BAYONETTA RETURNS TO SET THE WORLD ALIGHT IN BAYONETTA 2 ON Wii U

Oct 23, 2014 / News

PlatinumGames’s Wii U masterpiece launches 25th October across Australia and New Zealand

Over the top. Breathtaking. Out of control. Stylish. Beautiful. Any of these words can be used to describe Bayonetta 2, which launches exclusively for Wii U on Saturday, and is developed by action-game maestro PlatinumGames. Fans of the original Bayonetta game know that the series stands out from almost any other video game series, delivering intense action, massive set pieces, gorgeous HD graphics and fluid, responsive controls. With Bayonetta 2, all this is dialled up, with the titular Bayonetta more powerful than ever, using wild new moves and weapons in single- and multiplayer to take down both angels and demons in a thrilling quest to save a friend from eternal damnation. Just another day in the life of the Umbra Witch herself.

With her magic-imbued hair, chic glasses and gun-toting high heels, Bayonetta is one of the most original characters in video games - and she doesn’t just sit back and wait to be rescued. In Bayonetta 2, players take control of this damsel-that-causes-distress to slash, shoot and guillotine through multiple chapters that find our heroine going head-to-head with a towering enemy while flying outside a skyscraper, taking down an ogre-sized angel on the back of a speeding train or confronting angelic foes while standing on the wing of a fighter jet; amongst other magnificent set pieces. By performing well in battles, players earn medals that reflect their performance, ranging from the room-for-improvement Stone to the perfect Pure Platinum medals.

For the first time in the series, players who want to take on battles with a friend can team up online with another player in Tag Climax. In this co-op mode, two players with a broadband internet connection can destroy legions of enemies together, playing as a variety of characters from the game. As players journey through the main story mode, they will unlock Verse Cards that can be used to unlock additional stages in Tag Climax, and the halos earned in Tag Climax can be used to buy new moves and weapons to bring into the next battle.

Both the original Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 games include in-game costumes that will be a treat for any Nintendo fan. Bayonetta can wear exclusive costumes modelled after fan-favourite Nintendo characters such as Princess Peach, Samus Aran and Link. These amazing outfits aren’t just for looks, as the game changes in fun and unexpected ways when Bayonetta dresses up. For example, whilst wearing the Princess Peach costume, Bayonetta summons Bowser’s paws instead of infernal demons. Donning the Samus Aran costume allows Bayonetta to use the Arm Cannon to blast away foes. Dressed as Link? Bayonetta wields the legendary Master Sword – and you may hear a familiar chime after a puzzle is solved.

IGN, 9.5 out of 10 –  “One of the most satisfying action games I've played.”

Game Spot, 10 out of 10 –  “Nothing short of astonishing.”

GameInformer, 9 out of 10 –  “No matter what you do…you look and feel awesome while doing it.”

If your appetite has now been whet for Bayonetta 2 ahead of her arrival on Saturday, you can try the free demo available on Nintendo eShop which allows you to try out a slice of the non-stop climax action.

At retail, the Special Edition will bundle the original Bayonetta game with the packaged version of Bayonetta 2 (SRP AU$79.95). Digital versions of Bayonetta 2 (AU$69.95/NZ$89.95) and Bayonetta (AU$49.95/NZ$69.95) can be purchased on Nintendo eShop at launch, and if both games are purchased, a special discount will be applied during the purchase process of the second game, making the total for both games AU$79.95/NZ$99.95.

Bayonetta 2 launches 25th October in Australia and New Zealand at retail and on Nintendo eShop.

 

 


 

JOIN US FOR THE SUPER SMASH BROS. FOR Wii U: 50 MUST-SEE THINGS BROADCAST ON 24th OCTOBER

Oct 21, 2014 / News

Discover new details on upcoming Super Smash Bros. for Wii U launching on 6th December

Nintendo has announced a new broadcast named Super Smash Bros. for Wii U: 50 Must-See Things, which will provide new details on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U coming exclusively to Wii U on 6th December 2014 in Australia and New Zealand.

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U: 50 Must-See Things will be streamed from the Nintendo Direct website at 9AM AEDT on 24th October.

 

 


 

RAPID-FIRE RETRO CHALLENGES GALORE IN ULTIMATE NES REMIX - COMING 8th NOVEMBER TO NINTENDO 3DS

Oct 16, 2014 / News

Compiled in one action-packed game, rapid-fire challenges from 16 of Nintendo’s finest NES-era titles are making their way to Nintendo 3DS and 2DS systems on 8th November in the form of Ultimate NES Remix, releasing at retail and on Nintendo eShop.

Ultimate NES Remix is a mash-up of classic Nintendo games that have been literally remixed to offer short, time-based challenges with a twist. As a definitive compilation of titles from NES Remix and NES Remix 2, both available on Nintendo eShop for Wii U, Ultimate NES Remix features challenges from the following games-

Balloon Fight, Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Jr., Dr. Mario, Excitebike, Kid Icarus, Kirby’s Adventure, Mario Bros., Metroid, Punch-Out!!, Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 2, Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, The Legend of Zelda, and Zelda II – The Adventure of Link.

From beating Ridley from Metroid, to performing the unusual task of making Princess Peach save herself, even the most seasoned of retro gamers will be tested, not least in the game’s Championship Mode, where players will take on a series of score-based challenges from Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 3, and Dr. Mario. For those looking to test their platforming reflexes in a unique new game mode, Speed Mario Bros. is a full version of the original Super Mario Bros., but presented at super-speed, requiring players to think fast when blazing a trail for the goal pole. Meanwhile, for dedicated players who earn 3 stars in all of the game’s challenges, the Japanese version of NES Remix, Famicom Remix, will be unlocked, allowing the games to be experienced in fresh new ways.

In order for players to showcase their achievements to others, Ultimate NES Remix online leaderboards will be available for every challenge and mode in the game, allowing players to see how their scores compare against fellow competitors around the world. To check out the skills of the top performers, the online leaderboards will also contain a feature to watch videos of successfully completed challenges – perfect for picking up some handy gaming tips from players at the top of the rankings!

Pit your gaming skills against all manner of retro-era challenges remixed for the modern day when Ultimate NES Remix releases in Australia and New Zealand on 8th November.

 

 

 


 

TOADETTE'S READY FOR ADVENTURE IN CAPTAIN TOAD: TREASURE TRACKER FOR Wii U - RELEASING ON 10th JANUARY

Oct 10, 2014 / News

Who’s ready for adventure? Captain Toad certainly is, but he’s not the only one when Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker releases for Wii U on 10th January, with pink-pigtailed Toadette introduced as a second playable character in portions of the upcoming game.

 


Unlike traditional video game heroes, Captain Toad and Toadette don’t have any special powers – these tiny heroes can’t even jump! Plus, they’re terrified of just about everything, but face their adventures head on. Armed with headlights and a can-do attitude, they must make their way through enemy-infested locales like Wild West shanties and Goomba waterparks. Each location is bursting with puzzles to solve and secrets to unearth.

 


These tiny heroes are on the hunt for the ultimate treasure, a coveted Power Star. At the beginning of their adventure, Wingo, a giant, greedy bird who makes life difficult for these timid treasure trackers, makes off with their only Power Star, and even whisks away Toadette! Players must then help Captain Toad retrieve the Power Star and Toadette in order to unlock her as a playable character, and ultimately, defeat Wingo. In the process, they’ll encounter more than 70 fun, puzzling stages while also collecting stars and gems.

 


Captain Toad and his puzzling levels first appeared in Super Mario 3D World for Wii U. The levels were such a hit with fans that he and Toadette are now getting their own game. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is just another way Nintendo is expanding its universe of games with familiar characters facing fun new challenges.

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker will be available at the suggested retail price of AU$59.95.

Let the treasure hunt commence on 10th January when Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker releases for Wii U.


 

BAYONETTA 2 DEMO NOW AVAILABLE ON NINTENDO eSHOP ON Wii U

Oct 9, 2014 / News

Get ready for the 25th October launch with the free demo and launch trailer

It’s time to try the witch’s pistol-shoes on for size, with a demo of Wii U exclusive Bayonetta 2 now available on Nintendo eShop*. Nintendo revealed the demo at the end of the brand new launch trailer that’s now available on YouTube. Bayonetta 2 is developed by PlatinumGames and launches in Australia and New Zealand on 25th October.

 

WATCH TRAILER

 

The demo kicks off the action atop a fighter jet over a city. Unleash the new Umbran Climax to pummel hordes of angelic enemies, or artfully dodge them to engage in Witch Time and experience the unique gameplay of Bayonetta 2.

At retail, the Special Edition will bundle the original Bayonetta game with the packaged version of Bayonetta 2 (SRP AU$79.95). Digital versions of Bayonetta 2 (AU$69.95/NZ$89.95) and Bayonetta (AU$49.95/NZ$69.95) can be purchased on Nintendo eShop at launch, and if both games are purchased, a special discount will be applied during the purchase process of the second game, making the total for both games AU$79.95/NZ$99.95.

Bayonetta 2 launches 25th October in Australia and New Zealand at retail and on Nintendo eShop.

 

*Wireless broadband internet connection required. Internet usage charges may apply. Consult with your ISP. Registration of Nintendo Network ID and acceptance of the network related terms and privacy policies required.

 

 

 

 


 

SUPER SMASH BROS. FOR NINTENDO 3DS HAS SOLD MORE THAN 2.8 MILLION UNITS WORLDWIDE

Oct 7, 2014 / News

Season of Smash continues on 6th December with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and two waves  of amiibo on 29th November and 12th December

Strong launches in Australia and New Zealand, the Americas and Europe* have propelled the cumulative sales total for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS to more than 2.8 million  worldwide. This first-ever portable instalment of the game has resonated with fans and critics alike, and its initial sales set Nintendo up for a strong Christmas season.

The “Season of Smash” is set for another boost as Nintendo today lifts the lid on the release date for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, with the fighting series’ first foray into HD landing in stores on 6th December. The first wave of Nintendo’s interactive amiibo figures will launch a week earlier, on 29th November. Twelve iconic Nintendo characters will be included in the first round, with six more figures set to launch with the second wave on 12th December (SRP AU$17.95).

Fans will be able to purchase the standalone Super Smash Bros. for Wii U software at retail or from Nintendo eShop (SRP AU$79.95), from 6th December:

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U + GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U (SRP AU$89.95) - Ideal for fans who grew up playing Super Smash Bros. Melee for the Nintendo GameCube system, this limited edition set features a copy of the game as well as the adapter that lets fans connect up to four Nintendo GameCube or WaveBird controllers to a Wii U console.

Also available from 6th December will be a standalone black Nintendo GameCube Controller – Super Smash Bros. Edition (SRP AU$49.95). The standalone GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U will be available for purchase direct from Nintendo Customer Service.

Additionally, the previously announced first wave of amiibo, Nintendo’s foray into the toys-to-life category of interactive figures, is coming to shops on 29th November. The first wave is comprised of the following 12 amiibo: Mario, Peach, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Link, Fox, Samus, Wii Fit Trainer, Villager, Pikachu, Kirby and Marth.

 

 

Today Nintendo announces the second wave of amiibo coming to shops on 12th December in Australia and New Zealand, including the following characters: Zelda, Diddy Kong, Luigi, Little Mac, Pit and Captain Falcon.

 

 

Each amiibo uses NFC technology to interact with compatible games in unique new ways, providing fresh gameplay experiences and a great value for consumers. Players simply need to tap them to the NFC touchpoint on the Wii U GamePad to activate them, and some figures offer compatibility across multiple games – no additional equipment is required. Fans can buy and collect amiibo, to bring them closer to the games and characters they love. More amiibo will be launched throughout 2015. 

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U will support amiibo from launch on 6th December, while other titles for which future amiibo support is planned include Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Mario Kart 8, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Mario Party 10 and Yoshi’s Woolly World for Wii U, with more to come. A software update may be necessary to use amiibo functionality for these and other amiibo compatible games in the future.

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U launches on 6th December at retail or digitally from Nintendo eShop. The first wave of amiibo will be available from shops from 29th November, with the second wave of amiibo figures set to land in shops on 12th December.


Note: Existing Nintendo 3DS systems will be compatible with amiibo functionality using a peripheral device (sold separately), scheduled to launch in 2015.

 

* Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS launched on 13th September in Japan, 3rd October in Europe and the Americas, and 4th October in Australia. Cumulative sales reflect life-to-date totals in each of those regions. Data from Europe primarily covers Friday 3rd October to 4th October, as the great majority of retail outlets are closed on Sundays across Europe. All sales figures are Nintendo estimates for both digital downloads of games and physical sales.


 

THEMES FOR NINTENDO 3DS HOME MENU LAUNCH TODAY

Oct 7, 2014 / News

Personalise your portable with today’s system update

Nintendo has released a system update for Nintendo 3DS that will add new functionality to the handheld system.

As part of today’s system update, a new Theme Shop has been added to the HOME Menu that unveils themes for Nintendo 3DS. Themes allow Nintendo 3DS and 2DS owners to personalise their systems by changing the menu background, icons and folders, and music and sound effects.

 



In addition to five simple colour themes provided with the update, a launch line-up of other themes are available for purchase now from the all-new Theme Shop*. These include eye-catching designs for the likes of Mario, Luigi, Peach and Yoshi, while for Zelda fans a design showing the parallel worlds of Hyrule and Lorule from The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds also features**. As a heads-up for budding town mayors in Animal Crossing: New Leaf, designs paying tribute to that game are set to release at the end of October as part of a weekly updated line-up.


* Wireless broadband Internet access required.

**Completely Mario, Completely Luigi, Completely Peach, Completely Yoshi and Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds: Two Worlds are priced at AU$2.60/NZ$3.40 each

 

 


 

New Nintendo 3DS & New Nintendo 3DS XL to launch 21st November in Australia and New Zealand

Sep 24, 2014 / News

In the first ever Nintendo Direct Australia broadcast today, it was announced that New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL will launch 21st November in Australia and New Zealand, at the suggested retail prices* of AU$219.95 and AU$249.95 respectively - AC Adapter sold separately (AU$14.95) or utilised from Nintendo 3DS/3DS XL/DSi/DSi XL systems. The consoles will be the newest members of the Nintendo 3DS family.

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WATCH VIDEO

 

The new C Stick, ZL button and ZR button, which will enhance the play controls of the existing Nintendo 3DS hardware, have been added, and the new "super-stable 3D" function will provide players with an even more comfortable 3D gaming experience. Furthermore, the new “NFC feature” built-in for these consoles will enable the use of amiibo simply by exchanging the “cover plates” which will be sold separately.

 

 

 

* Prices provided are in Australian dollars. Please check New Zealand retailers for New Zealand pricing.

 

 

 


 

TRY THE SUPER SMASH BROS. FOR NINTENDO 3DS DEMO NOW AVAILABLE ON NINTENDO eSHOP

Sep 20, 2014 / News

 

Free demo lets you sample five characters and multiplayer mayhem with up to 3 friends with Nintendo 3DS or 2DS systems

To make the wait for the launch of Super Smash Bros for Nintendo 3DS on 4th October easier, fans can now download a free demo for the all-star fighting game from Nintendo eShop*.

The demo features the Smash mode with five playable characters (Mario, Villager, Link, Pikachu and Mega Man), one stage (Battlefield) and the ability to compete in local multiplayer matches with fellow Nintendo 3DS and 2DS owners who have downloaded the demo to their systems, which can be played up to 30 times.

To find out more about Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and download the demo from Nintendo eShop, scan this QR Code with your Nintendo 3DS or 2DS system:

 



Activate the cameras of your Nintendo 3DS or 2DS system by holding the L and R Buttons while in the HOME Menu, then touch the QR Code icon on the bottom left side of the Touch Screen to use the cameras to read the QR Code.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS launches exclusively on Nintendo 3DS and 2DS on 4th October at retail or digitally from Nintendo eShop.

Please note the creation of a Nintendo Network ID is required in order to download demos from Nintendo eShop.

 

*Wireless broadband Internet connection required. Internet usage charges may apply. Consult with your ISP.

 

 


 

TWO WAYS TO TRY SUPER SMASH BROS. FOR NINTENDO 3DS AS DEMOS ARE UNLEASHED IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

Sep 12, 2014 / News

 

Nintendo eShop demo to arrive on 20th September, while selected Club Nintendo members will receive four special demos to share with friends from today

To make the wait for the launch of Super Smash Bros for Nintendo 3DS on 4th October easier, fans will be able to download a free demo for the all-star fighting game starting on 20th September from Nintendo eShop. As an added bonus, selected Club Nintendo members will receive an email containing four download codes for the demo today, a week earlier.

Qualifying Club Nintendo members will automatically receive four download codes via email. Nintendo encourages recipients to share their codes, as up to three other friends who also own Nintendo 3DS or 2DS systems can play multiplayer together through local wireless even if those three friends aren’t Club Nintendo members. The Club Nintendo demo of the game allows for unlimited play, and features the Smash mode with five playable characters (Mario, Villager, Link, Pikachu and Mega Man), one stage (Battlefield) and the ability to compete in local multiplayer matches with fellow Nintendo 3DS and 2DS owners who have downloaded the demo to their systems.

On 20th September, a demo version of the game will also launch on Nintendo eShop. This demo features the same content and features as the demo that select Club Nintendo members will receive one week earlier, however it can be played a maximum of 30 times.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS launches exclusively on Nintendo 3DS and 2DS on 4th October at retail or digitally from Nintendo eShop.

 

Please note the creation of a Nintendo Network ID is required in order to download demos from Nintendo eShop.
 

 

 


 

NINTENDO DIRECT BROADCAST REVEALS NEW DETAILS FOR BAYONETTA 2 - LAUNCHING 25th OCTOBER ON Wii U

Sep 4, 2014 / News

 

Tag Climax online co-op multiplayer mode showcased

A new Nintendo Direct video detailed some of the exhilarating aspects of Wii U exclusive Bayonetta 2, coming to Australia and New Zealand on 25th October.

At retail, the Special Edition will bundle the original Bayonetta game with the packaged version of Bayonetta 2 (SRP AU$79.95). Digital versions of Bayonetta 2 (AU$69.95/NZ$89.95) and Bayonetta (AU$49.95/NZ$69.95) can be purchased on Nintendo eShop at launch, and if both games are purchased, a special discount will be applied during the purchase process of the second game, making the total for both games AU$79.95/NZ$99.95.

Nintendo also announced for the first time that the cosplay costumes available in the Wii U remake of Bayonetta will also be available in Bayonetta 2. These include Bayonetta’s wild takes on Princess Peach, Link and Samus, and exclusive to Bayonetta 2, a surprise star mercenary is also featured in her wardrobe in an outfit reminiscent of Fox McCloud, the hero of the Star Fox games.

Furthermore, the Nintendo Direct revealed Rodin as a playable character in Tag Climax, Bayonetta 2’s new online co-op multiplayer mode, and showed off the first footage of multiplayer action.

The Nintendo Direct also provided more details about previously announced features of Bayonetta 2, including characters, storyline, combat mechanics, weapons, magic, Bayonetta’s trademark Torture Attacks and the new Umbran Climax. Viewers learned about Muspelheim challenge rooms, how the ranking system works, and how to spend their hard-fought Halos to buy items and skills, or modify weapons. It’s a must-watch for anyone who wants to be ready to take down their opponents in style.

Be bewitched by Bayonetta 2 before she comes exclusively to Wii U on 25th October, with the Bayonetta 2 Direct which can now be viewed via the Nintendo Direct website.
 

 

 


 

SUPER SMASH BROS., amiibo AND POKÉMON STAR IN NINTENDO'S END OF YEAR LINE-UP

Aug 29, 2014 / News

The first 12 amiibo figures available at launch announced!

Nintendo has prepared a bumper line-up of new games and products on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS and 2DS systems for the end of 2014. The line-up includes new entries from some of the biggest series in gaming, plus new amiibo interactive figures featuring some of gaming’s most iconic characters.

The first 12 amiibo interactive figures available at launch (SRP AU$17.95) will be Mario, Peach, Link, Samus, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Pikachu, Kirby, Fox, Marth, Villager and Wii Fit Trainer, with more on the way in the future.

Along with amiibo, here’s what lies in store for Nintendo fans leading up to the end of 2014:

Major Series: Nintendo has four games from two of the most well-known series launching this year:

  • Super Smash Bros.: The Wii U game and the first portable game in the series are getting ready for their debuts. Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS launches on 4th October, with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U following summer 2014. As another offering for fans, those who register both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS versions of the games in Club Nintendo – before a set time - can claim the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS & Wii U: Premium Sound Selection, a free soundtrack CD* packed with tunes taken from and inspired by the games. Further details on the timings pertaining to this offering will follow at a later date. Also in a separate announcement, Nintendo revealed that Shulk from the Xenoblade Chronicles series will be a playable character in both games.
  • Pokémon: Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire for Nintendo 3DS hits stores and Nintendo eShop on 21st November. Trainers will catch, battle and trade Pokémon as they immerse themselves into a grand tale that draws ever closer to the heart of the secrets behind Mega Evolution and the power of Primal Groudon and Primal Kyogre. With beautifully rendered graphics and new challenges to overcome, these games are a true evolution in the Pokémon series.

Interactive amiibo Figures: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, which launches summer 2014, will be the first game with full integration of 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. More details on amiibo functionality and an official launch date will be revealed shortly.

Bayonetta 2: The witch is back in October in the game that features over-the-top battles with wild weapons in gorgeous locations, with a new story that takes Bayonetta on a journey to inferno to save her friend’s soul. The original Bayonetta game is also available as a standalone on Nintendo eShop, or in a bundle with the retail packaged version of Bayonetta 2. Remade for Wii U, Bayonetta comes complete with some Nintendo cosplay options for the powerful heroine.

Hyrule Warriors Add-on Content: This mashup of Dynasty Warriors and The Legend of Zelda series already includes a large amount of content. Nintendo plans to support the game for the long run with more content to help players expand their adventures even further. That program kicks off when the game launches on 20th September with a free download that adds a fun new mode, weapon and the option to select music.

Ultimate NES Remix: Available in stores and on Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS on 8th November, the game features rapid-fire challenges and mash-ups from a selection of 16 of Nintendo’s finest 8-bit games. Regional online leaderboards will let players see how they stack up against others in their area, and Championship Mode offers a gauntlet of challenges from three different games.

Fantasy Life Add-on Content: Available in stores and on Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS on 27th September, Fantasy Life lets players become the masters of their destinies as every choice they make determines their unique Fantasy Life. Players can easily change their Life Class at any time and experience how each offers a new perspective on the world. Local and online multiplayer options let friends share the adventure, the exploration and the bounty. An add-on content pack called Origin Island – available from launch - will extend the Fantasy Life adventure even further. Origin Island offers a whole new area home to an ancient culture and powerful enemies, additional story content, new ranks to achieve in Life Classes, access to even more powerful equipment and two new varieties of pets to adopt: birds and dragons.

New Themes for Nintendo 3DS HOME Menu: Following a system update planned in October, Nintendo will be introducing new HOME Menu themes that allow Nintendo 3DS and 2DS owners to personalise their systems by changing the menu background, icons and folders, and music and sound effects. Themes will be available for purchase from a Theme Shop that will be added to the HOME Menu. Stay tuned for more details coming in the future.

Indie Games: A number of great downloadable games, many of which are exclusive to Nintendo eShop, are on their way this year:

  • Curve Digital’s Stealth Inc 2 combines the best elements of puzzle solving, action platforming and stealth gameplay into a game that’s all about hiding in the shadows. The game launches exclusively on Wii U in Q4. The game includes a two-player co-op mode, level editor, off-TV play and Miiverse integration.
  • Swords & Soldiers II is a side scrolling action strategy game from Ronimo Games launching in Q4 2014 exclusively on Wii U. The game includes 20 story missions and lets players buy units, cast spells and build structures to overwhelm enemies on a 2D battleground.
  • Azure Striker GUNVOLT from Inti Creates launches this summer exclusively on Nintendo 3DS. Featuring the talents of Keiji Inafune, the creator of the Mega Man series, the game takes the best aspects of Japanese 16-bit classics and updates them with new play mechanics and slick graphics. For a limited time, the game comes with a free digital copy of the 8-bit nostalgia-fuelled Mighty GUNVOLT as well.
  • Also releasing in 2014 is the critically-acclaimed Shovel Knight from Yacht Club Games, coming to Nintendo eShop for both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.

Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric for Wii U & Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal for Nintendo 3DS: Both launching on 29th November. Both games introduce a unique and epic adventure as Sonic and team work together to stop the evil villain Lyric. Players can play as multiple characters, each with their own abilities, as they explore, fight and speed through an undiscovered land.

Looking Ahead: Nintendo has an array of great games on the way for both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. In 2015, Wii U will see the arrival of a new instalment in The Legend of Zelda series, Splatoon, Xenoblade Chronicles X, Devil’s Third, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Yoshi’s Woolly World, Kirby(working title), Star Fox (working title), Mario Maker (working title), Project Giant Robot, Project Guard, Mario vs. Donkey Kong (working title),Mario Party 10, and Art Academy (working title). On the portable side, in 2015 Nintendo 3DS will see the launch of a new NFC reader/writer that will interact with amiibo figures, as well as the arrival of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, Code Name: S.T.E.A.M., and Fossil Fighters: Frontier.


 


*Club Nintendo terms and conditions apply.

 


 

Find out how you could claim a Super Smash Bros. soundtrack CD via Club Nintendo!

Aug 27, 2014 / News

 

Smashing special offer begins this summer

 
A clash for the ages is just around the corner as Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS launches onto Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 2DS on October 4th. Being the first entry in the Super Smash Bros. series that you can play wherever and whenever you want, it’s also the best way to sharpen your fighting skills ready for the release of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, set to blast the series’ fighting action back to the big screen in stellar high definition this summer, only on Wii U.

With both versions sharing the same vast roster of famous fighters, as well as containing stages and modes unique to each system, they make the perfect tag team for fighting fans. And if you register Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U in Club Nintendo you can claim a free soundtrack CD* packed with tunes taken from and inspired by the games!

You can listen to some of the tunes featured on the CD in the media player below. Please note that not all of this music will be available on the CD.

http://www.smashbros.com/en-au/music/

To find out more about the featured fighters, new modes, stages and much more, head over to the official website for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.

 


 

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS will be available on October 4th 2014, and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U will be available in summer 2014. Both games will be available in shops and as downloadable versions from Nintendo eShop. 



*Stay tuned for more details to come

 

 


 

MARIO KART 8 AOC PACKS TO ADD 16 NEW COURSES, PLUS NEW DRIVERS AND KARTS

Aug 27, 2014 / News

Link, Isabelle and Animal Crossing Villager all get ready to race!

Two new downloadable add-on content packs will take the world of Mario Kart 8 for Wii U in directions the series has never seen before, while significantly expanding gameplay options. The packs, available by the end of November 2014 and end of May 2015 respectively, will be available for pre-purchase from tonight at AU$10.00/NZ$14.00 each (or AU$16.00/NZ$20.00 for both), and deliver an array of new content, including first-time crossover characters like Link from The Legend of Zelda series and both Isabelle and the Villager from the Animal Crossing series.

 

 

In addition to these two new add-on content packs, a previously announced game update will go live tonight that adds a variety of new features, including three free Mercedes-Benz cars that players can race: the modern Mercedes-Benz GLA, the 300 SL Roadster from the 1950s and the legendary Silver Arrow of the 1930s. As well as game updates, mariokart.tv, the Mario Kart TV web service optimised for smart devices, has also been updated to give  users more in-depth game data whilst on the go, including the ability to check at any given time whether friends are playing Mario Kart 8 online.

Each AOC pack will contain two new cups, each with four courses, which, in total, increases the number of available courses by 50 percent. The AOC packs include classics like Wario’s Gold Mine from Mario Kart Wii, as well as new courses, some taking place in the worlds of The Legend of Zelda and Animal Crossing. New vehicles will also arrive with each pack, including the Blue Falcon kart representing the F-Zero franchise in the first AOC pack.

 

 

Mario Kart 8 owners who purchase both packs will get access to eight new colours of Yoshi and eight new colours of Shy Guy to race with immediately. To purchase the packs prior to release, users with a broadband Internet connection can click the new ‘Shop’ icon in the game or visit Nintendo eShop on Wii U.

 

 

The AOC packs are scheduled to include the following contents:

Pack 1: The Legend of Zelda X Mario Kart 8 (Release: November 2014) - AU$10.00 (NZ$14.00)

  • 3 Characters: Tanooki Mario, Cat Peach, Link
  • 4 Vehicles
  • 8 Courses

Pack 2: Animal Crossing X Mario Kart 8 (Release: May 2015) - AU$10.00 (NZ$14.00)

  • 3 Characters: Villager, Isabelle, Dry Bowser
  • 4 Vehicles
  • 8 Courses

Pack 1 + 2 Bundle - AU$16.00 (NZ$20.00)

  • 6 Characters: Tanooki Mario, Cat Peach, Link, Villager, Isabelle and Dry Bowser
  • 8 Vehicles
  • 16 Courses

As a bonus for purchasing both packs - as a bundle or separately - you can get eight different-coloured Yoshis and eight different-coloured Shy Guys that can be used right away.

 

 

 


 

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