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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..

News: Oh Look, Australia Gets to Sin and Punish Too

Oh Look, Australia Gets to Sin and Punish Too

JB HiFi does what Nintendon't

Nintendo might not think that Treasure's Sin and Punishment 2: Star Successor is worth the effort to bring over to Oceania, but somebody sure does. That somebody is retailer JB HiFi, who have taken it upon themselves to stock the game in limited quantities for sale exclusively through their brick-and-mortar stores throughout Australia. We liked the game quite a lot in..

News: Sengoku BASARA Samurai Heroes Unleashes Its Kiai This October

Sengoku BASARA Samurai Heroes Unleashes Its Kiai This October

From the producer of Devil May Cry 4

16th Century Japan is remembered mostly for its poetry and samurais; we think we all know which of those two we'd rather see in our video games (unless you wear a beret), and Capcom knows it too. Capcom has announced that Sengoku BASARA Samurai Heroes for the Wii will be launching on October 15 in Europe and Australia. From Hiroyuki Kobayashi, the producer of..

News: Aussie Child Uses DS to Save Mother's Bacon

Aussie Child Uses DS to Save Mother's Bacon

Nintendo's dual-screen wonder to the rescue

Next time you're in a potentially life-threatening situation you might want to make sure you have a handheld console nearby. A quick-thinking Australian schoolchild - credited only as "Christopher" - found a use for his DS that didn't involve training pocket monsters or defeating Bowser; when his family's car overturned after an attempt to avoid..

News: 172 Australians Hug Mario for a World Record

172 Australians Hug Mario for a World Record

Game also released Down Under today

You may remember last week we told you of Nintendo's plan to launch Super Mario Galaxy 2 in Australia with a world record attempt for the most hugs by a mascot character in twenty minutes, and by jingo they've done it. The famous plumber got to grips with 172 people, each of whom received a photo of the momentous occasion, with one lucky fan leaving with a copy..

News: Your Club Nintendo PINs Will Self-Destruct in Five Years, Australia

Your Club Nintendo PINs Will Self-Destruct in Five Years, Australia

So be quick

Nintendo gamers Down Under have been enjoying Club Nintendo for a while now, and although its Stars Catalogue is lacking somewhat compared to other territories – something we investigated earlier this year – it still contains a few welcome bonuses. Recently a round of emails was sent out to Antipodean Club Nintendo members to let them know that the PIN numbers present in the..

News: Mario Wants Your Hugs, Australians

Mario Wants Your Hugs, Australians

Plumbing promotion next week

Everywhere else in the world has already received Super Mario Galaxy 2: sorry folks Down Under, it's just a fact. You could yet have the last laugh though, as Nintendo's launch plan for the game could see you set a new world record for the most hugs of a mascot character in 20 minutes. Kicking off at 7am on July 1st at The Nintendo Experience, EB Games, Swanston Street,..

News: Nintendo Connection to Tour Down Under

Nintendo Connection to Tour Down Under

Get hands on with Super Mario Galaxy 2 in a few weeks

Gamers in Australia and New Zealand, we feel your pain: whilst North American gamers have had Mario's latest for a few weeks, and European fans get to play it in ten days time, you must wait a whole month from today to enjoy blasting off. Nintendo wants to ease that stinging feeling by bringing you the game to a shopping centre near you with the..

News: Mario's Second Galaxy Romp Coming to Australia in July

Mario's Second Galaxy Romp Coming to Australia in July

Bringing along the helpful DVD as well

We just got word from Nintendo of Australia that gamers in the land down under will have to wait a little bit longer for their dose of Super Mario Galaxy 2 goodness. Instead of hitting store shelves on June 10th, the game will now make its Australian debut on July 1st. The good news is that the helpful DVD that Europe and Japan are getting is coming along for..

News: DSi Gets Price Drop in Australia

DSi Gets Price Drop in Australia

Now cheaper than the XL

If you recall a couple of weeks back, we shared the news that Australia will be getting the DSi XL at $299.95 at launch. As the regular DSi was the exact same price at the time of the announcement, it makes sense that Nintendo of Australia have just made the announcement that the original DSi will be getting a price drop of $50 AUD, effective immediately, bringing it down to..

News: 50,000 Hearts and Souls Poured into Australian Homes

50,000 Hearts and Souls Poured into Australian Homes

A tremendous first week for the Pokemon franchise down under

Live in Australia? Like Pokemon? Apparently you do, because the new series releases Heart Gold and Soul Silver, have already sold more than 50,000 copies. That makes up approximately 0.2% of the population, which as small as it sounds, is quite an achievement for only one week on sale. The Pokemon train seems to be going as strong as..

News: New Gifts for Club Nintendo Australia

New Gifts for Club Nintendo Australia

And about time too!

You may remember a while ago we ran a story about Nintendo Australia's inability to control its Club Nintendo prizes. Well, it seems it's finally been able to give the service a breath of fresh air, as the first update for the country since its inception last March has finally come to fruition. That's right, Australians now have an actual reason to start registering products..

News: April 15th - Australian DSi XL Retails for AU$299.95

April 15th - Australian DSi XL Retails for AU$299.95

Aussies still not PALs with Nintendo on pricing

The good news is that our friends down under don't have to wait too much longer for the DSi XL, however they're going to have to pay more than any other region. Currently you can pick-up a DSi XL in the US for $189.99 ( ~£125), in the UK for as low as £139.71 and Europeans for around €166 ( ~£149)...