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Pokemon Bank is now available in Australia

After a month of delay, Nintendo has finally released Pokemon Bank on the 3DS eShop. Nintendo Australia has confirmed the details this morning via the latest press release. You can also acquire the legendary Pokemon, Celebi, by using the Pokemon Bank application.
Good morning,

Just a quick note to let you know the highly anticipated Pokémon Bank application is now available from Nintendo eShop.

Pokémon Bank is an application and service for Pokémon X and Pokémon Y that allows you to deposit, store, and manage your Pokémon in private Boxes on the Internet!
Those who use Pokémon Bank can also receive a special Legendary Pokémon – Celebi.  


PC and smartphone version of Nintendo eShop delayed till 2014


Nintendo Force writer Emily Rogers has revealed via Twitter that Nintendo has delayed a PC and smartphone version of its eShop digital store until 2014 as well as some mysterious “other stuff”. The PC/smartphone version will allow you to purchase games while you’re out and about away from the comfort of your house. What this “other stuff” could be is anyone’s guess at the moment but stay tuned for the latest news! Are you looking forward to using a PC or smartphone version of Nintendo’s eShop?

3DS December update brings unified eShop account system and Miiverse


December system update for the Nintendo 3DS portable system will allow users to combine their Nintendo eShop account balance for both Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. Nintendo announced the news during a Nintendo Direct video released earlier today.

After the Nintendo 3DS system update, users can register their Nintendo Network ID for Wii U on their Nintendo 3DS systems and combine Nintendo eShop account balances. This will enable them to purchase Wii U software using the remaining balance on their Nintendo 3DS eShop accounts, and vice versa. Nintendo 3DS owners who do not own a Wii U system can also create their own Nintendo Network ID for the first time.

Nintendo delays Flipnote Studio 3D in Europe and Australia


Nintendo of Europe has regrettably announced via Twitter that upcoming eShop title, Flipnote Studio 3D, will not be releasing during this week’s set date. This is even more disappointing considering Nintendo has not given a secondary date for the title’s relaunch. According to Nintendo’s statement, it does not seem to be ready to release Flipnote Studio 3D yet only says this is because of the high user activity since the Japanese version was released. You may share your frustration in the comments below if you so desire.

Due to unexpectedly high levels of user activity since the launch of the application in Japan on 24th July, we decided to postpone our European launch until we can deliver the best possible service to users. We apologise for any inconvenience this delay may cause, and will announce a new launch date as soon as possible.

Flipnote Studio 3D will launch early August in North America


Nintendo of America has announced that Flipnote Studio 3D will be released in early August on the Nintendo eShop. Two new communities, Flipnote Gallery and Flipnote Gallery World, will envelop this creative app originally released on Nintendo DS. Flipnote Studio 3D will release on July 3rd in Japan.

Flipnote Gallery: Friends make it easy for you to open a gallery and share with your Nintendo 3DS friends. In Flipnote Gallery World you can share your flipnotes with users from all over the world. Both communities will launch at the same time as the Flipnote Studio 3D software.

Flipnote Studio 3D releases in Japan on July 3rd


Nintendo Japan has announced via Twitter that it’s releasing Flipnote Studio 3D for the 3DS eShop on July 3rd. This is the upgrade of the original DSiware app and allows imagination to run wild in creating special drawings, turning them into flipnotes. A Western release should not be far away from being revealed so stay tuned for the latest!

Delayed shipments of Fire Emblem: Awakening occuring in North America


Although Nintendo’s latest 3DS addition was supposed to release on February 4th, Fire Emblem: Awakening has apparently yet to start appearing for sale in most game stores around the US. Online retailer Amazon is also showing on its website that the much anticipated title is currently not available yet as Nintendo insists on being blatant towards the controversy now spreading over this dilemma. Nintendo of America is blaming the delay on stores having shipments come in on days other than Monday yet Nintendo’s desire to release the strategy game on this day rather than the traditional Sunday seems to have malfunctioned the whole launch.

Even worse, North American counterparts up in the land of Canada have already been playing their Fire Emblem: Awakening game for up to a week ago as GameStop started selling their shipment earlier than the set release date creating a broken street date. Nintendo suggests if you want your game now that you download it from the 3DS eShop instead where it is currently accessible to purchase.

“Nintendo makes every effort to make sure its games and systems are available at retail stores nationwide on launch day. Sometimes, because of the variables of shipping, different retailers receive their shipments on different days. Fire Emblem Awakening can be purchased right now from the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS.”

Wii U launch update will be pre-installed by March 2013

20121129-191510.jpgThat lengthy update for Wii U needing to take place when setting up the console allowing for Miiverse, Internet Browser, eShop, and Wii U Chat will be pre-installed into all consoles by March 2013. Reggie Fils-Aime stated that Nintendo wanted to allow gamers to have full online connectivity when they purchase their Wii U console on launch so the update was necessary.

“Nintendo developers want to make sure that the very best product is available to consumers.”

“That creates a dynamic where our developers are working on elements until the very last point possible. That’s why the system update was required on Day One – and this is quite similar to what’s happened with other consumer electronic products.”

Wii U Nintendo Network Premium Programme Australian details revealed


Nintendo Australia has announced how the Wii U Premium Programme which gives 10% of digital titles from the eShop will be serviced. Apparently, each dollar spent on the eShop for the Australasian region will give you 6 points and once 500 points are accumulated you will be handed a total of $7 credit to your Nintendo Network account. Our friends at Vooks say that this averages to around $83 needing to be spent on the eShop to gain this credit from Nintendo.