May 30, 2012 / Stream: GS Updates
Full Mario Tennis Open gamesite launched with new videos, characters, courts, and details on "Yoshi Chase" to unlock secret Yoshi characters in the game.
Two new Pokémon titles for Nintendo 3DS are coming soon, complementing the upcoming launch of Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 for the Nintendo DS family of systems later this year. In addition to the new entries into the series, Pokédex 3D Pro and Pokémon Dream Radar will both release in Australia and New Zealand in Spring 2012, giving players new ways to capture and learn about their favourite Pokémon.
Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 bring players back to the Unova region two years after the events of Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version. Players who are familiar with Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version will immediately notice that the Unova region has transformed significantly in the new games. Embark on a brand new adventure starting in the new Aspertia City and discover what strange events are occurring and why the Unova region has changed two years after Team Plasma's defeat.
Players can also look forward to two new Legendary Pokémon, Black Kyurem and White Kyurem, which are featured on the games' packaging. These powerful Legendary Pokémon each boast new devastating Ice-type signature moves; Black Kyurem knows Freeze Shock and White Kyurem comes ready for battle with Ice Burn. Black Kyurem will be available exclusively in Pokémon Black Version 2, while White Kyurem will only be found in Pokémon White Version 2. Developed for the Nintendo DS family of systems, the games can also be played on the Nintendo 3DS system in 2D mode.
Pokémon Dream Radar lets players use several different features of the Nintendo 3DS system, including the Nintendo 3DS camera, motion control, and augmented reality technology by moving the Nintendo 3DS to discover hidden Pokémon. Shooting the Pokémon with beams allows players to catch them. Caught Pokémon from Pokémon Dream Radar can be transferred into Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2, helping players build their roster of Pokémon. Pokémon Dream Radar also includes some hard to get Pokémon, giving players even more incentive to catch them for their game. Pokémon Dream Radar will be available for purchase via download from the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS.
Pokédex 3D Pro is a fully enhanced and upgraded version of the original Pokédex 3D application that includes detailed information about the more than 600 Pokémon featured in the history of the Pokémon video game series. Pokédex 3D Pro will include in-depth sorting, comparison and ranking tools, as well as comprehensive details on what moves each Pokémon can learn and how it evolves. The application also includes extensive augmented reality capabilities, including the ability to take photos of Pokémon in the real world. With Pokédex 3D Pro, all Pokémon are unlocked from the start, allowing players to access a wealth of information that will be useful as they play through Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2. Pokédex 3D Pro will be available for purchase via download from the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS.
For more information about Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2, Pokédex 3D Pro and Pokémon Dream Radar, visit www.pokemon.com.
May 24, 2012 / News
A massive Yoshi hunt will soon take place in Australia and New Zealand to coincide with today's launch of Mario Tennis Open! The hunt, entitled The Yoshi Chase, will involve tracking down a number of different-coloured Yoshis, playable in Mario Tennis Open, through corresponding QR codes released over the coming weeks.
The Black Yoshi and White Yoshi will be the first to be released but there are many more in the pipeline so keep your eyes peeled.
The Black Yoshi will be distributed through EB Game stores and the White Yoshi through JB Hifi stores across Australia and New Zealand to coincide with the first weekend of Mario Tennis Open release. Get yourself into stores to hunt down these great exclusive characters!
Mario Tennis Open is packed full of Mario-themed arcade tennis action. Choose from singles or doubles matches, single player and multiplayer modes and a variety of special games such as Super Mario Tennis, Ring Shot and Galaxy Rally. With easy-to-pick-up-and-play gameplay and a range of modes to suit your mood, you will be serving up a storm before you know it.
May 15, 2012 / News
A creative new entry in the Pokémon family of video games delivers a new way for fans to enjoy this legendary series on the Nintendo DS family of systems. Pokémon Conquest, set to launch on the 21st June 2012, offers a fun new way to play Pokémon in a unique world called Ransei that is filled with adventure. Developed by TECMO KOEI GAMES Co., Ltd., the 2D game can also be played on the Nintendo 3DS system.
In Pokémon Conquest, players take on the role of a young Warlord who is linked with a Pokémon. Together, they must set out to recruit Warrior allies to strengthen their growing kingdom. Along their journey, players will encounter a variety of Pokémon, as well as Warriors and Warlords inspired by the Japanese feudal era. The game contains nearly 200 Pokémon, including many from the recent Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version games, which have sold more than 250 thousand* copies combined in Australia and New Zealand.
As the battlefield unfolds in Pokémon Conquest, players must choose the correct Pokémon type to inflict maximum damage on their opponents. In the turn-based skirmishes, players choose different tactics for intense six-on-six battles, and battle conditions can change on every turn, keeping players on their toes in anticipation of what will happen next.
Visit the official Pokémon Conquest game page for more information.
*Sales data collected by The NPD Group Australia
Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version video game players will get the Pokémon of their dreams, and give their opponents nightmares, when The Pokémon Company International kicks off a special character distribution event next month featuring the Mythical Dark-type Pokémon, Darkrai. The elusive Darkrai comes equipped with a special attack and special Ability that send opposing Pokémon into a frightful scenario when used together. Specific details about the special attack and special Ability will be revealed when the Darkrai character distribution begins May 9th.
Coinciding with the Darkrai character distribution is the retail release of the Pokémon TCG: Black & White--Dark Explorers expansion. This brand-new expansion features Darkrai-EX and an intimidating lineup of other Darkness-type Pokémon such as Zoroark, Umbreon, and Sableye that will knock your opponent's lights out! The Pokémon TCG: Black & White--Dark Explorers includes more powerful Pokémon-EX cards that inflict serious damage during battle, including Tornadus-EX, Kyogre-EX, Raikou-EX, and Groudon-EX.
Find out more about the Darkrai character distribution and view Pokémon TCG: Black & White--Dark Explorers cards at Pokemon.com this May!
To participate in the Darkrai character distribution event beginning May 9th via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service, players will need:
Prepare to hide behind your couch because Nintendo and TECMO KOEI GAMES are set to re-launch one of the scariest horror titles from the legendary Project Zero series this June exclusively for Wii. With all new motion gameplay features and innovative new two player modes, horror fans looking for interesting ways to get their scares need look no further than Project Zero 2: Wii Edition, launching 28th June 2012 in Australia and New Zealand.
Project Zero 2: Wii Edition is a remake of the classic survival horror game Project Zero II: Crimson Butterfly and sees you take on the role of Mio as she explores a mysterious cursed village with her twin sister Mayu. When Mayu follows a Crimson Butterfly deep into the woods, Mio has no choice but to follow when eventually they stumble across the seemingly abandoned village. Only by helping the girls to uncover the secrets of an ancient ritual and the abandoned village, now permanently shrouded in an eerie darkness, can you hope to escape it's grasp.
As you explore the dark and foreboding village it becomes apparent that you are not alone and the Twins are attacked by the ghosts of the former inhabitants. The spirits that haunt the village can once again only be defeated by using the Camera Obscura, a mythical weapon that allows you to interact with the spirit world. Whenever there is a ghost nearby you will see an indicator at the top of the screen showing how close it is to you; red indicates an evil spirit and blue that the spirit is good or non-offensive. Watch out because they could be behind you waiting to attack!
Project Zero 2: Wii Edition utilises the unique Wii motion controls allowing you to really feel as if you are in the haunted environment, your trusty flashlight is integral when exploring and moving the Wii Remote to explore every inch of the environment will allow you find hidden items and secrets. If you get too scared when reaching out to open doors or while picking up items, then you can release your grip or retract your hand by releasing the A Button. This new functionality can also be used to quickly avoid any ghostly presences which may prevent you from grasping items! So, be careful what you do, because you don't know what is lurking in the darkness and what you might find.
New to Project Zero 2: Wii Edition is the Haunted House mode, a real test of your courage that tries to scare you at every turn. The action is on rails and resembles an amusement park, 'haunted house' ride, by using your Wii Remote and Nunchuk you can move forward and look around your environment using the flashlight. You will be surprised at every corner with a series of increasingly scary situations and ghosts will appear randomly to make you jump.
To add to the fun a second player can join in and actually play against you, they will be able to control when the ghosts appear and also what sounds are emitted by the speaker in your Wii Remote. Their ultimate goal is to scare you so much with their unexpected scenes that you jump out of your seat.
To master the Camera Obscura and battle cursed spirits in the classic story mode and all new innovative Haunted House mode then look no further than Project Zero 2: Wii Edition when it launches on the 28th June 2012.
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