Nintendo announces that effective 12 August, Nintendo 3DS will be available for only SRP AU$249.95*. Previously Nintendo 3DS was SRP AU $349.95.
Nintendo Australia plan to offer an exclusive Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Program to consumers who have purchased the Nintendo 3DS at the original launch price. The program will enable those Nintendo 3DS owners to download 10 NES games and 10 Game Boy and Game Boy Advance games for free from the Nintendo eShop.
These free games are available to anyone who owns a Nintendo 3DS system and uses a wireless broadband Internet signal to connect to the Nintendo eShop at least once before the price drop on 12 August. These users will automatically be registered in the Nintendo 3DS Ambassador program. The program contains two elements:
1. Starting 1 September, Nintendo 3DS Ambassadors will be able to download 10 NES Virtual Console games at no charge and before they are available in the Nintendo eShop to the general public. These games, including Super Mario Bros., Donkey Kong Jr., Balloon Fight, Ice Climber and The Legend of Zelda, are slated to become paid downloadable games, but Ambassadors get them early for free. Once the paid versions of the games are posted to the Nintendo eShop later in the year, the updated versions will be available to Ambassadors for download at no cost.
2. By the end of 2011, Nintendo will provide Ambassadors with 10 Game Boy Advance Virtual Console games. These include games like Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3, Mario Kart: Super Circuit, Metroid Fusion, WarioWare Inc.: Minigame Mania and Mario vs. Donkey Kong. These games will be available exclusively to Ambassadors, and Nintendo currently has no plans to make these 10 games available to the general public on the Nintendo 3DS in the future.
Nintendo 3DS offers 3D gaming without the need for special glasses and is available in two colours, Aqua Blue and Cosmos Black.
*All prices quoted are Suggested Retail Price (SRP) in Australian dollars
New Zealand price for Nintendo 3DS from 12 August will be SRP NZ $343.99
Jul 15, 2011 / News
Nintendo announces that Star Fox 64 3D will be available exclusively for Nintendo 3DS on 15 September 2011.
Star Fox 64 3D invites players to take on the role of legendary Fox McCloud as they lead a fearless squadron of fighters in fierce aerial combat to battle the evil forces of Andross and save the galaxy from destruction. The rich 3D visuals provide a remarkable sense of depth, distance and position as players dodge meteors and blast enemy fighters out of the sky.
A complete graphical update brings a Nintendo classic into the era of portable 3D fun. The game makes effective use of the Nintendo 3DS system's dual screens: The top screen features 3D aerial combat, while the bottom screen displays characters and dialogue.
A new multiplayer option lets up to four players engage in fierce aerial combat via a local wireless connection (using four systems and one game card via DS Download Play). The multiplayer mode also includes new power-ups and special weapons. Players can use the Nintendo 3DS system's inner camera to display a live video feed of competitors' faces as they battle, bringing a new level of fun and personalisation to the multiplayer experience.
For further information visit the official Star Fox 64 3D gamesite
Star Fox 64 3D SRP AU $69.95 and SRP NZ $99.00*
*Based on currency conversion rates as at 15 July 2011
Jul 14, 2011 / News
Nintendo 3DS owners can now download* the new Nintendo Video application from Nintendo eShop, providing access to a range of new and exclusive 2D and 3D video content on their Nintendo 3DS system.
The Nintendo Video application allows you to view specially selected 2D and 3D video content, including comedy clips, cartoons and music videos to name a few, and all automatically received via SpotPass when a wireless Internet connection is available.
Initial Nintendo Video content which will be available through SpotPass will include selected episodes of Oscar's Oasis - the charming cartoon TV series produced by TeamTO & TUBA, which has been broadcast across Europe, will become available to view for the first time in full 3D on your Nintendo 3DS system.
3D specialist D4D has also produced an array of exclusive 3D episodes of Magic Tricks for your Nintendo 3DS. Be entertained and stunned viewing classic card tricks and optical illusions in 3D, in the palm of your hand.
The 2D and 3D content will not stop there; in the near future Nintendo Video will be bringing you a host of additional content, including movie trailers, classical music concerts, children's animations plus much more content, all in full 3D.
For more information on Nintendo 3DS and SpotPass, visit the official Nintendo 3DS website.
*Broadband internet connection required. Internet usage charges may apply. Consult with your ISP
Jul 7, 2011 / News
Congratulations to the lucky winners of our Mario Kart Party Competition!
Trishan Don Bernard
Jul 4, 2011 / News
On Sunday, 26 June, the five winners of the Mario Kart Wii Scorecard Competition each enjoyed an exclusive Gold Class Cinema Session for 30 guests where they were treated to Mario Kart Wii on the big screen with their family and friends before relaxing to watch a movie. Competition Entrants were required to send in a creative photo after completing the Mario Kart Wii Scorecard, which is still available to download. It's perfect for organising a weekly family challenge, or for keeping tabs on whose lap times are the fastest! Stick it on the fridge and start racing. Remember, practise makes perfect!
Congratulations to the winners listed below, and all of the creative entries that poured in from around the country.
VIC - The Arandt Family
NSW - The Wilson Family
QLD - The Fry Family
SA - Danielle and Phoebe Borella
WA - Jayden and Bailey Wilson
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