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News: Australia Gets Black Wii & New Remote Colours

Australia Gets Black Wii & New Remote Colours

Colour coordinate your console and remotes in a way Bertie Bassett would be proud of.

When the console was first announced to be available in its second colour in Japan, the gaming world (maybe not the entire gaming world) started to salivate at the prospect of owning the Wii in the console equivalent of sexy black lingerie. Likewise when it was available in Europe. From March 11, gamers in..

News: Even More Nintendo Titles Get The Axe

Even More Nintendo Titles Get The Axe

Shaking stilled, Battalions blasted and walls Charged

Just last week, gaming blog Coffee With Games reported that Nintendo would be ceasing production and distribution of the Metroid Prime Trilogy compilation in the US. Now, several sites are reporting that the company is laying off even more games, some of which haven't even blown out their first birthday candle yet. According to the blog,..

News: Club Nintendo Australia Left Behind

Club Nintendo Australia Left Behind

No new rewards in the foreseeable future

A few of our Australian readers have noticed a lack of updates in regards to the Australian Club Nintendo reward scheme, despite the new offers that the European and North American loyalists are now getting. In response we did our usual probing, firing some questions at the nice people from Nintendo...

News: Giant Mario Coins Hidden in Aussie CBDs

Giant Mario Coins Hidden in Aussie CBDs

Nintendo holding strange new contest to win copies of New Super Mario Bros. Wii

Live in Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane? Haven't got much to do between Tuesday the 1st and Friday the 4th of December? Like looking for stuff? Well, you're in luck! Nintendo Australia are hiding coins in each of the three Central Business Districts in honour of the recent release of New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Each day's..

News: Crystal Mario Surfaces Down Under

Crystal Mario Surfaces Down Under

Melbournians, show your NSMB Wii chops to win!

The Nintendo Experience, EB Games of Swanston St, Melbourne are hosting the only launch event for New Super Mario Bros. Wii in Australia. From 9pm onwards on November 11th, everyone is invited to join in on the fun and have a chance to play the game with others before taking their own purchased copy home. They'll also be hosting competitions with the..

News: Live Down Under? Try New Nintendo Games!

Live Down Under? Try New Nintendo Games!

Be one of the first to try out New Super Mario Bros. Wii and Zelda: Spirit Tracks

Australians! Nintendo of Australia are offering you the chance to give a couple of very anticipated Nintendo games a spin before they are released. It's not often that Aussies get the chance to do stuff like this, so if you live in the Sydney or Melbourne areas, why not make an appearance? Nintendo will have the two..

News: Ashes Developer Loses A Third of its Staff

Ashes Developer Loses A Third of its Staff

Australian studio Transmission Games makes unfortunate lay-offs

Despite the sales success of Ashes Cricket 2009 - and the enormous number of emails we receive about it here at Nintendo Life - the game's original developer Transmission Games (the Wii version was ported by UK-based Gusto Games) has just had to let go a third of its staff due to another potential project falling through. It's..

News: Nintendo DSi Hits 100,000 Units in Australia

Nintendo DSi Hits 100,000 Units in Australia

The Nintendo train just keeps on rollin'!

In only the 14 weeks the DSi has been available in Australia, the total amount sold has already hit 100,000. Now for a population of 21 million, that's already 1 in every 210 people (which for a country like ours is a pretty high impact rate in such a short time!). Here's more from Nintendo of Australia. Independent market research group GfK Retail and..

News: Punch-Out!! Gets Date Down Under

Punch-Out!! Gets Date Down Under

Exclusively available at JB Hi-Fi on August 27.

Hey Australia, Nintendo here. How's it going? We've got some great news for you today! We understand if you feel like you keep getting the shaft on new releases, like with our nostalgia-party Punch-Out!! that people seem so enamored with. Hey, did you see North American Club Nintendo members that reached platinum will have the chance to download a..

News: WiiWare Poker Game Too Sexy For Australia

WiiWare Poker Game Too Sexy For Australia

Nudity as an incentive proves to be too much for the land down under

Poor Australian gamers. Not only do you often get neutered versions of M-rated games, but sometimes they don't even get to come out at all. You guys should really do something about that, because the archaic rating system has struck again against a poor WiiWare game. This time, Gameloft's port of cell phone game Sexy Poker has..

News: Henry Hatsworth Gives Australia a Miss

Henry Hatsworth Gives Australia a Miss

Our tea-drinking hero won't be making the trip Down Under

Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure is certainly one of the freshest games to emerge from EA in quite some time. Featuring a unique brand of 2D visuals and old-school puzzle/platform gameplay, we awarded it a very respectable 8/10 when we reviewed it not so long ago. Bearing this in mind, it's clearly a game that should be experienced..

News: Struth mate: Aussies can download TG-16 games too!

Struth mate: Aussies can download TG-16 games too!

Tie me kangaroo down, sport

Here’s a short but sweet tip from one of our readers known only by the name of George. It seems that Aussie gamers who were originally thought to be blocked from downloading lovely TurboGrafx-16 games from the Wii Shop can in fact take advantage of a sneaky workround. Those flamin’ galahs at Nintendo can’t fool our boomerang chucking mates down under it seems..