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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...

News: Hey Australia! You're Getting The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Chest Too!

Hey Australia! You're Getting The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Chest Too!

Will be a free gift with pre-orders at EB Games

Earlier this week Nintendo confirmed a special musical chest would be a special bonus for those who pre-order The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds on 3DS at GAME in the UK. As it turns out, the lovely little gift is actually part of a limited edition set exclusive to the retailer that also...

News: Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy Heading Down Under in November

Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy Heading Down Under in November

Will arrive a day later than Europe

Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy is scheduled to arrive on next month in Europe, while North America will be able to embark on the adventure at some point in 2014. Being a PAL region, it was never really in doubt gamers in Australia and New Zealand would receive the highly anticipated puzzler at around the...

News: Nintendo Australia Has No Plans for Wind Waker HD Wii U Bundle or Limited Edition

Nintendo Australia Has No Plans for Wind Waker HD Wii U Bundle or Limited Edition

Perhaps you guys should "Triforcing" them?

Nintendo Australia confirmed earlier today that there are currently no plans to release The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD Wii U Bundle or Limited Edition version. The game is due to release in Australia on 5th October, but will — for the moment at least — only be available in a standard edition...

News: Chibi-Robo! Let's Go, Photo! Rated In Australia

Chibi-Robo! Let's Go, Photo! Rated In Australia

The photographic app may make it to PAL regions

A few months back Chibi-Robo Live Action! was released in Japan but there has been little word on a Western adaptation for the 3DS eShop application. However, the Australian Classification Board has now rated a title called Chibi-Robo! Let's Go, Photo!, indicating the game may come to PAL

News: Giana Sisters: Twisted Dream Coming To Europe and Australia Next Week

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dream Coming To Europe and Australia Next Week

Features off-TV play and a new easy mode for newcomers

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dream has been available on PSN and Xbox Live Arcade for a few months now and almost a year on PC. Black Forest Games gave the Wii U version a tentative release date of August and it has stayed true to its word, confirming the sisters will be in the European and...

News: Australia Can Get 30% Off The Wonderful 101 By Downloading Pikmin 3 From The eShop

Australia Can Get 30% Off The Wonderful 101 By Downloading Pikmin 3 From The eShop

The European offer makes it Down Under

Pikmin 3 is now available in Europe and Australia either from retail outlets or the Wii U eShop and plenty of people have been out exploring the vast environments found in the game. As you may know, Nintendo of Europe is running a promotion that allows people to receive 30% off The Wonderful 101 if they...

News: Australia Gearing Up For Pokémon Video Game National Championships At PAX

Australia Gearing Up For Pokémon Video Game National Championships At PAX

Winners get the chance to compete at the World Championships

Nintendo Australia has announced the upcoming PAX event to be held in Melbourne will host the Pokémon Video Game Australian National Championships for trainers in Australia and New Zealand to take part in. Trainers will battle it out using their copy of Pokémon Black and White 2 at the...

News: Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition Finally Makes It To Australia And New Zealand

Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition Finally Makes It To Australia And New Zealand

It's available to download from the eShop right now

This week WayForward Technologies announced Mighty Switch Force! 2 would be available in North America next week, and in Europe later in the month. However, Australia and New Zealand have been waiting on the Wii U eShop version of the original title for what feels like an age. Well, the wait is...