Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version video games hit Australian stores in March 2011 and within one week sales combined sales exceeded 77,000* units - smashing all previous records for week one sales of a Nintendo game in Australia. To date, combined sales are now at more than 251,000 units.** Coming off the record-breaking popularity of these games Nintendo Australia announces today that two new Pokémon titles, Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2, are coming to Australia and New Zealand Spring 2012. Fans can anticipate plenty of new surprises when the games launch later this year.
Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 will be available for the Nintendo DS family of systems. The games can also be played on Nintendo 3DS in 2D. More game details will be announced throughout the year.
The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing, marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children's entertainment properties in the world. For more information, visit www.Pokémon.com.
The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii home console, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo has sold more than 3.9 billion video games and more than 620 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DSi XL, as well as the Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, Super NES, Nintendo 64 and Nintendo GameCube systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of Europe, based in Grossostheim, Germany, was established in 1990 and serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in Europe.
* Sales data collected by Nintendo from retail partner reporting
** Sales data collected by The NPD Group Australia
Mar 15, 2012 / News
Available now on your Nintendo 3DS, via Nintendo Video, is the first of six Kid Icarus anime videos. Produced by three top studios, Production I.G, Studio 4°C and Shaft Inc., the 3D animations will be presented in six clips on a weekly basis.
Thanatos Rising features the angel Pit and his battle against Medusa's minions.
Medusa's Revenge tells the tale of Medusa, the Goddess of the Underworld, and her rivalry with Palutena, which stretches from far into Pit's past right up to the present day.
Palutena's Revolting Dinner centres around the Goddess Palutena and her attempts to deal with a great catastrophe in her Skyworld home.
Don't miss these exciting 3D adventures set in the world of the game - Kid Icarus: Uprising. Stay tuned to Nintendo video as new content is released regularly.
About Nintendo Video:
Nintendo Video allows you to receive assorted kinds of exciting 3D video content via SpotPass without lifting a finger! With a broad range of 2D and 3D videos available, such as movie trailers, sports clips, music videos, cartoons and more, there is sure to be content to appeal to everyone.
When you have access to a wireless Internet connection, you will automatically receive videos which will be saved for a limited time on your Nintendo 3DS system. You can watch the videos repeatedly, until they are replaced by new content.
Mar 15, 2012 / News
Pandora's Tower is the latest action-packed RPG to come from Nintendo and will be available exclusively on Wii from 12th April 2012. With real-time combat, motion controls, multiple endings and a unique relationship system, Pandora's Tower offers a unique experience and an epic story that will keep you engrossed for hours.
In Pandora's Tower you take on the role of Aeron, a soldier, as he battles to save his beloved friend Elena from a mysterious curse that is gradually transforming her into a demonic creature. Only by battling through the towers of a nearby fortress can Aeron save her from her gruesome fate. Using his sword and the magical Oraclos Chain, Aeron must defeat the creatures that lurk there and harvest their meat to feed to Elena. Only by eating all of the "master flesh", harvested from the largest monsters within each tower, will Elena be fully cured of the curse and free from its monstrous grip.
By returning to Elena to feed her meat from the smaller monsters, you can slow down the transformation - but only temporarily. You will need to carefully judge when it is best to return to her, as not coming back in time could lead to Elena's permanent transformation into a demonic beast.
Multiple possible endings and a New Game+ mode means that Pandora's Tower has great replay value and by mastering the unique relationship system you can change Aeron and Elena's fate. You must not only decide when to return to Elena to stem the tide of her curse, but also what items to give to her. After spending time speaking to her you will become more familiar with her plight and leaving her to continue your quest may become more difficult. Taking the time to build a bond with Elena could even change the ultimate ending of the story.
While exploring the labyrinthine towers you'll come across a wide variety of items. Mavda, a mysterious travelling merchant who can upgrade your weapons, can create special new items by combining two or more items that you have found on your journey. The items that you have discovered while exploring the towers can be given to Elena as gifts to strengthen your bond or be used to help you on your quest to battle the 13 masters - the choice is yours.
Pandora's Tower features an epic storyline with multiple endings affected by the decisions you make. Explore 13 challenging towers on a mission to save your friend, set to a powerful soundtrack consisting of some of the most popular classical music in the world, including composers such as Verdi and Tchaikovsky. Every decision you make will affect your ultimate success. The choice is yours.
Pandora's Tower launches exclusively for Wii on 12th April 2012.
Mar 13, 2012 / News
Add the Legendary Pokémon Reshiram or Zekrom to your game with a special distribution event beginning on March 10th and ending April 8th via the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service*! The Pokémon that you'll receive into your copy of Pokémon Black Version or Pokémon White Version will be the Pokémon that is not available in that version during normal gameplay. So, you'll receive Reshiram into your Pokémon White Version game and Zekrom into your Pokémon Black Version game.
These Legendary Pokémon are Level 100, and have moves that make them extremely powerful in battle. Plus, you'll know they are special Pokémon because they come in a Cherish Ball and are adorned with a Wish Ribbon.
The opportunity to get these Legendary Pokémon won't be around long, so don't miss your chance to get Reshiram or Zekrom for your game!
*Wireless broadband access required for online features. For more information visit the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection website
How to get Reshiram or Zekrom via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection distribution
To get Reshiram or Zekrom, you need:
To receive one of the Legendary Pokémon in your copy of Pokémon Black Version or Pokémon White Version
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