Limited Quantities of amiibo to be Restocked in Australia and New Zealand

Feb 18, 2015 / News

Launched in November last year, amiibo interactive figures have provided fresh gameplay experiences across multiple titles such as Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Mario Kart 8 and Hyrule Warriors. Fans can buy and collect amiibo to bring them closer to the games and characters they love, but with 29 amiibo in the Super Smash Bros. Collection already released, many amiibo have become hard to find in stores.

In the coming months, limited quantities of some amiibo figures will be replenished in stores, with some figures sourced from other regions that will feature non-AU/NZ packaging.

In addition to the replenishment of some amiibo, Nintendo’s foray into the toys-to-life category will expand on the 21st March when Super Mario Collection amiibo enter the fray, including new models of Mario, Luigi, Peach, Yoshi and Bowser, as well as the introduction of Toad. Crossover amiibo characters from the Super Smash Bros. and Super Mario Collections like Mario, Luigi and Bowser will have the same functionality in all compatible games for Wii U, as well as Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS – so players can choose which design they like best!

Joining the 29 amiibo already released in the Super Smash Bros. Collection – Robin, Lucina, Charizard, PAC-MAN, Ness and Wario are planned to be released in April.
 

 

 

 


 

Cancellation of Nintendo TVii service in some regions.

Feb 13, 2015 / News

In 2012, the Nintendo TVii application was announced as coming to Wii U in some regions. Due to the extremely complex nature of localising multiple television services across a diverse range of countries with varied licensing systems, the decision has been made not to launch the Nintendo TVii service in regions such as Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Nintendo will always strive to develop a range of entertaining experiences for all our users to enjoy, and with this in mind, the Nintendo Anime Channel – a new video-on-demand service on Nintendo 3DS which offers users the chance to stream anime series from the likes of Pokémon and Kirby – launches 14th February. New content will be added regularly on Nintendo Anime Channel and access to this service is granted simply by downloading a free application from Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS.


 

IRONFALL INVASION RELEASING 14th FEBRUARY ON NINTENDO eSHOP FOR NINTENDO 3DS WITH FREE CONTENT AVAILABLE FROM LAUNCH

Feb 11, 2015 / News

New action-shooter brings intense 60fps action, 6-player local and online multiplayer, and full single-player campaign

On 14th February, a three-year project by three talented indie developers is set to be unveiled exclusively on Nintendo eShop* for Nintendo 3DS, with IRONFALL Invasion bringing an energy-fuelled, 60 frames per second**, third-person action experience to handheld console owners. Best of all, some free content will be available from launch for players to try out the game.

At a time when Earth has been invaded by an alien horde, IRONFALL Invasion pits you in the military boots of a courageous resistance movement fighting to reclaim the planet from the clutches of the Dyxides. The action will take players across the globe, with intense battles raging across urban landscapes, underground laboratories, vast canyons, and even inside a volcano, with the constant need to find cover in the environments and keep an eye on your heart rate – if the latter exceeds 200, your fight is over.

For Nintendo 3DS system owners***, the touch screen is your key battle instrument, with the ability to aim at enemies using the stylus, while also enabling you to perform other actions like reloading weapons or dropping into cover. Meanwhile, for players with New Nintendo 3DS or New Nintendo 3DS XL hardware, the system’s C Stick allows for quick and precise aiming when targeting enemies in the heat of a stand-off.

There are two purchasable modes in IRONFALL Invasion – IRONFALL Invasion: Campaign and IRONFALL Invasion: Multiplayer.

- IRONFALL Invasion: Campaign features 11 action-packed single-player levels, as well as 78 additional challenges that are unlocked as you progress through your overall mission to liberate Earth.

- IRONFALL Invasion: Multiplayer allows for up to six players to face-off in local and online multiplayer scenarios, with 6 different arenas, classic modes from “3 vs. 3” to “free-for-all”, and even the ability to bet in-game credits, which are tied to a player’s XP and rank, on your chances of winning a match. On top of this, a Survivor mode gives you the chance to train solo and hone your skills against CPU-controlled opponents within a variety of time-based scenarios.

Downloadable from Nintendo eShop, fans can purchase either mode separately for AU$13.00/NZ$17.00 each, or the entire game for AU$26.00/NZ$34.00. Fans purchasing both modes separately will gain access to a new multiplayer weapon, the HR pistol, while those purchasing both modes together as one bundle will receive the HR pistol plus a Jukebox feature that allows you access to the game’s soundtrack. However, free content will be available to all players from launch, with the chance to sample the first level of IRONFALL Invasion: Campaign plus the local and online multiplayer features of IRONFALL Invasion: Multiplayer, including one multiplayer arena and a limited number of characters and weapons when compared to the purchasable mode.

Developed exclusively for Nintendo 3DS handheld systems by independent developer VD-DEV, prepare for intense 60 frames per second action and fluid gameplay that also maximises the unique features of New Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL when IRONFALL Invasion lands on Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS on 14th February.

To learn more about the game and the team of talented developers behind its release, a new developer interview feature with the team can be viewed at:

 

WATCH VIDEO

 

*Wireless broadband Internet connection required. The registration of Nintendo Network ID and acceptance of the network related terms and privacy policies required.
** Game runs in 60fps when 3D is turned off on a user’s system.
*** While not a requirement to play the game, IRONFALL Invasion is also fully compatible with the Circle Pad Pro accessory.


 

A BIG DAY LOOMS FOR NINTENDO 3DS THIS SATURDAY WITH NEW GAMES, LIMITED EDITION CONSOLES AND FREE THEMES

Feb 9, 2015 / News

 

Avalanche of new releases include The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D, Monster Hunter™ 4 Ultimate, Limited Edition New Nintendo 3DS XL systems, plus more!

 

10th February 2015 – At a time when the Nintendo 3DS family of systems has now sold over 50 million hardware units globally, two major software releases will headline a big day for Nintendo 3DS, with The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D and Capcom®‘s Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate set for release this Saturday. Both titles are playable on all Nintendo 3DS & 2DS systems, but feature added functionality when experienced on New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL, such as super-stable 3D and enhanced camera controls using the C Stick. Two limited edition New Nintendo 3DS XL consoles – one featuring artwork inspired by The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D, and the other by Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate - will also launch on Saturday to celebrate these highly-anticipated titles.

Meanwhile, exclusively on Nintendo eShop, IronFall: Invasion, an intense single-player and six-person local & online multiplayer action-shooter from three talented developers launches alongside familiar faces in Kirby Fighters Deluxe and Dedede’s Drum Dash Deluxe. In addition, a free video-on-demand streaming service named Nintendo Anime Channel becomes available for download from Nintendo eShop, with anime series from the likes of Kirby and Pokémon.

The full list of releases for Saturday 14th February in Australia and New Zealand:

  • The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D: The handheld remake of the beloved, dark and twisted Nintendo 64 game launches exclusively for Nintendo 3DS family of systems.
  • New Nintendo 3DS XL Majora's Mask 3D Edition: A limited edition New Nintendo 3DS XL system featuring artwork inspired by The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D.
  • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate: As players explore the world of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, they will face off against many ferocious enemies with up to three other friends locally or, for the first time on Nintendo 3DS, online using a wireless broadband Internet connection. Ahead of launch day fans should check out Nintendo eShop and get their hands on the demo, to brush up their skills ready for the battle ahead.
  • New Nintendo 3DS XL Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Edition: A limited edition New Nintendo 3DS XL system with an iconic emblem from Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate on its cover.
  • IronFall: Invasion: A three-year project by independent developers VD-DEV, IronFall: Invasion brings fast-paced single-player and six-person local & online multiplayer shooting action, with the gameplay perfectly suited for using the C Stick of New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL.
  • Kirby Fighters Deluxe: Based on the popular battle mode in Kirby: Triple Deluxe, this standalone 4-player battle action game contains expanded gameplay, new arenas and the ability to play as a team.
  • Dedede’s Drum Dash Deluxe: Bounce to the beat of catchy Kirby tunes playing as Kirby’s long-time rival King Dedede. This standalone rhythm action game includes content not found in Kirby: Triple Deluxe including all-new stages and new obstacles.
  • Nintendo Anime Channel: A new video-on-demand service offering fans the chance to stream anime series from the likes of Pokémon and Kirby, with new content being added regularly. Access to the service is granted simply by downloading a free application from Nintendo eShop.
  • New Themes for Nintendo 3DS HOME Menu: Fans looking to spruce up their HOME Menu with a new theme are in luck! New Basic and Simple Colour Set themes can be downloaded for free from the Theme Shop which can be accessed through the HOME Menu settings on your Nintendo 3DS system. Those purchasing either The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate or Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy+ (when it releases this month) will receive a free bonus theme download if purchased from Nintendo eShop*, with additional themes available for purchase.

 

The fun doesn’t end when the sun sets on Saturday though. More high-profile handheld games for Nintendo 3DS family of systems are scheduled for release in the coming weeks and months. These include: Pokémon Shuffle (launching in February), Cooking Mama: Bon Appétit! (7th March), Gardening Mama: Forest Friends(7th March), Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars (21st March), Xenoblade Chronicles 3D, (2nd April) Code Name S.T.E.A.M. (16th May), and Puzzle & Dragons Z and Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition (May).

 

*Free bonus theme offers valid until 12th March 2015: Free download code for the Nintendo 3DS HOME Menu theme "The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask: Dire Moon" included with every purchase of The Legend of Zelda™: Majora's Mask 3D from Nintendo eShop. Free download code for the exclusive Nintendo 3DS HOME Menu theme "Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate: Gore Magala & Seregios" included with every purchase of Monster Hunter™ 4 Ultimate from Nintendo eShop. Free download codes for the three Nintendo 3DS HOME Menu themes "Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy +: ACES", "Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy + ADF-01" and "Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy +: PHOENIX" included with every purchase of ACE COMBAT™ ASSAULT HORIZON LEGACY + from Nintendo eShop.


 

Discontinuation of Club Nintendo

Jan 20, 2015 / News

 

Thank you for your ongoing support of Nintendo.

Club Nintendo launched in Australia and New Zealand in 2008 with the launch of Mario Kart Wii, and Nintendo fans have enjoyed countless software titles across the years, with their feedback and opinions helping to shape our business.

We’re working hard to create a new membership programme, which we plan to launch later this year. As a special offer, users who sign up to the new programme during the launch period will be able to download Flipnote Studio 3D to a Nintendo 3DS system for free. Please stay tuned to the Nintendo Australia website for further details.

This new membership programme will replace Club Nintendo, so we will discontinue Club Nintendo according to the schedule given below. Thank you for all your support.

As Stars in your account will expire on September 30th 2015, please make sure you use them before this date. There are plenty of unique and exclusive items already available in the Stars Catalogue, and we’ll keep adding more over the coming months, so there’s plenty to spend your Stars on before September 30th 2015.

Please stay tuned for more information about the new membership programme, including its launch date.

 

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Club Nintendo Discontinuation Schedule

 

April 1st 2015: From this date, Nintendo will no longer include product registration cards with its packaged products, so such products cannot be registered in Club Nintendo. You may still find product registration cards in products that were in stock before this date, however.

April 20th 2015: Termination of the registration of digital products downloaded from Nintendo eShop. Digital products obtained from Nintendo eShop after this date will no longer appear in the My Registered Games & Systems page in Club Nintendo. In addition, surveys for download software titles will no longer be available.

September 30th 2015: End of Club Nintendo programme. All Club Nintendo features, such as signing up as a new member, logging in as a registered member, earning Stars, and exchanging Stars for items from the Stars Catalogue will no longer be possible from this date.

 

New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL

These handheld systems are not registrable in Club Nintendo.
 

Stars

Please exchange any Stars in your account for items from the Stars Catalogue before September 30th 2015. Any Stars not used by this date will be lost, so be sure to use them as soon as possible. There are plenty of unique and exclusive items already available in the Stars Catalogue, and we’ll keep adding more over the coming months, so there’s plenty to spend your Stars on before September 30th 2015.

 

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=Club Nintendo Discontinuation Q&A=

 

Q. Until when will I be able to earn Stars?

A. Registration for all products will be closed on September 30th 2015. Please make sure to register your products as soon as possible.

Q. What about the expiry dates for PIN codes?

A. PINs on Nintendo games will automatically expire 5 years from the original title release date in Australia and New Zealand (Please check product listing on Nintendo Australia website for all eligible Nintendo games and their release dates), or on September 30th 2015, whichever date is sooner. PINs on hardware will expire 30th September 2015. Please make sure to register your products as soon as possible.

Q. Until when can I submit post-play surveys?

A. Post-play surveys will be available until September 30th 2015.

Q. What about the registration of download software and Wii U hardware?

A. In addition to registration of a Wii U console, download software can also be registered without using PIN codes by linking your Club Nintendo account prior to the software download, however registration will no longer be possible after April 20th 2015.

Q. Until when can I sign up as a Club Nintendo member?

A. It is possible to sign up until September 30th 2015.

Q. Until when can I exchange Stars for items from the Stars Catalogue?

A. It is possible to exchange Stars for Stars Catalogue items until September 30th 2015. If you have any Stars, please be sure to use them as soon as possible. Stars expire 36 months after they have been earned. Unredeemed stars that are older than 36 months will be deleted from your account and cannot be used. Please check ‘My Account’ in Club Nintendo for Stars expiration information. There are plenty of unique and exclusive items already available in the Stars Catalogue, and we’ll keep adding more over the coming months, so there’s plenty to spend your Stars on before September 30th 2015.

Q. What about unused Stars?

A. Any Stars not used by September 30th 2015 will be lost.

Q. Do I need to end my Club Nintendo membership?

A. No, there is no need to end your membership yourself.

Q. What about New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL?

A. These handheld systems are not registrable in Club Nintendo.

Q. When will it be possible to sign up for the new membership programme?

A. Instructions for how to sign up for the new programme will be provided to Club Nintendo members later in the year.

 


 

THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: MAJORA'S MASK 3D AND MONSTER HUNTER 4 ULTIMATE COMING 14TH FEBRUARY

Jan 15, 2015 / News

New Fire Emblem game, IronFall: Invasion and next line of amiibo on the way

During a Nintendo Direct presentation aired today, Nintendo announced that both the The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate will release 14th February on Nintendo 3DS and 2DS systems in stores and on Nintendo eShop.

The presentation also announced the release date in Europe for New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL – the brand new members of the Nintendo 3DS family which were released in Australia and New Zealand on 21st November last year, bringing a number of new enhancements designed to offer the smoothest and most engrossing portable gaming experiences.

Two limited edition New Nintendo 3DS XL consoles will also be available from 14th February: a system featuring artwork inspired by The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D which will be available at select retailers, and one featuring an iconic emblem from Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate which will be available exclusively at EB Games. Each console will retail at SRP AU$249.95 – games sold separately.

In other news in today’s presentation, Nintendo also revealed a new game in the Fire Emblem series for Nintendo 3DS, a brand new third-person action game coming to Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS called IronFall: Invasion, a line of amiibo featuring classic characters from the Super Mario series and many details about other upcoming Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games, including Code Name: S.T.E.A.M., Splatoon, and Mario Party 10.

To view the Nintendo Direct video in its entirety, visit http://www.nintendo.com.au/nintendodirect.

Some of the key announcements covered in today’s Nintendo Direct include:

 

Nintendo 3DS

  • The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D: The handheld remake of the beloved Nintendo 64 game launches for Nintendo 3DS and 2DS systems on 14th February, launching on the same day as the ‘New Nintendo 3DS XL Majora’s Mask Edition’ console featuring artwork inspired by the game. Players who experience the dark and twisted adventure on New Nintendo 3DS or New Nintendo 3DS XL can enjoy the super-stable 3D and enhanced camera controls using the C Stick.
  • New Fire Emblem game: A new game in the Fire Emblem series is coming to Nintendo 3DS and 2DS systems. Developed by the same team who created Fire Emblem: Awakening, the new adventure adds challenges never before seen in the series and asks players to make decisions that will affect the game’s world in new ways. More information on the game’s release will be revealed in the future.
  • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate: As players explore the world of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, they will face off against many ferocious enemies with up to three other friends locally or, for the first time on Nintendo 3DS, online using a wireless broadband Internet connection. Starting this week, an exclusive demo with three different quests and local and online multiplayer functionality will be made available by email to select Nintendo 3DS owners, complete with three additional Nintendo eShop codes that can be shared with friends. The ‘New Nintendo 3DS XL Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Edition’ console will also release on the same day, exclusive to EB Games. By playing the game on New Nintendo 3DS or New Nintendo 3DS XL, players can experience C Stick functionality and super-stable 3D that makes for more immersive gameplay, while two sets of cover plates inspired by the game will be available for New Nintendo 3DS owners to purchase separately from 14th February.
  • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS amiibo Compatibility: In February, a new system update will allow amiibo support for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS using the Super Smash Bros. series of amiibo and the NFC technology built into New Nintendo 3DS systems. The previously announced Nintendo 3DS NFC Reader/Writer for amiibo support on Nintendo 3DS will launch in the future.
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3D: On 2nd April, a remake of the well-received Xenoblade Chronicles for Wii is launching exclusively for New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL systems. The new version offers 3D visuals and allows players to view the maps and character stats on the bottom screen. Another new addition to the game is a bonus mode that lets players view 3D models of the characters and listen to tracks from the game’s musical score.
  • IronFall: Invasion: Created by a small team of three talented indie developers for Nintendo 3DS and 2DS systems, IronFall: Invasion brings fast-paced shooting action, with the gameplay perfectly suited for using the C Stick of New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL. With 6-player local and online multiplayer, a dedicated single player campaign and 60fps gameplay, this new title from VD-Dev is releasing on Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS in February.
  • Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons : Super Mario Bros. Edition: Based on the popular Puzzle & Dragons game – a puzzle game with RPG and strategy elements that previously launched in Japan – Puzzle & Dragons Z and Puzzle & Dragons : Super Mario Bros. Edition will launch as one package for Nintendo 3DS and 2DS systems in May. Puzzle & Dragons : Super Mario Bros. Edition features characters and worlds from the Super Mario Bros. series.
  • Code Name: S.T.E.A.M.: On 16th May, Abraham Lincoln will bring together a team of talented agents to fend off an alien invasion. Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. will support amiibo figures. Players can use Fire Emblem amiibo characters Marth, Ike, Robin and Lucina as playable characters in battle and unleash their Fire Emblem-related weapons against the aliens.
  • Pokémon Shuffle: Launching on Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS in February, Pokémon Shuffle finds players matching three or more Pokémon to clear them from the screen and finish stages. Players can download and start the game for free and purchase in-game items using Nintendo eShop funds.
  • ACE COMBAT ASSAULT HORIZON LEGACY +: Coming in February 2015 for Nintendo 3DS and 2DS systems, play as the legendary pilot Phoenix and control fighter jets that actually exist in real-life. The game includes compatibility with the New Nintendo 3DS system’s C Stick and ZR/ZL buttons for total control, while also offering amiibo support with unlockable jets styled on characters such as Link, Bowser or Fox.
  • Nintendo Anime Channel: A new video-on-demand service kicks off on 14th February, offering fans the chance to stream anime series from the likes of Pokémon and Kirby with new content being added regularly. Access to the service is granted simply by downloading a free application from Nintendo eShop.

 

Wii U

  • Splatoon: When players first start the colourful shooting game, they will begin in a central ‘plaza’ that connects to all the different modes in the game. The hub also grants access to a shopping centre that lets players customise their weapons and outfits. Splatoon launches exclusively for Wii U in May.
  • Mario Party 10: The new “amiibo Party mode” brings amiibo compatibility to the classic party-game series. Select amiibo from both the Super Smash Bros. Collection and Super Mario Collection will work with the game: Mario, Luigi, Peach, Toad, Yoshi, Bowser, Rosalina, Donkey Kong and Wario. Tapping an amiibo to the GamePad lets players use that character as a game piece, as well as play on a game board themed to that classic character. Mario Party 10 launches for Wii U on 21st March, with a limited quantity of bundles including a Mario amiibo from the Super Mario Collection, plus a copy of the game, also being prepared.
  • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker: A new update on 21st March will add amiibo support to the charming Wii U game. Players that tap the Toad amiibo – releasing on the same day - to the GamePad can enjoy a new hide-and-seek mode where pixel art Toads are hidden throughout the stages.
  • Xenoblade Chronicles X: The upcoming Wii U game is an open-world RPG that allows players to seamlessly explore a vast world. Xenoblade Chronicles X is planned for launch in 2015.
  • Project Treasure (working title): A new teaser video was revealed in today’s Nintendo Direct featuring Katsuhiro Harada from Bandai Namco Games discussing a new game that is being developed exclusively for Wii U. The game will be free to download and start playing but requires an online connection as four players work together to complete varied stages, clearing traps, routing enemies and seizing treasure.
  • Wii Games Coming to Wii U as download software: Starting today, players will be able to download Wii games directly to their Wii U HOME Menu via Nintendo eShop for Wii U – no need to access Wii Mode. The first game that is available - released today - is Super Mario Galaxy 2. The future lineup of Wii games coming to Nintendo eShop on Wii U includes Donkey Kong Country Returns (23rd January) and Metroid Prime Trilogy (30th January). Other upcoming titles are Kirby’s Adventure Wii, Pandora’s Tower, Punch-Out!!, and a title not previously released in Australia and New Zealand - Sin & Punishment: Successor of the Skies. The Wii U GamePad can be used to control many Wii games that were compatible with the Wii Classic Controller. Super Mario Galaxy 2, Donkey Kong Country Returns and Metroid Prime Trilogy will be on sale for a special price of AU$13.00 (NZ$17.00) during their first week of availability. After the first week, these games will be available for AU$26.00 (NZ$34.00).

 

amiibo

  • Super Mario Collection amiibo: A line of amiibo inspired by the characters of the Super Mario series will launch on 21st March. The lineup includes new models of Mario, Luigi, Peach, Yoshi and Bowser, as well as the introduction of Toad. Crossover amiibo characters from the Super Smash Bros. and Super Mario lines like Mario, Luigi, Peach, Yoshi and Bowser will have the same functionality in all compatible games, so players can choose which design they like best!
  • Additional amiibo Figures: Robin, Lucina, Charizard, PAC-MAN, Wario and Ness amiibo figures, which are all compatible with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and – when amiibo functionality becomes available in February – Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, will launch in April.

 

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

  • Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars: In this puzzle/platformer hybrid, players guide Mini Mario toys to the exit door using touch control. As with previous games in the series, players can create their own levels and share them with other players online. In this game, players can “tip” the creators of the user-generated puzzles with stars, which can be used to buy new parts in the robust level creator. Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars will be available directly from Nintendo eShop for both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS on 21st March. As a bonus, players who purchase the Wii U version will receive a free download code for the Nintendo 3DS version, and vice versa.

 

 


 

CRUNCHYROLL APPLICATION NOW AVAILABLE ON Wii U

Jan 9, 2015 / News

Thousands of episodes of anime shows are now available on Wii U. Starting today, Wii U owners with a broadband Internet connection can access the Crunchyroll application, a leading global destination and platform for anime, Asian dramas and more.

Now Wii U owners can have access to more than 25,000 episodes and 15,000 hours of hit licensed content, including the most popular current and classic shows. It’s a great match for Wii U, which continues to offer a wide variety of quality software with recently released titles such as Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Mario Kart 8, Hyrule Warriors and Bayonetta 2, in addition to eagerly anticipated upcoming titles like Mario Party 10, Yoshi’s Woolly World and Splatoon.

To access Crunchyroll, Wii U owners can download the free application from the Nintendo eShop, which will allow premium Crunchyroll members to begin watching immediately. Crunchyroll premium members have access to the newest episodes of currently airing shows as soon as 1 hour after they air in Japan, all ad-free. Wii U owners who aren’t yet Crunchyroll members can sign up for a 14-day free trial of premium membership via the application or at the Crunchyroll website.