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News: Australia Gets Chance to Win Mario 3DS Consoles

Australia Gets Chance to Win Mario 3DS Consoles

And 3D Classics: Kid Icarus

Europe, your maniacal grip on 3D Classics: Kid Icarus and those Mario 3DS consoles is loosening. Nintendo of Australia just opened up its very own It's a Me, Mario competition with near-identical rules to Europe's: register two 3DS games with Club Nintendo and you get a free code for Kid Icarus, with entrants over the age...

Rumour: Harvest Moon 3D: Tale of Two Towns Due for PALs

Harvest Moon 3D: Tale of Two Towns Due for PALs

Ripe for the plucking?

The Australian Classification board has turned up a rating for Harvest Moon 3D: The Tale of Two Towns. The official rating calls the publisher "RISING STARS", though undoubtedly this refers to Rising Star Games, the publisher responsible for the Harvest Moon brand outside of America and Japan. As HM is Rising Star's biggest series it's highly likely it'll bring the..

News: Australia Rates Mega Man X2 for Virtual Console

Australia Rates Mega Man X2 for Virtual Console

Things are looking up

Mega Man X2 is set to hit the Japanese Virtual Console next month, and while we can only speculate on when or if the game will see release outside of Japan, the Australian Classifications Board has given gamers a glimmer of hope. The site has rated the game for release in Australia, giving it a PG certificate and hopefully sending it on its way towards the Wii's download..

News: EB Down Under Sells Super Mario 3D Land Early

EB Down Under Sells Super Mario 3D Land Early

Ask and thy shall receive

Australia's release delay woes have been well documented, but retailer EBGames is doing its best to take the sting out of it by selling Super Mario 3D Land early. While the game is down for an official release in Australia this Thursday, Vooks reports that branches of the retailer will sell the game as soon as it arrives in store: indeed, several stores have already sold..

News: Blue Wii Heads Down Under with Donkey Kong In Tow

Blue Wii Heads Down Under with Donkey Kong In Tow

Hide the bananas

The reconfigured Wii console continues to spread its roots around the world, with Australia due to receive the blue machine on 3rd November. Whereas Europe gets the new colour with Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, the Australian bundle comes with Donkey Kong Country Returns instead, and all for $198 AUS. It's...

News: Australia, You Get the Reconfigured Wii Console Too

Australia, You Get the Reconfigured Wii Console Too

Everybody's happy

The Wii-without-GameCube-bits — still marginally shorter than its official title, "newly reconfigured Wii" — is coming to Europe in various colourful bundles, and a black Mario pack in North America. Australian shoppers who fancy getting in on the Wii action will also get chance to buy the console in the coming months, Nintendo Australia has confirmed. The console..

News: Let There Be No Doubt - The Last Story is Australia-Bound

Let There Be No Doubt - The Last Story is Australia-Bound

Three out of four ain't bad

Hironobu Sakaguchi's The Last Story will make its way to Europe and Australia next year, as the Australian Classification Board has granted the game an M certificate. That of course leaves North America as the only major English-speaking territory not to be looking forward to the game next year, but there's always hope that could change. No release date yet for PAL..

News: Flame Red 3DS Heats Up Australia from 22nd September

Flame Red 3DS Heats Up Australia from 22nd September

Just Europe left

Brace yourself Australia: you're getting a new 3DS colour in three weeks. The Flame Red machine heads Down Under on 22nd September, retailing for $AU249.95. It follows the red console's North American launch on 9th September and its Japanese appearance back in July. Europe is still waiting information from Nintendo but it seems likely we'll hear soon. Of course, as soon as we hear..

News: Nintendo eShop Cards Make it Down Under

Nintendo eShop Cards Make it Down Under

Slowly spreading out

Australian outlets of EB Games have started stocking eShop cards for the 3DS, with Mario and Zelda-themed cards now available. As with Nintendo Points, you can use these new cards on the Wii Shop Channel, DSi Shop or 3DS eShop, though the points can't be distributed between the three: you must put the full value into one of...

News: How to Check if You're an Australian Ambassador

How to Check if You're an Australian Ambassador

For 3DS, we mean

Nintendo of Australia has released its tool to help you discover if you're in the Nintendo 3DS Ambassador programme or not. All you need to take the test is your 3DS serial number, located underneath the console itself. Type it into the special webpage and Nintendo will do the rest. Note that this does not register you in the free game promotion, only checks to see if you are..

News: Australia 3DS Price Goes to $249.95 on 12th August

Australia 3DS Price Goes to $249.95 on 12th August

Free games for everyone!

So we know about the European 3DS price drop and cheaper North American 3DS too, and now we have the next big piece in the puzzle: Australia. Nintendo of Australia announced the 3DS will drop to AU $249.95 from 12th August, down from $349.95. New Zealanders, your price will be NZ $343.99. As with the other territories, those who've already bought their machine and register..

News: Metal Gear Solid 3D Delayed to 2012 in Australia

Metal Gear Solid 3D Delayed to 2012 in Australia

Maybe elsewhere too

Kotaku Australia is reporting that Konami's Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D has been pushed back from its expected late 2011 release date to next year. It's worth pointing out that this is based on a comment from an Australian Konami representative, and the most recent release schedule for Europe and North America pegged the game for a 2011 release. However, Konami's current..

Rumour: The Mercenaries 3D to be Recalled in Australia

The Mercenaries 3D to be Recalled in Australia

EB Games allegedly making the move tomorrow

Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D has gathered some negative attention lately when it was revealed that gamers will not be able to delete their save data, leading some to believe it's Capcom's method of deterring consumers from buying pre-owned copies. The third-person action shooter has an Australian retail release date of 30th June, but reports were in..

News: Dead or Alive: Dimensions Reclassified for Australia

Dead or Alive: Dimensions Reclassified for Australia

Dial M for Mature

The Dead or Alive: Dimensions ratings saga hit Australia recently, when the game was pulled from sale as the Classifications Board revoked the game's PG certificate. Now the game has been re-rated and is cartwheeling towards stores across the territory. The game's received an M rating, with the consumer advice reading: Content may change online.; Violence and sexualised gameplay..

News: Ocarina of Time 3D Soundtrack Coming to Australasia

Ocarina of Time 3D Soundtrack Coming to Australasia

Club Nintendo members get ready

Not to miss out on the soundtrack promotion for The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, gamers down under will also be able to register the 3DS title and get their hands on that special CD. The remake of Link's classic Nintendo 64 adventure is scheduled for release in Australia and New Zealand on 30th June. Club Nintendo members who register their copy of the game..