Nintendo Australia announces today that it will be attending Supanova Pop Culture Expo in both Sydney and Perth in the coming weeks, with Nintendo's booth at the expo set to be your gaming destination right throughout the weekend.
Bring along your Nintendo 3DS™ for a big day of multiplayer fun and enjoy all your favourite Nintendo 3DS titles like Animal Crossing™: New Leaf, Monster Hunter™ 3 Ultimate, Fire Emblem™: Awakening, Donkey Kong™ Country Returns 3D, Luigi's Mansion™ 2 and Mario Kart™ 7 with other Nintendo fans. In this Year of Luigi, you’ll also be able to enjoy the soon to be released New Super Luigi U for Wii U.
If you're in need of a few puzzle pieces, looking to meet some other Mayors in Animal Crossing: New Leaf, enhance your Fire Emblem: Awakening army with some new characters or maybe just looking for a few Mii™ characters to help you through StreetPass Quest, the Nintendo lounge will be the perfect place to enjoy all the StreetPass™ functionality of Nintendo 3DS, so don't forget to bring yours, as we'll have charging stations on hand so that players can keep charged throughout the day.
NINTENDO SYSTEMS WILL OFFER THE WIDEST ARRAY OF EXCLUSIVE GAMES AND THE MOST FUN AND COMPELLING EXPERIENCES IN 2013
New Adventures in the Super Mario, Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda, Luigi, Pokémon and Pikmin Franchises All Coming This Year for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
LOS ANGELES, June 11, 2013 - Nintendo today unleashed a strong list of powerhouse games that will be available for Wii U this year, and provided first looks at key titles coming in 2014. These include some of the videogame industry’s most beloved franchises and characters, from Mario and Donkey Kong, to Luigi, Pikmin and Pokémon, to The Legend of Zelda, Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros.
Nintendo President Satoru Iwata introduced many of the games during a Nintendo Direct announcement. To view the Nintendo Direct in its entirety, visit http://www.nintendo.com.au/nintendodirect.
Some of the key game info announced today by Nintendo includes:
Wii U News
Nintendo 3DS News
At the Show
Additional games that were not mentioned in the Nintendo Direct but are playable at E3 include:
Nintendo’s third-party partners are bringing their best creations to Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. A selection of the games on the way for Nintendo systems include (titles in bold are playable at Nintendo’s E3 booth):
|Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag||Ubisoft||Wii U||31/10/2013|
|Batman: Arkham Origins||Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment||Wii U||25/10/2013|
|Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate||Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment||Nintendo 3DS||25/10/2013|
|Deus Ex: Human Revolution -Director’s Cut||Square Enix, Inc.||Wii U||2013|
|Disney Infinity||Disney Interactive||
Wii U, Wii,
|Disney’s Planes||Disney Interactive||
Wii U, Wii,
Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS
|Just Dance 2014||Ubisoft||Wii U, Wii||03/10/2013|
|Rayman Legends||Ubisoft||Wii U||30/08/2013|
|Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure||Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment||
|Shin Megami Tensei IV||ATLUS (Index Digital Media, Inc.)||Nintendo 3DS||TBC|
|Skylanders SWAP Force||Activision Publishing||
Wii U, Wii,
|Sonic Lost World||SEGA||
|Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist||Ubisoft||Wii U||23/08/2013|
Additionally, third parties are also bringing strong digital-only content to the Nintendo eShop on Wii U. Some of these titles include Ballpoint Universe (Arachnid Games), DuckTales: Remastered (Capcom), Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara (Capcom), Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails (Dakko Dakko), Coaster Crazy Deluxe (Frontier Developments), Spin the Bottle: Bumpie’s Party (KnapNok Games), A World of Keflings (NinjaBee), Oddworld: New ‘N’ Tasty (Oddworld Inhabitants), Mutant Mudds Deluxe (Renegade Kid), Cloudberry Kingdom (Ubisoft) and Shovel Knight (Yacht Club Games).
Jun 11, 2013 / News
Buy a Nintendo 3DS and register it with Club Nintendo to download one of six great Nintendo 3DS games for free from Nintendo eShop
Nintendo 3DS is your handheld portal to a world of amazing games and features, and beginning 20th June 2013, if you buy a Nintendo 3DS by 31st July 2013, register it with Club Nintendo and complete the required steps by 30th September 2013 then you will be able to download one of six games from Nintendo eShop for free*.
Receiving your free game download couldn’t be simpler: All you have to do is purchase your Nintendo 3DS, register it with Club Nintendo and follow the additional steps. The selection of games includes:
Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Launching 15th June, discover a world enjoyed by over 3 million Japanese fans and experience a whole new life in a town shaped entirely by you!
Play as Mario and friends in one of the 3 top-selling games for Nintendo 3DS:
Mario Kart 7 – Mushroom Kingdom racing fun takes the excitement to new heights in glorious 3D.
Super Mario 3D Land – Reinventing everything fans love about Mario gaming with the first platforming environment in true 3D.
New Super Mario Bros. 2 – Mario hits the Mushroom Kingdom jackpot in levels bursting with more gold coins than ever before!
nintendogs + cats: Toy Poodle & New Friends – The ever popular franchise in 3D! Now you can play with your puppies and kittens in your world!
To take advantage of this offer, make sure you buy a Nintendo 3DS from a participating retailer between 20th June 2013 and 31st July 2013, register it with Club Nintendo and complete the required steps by 30th September 2013 to claim your free game download.
Please note this promotion does not include Nintendo 3DS XL. For more details visit: http://nintendo.com.au/great-games-promo
For more information:
Great Games Promo: http://nintendo.com.au/great-games-promo
Club Nintendo: http://club.nintendo.com.au
May 29, 2013 / News
Keep Up-To-Date With All Things Animal Crossing
Moving to a new town and making new friends is a big step… and now Animal Crossing™ fans from Australia and New Zealand can keep up to date with all the latest news and events and on the official Animal Crossing: New Leaf Facebook page for Australia and New Zealand.
Meet Mayor Russell - the resident Mayor! He'll be sharing all sorts of fun information and hints and tips from his time spent as Mayor, helping you to utilise your mayoral powers to build projects, set ordinances and create the town of your dreams.
The official Animal Crossing: New Leaf Facebook page is your ultimate destination to share your experiences and engage with other fans on all things Animal Crossing.
Packed with new animals, new experiences and new ways to have fun, both long-time fans of Animal Crossing and newcomers to the series are sure to enjoy everything that Animal Crossing: New Leaf has to offer. It's a new life... live it how you please! Animal Crossing: New Leaf launches 15th June 2013 in Australia and New Zealand, only for Nintendo 3DS™.
For more information:
Animal Crossing: New Leaf Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AnimalCrossingANZ
Animal Crossing: New Leaf gamesite: http://gamesites.nintendo.com.au/animal-crossing-new-leaf/
Nintendo 3DS website: http://www.nintendo.com.au/nintendo-3ds
Nintendo Australia on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/NintendoAU
May 23, 2013 / News
Updates about future Wii U games
Nintendo today announced a new global edition of Nintendo Direct. The broadcast will provide updates about future Wii U games and will be streamed from the Nintendo Direct website in Australia and New Zealand at midnight between Tuesday 11th June 2013 and Wednesday 12th June 2013 (AEST).
May 18, 2013 / News
New Nintendo Direct also showcases range of Wii U games coming this autumn and winter
The next game in SEGA’s Sonic the Hedgehog series will be exclusive to Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, with Nintendo President Satoru Iwata announcing details of a worldwide partnership with SEGA during a new Nintendo Direct video announcement today. Sonic: Lost World is a new action-adventure platforming game, and more information about it will be announced before the E3 2013 video game trade show begins on 11th June.
The Nintendo Direct also announced a new addition to the Mario & Sonic series, the first appearance for the series on Wii U, as well as revealing launch dates for Pikmin 3, The Wonderful 101 and New Super Luigi U.
To view the Nintendo Direct in its entirety, visit http://www.nintendo.com.au/nintendodirect
Today’s Wii U announcements included:
A separate Nintendo Direct sharing further news on future Wii U content will be aired around the time of E3.
For further details:
Nintendo Direct website http://www.nintendo.com.au/nintendodirect
Nintendo AU on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/nintendoau
May 6, 2013 / News
Play a wild assortment of GamePad games alone or together with friends and family
Wario and his zany friends are back in Game & Wario, a brand new, colourful collection of crazy games exclusively for Wii U! Launching on 29th June, the game utilises the unique setup of the Wii U GamePad controller and the TV screen in innovative and exciting ways for a Wario experience like no other that will keep you coming back for more!
Wario has dabbled in software development since the WarioWare series - and just loves to find new ways to play games with the latest consoles. In Game & Wario, he’s trying his hand at a certain new home console system with a Touch Screen in the centre of its controller… This results in a zany set of games that can all be played using just a Wii U GamePad and a TV screen, whether playing alone or with friends and family.
In Single Player, there are twelve games to enjoy that turn your GamePad into a variety of different objects for different gameplay challenges: use it as a camera, a bow that looses arrows into the TV image, or as a method to steer a skier to the disco, amongst others!
In CAMERA, you’re tasked with snapping photos of escaped criminals with your GamePad! The TV shows a busy street in Diamond City and holding up the GamePad allows you to take a closer look at the scene. Frame those crooks perfectly in your photos to catch them, and earn a high score!
In GAMER, take on the role of 9-Volt, a kid who’s been sent to bed with his favourite handheld gaming system, but is desperate to get a high score… However his mum is prowling around trying to catch him in the act of staying up past his bedtime! While playing microgames on the GamePad, you’ll need to keep an eye on the TV screen which shows 9-Volt’s bedroom, because you’ll have to pretend to be fast asleep whenever his mum pounces! Try to hide-and-play for as long as possible for a high score - just don’t get caught or it’s game over!
You can also try your luck with Chick-N-Win, the chicken-shaped contraption that lays surprise-filled capsules, and get one of over 200 weird and wonderful toys to play with; each one showcasing something fun or eccentric you can do with your GamePad.
Game & Wario also unveils a new twist on playing with others on Wii U: using only the GamePad you can share the fun with friends or family in four different games in the Multiplayer Mode!
In DISCO, you’ll be battling against a friend toe-to-toe in a dance-off, where the players are setting the pace and moves on the GamePad for points. Each player holds one end of the GamePad and tries to outwit his opponent with fancy fingerwork, rhythmically tapping the touch screen in three places to place moves his opponent needs to replicate... Each misstep earns the player’s opponent points – you’ll need the highest score to win – so make sure you can keep in rhythm!
In FRUIT, up to five players play together in different roles: one player becomes a dastardly fruit thief, using the GamePad to work in secret as the others play agents and watch the TV screen, using their powers of observation to find the thief in a crowd and spot when the fruits disappear. The agents have their work cut out for them with bustling streets, passing traffic and smoky chimneys obscuring the view. At the end of the game, each of the agents pass around the GamePad to point out who they think is the thief; but only the most eagle-eyed may win as the line-up of would-be fruit thieves look rather similar!
In ARTWORK, up to five players compete in a sketching showdown to see who can draw and guess drawings the fastest for a high score. Each player takes turns to sketch prompted words as fast as possible on the GamePad, with the other players guessing what the word might be. It’s a frantic test of communication with friends and family as points are earned both for correct guesses and for drawing fast, as one man’s squiggle is another man’s solution!
This game type is also integrated into Miiverse as Miiverse ARTWORK, where you can select one of four prompts to draw in 60 seconds, after which your mini masterpiece, or hilarious doodle, is posted to Miiverse to be appreciated by all! You can even submit your own words to be prompts for others to draw, which may even trend in the Gallery section of Miiverse Artwork as popular words other players are enjoying sketching!
Game & Wario launches exclusively on Wii U across Australia and New Zealand on 29th June, a fun-filled package of sixteen games and hundreds of toys all showcasing the myriad uses of the Wii U GamePad. Unleash Wario’s unique wares on your family and friends for a winter jam-packed with mischief!
May 2, 2013 / News
Virtual Console and Wii U Panorama View Also Launch
The next major system update for Nintendo’s Wii U home console is now available for download in Australia and New Zealand. The update delivers a host of enhanced features, such as improved stability and performance. As well as faster load times when switching between applications, the update also laid the groundwork for the launch of the Wii U Virtual Console service which allows Wii U owners to relive some of their favourite games from classic home consoles, as well as the launch of Wii U Panorama View.
Below is an overview of what the system update delivers:
Addition of Standby Functions Feature
· This feature enables data for purchased software, system updates and software updates to be downloaded and installed automatically even after the console has been turned off.
Updates to Miiverse
· Controls using the Wii Remote, the Wii U Pro Controller, and the Classic Controller are now supported.
· The input screen for handwritten posts is now also displayed on the TV.
· The input screen for handwritten posts now features an undo/redo button.
Updates to the Internet Browser
· Controls using the Wii Remote and the Wii U Pro Controller are now supported.
· It is now possible to switch search engines when performing a keyword search.
· It is now possible to navigate to the start page from bookmarks.
Update to Nintendo eShop
· When purchasing downloadable software, any available updates for that software will be downloaded at the same time.
Updates to Download Management
· It is now possible to reorder downloads.
· Newly purchased downloadable software will automatically install once the download completes.
Updates to Parental Controls
· The "Viewing Distributed Videos" restriction has been changed to "Entertainment Excluding Games". A screen requiring parental consent will be displayed before the first use of any non-game software (including video-viewing software) or other new service.
Enabled Direct Opening of Wii Menu
· When the Wii U logo is displayed after turning on the console, holding down the B Button on the Wii U GamePad will open the Wii Menu directly. (If no default user has been selected on the console, the user-selection screen will be displayed, and a user must be selected.)
Updates to System Settings
· Under Data Management, two USB storage devices can now be connected to move and/or copy data. You can move and/or copy data between the system memory and a USB storage device or between two USB storage devices. (Up to two USB storage devices can be connected when moving, copying or deleting data. In all other cases, only one USB storage device can be used at a time.)
· Under Data Management, you can now move, copy or delete data for a selection of software titles.
· The TV option now includes the option to adjust the screen size of the display on the TV. (This replaces the similar options previously available within Miiverse, Nintendo eShop, and the Internet Browser, which have now been removed.)
· The "Auto Power-Down" option has been renamed to "Power Settings", which now includes both the auto power-down setting and the new standby functions feature.
Improvements to System Stability and Convenience
· Improvements have been made to system stability and convenience for greater user enjoyment.
· The time required to start the Wii U console, launch built-in applications, exit software and return to the main menu, jump between applications and jump between software and Miiverse has been reduced.
Additional features were also released including:
A library of quality classic games from NES and Super Nintendo are scheduled for the Virtual Console service on Wii U, with favourites such as Super Mario World, Excitebike, Mario’s Super Picross, F-Zero, Ice Climber, Donkey Kong Jr. and Punch-Out!! available at launch*. Many other gaming classics such as Pac Man, Super Metroid and games from the Mega Man, Street Fighter and Super Mario Bros. series will be available soon, while popular Game Boy Advance and Nintendo 64 games will also be added in the future.
Each game in the Wii U Virtual Console library has been developed to include off-TV play on the Wii U GamePad, customisable controls, Miiverse community support and the ability to instantly save game progress. NES games will cost AUD $6.50 or NZD $8.50 while Super NES games will cost AUD $10.40 or NZD $13.60. People who have already downloaded these games to their Wii system can transfer them to their Wii U consoles and play them in Wii Mode at no charge. To upgrade and take advantage of the improved Wii U features, they can purchase them at the special discount price of AUD $1.30 or NZD $1.70 for NES games and AUD $1.95 or NZD $2.55 for Super NES games.
Wii U Panorama View
Wii U Panorama View opens a window to the sights and sounds of some of the world’s most exciting destinations. Wii U owners use the GamePad controller to look in every direction to control an immersive 360-degree video guided tour as these destinations come to life from the comfort of your living room. Imagine catching all the sights during a tour of London on a double-decker bus or exploring the streets of Rio de Janeiro during Carnival. Four individual video tours are offered for AUD $2.50 or NZD $3.50 each on the Nintendo eShop. An interactive preview is also available for download allowing you to taste the different experiences of the individual tours for free.
In order to perform a System Update the Wii U console needs to be connected to the Internet. Due to the amount of new features and applications included, the System Update may take an extended amount of time when performed during the initial set-up (for some users it could take an hour or more to download and install, for those who have completed the initial set-up this time will be shorter). During this time the Wii U console must not be turned off.
Please visit our Wii U Support website for more details on the System Update process.
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