New Zealand as well!
Just days before the release of Katana Zero last month, the game was refused classification in Australia and New Zealand. It meant Switch owners down under and across the ditch were unable to purchase Devolver Digital's latest indie release from the local eShop. Fortunately, the game's ban has now been overturned by the...
No issues outside of this region
Katana Zero is due out worldwide in less than two days and the Switch release has just been banned in Australia and New Zealand. The indie game's publisher Devolver Digital revealed this over on its official Twitter account earlier today. "Heads up to folks in Australia / New Zealand - Katana ZERO has a...
Launch sales smash Super Mario Odyssey
Since its release, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has broken records around the globe. In Australia and New Zealand, it's no different. The company's biggest crossover in history has now officially become the fastest-selling home console Nintendo game ever released within the two countries - surpassing existing...
An unprecedented tie
Nintendo has revealed the Nintendo Labo contest winners for Australia and New Zealand. Three entrants won, and due to the exceptionally high quality of the finalists in the teens/adult category, there was an "unprecedented" first-place tie between the Toy-Con Marionette and the life-size Master Cycle Zero modelled on the bike...
Better late than never
Nintendo has confirmed via Facebook and Twitter that the series one Animal Crossing amiibo Cards Collectors Album will be making its way across to Australia and New Zealand very soon. Since the launch of Animal Crossing: Happ
Better late than never
The [email protected] Wii U eShop promotion arrived in North America and Europe last month, but was noticeably absent in Australia and New Zealand on launch day due to local classification laws. Nintendo Australia released the following statement via Facebook explaining it was at the time working with developers to make the...
Sorry New Zealand
The [email protected] promotion may have arrived in North America and across Europe yesterday, but one area on the map which falls under the PAL region has been left behind due to local classification laws. Nintendo’s branch down under has revealed the nine game demos, including a 15 percent discount on the final releases, will need...
No pre-orders, one per customer & limited supply
At the end of last month Nintendo revealed the silver Mario amiibo figure would be available in Australia and New Zealand exclusively from EB Games from the 30th of May onward, with limited stock and strictly one per customer. It was also revealed the gold Mario amiibo figure would be exclusive to...
Better late than never
Level 5’s Inazuma Eleven game series has shipped more than 7 million copies worldwide since kick-off in 2008. Last year the latest localised entry in the series arrived on the 3DS in Europe as a dual release part of the second trilogy. With football steadily on the rise in the land of the Socceroos and All Whites, it’s...
Next two waves also dated
Following the recent US news, Nintendo has today announced the gold and silver Super Mario edition amiibo figures will be arriving soon in Australia and New Zealand. The silver amiibo will be available exclusively from EB Games from the 30th of May and is able to be pre-ordered from the EB Games website right now. With...
Available at EB Games & JB Hi-Fi in limited stock from 21st May onwards
Nintendo is always looking to improve 3DS system sales and one of the best ways to achieve this is by enticing potential new owners with fancy themed bundles. Following on from the recently announced Splatoon Wii U bundle, Nintendo Australia will be offering a
A special long weekend event
Australian and New Zealand Pokémon fans are in for a treat from 6th – 8th June, with Nintendo announcing the 2015 Pokémon Video Game and Pokémon Trading Card Game National Championships will be coming together for the first time at the Melbourne Park Function Centre over a three-day long weekend event. As players...
Championship Points and Premier Challenge tournaments are a game changer
Pokémon fans located in Australia and New Zealand will once again have the opportunity to compete in the Pokémon Video Game Championship Series this year with Nintendo Australia announcing the official 2015 season featuring the latest entries in the series, Pokémon Omega...
More New Nintendo 3DS cover plates also on the way
Following on from the replenishment of amiibo supplies locally last month, Nintendo has today locked in the Australian and New Zealand release of the fourth Super Smash Bros. amiibo wave for 25th April, which aligns with the national commemorative occasion, Anzac Day. This could prove a problem...
Some figurines will be sourced from other regions
The sheer demand for Nintendo’s amiibo figurines has been unprecedented since they were released in stores late last year. Being able to provide an array of unique gaming experiences across multiple titles including Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Mario Kart 8, and Hyrule Warriors, the 29 currently...
“Thank you for your ongoing support”
The discontinuation of Club Nintendo isn’t specific to just any region; it’s an international shutdown of the long-running rewards programme. With this in consideration, Nintendo Australia has today issued an email to local fans down under thanking them for their ongoing support over the years, and...
X & Y also become the highest selling Pokémon games locally
The impressive sales figures for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire continue, with Nintendo Australia today announcing the latest entries in the long-running franchise experienced the biggest ever launch for a Nintendo title within Australia and New Zealand. With combined sales...
Following on from the September announcement of a Super Smash Bros. club for Canada, Nintendo has today revealed fans in Australia and New Zealand will soon be able to experience their very own Super Smash Club. Nintendo Australia delivered the news earlier via its Fac
A reasonable sum
Game, technology, and software pricing may not be such of an issue in certain parts of the world, but in Australia and New Zealand it is the complete opposite. Pricing is so expensive, in fact, that the Australian Government is currently looking into how to solve the problem. With that in mind, this news will come as a relief to...
Mario & Luigi Premium Pack also on the way Down Under
Australia and New Zealand may have missed out on the limited edition Zelda-themed Wii U bundle, but that doesn’t mean all hope is lost. Nintendo Australia has today announced it will bulk up its Wii U offerings with two new value packs - just in time for the holiday period. Consumers who...
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..
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...
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..
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...
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