Nintendo announces that Kirby's Epic Yarn(TM) will be available on Wii(TM) from 24 February 2011. Play as the lovable Kirby(TM) in a world where everything is made of yarn and fabric in this delightful platform game that is suitable for all ages. Join Kirby on his biggest, woolliest adventure yet!
Everything in Kirby's Epic Yarn is styled to reflect the game's inventive textile theme, from its charming environments and devious enemies to Kirby himself. Players can tug on zippers, swing on buttons and pull on stray threads to reveal hidden areas. A new yarn whip allows Kirby to disarm and unravel his foes or roll them up into balls of yarn that can be lobbed at obstacles.
Kirby can transform into amazing new forms of all shapes and sizes. As you dodge obstacles and clear levels, you'll be able to transform Kirby into new forms such as Car Kirby, 2-Ton Kirby and Parachute Kirby. Special level-specific transformations include Tank Kirby, Surfboard Kirby and Spaceship Kirby! All of this makes Kirby's Epic Yarn a unique action platform game - and one that can be enjoyed by everyone in the family, too!
In Kirby's Epic Yarn, a powerful sorcerer named Yin-Yarn transports Kirby to a realm called Patch Land. Along with the fearless Prince Fluff, Kirby must recover strands of magic yarn that will help keep this wondrous cloth-based kingdom from coming completely unravelled.
Kirby's Epic Yarn contains a two player mode as well! Choose to play as Kirby or Prince Fluff when you play with a friend or family member on your quest to weave Kirby's patchwork land back together.
Unravel the fun with Kirby's Epic Yarn on Wii.
Kirby's Epic Yarn SRP AU $99.95 / SRP NZ $129.00*
*Based on currency conversion rates as at 27 January 2011
Jan 27, 2011 / News
The 2011 Wii Sports Tennis Tournament took place on Sunday, 23rd January at The Nintendo Experience, EB Games Swanston St. The tournament attracted over 60 excited Wii Sports competitors, who battled it out throughout the day for the major prize. The lucky winner of the 12 and under competition took home a Nintendo DSi XL and a Nintendo DS game, while the winner of the 13 and over competition walked away with a Nintendo DSi XL and two tickets to the 2011 Australian Open.
Lachlan (Left) and Joseph (Right) celebrate their respective wins with Mario.
Mario Sports Mix on Wii was also popular, giving fans the chance to play volleyball, hockey, basketball and dodgeball with Mario and friends before the rest of the country.
Jan 25, 2011 / News
New Legendary Pokémon, new heroes, a surprising new region, plus new ways for players to have fun and communicate locally are just a few of the innovative and exciting gameplay features offered by Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version, which launches in Australia and New Zealand 10 March 2011, on Nintendo DS.
Redefining the Pokémon series, Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version offers fans and newcomers alike a completely new adventure to discover and enjoy. For the first time ever in the series, the two games feature their own individual areas to explore. Set in the Unova region, which is located far away from the Kanto and Johto regions that Pokémon fans will be familiar with, both games also feature all new action-packed locations, such as the bustling urban environment of Castelia City.
Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version also marks the first time in the Pokémon series that the seasons will change in the game world. The result sees specific Pokémon appearing more frequently during particular seasons and also changing in colour or form. Furthermore, players can only access some areas during a specific season.
As if that wasn't enough, players will also encounter more than 150 never-seen-before Pokémon, some of which can only be caught in each version of the game - two of these Legendary Pokémon are Reshiram and Zekrom.
Reshiram can engulf its surroundings in flames and it is rumoured the heat from the flames can cause the very atmosphere to move, while Zekrom can produce electricity from within its own body, fly and disappear inside thunderclouds! Reshiram can only be caught in Pokémon Black Version whilst Zekrom can only be caught in Pokémon White Version. At the start of the game, players can choose between new, older boy and girl Trainers, as well as from three new starter Pokémon - a Grass-type Pokémon, Snivy, a Fire-type Pokémon, Tepig or, a Water-type Pokémon, Oshawott - before departing on their adventure with two childhood friends.
In Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version the player is tasked with completing two quests. One is to complete the Unova Pokédex by finding and catching every Pokémon in the region - however, in order to fully complete the Unova Pokédex, players will need to trade Pokémon between both versions. The other is to become the Pokémon League Champion by battling with wild Pokémon and other Trainers in the region. Players will train their Pokémon with the ultimate goal of taking on the Elite Four and the Unova Champion! Thanks to some all new connectivity features you will be able to hone your fighting skills via the Random Matchup mode, using the Nintendo Wi-Fi connection.
Jan 13, 2011 / News
To celebrate the release of Mario Sports Mix on Wii and Nintendo's involvement with the 2011 Australian Open, Nintendo invites everyone to come along and play Mario Sports Mix before release, and to participate in the 2011 Wii Sports Tennis Tournament.
Mario himself will be making special appearances throughout the day, and there will be plenty of give-aways, as well as some fantastic prizes for the winners of the tournament.
Mario Sports Mix will arrive on Wii from 27 January 2011, with four sports for the whole family to enjoy! Players can jump into games of hockey, basketball, volleyball or dodgeball, all with that special Mario twist. Mario Sports Mix will be playable during the hours of the tournament, giving fans the chance to enjoy the game before it's release.
You'll also have the chance to show off your Wii Tennis skills in the 2011 Wii Sports Tennis Tournament.
There will be two separate tournaments - One for those aged 12 and under, and one for those aged 13 and over. Anyone can play, so come along and have some fun!
Tournaments will be run in knock-out elimination style, with game length decided on the day (either best of five or best of three). Semi finals and Grand Finals will be best of five.
- 12 and under: Nintendo DSi XL and 1 x Nintendo DS Game
- 13 and over: Nintendo DSi XL and 2 x Centre Court Semi-Final Tickets to the 2010 Australian Open
- Sunday, January 23rd
- 11am - 12pm: Tournament Registration and Practice
- 12pm - 3pm: 2011 Wii Sports Tennis Tournament
EB Games Swanston Street
67 Swanston Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Tel. 03 96543395
If you find yourself unable to attend on the day, make some time to drop into the Wii Jungle or the Nintendo DS Puzzle Zone to test your skills at the 2011 Australian Open.
Jan 4, 2011 / News
Nintendo announces Mario Sports Mix will arrive on Wii from 27 January 2011, with four sports for the whole family to enjoy!
Mario has a long history as a sports fan. Throughout his storied career he has pursued an interest in golf, tennis, baseball and go-karting, to name just a few. Now Mario's tackling four different sports at the same time, all of them included on one disc for Wii. Mario Sports Mix lets players jump into games of hockey, basketball, volleyball or dodgeball.
Mario Sports Mix presents these four familiar sports - but with a Mario twist. Players can choose from a variety of playable Mushroom Kingdom characters and can even challenge Mario and friends directly by playing as their own Mii characters. Each game contains a number of Mushroom Kingdom power-ups that can turn the tide of a game in an instant, such as banana peels, green shells and even mini mushrooms. In over-the-top Mario sports fashion, each character can unleash his or her unique special move that ranges from Mario's fire dunk in basketball, to Yoshi's rainbow attack in dodgeball.
Players can also hold their matches in a number of interesting venues. For example, the Wario Factory has conveyor belts that affect how the players move on the court, while in Peach's Castle, fountains go up and down to block certain areas of the net in Volleyball.
Up to four friends who are in the same room can join in the fun, while up to four players can compete online via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. Players can play online against friends with whom they have traded friend codes, or anonymously against other opponents.
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