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  • News New Nintendo Selects 3DS Games Coming to Australia

    New line launches 11th May

    If you're from the land down under and like saving pennies, then you'll be pleased to learn that four new Nintendo Selects titles will be added to the Nintendo 3DS lineup in Australia, with each game being available to purchase for AU $29.95. Below you can find each game as well as a brief description provided by...






























  • News Nintendo Australia Announces EB Expo 2013 Lineup

    Plenty for Aussie gamers to get excited about

    Nintendo of Australia has revealed its lineup for the Sydney EB Expo 2013, and there's no shortage of great Nintendo content for those attending to look forward to. Confirmed to be playable for the 3DS are The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Sonic Lost World and Professor Layton and the Azran...







  • News 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

    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 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...

  • Ninterview Australian Retro Gamer

    Retro gaming from down under

    The next subject in our Ninterview chair is a retro gaming fanatic from Down Under known as Australian Retro Gamer - or ausretrogamer, for short. We caught up with this internet phenomenon to quiz him on his love of all things retro and Nintendo. Nintendo Life: Who are you, and what do you do for a living? Australian...

  • News Australian 3DS eShop Gets New Region Specific Section

    Great news for homegrown indie developers

    Australian gamers have a new way to find and support indie developers from their home country, as the 3DS eShop Down Under — and throughout Europe as the "Developed in Australia" shelf — has been given a region-specific section listing all aussie-made games. There are currently 14 titles available in...

  • News Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge Is Australia's First 18-Rated Video Game

    Bloody brilliant, mate

    Up until 1st January 2013, video games in Australia were forbidden from using the R18 rating that applies to movies, which meant players down under often missed out on playing titles which contained mature or adult themes. That has now changed, and the first game to be granted the coveted R18 rating is the Wii U bloodbath...


  • News Wii U Version Of 007 Legends Canned In Australia

    Epic Mickey 2, NBA 2K13 and Marvel Avengers all delayed

    The Wii U launches in Australia on Friday and several stores will open at midnight so that eager Aussies can get hold of one as quickly as possible. However, three games that won't be available alongside the Wii U Down Under are Epic Mickey 2: Power of Two, NBA 2K13, and

  • News Retro City Rampage Isn't Headed Down Under

    "Ratings are expensive and time consuming", says developer

    VBlank Entertainment has revealed that the WiiWare version of Retro City Rampage won't be released in Australia. Posting on Twitter, the developer cited the expensive process of age rating approval as the reason for the no-show. The Xbox Live Arcade and PSN versions are also impacted by the...


  • News Wii U Set To Embark On Nationwide Tour Of Australia

    Party Down Under

    Live in Australia? Didn't get to go to the EB Expo to play the Wii U earlier this year? Fear not, as Nintendo might be heading your way soon with some of the new consoles in tow. From the 5th of November, Wii U Experience Stores will be opened temporarily around Australia. Nintendo is currently advertising that Nintendo Land and...

  • Competition The Race To Be Australia's Fastest Mario Kart 7 Family Is On

    Get ready

    Think you've got what it takes to become the fastest Mario Kart 7 family across Australia? If the answer is yes then start your engines, as Nintendo is on a mission to find those who can prove they are the very best on the racetrack. There are some truly excellent prizes to be won: a Nintendo 3DS™ XL console signed by Charles Martinet,...

  • News Australian Connection Ambassador Promotion Ends 21st November

    Connect those friends, fast

    You may or may not remember the Connection Ambassador program that Nintendo started three years ago. For those catching up, it granted those who could get ten friends to connect their Wii to the internet the ability to download every NES game from the Virtual Console for the grand price of absolutely nothing. Nintendo...

  • News Nintendo Australia Goes Release Date Crazy

    Paper Mario dated, new 3DS XL bundle announced

    Nintendo of Australia has today confirmed some details on upcoming 3DS games such as Paper Mario: Sticker Star, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, as well as a bunch of new downloadable games coming to the Nintendo eShop. Paper Mario: Sticker star will be available in Australia and New Zealand on the 8th of...