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.
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.
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:
*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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
=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?
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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.
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 eShop on Nintendo 3DS and 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 like Naruto Shippuden, One Piece, Sword Art Online and Hunter x Hunter. 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.
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