Nindies @ Home

The Nindies@Home 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 to be officially classified by the local board first before the promotion can go ahead in both Australia and New Zealand.

Nintendo Australia released the following statement via Facebook explaining it is currently working with developers to make it happen:

The Nindies@Home programme has been announced by Nintendo in North America and Europe, where fans can access free preview versions of nine Nindie games from Nintendo eShop for Wii U for a limited time.

Down Under, unlike America and Europe, game demos need to be officially classified before their release, therefore in this region we require more time for these titles to be made available.

We are currently working with the developers to make it happen in Australia and New Zealand.

We thank you for being patient. Please stay tuned for further

At this stage there is no guarantee Australia and New Zealand will receive the Nindies@Home promotion. On a more positive note, it is refreshing to see the company directly acknowledging matters rather than keeping local fans in the dark.

If you live in either Australia or New Zealand, let us know in the comments how you feel about all of this. If you live elsewhere, tell us how much fun you’ve been having with the nine demo games that are a part of the Nindies promotion.