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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..

News: Xenoblade Chronicles Rated by OFLC

Xenoblade Chronicles Rated by OFLC

The highly anticipated RPG is headed down under

The OFLC, Australia's ratings classification board, has just rated Xenoblade Chronicles, awarding the title an M for fantasy violence. With this news, it's likely that an announcement of a North American release will be next, and you can rest assured that we'll keep our eyes peeled on the ESRB's new...

News: Melbourne EB Games to Host Official 3DS Launch Party

Melbourne EB Games to Host Official 3DS Launch Party

Launch games confirmed too

Oh Australia: in all the excitement about the 3DS European and North American launches, with their special guests and exciting giveaways, somehow you got forgotten about. Don't worry though: we still love you, so here's the 3DS launch events you could be attending next Wednesday night. The official event kicks off next Wednesday night at Melbourne's EB Games store on..

News: Australia Gets 3DS on March 31st for $349

Australia Gets 3DS on March 31st for $349

Last again...

The launch date calendar for 3DS is now complete, with the announcement that gamers in Australia will be able to buy the console from March 31st for AUS$349, around £220 / $356 USD. The system will be available in Cosmos Black and Aqua Blue, but Nintendo of Australia has not yet announced the official launch line-up for day one. However, it will likely be similar to Europe's 3DS..

News: Shantae Not Coming to Australian DSiWare Next Week

Shantae Not Coming to Australian DSiWare Next Week

Down, under, over and out

The other day we reported on Shantae's European release date but we were unsure if that release date applied to Australia. Now we are sure: it doesn't. The official Shantae Twitter account broke the bad news that the game will not reach Australia on Friday, February 11th, the date the download hits European download stores...

News: Australian 3DS Event Set for February 8th

Australian 3DS Event Set for February 8th

Release date and price likely to be revealed

Nintendo Australia has announced that they'll be holding an event on February 8th in Sydney to discuss their launch plans for Nintendo's upcoming 3DS system. While no specifics of the event have been detailed so far, speculation points to an Australian release date and price point being revealed to the...

News: Improved Rhythm Core Alpha Hitting PAL Regions Next Week

Improved Rhythm Core Alpha Hitting PAL Regions Next Week

Music to Europe, UK, and Australia's ears

Last August saw the NA release of the music creation application Rhythm Core Alpha from SoftEgg Enterprises. While the rest of the world is still waiting on a localized version to hit their DSi Shop, the developer has recently revealed that it's almost here and with it come numerous improvements over the original release. Launching in Europe, the United..

News: Australia, Count Your Blessings - You Get Wii Remote Plus Soon

Australia, Count Your Blessings - You Get Wii Remote Plus Soon

And an appropriate game, you lucky so-and-sos

Hey Australians – fed up of getting the short end of the stick when it comes to prices, availability, release dates? We know. Now you can rejoice as Down Under is set to receive Wii Remote Plus before Japan and Europe, with no North American release currently confirmed. From 28th October the standard Wii bundle will include Wii Remote Plus and Wii..

News: This Plush Donkey Kong Can Be Yours Down Under

This Plush Donkey Kong Can Be Yours Down Under

For a price, of course

Live in Australia? Excited about Donkey Kong Country Returns? Of course you are. If you want your excitement rewarded in the form of a cuddly Donkey Kong plush, it might be time to visit your nearest GameTraders and plonk down a pre-order. Yes, soon you can gaze wistfully into the ape's eyes, though how soon we do not know as Nintendo Australia is yet to issue an official..

News: Aussies Can Share Their Favourite Mario Moments to Win a DSi XL

Aussies Can Share Their Favourite Mario Moments to Win a DSi XL

Red, blue or yellow up for grabs

North America's Super Mario Bros. 25th anniversary site opened recently, and now Nintendo of Australia has launched its 25th Anniversary competition website offering one misty-eyed gamer the chance to win a brand new DSi XL. If your entry is selected as the best Mario memory, you could win a red, blue or yellow DSi XL as well as a copy of New Super Mario Bros.. Need..

News: Australia Throws a Wii Party to Get Gamers in the Mood

Australia Throws a Wii Party to Get Gamers in the Mood

Check out one of Nintendo's flagship titles of the year

Ahead of its 7th October release, Nintendo of Australia is throwing a Wii Party... er... party at a selection of shopping centres where the public can try out the game that's surely going to be one of the big-sellers this year. Various locations across Australia will be hosting the get-togethers and the celebrations start this Saturday on the..