From Mercenary to Magician, Carpenter to Cook, prepare for a life filled with endless choice and epic adventures on 27th September when Fantasy Life, a role-playing game containing dynamic life simulation elements, releases in Australia and New Zealand on Nintendo 3DS and 2DS systems.
Set in the fantasy world of Reveria, choose to live your life your own way, and at your own pace, with 12 Life classes to choose from, a vast open world to explore, hundreds of items to collect and craft, and countless characters to get to know throughout the land. At the heart of the game is the innovative Life system, which allows you to switch between Life classes at almost any point in the game, with your choices not only upgrading your character, but also shaping your journey along the way.
More details for the game will be revealed leading up to launch on 27th September, and in the meantime the trailer can be viewed on our official YouTube channel.
Jun 11, 2014 / News
At E3, Nintendo Showcases Interactive Figures Called ‘amiibo’, a New Action Game Genre and New Ways to Play Its Fan-Favourite Franchises
Nintendo’s video games have always had an element that can put great big smiles on people’s faces: it’s that special Nintendo magic. It’s that certain undefinable something that makes people’s eyes light up, whether they’ve been playing for decades or they’re picking up a game for the first time. At this week’s E3 video game trade show in Los Angeles, Nintendo is showcasing the invention and reinvention of video game experiences – from unique new ways to play to new takes on fan favourite games and franchises.
Please Note: This video is presented by Nintendo of America. Please check below for information specific to Australia and New Zealand.
Interactive figures called “amiibo”, scheduled to arrive this year, can be used with multiple Nintendo games, bringing a touch of Nintendo’s magic to the toys-to-life category. With the addition of amiibo to a solid lineup of games on the way, there has never been a better time to own a Wii U or Nintendo 3DS system.
New Ways to Play: The toys-to-life category as a whole is extremely strong on Nintendo platforms, and Nintendo’s approach with amiibo adds another dimension to the category. Not only can amiibo interact with a particular game, but a single amiibo will continue to entertain in surprising ways as they can be designed to be compatible across multiple games. Additionally, the Wii U GamePad controller shines in a slate of unique interactive games from Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto.
amiibo: Figures of Nintendo characters can interact with multiple future Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games in unique new ways, providing fresh game-play experiences and a great value for consumers with compatibility across multiple games. Fans can buy and collect amiibo, to bring them closer to the games and characters they love. By the end of the year, Nintendo’s foray into the toys-to-life category will inject energy into the genre. Nintendo will launch amiibo with around 10 figures. More will be launched during the summer season and throughout 2015. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U will be the first game to support amiibo. Other games that will support amiibo include Mario Kart 8, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Mario Party 10 and Yoshi’s Woolly World, with more to come. A new NFC reader/writer being designed for Nintendo 3DS is scheduled to launch in 2015.
Games from Shigeru Miyamoto: Shigeru Miyamoto provides an early look at a slate of games he has in development that use the Wii U GamePad controller in different and interesting ways designed to unlock the full potential of the Wii U console.
Nintendo GameCube controller for Super Smash Bros.: Many Super Smash Bros. fans grew up playing Super Smash Bros. Melee for the Nintendo GameCube system, and some will always prefer that system’s controller. The Nintendo GameCube controller also could be used in Super Smash Bros. Brawl for Wii. To honour that devoted loyalty to a classic way to play, Nintendo is introducing an adapter that lets up to four original Nintendo GameCube or WaveBird controllers work with Wii U. Nintendo is also launching a retro Super Smash Bros. Nintendo GameCube controller. Additionally, Nintendo is offering a special bundle that includes Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, one special Nintendo GameCube controller and one adapter. All of these items are scheduled to launch the same day as Super Smash Bros. for Wii U this summer.
New Game Play: When creating new ways to play, Nintendo has been known to come up with new IP that invents a new genre. Sometimes Nintendo brings its magic to an existing category and reinvents it the Nintendo way.
Fan-Favourite Characters and Franchises Come to Life in New Ways: Nintendo continues to reinvent the franchises that fans love and keep them fresh. Nintendo has exclusive characters and franchises that suit every taste.
In addition to the games listed above, some of the other games for Nintendo platforms featured at E3 this week include:
Nintendo made many of its announcements during the Nintendo Digital Event, which can be viewed at http://e3.nintendo.com. Nintendo will be delivering news throughout the three-day show via Nintendo of America’s Twitch channel, including the Super Smash Bros. Invitational (taking place at E3 on 11th June, 09:00 AM AEST) and Nintendo Treehouse: Live @ E3, aired during all hours of E3 (excluding the Super Smash Bros. Invitational event).
Take the Mii Personality Test online and share your results on social media or share the Tomodachi Life: Welcome Version with friends when you pick up a copy tomorrow!
Nintendo is pleased to announce Dami Im – winner of The X Factor Australia 2013 and ARIA Platinum certified artist whose latest single ‘Super Love’ is taking the charts by storm – as the official Nintendo Ambassador for Tomodachi Life, releasing this Saturday on Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 2DS! You can look forward to finding out all about Dami’s quirky Tomodachi Life stories when a series of episodes launches next week on YouTube.
From today, you can take the brand new Mii Personality Test on the Tomodachi Life website. This customised version of the personality setup feature in TTomodachi Life lets anyone discover which of the colourful personalities their lookalike Mii could have in the game through a series of fun questions and situations. The results will describe your character traits in Tomodachi Life, as well as which other personality type, décor and outfit would be your perfect match in the game. Anyone can easily share their revealing results on social media - and invite their friends to find out what personality type they are, too!
There are sixteen personalities in Tomodachi Life which define how Mii characters of yourself, friends and family will behave in friendship, and amongst other things, their taste in fashion and interior decoration in the game. Depending on your answers to five personality traits, such as how you express yourself in words, you’ll be able to discover if you are an Energetic Charmer or rather a Reserved Thinker. You can share the Mii Personality Test with a friend to settle whether they are indeed a Confident Leader or actually an Easy-Going Softie. With such diverse personalities for Mii characters of your nearest and dearest, imagine the sparks that’ll fly when everyone lives together on an island, and you’ve got the recipe for excitement and lots of laughs that makes Tomodachi Life. Your friends. Your stories. Your life.
In addition, when the game launches tomorrow, 7th June, each copy will include two free download codes* for the Tomodachi Life: Welcome Version for Nintendo eShop, which will allow two players to try out the surprising gameplay on their Nintendo 3DS and 2DS systems
The Tomodachi Life: Welcome Version offers the chance to sample the unique slice of Tomodachi Life, where two lucky friends or family members will be able to try their hand at creating Mii characters, all with their own unique voices and personality traits. Once the Mii characters have moved onto the island they will start to interact and players can try to solve their problems. When the Tomodachi Life: Welcome Version is completed, players can unlock a rare panda suit item in one of eight colours, which can be worn in the full game which can be purchased at retail or on Nintendo eShop**.
If your friends like the taste of Tomodachi Life after completing the Tomodachi Life: Welcome Version, they can move all the residents of their newly-founded island to the full game which can be purchased on Nintendo eShop or at retail and keep their progress***.
The Mii Personality Test is available today while Tomodachi Life is unleashed in Australia and New Zealand tomorrow, 7th June 2014, exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS and 2DS systems, at retail or as a digital version on Nintendo eShop.
Special price promotions for Pullblox and Fallblox on Nintendo 3DS and 2DS, and the new Pullblox World on Wii U
This summer, the Nintendo eShop library is set to expand with two new games available for download exclusively on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS and 2DS systems.
Launching on 20th June, Pullblox World brings the beloved puzzle-platformer series to Wii U, accompanied by special price promotions for all three games in the series. Hot on the heels of this, Chibi-Robo! Let's Go, Photo! is unleashed on 4th July on Nintendo 3DS and 2DS, and is set to change the way you look at the world around you! The game marks the return of the fan-favourite little robot in a photo scavenger hunt that uses the system cameras to bring real-world objects into Chibi-Robo’s world.
Revel in the colourful Pullblox World, and enjoy the first Wii U outing for the puzzle-platformer series that began with Pullblox and Fallblox on Nintendo 3DS and 2DS. Take control of Mallo, the strong little guy with acrobatic powers, and help him rescue children trapped in the Pullblox structures. Using his skills, you can solve three-dimensional, block-based puzzles by pushing or pulling blocks to climb to the top of the structures. As the game progresses, the puzzles get larger and more complex, with some massive, screen-filling creations resembling familiar objects, animals and even classic Nintendo characters. Endless replay value is ensured by the return of Pullblox Studio, providing an easy-to-use interface for players to create and share their own puzzle creations.
In addition to crisp and colourful HD graphics, Pullblox World brings 250 new puzzles (some with brand new gameplay mechanics) and makes it easier than ever to share your own creations or discover new puzzles created by other players. The all-new Pullblox World Fair is integrated with Miiverse, so players from all around the world can play and rate puzzles by other creators - including more puzzles made by the Pullblox World developers!
To celebrate the upcoming launch of Pullblox World, Nintendo is holding special price promotions on Nintendo eShop. Pullblox and Fallblox for Nintendo 3DS and 2DS will be available at a discount for a limited time, while owners of either title can get a 30% discount on Pullblox World if they get it between 20th June and 31st July using the same Nintendo Network ID*
If you still have a helping hand to spare, you’re welcome to assist Chibi-Robo, the 10 cm-high tiny robot, tasked with opening a museum in Chibi-Robo! Let's Go, Photo! on Nintendo 3DS and 2DS. The Curator dreams of immortalising real-world objects as NostalJunk to put on display, and it’s your job as Chibi-Robo to help him fill his exhibition rooms using your very own photographs! Through the Nintendo 3DS and 2DS cameras, accurately line up in-game silhouettes with real-life objects, take a snap and watch them be transformed into the coveted NostalJunk.
The game also introduces you to a cast of colourful and hilarious characters who need Chibi-Robo’s help – from a sushi-slinging squid to an eccentric pair of chefs! Do your part with cleaning and vacuuming the world, and helping to solve their problems with missions such as retrieving ingredients from a fridge that’s gigantic from the perspective of Chibi-Robo! Through these jobs earn Happy Points to obtain new silhouette film for your camera. The more happiness you spread, the faster you can realise The Curator’s dream of having as many NostalJunk aficionados admire his exhibits as possible.
From the puzzle-platforming challenges of Pullblox World on Wii U (20th June) to the picture-taking adventures in Chibi-Robo! Let’s Go, Photo! (4th July), owners of Nintendo systems will have even more unique gameplay experiences to look forward to this summer, only on Nintendo eShop.
* Pullblox and Fallblox on Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS and 2DS will be available at the discounted price of AU$6.50 (NZ$8.50) each from 30th May until 12th June , after which they will revert to their regular prices of AU$9.00 (NZ$11.25) and AU$10.40 (NZ$13.60) respectively. Owners of Pullblox and/or Fallblox on Nintendo 3DS and 2DS who download Pullblox World on Nintendo eShop on Wii U using the same Nintendo Network ID can purchase Pullblox World at a special price of AU$9.10 (NZ$11.90) from 20th June until 31st July . After this date, the game will be available to purchase from Nintendo eShop at the regular price of AU$13.00 (NZ$17.00).
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