Apr 24, 2014 / News

24th April 2014 – With just over a month to go until gravity-defying racing comes to Wii U in the shape of Mario Kart 8, Nintendo has today announced that a Mario Kart 8 Premium Pack Wii U hardware bundle will accompany the launch of the game on 31st May.

The release of the Mario Kart 8 Premium Pack (SRP AU$429.95) represents an ideal offering for first-time Wii U owners, with a black Wii U Premium console with 32GB* of storage packaged alongside a black Wii U GamePad controller, Sensor Bar, and the all-important Mario Kart 8 game disc. With Mario Kart 8 set to feature 16 remixed classic courses, as well as 16 courses that are brand new to the series, both newcomers and veteran drivers alike will face fresh karting challenges with the added twist of a new antigravity feature allowing Mario and company to race upside down or up vertical surfaces.


While the likes of Bowser’s minions – all seven of the pesky bunch – will be playable for the first time in Mario Kart history from 31st May, experienced drivers such as Princess Peach and Yoshi have featured in all games in the series to date. Fans wishing to pay tribute to these two legendary racers can get their hands on new Wii Remote Plus Peach and Wii Remote Plus Yoshi controllers at SRP AU$69.95 each, both of which will release on 31st May, the same day as Mario Kart 8 launches in stores and on Nintendo eShop. Decked out in all pink with signature flashes of blue and yellow, the Wii Remote Plus Peach features a regal touch on the front of the controller in the form of a white crown. Meanwhile, the Wii Remote Plus Yoshi controller comes complete in a green and white shell, with an iconic Yoshi egg adorning its front.

Just over one month remains until Mario and other legendary racers from the Mushroom Kingdom line up at the starting grid in Mario Kart 8, complete with 32 new and remixed classic courses influenced by antigravity, new items to unleash during the heat of a race, and a host of ways to enjoy the action including 12-player online competitive play**, and four-player local multiplayer.


* 32 GB total system storage, part of which is reserved for system data
** Wireless broadband Internet access required for online play



Apr 23, 2014 / News

Nintendo is offering players the opportunity to nearly double the amount of content they can play in Mario Golf: World Tour, which launches on 3rd May for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.

With 10 courses and 126 holes, an amount equivalent to previous titles in the franchise, extensive multiplayer modes as well as regional and worldwide tournaments, the main game offers plenty of content for golf fans already. But players who can’t get enough golf and want to expand their experience can purchase up to a total of 108 new downloadable holes and additional Mushroom Kingdom golfers to open up further challenging courses for players to test their skills and enjoy*.




The downloadable content for the game will be released in three separate packs: the Mushroom Pack launching on 3rd May, the Flower Pack launching later in May and the Star Pack launching in June. Each pack includes two new 18-hole courses and a new playable character. Players will receive Toadette with the Mushroom Pack, Nabbit with the Flower Pack and Rosalina with the Star Pack.


Each pack will be available for AU$7.80 (NZ$10.20) from Toad’s Booth, which can be found in the main menu of the game. Mario Golf: World Tour owners who know they want to buy all three add-on packs can buy a Three-Pack Set at a discounted rate of AU$15.60 (NZ$20.40) starting 3rd May**. Three-Pack Set holders will get access to each new pack as it becomes available, and will receive a special bonus of Gold Mario as a playable character at the time of purchase. Gold Mario has a special Golden Flower shot that gains coins for every yard it travels. For those who purchase the packs individually, Gold Mario will also be available once all packs have been released.

Nintendo will also offer Trial Tournaments for consumers interested in trying out a sample of the downloadable courses before deciding to purchase. Players who own the game and download the Trial Pack will be able to participate in these online tournaments.


* Wireless broadband Internet access required.
** Three-Pack Set launch offer ends 31st May. After this time, the Three-Pack Set will be priced at AU$19.50 (NZ$25.50).
-Depending on the Nintendo 3DS model you own and the use of it, an additional storage device may be required to download software from Nintendo eShop.


Compete to Win a Trip to take on the World's Best at the 2014 Pokémon Video Game World Championships in Washington, D.C.!

Apr 16, 2014 / News



Pokémon fans from around Australia and New Zealand will once again have the chance to compete in the Pokémon Video Game Australian National Championships in 2014.

In the lead up to the National Championships, fans will have the chance to learn from and test their skills against some of the best players in their city at Regional Championships to be held in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Auckland (NZ), with travel awards up for grabs to the Pokémon Video Game Australian National Championships.

2014 Pokémon Video Game Regional Championships:

Perth - Saturday 10th May
Adelaide - Sunday 11th May
Sydney - Saturday 17th May
Brisbane - Sunday 18th May
Melbourne - Saturday 24th May
Auckland - Saturday 31st May

At the National Championships, players will battle it out on the Pokémon X and Pokémon Y games for Nintendo 3DS, where top finishers can win a trip to Washington, D.C. to compete in the 2014 Pokémon Video Game World Championships, to be held 16th -17th August, 2014.

The following age divisions will apply:

Junior Division: Born in 2003 or later
Senior Division: Born in 1999, 2000, 2001, or 2002
Masters Division: Born in 1998 or earlier

Players can begin to familiarise themselves with the official rules for the upcoming events at

Further information regarding the Pokémon Video Game Australian National Championships and Regional Championships will be announced in the coming weeks. Stay tuned to the recently launched Facebook and Twitter pages for upcoming announcements!




Apr 11, 2014 / News

A new ‘Championship Mode’ inspired by the iconic Nintendo World Championship event - which took place in the US in 1990 - is making its way into the upcoming NES Remix 2, launching exclusively on Nintendo eShop for Wii U on 25th April. Championship Mode challenges players to achieve the highest cumulative score in three specific games using a multiplier-based scoring system, with players required to have save data from the first NES Remix in order to enjoy this competitive new feature.



With the Championship Mode line-up comprising of Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 3 and Dr. Mario, players will take on a series of three successive score-based challenges in these games to achieve a cumulative total score. In addition, your score can also be posted to Miiverse, so you can compete with friends and other players.

NES Remix 2 is a mashup of classic Nintendo games that features challenges from many different NES games like Kid Icarus, Kirby’s Adventure and Metroid. Just like NES Remix, this sequel includes stages from NES games with added challenges, as well as modified stages that introduce new elements.

More information on NES Remix 2, releasing on 25th April on Nintendo eShop for Wii U, can be found by visiting the game’s new website.






Apr 11, 2014 / News

New Tomodachi Life Direct broadcast lifts the lid on uniquely quirky game coming to Nintendo 3DS on 7th June

Take all your preconceived notions about life’s possibilities, crumple them into a ball and toss them out the window. It’s time to enjoy a whole new life. On 7th June, visit the outrageously bizarre island world of Tomodachi Life for the Nintendo 3DS family of consoles.

Build a bustling fantasy population of friends, family and your favourite personalities from TV, movies and sports, as Mii characters come to life with their own voice and personality, all on one wild and hilarious island where there is something new to discover every time you check in. The real emotional connection you already share with your characters will keep you glued to the drama, intrigue and hilarity that ensues as everyone goes about their extraordinary daily lives, evolving and interacting in unpredictable and often uproarious ways.

The Tomodachi franchise has already taken Japan by storm, selling more than 5.5 million games*. Its first local release, Tomodachi Life, is poised to stake out unprecedented videogame territory when it launches 7th June. Nintendo announced more details today in a special Tomodachi Life-themed Nintendo Direct. To view the Nintendo Direct in its entirety, visit:




“Tomodachi” is the Japanese word for “friend.” After completely customising all your Mii characters (or simply scanning them into the game via QR Code), you’ll recognise them instantly – from their unique vocal traits and appearances right down to their personality quirks. But you can’t possibly predict what they’ll do next. For the first time ever, Mii characters behave based on the personality traits you select, playing out the drama you set in motion. A pop star might fall in love with your lookalike. Your mum might jump on stage to belt out heavy metal songs. Or you could become famous striking poses down the runway of a fashion show wearing cute and silly outfits. Best of all, you can document these unbelievable moments for posterity and share them all with your friends via the Nintendo 3DS Image Share service.

The plot of Tomodachi Life thickens with the addition of each character. As they deliver one gripping twist and turn after another, you can reward them with gifts and clothes, their favourite foods or special flourishes for their apartments. Together you can further broaden your Tomodachi Life horizons by expanding a wide variety of facilities on the island, solving characters’ problems and helping them with their needs.

Additional information about Tomodachi Life will be revealed in the future. For the latest updates, visit The game will play on Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 2DS systems, and will be available in stores and on Nintendo eShop.


*Combined sales of Nintendo DS version (3.76m) and Nintendo 3DS version (1.82m) by end of 2013 in Japan.




Apr 9, 2014 / News

Nintendo announces new characters, launch windows, online functionality and new “Smash Run” mode

A new Nintendo Direct video revealed numerous details about the upcoming Super Smash Bros. games for the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS systems. At the start of the video, series creator Masahiro Sakurai announced that the Nintendo 3DS version of the game will launch this winter, with the Wii U version launching in summer 2014. Both games will be available in stores and on Nintendo eShop for their respective platform. Sakurai also detailed many of the stages and items in both versions, described the games’ online functionality, revealed a new mode exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS version and announced fan-favourite Greninja, a Pokémon from the Pokémon X and Pokémon Y games, as a new playable character.




Today’s announcements included:

  • Launch windows: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS will launch this winter. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U will launch in summer 2014.
  • Silky smooth 3D: Most gameplay elements of the Nintendo 3DS version of the game will run at 60 frames per second, all in stereoscopic 3D.
  • Smash Run”: Exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS version of the game is a new mode called “Smash Run.” In this mode, four players have five minutes to enter separate dungeons and explore the surroundings, fight enemies and obtain power-ups to enhance their fighters. Once the five minutes are up, all four fighters enter a battle arena using their newly equipped items and power-ups. Enemies encountered in the Smash Run mode are from a wide range of game series. Multiple Nintendo 3DS systems and games are required for multiplayer modes.
  • New challenger!: Greninja, the awesome final evolution of Froakie from Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, joins the roster as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. for both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.
  • Oldies But Goodies: Many of the classic characters from past Super Smash Bros. games that are returning in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS have new powers and abilities. Four characters that have appeared in previous games, but had yet to be announced before this Nintendo Direct, include:
    • Zero Suit Samus: That’s right, Zero Suit Samus is back, but this time she is her own fully playable character, separate from suited Samus. In the new game, she is given jet boots to make her even more powerful.
    • Sheik: As with Zero Suit Samus, Sheik is another character that appeared in previous Super Smash Bros. games, but will be a unique playable character for the first time in the new Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games. Sheik has new moves like Burst Grenade and Bouncing Fish.
    • Yoshi: In previous games, Yoshi stood on two legs and hunched over, as if Mario was going to jump on top of him at any moment. This new version of Yoshi stands completely upright, making him an even stronger fighter.
    • Charizard: After appearing from a Poké Ball in Super Smash Bros. Melee and becoming playable by using Pokémon Trainer in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, this fire-breathing Pokémon is now a selectable character.
  • Online play: Both the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS versions of Super Smash Bros. will offer online multiplayer gameplay with other players on the same platform. Players with broadband Internet access can battle it out with anyone else who is online and also has the game.
    • When playing with random players online, two modes are available: “For Fun” and “For Glory.” In “For Glory,” only Final Destination stage variations are available. There are no platforms, elevated areas or items in this mode. It is a nice, clean battle between characters. In “For Fun,” all stages are picked randomly and all items and power-ups are available.
    • When playing with friends, full customisation is available – players can set the rules, stages and items however they want.
  • Variety of stages: While the cast of playable characters is the same in both versions of the new games, the stages where the battles take place are vastly different, depending on which system a player chooses. The Wii U stages are primarily based on past home console games, while the Nintendo 3DS stages draw from handheld games for inspiration.
    • Boss characters, such as the Yellow Devil in Wily Castle will make appearances in some stages. When bosses appear, fighters will have to battle the boss, as well as one another. The boss can even be used in strategic ways to damage other fighters.
    • Almost all the stages in both versions of the game will have a “Final Destination form,” an alternate form of each stage that is inspired by the relatively simple layout of the much-loved Final Destination stage.
  • Items, Trophies and Pokémon: Items, Assist Trophies and Poké Balls all return in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. New to the games are Master Balls, special Poké Balls that contain Legendary Pokémon like Arceus and Xerneas.
  • Get connected: There will be elements in Super Smash Bros. that link both versions of the games. More details about this will be revealed at a later date.
  • Custom moves: In a series first, players can now customise move sets when playing locally or online with friends. More information about this feature will be announced in the future.

For even more new information about Super Smash Bros., visit and the brand new




Apr 3, 2014 / News

Piranha Plant and Boomerang Flower items join the fray across original and reimagined courses

Nintendo today revealed new information on Mario Kart 8, the latest instalment in the fan-favourite racing series launching exclusively for Wii U on 31st May - in stores and on Nintendo eShop. For the first time in HD, Mario Kart 8 introduces original course designs that highlight the game’s new antigravity feature, which allows players to race upside down or up vertical surfaces. Racers will also enjoy a variety of series-favourite features including the return of 12-player online competitive play*, four player local multiplayer, hang-gliders, underwater racing and motorbikes.




New features include:

  • Spin Turbo: While racing upside down or on walls, players can bump into other racers or certain course obstacles to get a speed boost. Spin Turbo fundamentally redefines the way that players compete, and makes antigravity racing even more exhilarating.
  • Returning characters: In Mario Kart 8, players can race with returning characters Metal Mario, Lakitu and Shy Guy. These newly revealed returning characters join a host of previously announced favourites including all seven of Bowser’s minions, who are playable for the first time in Mario Kart history.
  • New items: Two new items join the fray in Mario Kart 8. First, the Piranha Plant attaches to the front of the players’ kart and chomps at other characters, banana peels on the course or even shells thrown by other characters. Each time the Piranha Plant lunges forward to bite, the player receives a brief boost of speed. The second new item is the Boomerang Flower. After acquiring it, racers can throw a boomerang at opponents to stun them, and its arc allows players to strike multiple opponents with a single toss. The boomerang can be thrown three times, forward or backwards.
  • New courses: Remixed classic courses make a return in Mario Kart 8 with favourites such as Moo Moo Meadows from Mario Kart Wii, Toad’s Turnpike from Mario Kart 64 and Donut Plains from Super Mario Kart, among others. The graphics and layout of these courses have been redesigned and reimagined. For example, Toad’s Turnpike now allows players to drive up certain walls in antigravity mode. The game will include 16 new courses and 16 remixed classic courses.
  • Live recorded music: For the first time in the Mario Kart series, select courses in Mario Kart 8 feature music recorded by live performers.
  • Control scheme: Mario Kart 8 will support a variety of control schemes including the Wii U GamePad, the Wii U Pro Controller, the Wii Wheel, and Wii Remote and Nunchuk. The game can also be played in off-TV mode using just the Wii U GamePad.

When Mario Kart 8 launches on 31st May, fans can also get their hands on the Mario Kart 8 Limited Edition software bundle, which comes complete with a Spiny Shell Collector’s Item alongside a physical copy of the game. The Mario Kart 8 Limited Edition software bundle is available exclusive to EB Games while stocks last.

To check out a selection of the new (and reimagined) features coming to Mario Kart 8, a special new trailer can be viewed here.






Apr 3, 2014 / News


Join Kirby on a new adventure for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems - complete with colourful worlds and hidden collectibles galore!

A magical tale of a giant Dreamstalk and the kidnapping of a king awaits on 17th May when Kirby: Triple Deluxe releases for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. In order to mark the imminent return to action for this famous pink hero, Nintendo has today revealed a new colourway to its Nintendo 2DS staple in the form of Nintendo 2DS Pink + White*, giving fans the choice to represent the Kirby colours when gaming on the go.



Nintendo 2DS Pink + White will launch on the same day as Kirby: Triple Deluxe, 17th May, and in true Kirby style, presents itself in an eye-catching pink design, complete with a white stripe across the side and back of the system. Also accompanying the release of Nintendo 2DS Pink + White will be a new silver Nintendo 2DS Carrying Case, available for purchase separately from 17th May.

Nintendo 2DS first launched in October 2013, retaining many of the hardware features of Nintendo 3DS including the same intuitive gameplay controls and wireless connectivity features for access to local and online multiplayer gameplay, Nintendo eShop and more. Bringing family-friendly value and a huge software catalogue to boot, Nintendo 2DS is an entry point into or a new way to enjoy the Nintendo handheld experience, and allows fans to play all Nintendo 3DS games in 2D.

Similarly ideal for both novice and experienced gamers alike, Kirby: Triple Deluxe provides a platforming experience full of colourful landscapes and enemies big and small for Kirby to inhale, including certain foes which he can suck up and then copy their unique abilities! Whether adopting an ability such as the Circus or the Bell, 25 different Copy Abilities found in the game allow players to dress up Kirby in all manner of different looks, with each ability possessing its own special powers and unusual combination moves. One particularly magical new ability of Kirby’s is the Hypernova, acquired after finding and gobbling up a Miracle Fruit within a level. A temporarily powered-up version of his usual inhale ability, the Hypernova allows Kirby to suck up huge obstacles and even entire sections of a level that lie in his way. 

Aside from playing as Kirby and unravelling the mystery of the Dreamstalk and the kidnapping of King Dedede by a shadowy being, players can discover more than 250 Key Chains in-game, many of which pay homage to the Kirby series, and which can be exchanged with friends via StreetPass encounters. In addition, game modes in Kirby: Triple Deluxe such as Dedede’s Drum Dash add an extra dimension to the Kirby-themed action. As King Dedede, players are tasked with taking on rhythm-based time trials set against the tune of iconic music from the Kirby franchise. Meanwhile for fans of fun multiplayer action, Kirby Fighters is a competitive battle mode that can be enjoyed as a single-player experience or via the Nintendo 3DS family of systems’ Download Play feature**, enabling up to four friends to play together, and requiring only one player to own a copy of the game to make it happen!

Nintendo 2DS goes pink on 17th May when Nintendo 2DS Pink + White releases on the same day as Kirby’s new adventure in Kirby: Triple Deluxe, exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.


* Nintendo 2DS Pink + White is the third colour combination for the system, joining the Black + Blue and White + Red colourways already available to fans.
** Each player requires a Nintendo 3DS family system.


2014 Pokémon Video Game Australian National Championships Announced

Apr 3, 2014 / News

Compete to Win a Trip to take on the World’s Best at the 2014 Pokémon Video Game World Championships in Washington, D.C.!

Pokémon fans from around Australia and New Zealand will once again have the chance to compete in the Pokémon Video Game Australian National Championships in 2014.

In the lead up to the National Championships, fans will have the chance to learn from and test their skills against some of the best players in their city at Regional Championships to be held in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Auckland (NZ), with travel awards up for grabs to the Pokémon Video Game Australian National Championships.



At the National Championships, players will battle it out on the Pokémon X and Pokémon Y games for Nintendo 3DS, where top finishers can win a trip to Washington, D.C. to compete in the 2014 Pokémon Video Game World Championships, to be held 16th -17th August, 2014.

Players can begin to familiarise themselves with the official rules for the upcoming events at

Further information regarding the Pokémon Video Game Australian National Championships and Regional Championships will be announced in the coming weeks. Stay tuned to the recently launched Facebook and Twitter pages for upcoming announcements!




Mar 27, 2014 / News

Classics from the Mario & Luigi, Metroid, Kirby and Yoshi’s Island series kick off the Game Boy Advance offerings coming to Nintendo eShop for Wii U

Back in 2001, Nintendo delivered the next generation of portable entertainment in the shape of Game Boy Advance, a 32-bit handheld console with an intuitive design and a host of memorable titles. To celebrate some of the classic gaming moments delivered by this handheld gem, Nintendo will begin releasing Game Boy Advance titles on Nintendo eShop for Wii U Virtual Console starting next week, allowing fans and newcomers alike to enjoy some of gaming’s greatest highlights on the living room TV or on their Wii U GamePad. In addition, Restore Points that save progress during gameplay and Miiverse connectivity both offer new features when enjoying these classic games.

A selection of GBA titles will be coming to Wii U from 4th April, with a few of gaming’s most renowned characters kicking off the roster.




On 4th April, three very different titles comprise the initial launch line-up:

  • Advance Wars (AU$9.10 – NZ$11.90) is a critically acclaimed turn-based strategy game, in which you must lead your Commanding Officers to victory. Take control of ground, air and naval forces and face enemies across more than 100 battlefields, tackling a range of terrains and weather conditions.
  • Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (AU$9.10 – NZ$11.90), the first game in the Mario & Luigi series is a zany, action-filled role-playing game, which lets you control both of these stars simultaneously and take part in turn-based battles. Mario and Luigi must work together to explore the vast lands of the Beanbean Kingdom and defeat the evil witch who has stolen Princess Peach’s voice.
  • Metroid Fusion (AU$9.10 – NZ$11.90) offers classic bounty hunter, gun-toting action but with an added twist: hero Samus Aran has been attacked by a deadly parasite! Cured by Metroid DNA, Samus is bestowed with unique new powers, and sets out on a quest to hunt down and face the mysterious ‘SA-X’. Metroid Fusion combines an engaging original story with intense platform action in classic Metroid series style.


Two more great titles follow on 11th April:

  • In Kirby & The Amazing Mirror (AU$9.10 – NZ$11.90), there is not just one Kirby but four, with the powerful pink hero splitting into different coloured copies of himself! Together they must restore harmony to Dream Land, sucking up foes big and small along the way. Seek out the hidden collectibles in-game which can alter the appearance of Kirby – all part of this wacky, fun-packed adventure!
  • Before he branched out his business to more recent systems, Wario first set up shop on Game Boy Advance in Wario Ware Inc.: Minigame Mania (AU$9.10 – NZ$11.90). Join Wario and experience a dizzying whirlwind of over 200 minigames, each one simple but played at lightning fast speed.


On 18th April blast to unthinkable speeds and try your hand at mystical role-play:

  • F-Zero: Maximum Velocity (AU$9.10 – NZ$11.90) launched on Game Boy Advance with supersonic force, where descendants of famous stars from F-Zero put their driving skills to the test in 10 brand new, high-speed hovercraft, and 20 different courses and four difficulty levels to master. From lowly rookie to F-Zero champion, face deadly tight turns, gravity-defying jumps and stomach-churning speed boosts on the road to success.
  • In the epic role-playing adventure Golden Sun (AU$9.10 – NZ$11.90), evil is slowly covering the world, with the forces of darkness pursuing the lost art of Alchemy. Alongside trusty companions, use weaponry, magic and a host of elemental creatures to return peace to this mystical world.


And on 25th April an epic ‘egg-stravaganza’ awaits:

  • In Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 (AU$9.10 – NZ$11.90) the evil Kamek attempts to kidnap the baby Mario brothers, leading to the heroic Yoshi stepping in to save the day. With Baby Mario on your back, traverse a beautiful crayon-illustrated world filled with fiendishly designed levels to defeat Kamek and his master, Baby Bowser!

Relive some of your old Game Boy Advance favourites this April on Wii U, and keep an eye out for further releases in future months. To catch a reminder of what lies in store with the above titles for April, a new Wii U Virtual Console trailer can be viewed here.


Depending on the Wii U hardware pack you own and your use of it, an additional storage device may be required to download software from Nintendo eShop.


Play Wii Sports Club for free this weekend!

Mar 21, 2014 / News


Wii Sports Club is a new way of experiencing all your favourite Wii Sports events, enhanced with new modes and features only available on Wii U. Enjoy deeper gameplay, online multiplayer and the chance to join clubs, all while getting active with your favourite sports!

Now there’s another great opportunity to try Wii Sports Club, as you can play all the available sports – that’s Tennis, Bowling and Golf – for free between 10pm AEDT on Friday March 21st and 10:59am AEDT on Monday March 24th*! Invite your friends and family to challenge them to a match locally, or pair up with a doubles partner in Tennis to compete online against other players in Europe and Australia and New Zealand.

This weekend is also the perfect opportunity to check out the new Resort golf course, added on March 14th. To get access to these nine extra holes, which first challenged players in Wii Sports Resort, simply start Wii Sports Club while connected to the internet to download the free software update.

Wii Sports Club is available as a free download from Nintendo eShop now. You can also receive it automatically in your HOME Menu if you have chosen to receive automatic software downloads, and if you have sufficient available storage space**. Wii Sports Club comes together with a Day Pass that allows you to play for free for 24 hours when the game is started for the first time. If you start the game for the first time during the promotion period, which runs from 10pm AEDT on Friday March 21st until 10:59am AEDT on Monday March 24th 2014, you can enjoy the promotion and you’ll still be able to use your free 24-hour Day Pass when you start the software again at a later date after the promotion ends.

To keep playing after the promotion ends, you need to purchase a Day Pass, which lets you play all the currently available sports for 24 hours starting from the time of purchase. Or, to enjoy your favourite sport with no time restrictions, you can purchase a Single-Sport Pass for unlimited access to the sport of your choice. It’s up to you!

Wii Sports Club is available to download now from Nintendo eShop, only on Wii U. Tennis, Bowling and Golf are available now, while Baseball and Boxing will be released in the future.

*The promotion period starts at 10pm AEDT on March 21st 2014 and ends at 10:59am AEDT  on Monday March 24th 2014. SpotPass content must be enabled for Wii Sports Club in order to take part in the promotion. Internet connection required during play. Registration of a Nintendo Network ID and acceptance of the Nintendo Network Agreement and Privacy Policy are required.

**Depending on the Wii U hardware pack you own and your use of it, an additional storage device may be required to download software from Nintendo eShop. Click here for more details...






Nintendo Australia announces attendance at Oz Comic-Con events around Australia in 2014

Mar 14, 2014 / News

Play some of the biggest up and coming titles for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U at the upcoming Perth and Adelaide events such as Mario Kart 8 for Wii U


Nintendo Australia announces that it will be attending Oz Comic-Con at all 5 events around Australia in 2014, with the upcoming shows in both Perth on 29th and 30th March, and Adelaide on 5th and 6th April offering attendees the opportunity to play some of the most anticipated titles for both Nintendo 3DS and Wii U right throughout the weekend. 

On Wii U, fans will be able to enjoy a range of games including Mario Kart 8, releasing 31st May in Australia and New Zealand. For Nintendo 3DS, among others you’ll be able to tee off in Mario Golf: World Tour or test out Kirby’s new Hypernova ability in Kirby: Triple Deluxe.

In addition to these upcoming titles, Nintendo booth will be brimming with multiplayer and StreetPass fun, so bring along your Nintendo 3DS and enjoy all your favourite titles like Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, Mario Party: Island Tour, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Fire Emblem: Awakening, Luigi's Mansion 2 and Mario Kart 7 with other Nintendo fans.

Nintendo Australia also recently launched both a Facebook Page and Twitter Account where fans can be kept up to date with all the latest in the world of Nintendo in Australia and New Zealand.



Nintendo Australia launches on Facebook and Twitter

Mar 13, 2014 / News


Keep up to date with all the latest in the world of Nintendo through the newly launched local pages on popular social media platforms

Nintendo Australia announces the launch of both a Facebook Page and Twitter Account where you can be kept up to date with all the latest in the world of Nintendo in Australia and New Zealand.




With a mix of local information and global announcements, the newly launched social media pages will keep you posted on all the latest events and newly announced game information for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. 

We're looking forward to reading your comments and we hope you’re looking forward to keeping in touch with Nintendo's latest news, games, events - and local fans!




Mar 13, 2014 / News


With engines revving and gravity-defying courses awaiting, the Mushroom Kingdom’s finest racers are set to line up at the starting grid on 31st May when Mario Kart 8 launches on Wii U.

For fans wishing to keep their kart tyres warm and reactions sharp before launch, the Super Nintendo classic Super Mario Kart* will release on Nintendo eShop** as a Wii U Virtual Console title on 28th March. As part of a promotion to celebrate both this legendary title and Mario Kart 8, fans who purchase Super Mario Kart on Nintendo eShop from its release until 30th June 2013 can get a discount of AU$10.40 (NZD$13.60) on Mario Kart 8 if they choose to purchase Mario Kart 8 on Nintendo eShop from the release of the game until 30th June 2014, providing the purchase takes place on the same Wii U console.

* This is the US version of the game running at 60hz, and will be priced at AU$10.40 (NZD$13.60)
**Depending on the Wii U hardware pack you own and your use of it, an additional storage device may be required to download software from Nintendo eShop.



Termination of Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection Service for Nintendo DS / DSi and Wii Software

Feb 27, 2014 / News


Important information for Wii and Nintendo DS family system owners

As of May 20th, 2014, the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service will be discontinued and it will no longer be possible to use online features of Nintendo DS/DSi and Wii software such as online play, matchmaking and leaderboards.

For a full list of which Nintendo-published games are affected, please visit our Support section.

The Wii Shop Channel and Nintendo DSi Shop will not be affected however, and will continue to be accessible after May 20th.

For more information, visit our Support section.




Termination of Nintendo Video for Nintendo 3DS

Feb 27, 2014 / News


The Nintendo Video service for Nintendo 3DS, which has been offering free 3D videos since July 2011 will be discontinued in Australia and New Zealand on Monday March 31st 2014.

Thank you for your patronage of this service.



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