Following the recently announced price and date information, Wii U will be playable to the public for the first time at EB Games Expo 2012, October 5th- 7th at Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park.
"We are incredibly excited to be able to showcase Nintendo's innovative new Wii U game console to Australian consumers at this year's EB Games Expo," said Steve Wilson, Managing Director of EB Games Australia and New Zealand. "EB Games Expo will be the first time gamers in Australia get to go hands on with Wii U".
Nintendo Australia recently announced Wii U will launch across Australia and New Zealand on 30th November 2012 with the Wii U Basic Pack launching at the SRP AU $349.95, featuring a Wii U console with 8GB internal storage and a Wii U GamePad, both in white. While the Wii U Premium Pack launches at the SRP AU $429.95 and contains a black Wii U console and Wii U GamePad, with 32GB of internal storage providing more space for downloadable digital content. The Premium Pack also contains a stand for the Wii U GamePad and console, a charging cradle for the Wii U GamePad, a sensor bar and the Nintendo Land software. Both packs also feature an HDMI cable and AC adapters for console and Wii U GamePad.
Wii U, is an HD console that offers more choice and variety of gameplay than ever before. With brand new gaming experiences enabled by the innovative Wii U GamePad controller, up to five players* can jump into the fun, with up to four people using Wii Remote controllers and one on the Wii U GamePad. The Wii U GamePad offers an integrated second screen and can also be used independently of the TV set with certain software.
Australian gamers will be able to play a variety of the titles available at launch, including Nintendo Land, New Super Mario Bros. U and ZombiU.
For a full list of titles available to play during EB Games Expo, please see below:
For further details:
Nintendo Australia YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/nintendoau
* Up to 5 Player play is dependent upon the capability of the software