After Europe and America got their final Club Nintendo Rewards update last month, Australia were sat twiddling their thumbs waiting for their eShop to update so they could spend all their stars before the discontinuation on September 30th (June 30th for North America.) Well, twiddle no longer! The rewards went live today. Here is the full list of downloadable titles, all the details can be found in the stars catalogue along side the merchandise up for grabs too, including an awesome Mario Hat for 2400 stars or classic notebooks for 960 stars. What will you be swapping your stars for?
If you are in Australia and were hoping to get the fifth wave of Amiibo then you will probably be disappointed as they appear to be sold out. Greninja, Palutena, Zero Suit Samus, Ganon and Dark Pit are no longer available to pre-order at the country’s main video game retailer. They were obviously snapped up rather quickly by excited Nintendo fans and presumably scalpers too.
On-demand streaming service Netflix will be hopping down under and on to the Wii U in late March. Nintendo of Australia and New Zealand announced the news to fans via Twitter earlier today. As part of Netflix’s plans to expand their online services into new regions, those living in Australia and New Zealand will be able to sign up from March 24. New customers will have a choice of three levels of service, including single-stream definition, two-stream HD, and a four-stream ultra HD plan. As of yet, a certified price structure has not been revealed.
Netflix originally launched on the Nintendo Wii back in 2010, which needed a streaming disc to activate the app. It launched later in 2012 for the Wii U in both North America and Europe, and has since offered its Super HD service to users in the US. The company also plans to expand its streaming services to Japan in late 2015. Unfortunately, we’ve still yet to hear solid information on the rumoured live-action Legend of Zelda TV series from Netflix.
Yacht Club Games has informed fans of the impressive and vastly successful Shovel Knight that it will be nearing an Australian and European release very soon. According to the developer’s recent blog update, the Wii U and 3DS versions have completed the final testing stages and are almost ready to hit Nintendo platforms overseas.
Fans of the valiant Knight in North America have been able to ready their sword for battle since late June, while bug and patch fixes has kept Yacht Club Games working at full speed in order to deliver a top-notch game. The developer says as long as “no unforeseen issues arise”, they’ll be able to provide a firm release date for European and Australian fans in the near future.
“Final Testing has drawn to a close! We’ll be shipping up and shipping it out the door! If no unforeseen issues arise, then a solid release date will be coming into focus soon!”
Yesterday the Australian Classification Board rated the long-awaited Wii U exclusive Bayonetta 2. We know the game is coming this summer in Japan, but news of a release elsewhere has been extremely quiet. Hopefully this means we will get a western release date for Platinum Games next title at E3 next month.
Nintendo Australia announces that within the first weekend of Pokémon X and Pokémon Y hitting shelves 12th October 2013, combined sales exceeded 100,000 units – smashing all previous records for a Nintendo game in Australia and New Zealand. The previous Pokémon release of Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version sold a combined total of more than 80,000 units in its first week of sales, and the combined sales of Pokémon X and Pokémon Y exceeded this in the first day alone.
The demand for these highly anticipated titles has meant that some retailers in Australia and New Zealand have been faced with an out-of-stock situation. Nintendo Australia is ensuring that additional stock will be available from this week to ensure consumers are able to begin their adventure as soon as possible. Pokémon X and Pokémon Y are also available on Nintendo eShop, where consumers can download exciting Nintendo 3DS download software, Virtual Console and Nintendo DSiWare titles directly to their system.
EB Games Australia is selling a select few Nintendo 3DS games at a significant discount. Among the games on sale are lauded titles such as Kid Icarus Uprising 3D and Star Fox 64 3D, which both retail for $69 and are now being sold for a mere $28 a piece. Other titles include:
- Mystery Murders Jack The Ripper
- Rhythm Thief and the Emperor’s Treasure
- Disney Princess: My FairyTale Adventure
- LEGO Legends of Chima: Laval’s Journey
- Pokemon Rumble Blast
- Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion
- Moshi Monsters Moshlings Theme Park Limited Edition
As gaming software can be incredibly expensive for Australians, this could be your chance to pick up some quality 3DS games for a cheap price. To see a full list of 3DS games currently on sale, click here.