On Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo eShop offers games, applications, trailers and more - all available for instant download. Nintendo eShop opened its doors in June last year, and to celebrate over one year in business, we're giving you the opportunity to get some of the best-selling Nintendo eShop titles of the first year at discounted prices!
There'll be a selection of ten great games available at 20% off, from beloved vintage Nintendo titles to new classics:
From June 22nd until June 28th, the following games will be available at a discount:
From June 28th until July 5th, these titles will be reduced:
These deals won't last forever, so grab yourself a bargain before they go, and raise a smile for Nintendo eShop's first anniversary!
To see our latest games in the spotlight, find out more about our digital store, and view helpful tutorials, visit our dedicated Nintendo eShop page.
Jun 22, 2012 / News
Larger Version of Nintendo 3DS System Launches for $249.95* srp on August 23rd in Australia and New Zealand
A big year for the Nintendo 3DS system is about to get even bigger. In a Nintendo Direct video on June 22nd, Nintendo revealed plans to launch Nintendo 3DS XL, a new version of Nintendo 3DS with 90 percent larger screens. When it becomes available in Australia and New Zealand on August 23rd at the suggested retail price of $249.95*, the new system will create even more immersive entertainment experiences for users, delivering a wealth of games and video content that can be enjoyed on the go.
Nintendo 3DS XL features an updated form factor and will be available in Silver + Black, Red + Black, and Blue + Black. The new system's battery life outperforms that of the original Nintendo 3DS, and it comes bundled with a 4GB SD card, which owners can use to store content such as downloadable games and videos from the Nintendo eShop. With upcoming titles such as New Super Mario Bros. 2 (launching 18th August) being available as digital downloads as well as boxed retail games, you will be glad of the extra space.
Nintendo 3DS XL launches on 23rd August alongside New Art Academy, a new entry in the Art Academy series. The larger screens of Nintendo 3DS XL mean users will have even more room to unleash their creativity while enjoying art lessons that teach real-world drawing and painting techniques.
*All prices quoted are Suggested Retail Price (SRP) in Australian dollars
Jun 22, 2012 / News
As the days grow cold and wet, give the Winter blues the flick this School Holidays by heading down to The Nintendo Experience, 67 Swanston St, Melbourne.
With something for everyone, check out the free events listed below to see what takes your fancy, or pop into the store any time to take part in the colouring competition!
There's loads more activities happening at The Nintendo Experience these school holidays, so please check with the store for more details.
Super Mario Spectacular
When: Saturday 30th June, 10am - 4pm
Cosplay competition at 2pm
With New Super Mario Bros. 2 and New Super Mario Bros. U on the horizon, it's time to celebrate and brush up on a few Mario classics with a fun-filled day for the whole family. After receiving your special lanyard, take a tour through some Mario classics, old and new, on your way to receiving a special showbag* with plenty of goodies inside.
Show your true colours and take part in the Mario Cosplay Competition, where the best will walk away with games and trophies!
*Showbags are limited to the first 200 to finish their tour.
Mario Tennis Open Tournament
When: Wednesday 4th July, 10am - 4pm
Registration closes Midday
Mario recently smashed his way onto Nintendo 3DS in Mario Tennis Open, with all new ways to play and enjoy tennis with Mario and friends.
This tournament is sure to serve up an afternoon of fun with a single elimination tournament with prizes and trophies for the top 3 placed players!
With special lanyards for all who attend on the day and the chance to play a range of classic tennis games on Wii, this day is sure to ace its way through a rainy Wednesday.
Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version Battle Tournament
When: Sunday 15th July, 10am - 4pm
Registration closes Midday
Brush up on your Pokémon skills ahead of the release of Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 later in the year at the latest battle competition to hit The Nintendo Experience in Melbourne. Train up your favourite Pokémon and put them to the test in this single-elimination, double-battle format competition. Full rules will be available in store on the day.
With prizes and trophies up for grabs, each competitor will also receive a special lanyard for competing. What better way to prepare for a big year of Pokémon ahead?
Jun 21, 2012 / News
Looking forward to new info, trailers and other news about the latest games - as well as titles coming up on the horizon - for Nintendo 3DS? Then look no further than the next edition of Nintendo Direct this Friday, June 22nd at 2pm AEST.
The European Nintendo Direct of June 22nd will be hosted by Satoru Shibata, President of Nintendo of Europe. The live broadcast will contain European details but stay tuned to nintendo.com.au for local Australian and New Zealand news.
Later you'll also be able to watch some of the videos on Nintendo eShop.
We hope you look forward to finding out more about the latest Nintendo updates & game news. Enjoy the show!
Jun 14, 2012 / Members: News
Following on from all the new information released at E3 last week, Nintendo Australia can confirm New Super Mario Bros. 2 will release on the 18th August in Australia and New Zealand, exclusively for Nintendo 3DS. New Super Mario Bros. 2 will be the first title to release in-store and digitally, providing consumers the option to either purchase the game at retail stores or download the entire game directly from Nintendo eShop and participating retail partners.
In New Super Mario Bros. 2, Bowser has once again kidnapped Princess Peach, but this time, Mario has a new objective. The Mushroom Kingdom is bursting with more gold coins than ever before and it's up to players to collect as many coins as possible throughout their adventure. Every level is filled with golden opportunities, such as gold rings that turn enemies into valuable gold versions and a Gold Flower that gives Mario the ability to turn almost anything in his path into coins. The game records all the coins players collect throughout the game, so completing a level is only part of the fun!
Also, New Super Mario Bros. 2 is an all-new side-scrolling adventure game featuring Mario and Luigi! Two players who each own the game will have the option to play the entire game in two-player multi-player mode using local wireless. Coin Rush Mode allows players to collect as many coins as possible and challenge friends to beat their record via StreetPass.
Jun 12, 2012 / News
Nintendo announces Heroes of Ruin to launch on the 21st June 2012 in Australia and New Zealand, exclusively for Nintendo 3DS. Heroes of Ruin is a brand new adventure game created specifically for Nintendo 3DS, pushing social and online interaction to the forefront of gameplay through innovative use of the Nintendo 3DS hardware.
Heroes can choose to take the battle to the next level by connecting locally or over the internet to fight alongside their friends in cooperative multiplayer. Players can trade rare and powerful items through an in-game shop which has an inventory updated through StreetPass. Connect your Nintendo 3DS console online to download fresh daily challenges which allow you to earn rewards as you play.
The game challenges players to carve their own adventure as a Gunslinger, Alchitect, Vindicator or Savage, create and customise characters and battle an array of fearsome and dangerous creatures through an environment with routes that change with every play.
To view the latest 3D trailer from Tim Schwalk, producer of Heroes of Ruin at n-space, introducing the multiplayer aspects visit Nintendo eShop.
Jun 7, 2012 / News
Nintendo revealed a massive line-up of first- and third-party video games for its upcoming Wii U home console on June 5 at the E3 expo in LA, including new games in the Super Mario Bros., Pikmin, Wii Fit, Batman: Arkham City, Scribblenauts, Assassin's Creed and Just Dance franchises.
All announcements made are global, please keep checking nintendo.com.au for Australian and New Zealand specific info!
The Wii U console launches this holiday season and introduces the Wii U GamePad, a controller with a 6.2-inch touch screen that redefines how people interact with their games, their entertainment and one another. Video game publishers from around the world, including Ubisoft, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Electronic Arts, SEGA, THQ and NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc. are demonstrating how their biggest franchises are being reimagined for Wii U.
In addition to the wide array of established brands shown during the Nintendo All-Access Presentation @ E3 2012, Nintendo also revealed new games like Nintendo Land, a Wii U game set in a virtual theme park with a dozen attractions inspired by fan-favourite Nintendo franchises such as The Legend of Zelda and Donkey Kong. Just as the motion-controlled games in Wii Sports helped players discover the fun of the Wii console, Nintendo Land brings the promise of the GamePad to life with a range of single-player and multiplayer experiences.
Nintendo Land introduces the entirely new dynamic of asymmetric gameplay, where the images being displayed on the GamePad are entirely different than what is seen on the TV. Giving the player with the GamePad different information, viewpoints, advantages and objectives creates completely new cooperative and competitive opportunities, and enables novice and advanced players to enjoy games together while not being forced to play above or below their skill level.
"The GamePad doesn't just introduce a new type of gameplay, it redefines an entire dynamic. With asymmetric gameplay, multiple experiences are possible in the same game at the same time. That's transformative," said Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime. "While games are the focus of this year's E3, the Wii U story also includes the enhanced social connections and integrated entertainment experiences created by the GamePad. We're providing a glimpse of that with the introduction of Miiverse and by revealing partnerships with some of the biggest content providers on the planet."
Mario will leap onto Wii U in New Super Mario Bros. U, a new side-scrolling adventure that introduces new transformations for Mario and the ability for players to play as their Mii characters. The game also introduces the new Boost Mode, which can be used to add blocks, to help players avoid enemies, enable Mario to discover secrets or allow multiple players working together to perform a speed run in record time.
Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto, the creator of a number of original and popular Nintendo franchises, joined the Nintendo All-Access Presentation @ E3 2012 to introduce Pikmin 3, the first original entry in the Pikmin franchise in nearly eight years. The game includes new challenges, new characters and mysterious new Pikmin types. The Wii U GamePad creates new player experiences for the real-time strategy franchise by reinventing the control scheme and challenging players in exciting new ways. Pikmin 3 also takes advantage of the HD capabilities of Wii U to more elaborately depict the rich natural landscapes, various creatures and the lovable Pikmin.
SiNG (working title) is a new interactive musical performance game for Wii U that gets everyone at the party involved in the music. With dozens of popular songs to choose from, everyone from novice singers and dancers to budding stars can join in on the fun. The main performer holds the GamePad while others in the room sing, dance and clap along with the music.
Wii Fit U is a new instalment in the Wii Fit series, a brand that has sold more than 40 million units worldwide. The game combines fun and fitness with new exercises and activities, and incorporates the GamePad in unique ways. It's compatible with the existing Wii Balance Board, and Wii Fit and Wii Fit Plus owners can transfer their existing workout data. Nintendo also revealed the Fit Meter, an advanced activity monitor that will be packaged with the game which enables users to track fitness activities throughout the day, and upload that data back into Wii Fit U.
In LEGO City: Undercover developed by TT Games and published by Nintendo, players assume the identity of Chase McCain, an undercover detective armed with clever disguises. As players run, drive and even fly through the city, they'll use the Wii U GamePad as a map, communicator and indispensable crime scanner. This is the first time that the LEGO City play sets have come to life on a gaming platform and it's exclusively on the Wii U console.
Also exclusive to the Wii U is a new franchise from Ubisoft called ZombiU, which puts players in the middle of London circa 2012 where an outbreak has infected the population, destroying their humanity and turning them into mindless monsters. Ubisoft will also bring the highly anticipated Assassin's Creed III to Wii U, as well as Just Dance 4, a new instalment in the Just Dance series.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment is supporting Wii U with Batman: Arkham City: Armoured Edition, an enhanced version of Batman: Arkham City, which includes new gameplay that makes distinct use of the unique features of the GamePad. The publisher will also introduce Scribblenauts Unlimited for Wii U, marking the first appearance of the imaginative Scribblenauts series on a home console.
Other Wii U games revealed during the Nintendo All-Access Presentation @ E3 2012 include Mass Effect 3 from Electronic Arts, Darksiders II from THQ, Aliens: Colonial Marines from SEGA, TANK! TANK! TANK! and TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 (working title) from NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.,Trine 2: Director's Cut from Frozenbyte and Rayman Legends, Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013, Sports Connection, Rabbids Land and Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth from Ubisoft.
Nintendo also revealed details about Miiverse, a new network communication system that lets gamers from around the world share experiences, discuss games and discover new content. Using their personalised Mii characters, players enter Miiverse and see games, applications or entertainment content that either they have interacted with recently, expressed interest in learning more about, or that their friends are using or discussing. From here they can challenge their friends to play together, ask a question about a difficult level, or discover new elements of their favourite games that they never knew existed. After a notable achievement or other share-worthy moment, players can pause their game or application and seamlessly post messages to the Miiverse community. Eventually Wii U owners will be able to join Miiverse from a Nintendo 3DS system, PC or any smartphone or Web-capable mobile device.
Nintendo also revealed details about its broader entertainment strategy and the impact that the GamePad will have on how we find, interact with and watch video content. The company is working with Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, and YouTube to bring video experiences to Wii U that will take advantage of the integrated second-screen experience.
In addition to the 6.2-inch touch screen and dual analogue sticks, the Wii U GamePad also includes traditional buttons for gaming and the ability to function as a TV remote. Users can change channels or adjust the sound, whether they are playing games or just watching TV. The GamePad is tied to the console and TV, providing a perfectly integrated experience, no matter how it's being used. Players can move games from the TV to the GamePad, and different players can enjoy different experiences in the same game, depending on which controller they opt to use.
The Nintendo All-Access Presentation @ E3 2012 also featured games for the portable Nintendo 3DS system, including Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, New Super Mario Bros. 2 and Paper Mario: Sticker Star. More information about these and other games will be announced during a separate hour long presentation at 11:00am EST on June 7th. Members of the public can watch the event online at http://e3.nintendo.com
A replay of the complete Nintendo All-Access Presentation @ E3 2012, a "virtual hands-on" video that gives consumers who can't attend E3 a taste of the Wii U experience and additional Wii U and game details will be online at http://e3.nintendo.com
Remember, all announcements made are global, please keep checking www.nintendo.com.au for Australian and New Zealand specific info!
Jun 3, 2012 / News
It's E3 time of year again and over the next week you can expect to hear about lots of exciting new games and features from Nintendo heading your way soon.
We'll be hosting our Nintendo E3 presentation on Tuesday June 6th AEST, live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, but in order to kick off with a bang, we have a very special Nintendo Direct Pre E3 presentation on Wii U hosted by Global President Satoru Iwata.
Make sure you tune in for a headstart on exclusive Wii U information, direct from Nintendo, on June 4th at 8am AEST at the Nintendo Direct pre E3 presentation website. Don't worry if you can't watch it at these times - the presentation will be available after the live broadcast to watch as and when you prefer!
Jun 1, 2012 / News
Updated AUG 1 2012
Nintendo Australia would like to congratulate the following winners of the recent "It's-a me! Mario! Nintendo 3DS Campaign". These winners have won a limited edition Mario-themed Nintendo 3DS console!
All winners have been notified by email.
Click here to see the list of winners.
Jun 1, 2012 / News
Nintendo's All-Access Programming to Be Shared on the Web, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter -
The 2012 E3 Expo is right around the corner, and fans from all over the world can look forward to accessing the latest Nintendo news right from the comfort of their homes. Nintendo will be using a mix of online and social platforms to provide a steady stream of breaking news and announcements during the video game industry's biggest annual trade show, taking place June 6-8 AEST at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Featured content will include the Nintendo All-Access Presentation @ E3 2012, which viewers can access online at: http://e3.nintendo.com on June 6 at 02:00am AEST (9 a.m.U.S.A Pacific time). Don't fancy staying up all night? Check back to http://e3.nintendo.com to watch the conference and find out the latest announcements. Fans also will enjoy easy access to news and updates from Nintendo on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter throughout the E3 Expo, including information about the Nintendo 3DS handheld system and the upcoming Wii U console.
All announcements made will be global, please keep checking nintendo.com.au for Australian and New Zealand specific info!
Fans can choose from the following convenient ways to experience Nintendo content during the E3 Expo:
o Twitter: Australian & New Zealand Twitter users can follow Nintendo @NintendoEurope to receive tweets directly from the show. Nintendo representatives will also be live-tweeting events such as the Nintendo All-Access Presentation @ E3 2012 on June 6. Remember to check back to nintendo.com.au for all Australian and New Zealand related news.
o Facebook: Facebook users can visit and Like the Nintendo page at http://www.facebook.com/nintendo to get regular updates from the E3 Expo and connect with other Nintendo fans. A special E3 Expo tab will make it simple to access E3 Expo content, including video clips and a Nintendo Instagram gallery. The Nintendo @ E3 Expo app will also allow users to stream the Nintendo All-A Remember to check back to nintendo.com.au for all Australian and New Zealand related news.ccess Presentation @ E3 2012 and other events on Facebook.
o YouTube: Nintendo will be posting video updates from the show on its YouTube Channels at: http://www.youtube.com/user/NintendoAU
The lineup of videos will include sneak peeks at upcoming hardware and software as well as interviews with game developers.
o Web: Fans can go online to visit the Nintendo All-Access @ E3 2012 website at http://e3.nintendo.com for in-depth information about new and upcoming games and hardware from Nintendo. The site will be optimised for smartphones, so people can keep up-to-date while on the go.
Presented annually by the Entertainment Software Association, the E3 Expo attracts video game professionals, journalists, analysts and business partners from around the globe. Additional information is available at http://www.e3expo.com
For more information about Nintendo, visit http://www.nintendo.com.au
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