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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...

News: Australia rejoice! Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition is Heading Down Under Soon

Australia rejoice! Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition is Heading Down Under Soon

WayForward announces an update is on the way

Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition has been available in the North American and European Wii U eShop since the new system's release but it is yet to show up in the Australian store. We know the game was rated by the Australian Classification Board in February but we've not heard anything since...

News: Nnooo: Australian Ratings System Prevents Indies From Releasing Games Down Under

Nnooo: Australian Ratings System Prevents Indies From Releasing Games Down Under

The studio calls for a self-rated, no-fee model

Australian Wii U owners are often frustrated when they do not receive games other Western nations do. Despite being a PAL region, games don't always make it Down Under as we've seen very recently with the news that Fast & Furious: Showdown will be not be made available. That game is published by...

News: Activision Confirms Fast & Furious: Showdown Won't Be Coming To Australia

Activision Confirms Fast & Furious: Showdown Won't Be Coming To Australia

Are you surprised?

Last month Australian retailer EB Games confirmed Fast & Furious: Showdown would be coming to Wii U. However, it has now emerged that Australia will ironically not be getting the game, as Activision has confirmed it won't be made available Down Under. This represents the fourth Activision Wii U title that will never see the...

News: PAX Australia is Sold Out

PAX Australia is Sold Out

No more tickets available for the July event

PAX Australia will be taking place this Winter between 19th and 23rd July in Melbourne and if you haven't picked up a ticket yet you might be a bit disappointed to hear all passes have been sold. This comes from the event's official Facebook page, which stated the expo is now a sell out and no more...

News: Aussie Retailers Express Their Views on Wii U

Aussie Retailers Express Their Views on Wii U

Nintendo 'needs to build awareness'

Wii U has had a difficult few months in practically every country since the New Year. Many have attributed it to a distinct lack of new releases - something that is beginning to improve with the release of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate. One nation where Wii U owners have had a more difficult time than others is...

News: The Amazing Spider-Man: Ultimate Edition Not Releasing Down Under

The Amazing Spider-Man: Ultimate Edition Not Releasing Down Under

Australia misses out on yet another Wii U title

Australian Wii U owners are having a tougher time than those in other regions, with a handful of games not making the trip Down Under. Activision has confirmed that another of its Wii U titles will not be releasing in Australia. This time it's The Amazing Spider-Man: Ultimate Edition. This is the...

News: Four Major 3DS Titles Given Australian Release Dates

Four Major 3DS Titles Given Australian Release Dates

Luigi's Mansion, Fire Emblem, Mystery Dungeon and Animal Crossing all dated Down Under

Nintendo Australia has kindly announced the release dates for four of the year's biggest 3DS titles. Aussies will be able to go hunting ghosts in Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon on 28th March. Fire Emblem: Awakening will be released from its slumber on 20th April...

News: Sorry Australia, You're Not Getting The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct

Sorry Australia, You're Not Getting The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct

Demand isn't there, apparently

Activision is launching The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct on the Wii U next month in North America and Europe, but sadly fans of the hit TV series who happen to live Down Under will just have to sit it out — or contemplate importing a copy of the European version — because the game won't be getting a release in...

News: Nintendo Rewarding Millionaire Coin Collectors In New Super Mario Bros. 2

Nintendo Rewarding Millionaire Coin Collectors In New Super Mario Bros. 2

Global coin total hits a staggering 500 billion

There's no denying that most of us have checked into therapy to overcome our coin collecting addiction in New Super Mario Bros. 2, and with the global coin total hitting an incredible 500 billion, Nintendo Australia has a reward for players who have become coin millionaires in the popular platformer...