U At Select Retailers

Good news for Smash fans down under

Earlier this year, Nintendo replenished select stores across both Australia and New Zealand with fresh but limited quantities of amiibo stock. Following this move, Nintendo Australia has now revealed the in demand official GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U will soon be available again at select retailers for...

News: 2015 Pokémon Video Game Championship Series Announced For Australia & New Zealand

2015 Pokémon Video Game Championship Series Announced For Australia & New Zealand

Championship Points and Premier Challenge tournaments are a game changer

Pokémon fans located in Australia and New Zealand will once again have the opportunity to compete in the Pokémon Video Game Championship Series this year with Nintendo Australia announcing the official 2015 season featuring the latest entries in the series, Pokémon Omega...

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...