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Quick heads up for Smash Bros. owners in Europe and Australia: codes are now starting to go out. You simply obtain them by logging in to Club Nintendo site. Codes may not be live for everyone in PAL territories, but they should definitely be up soon!

Note that codes must be redeemed by May 31.

Three separate 3DS themes for Azure Striker Gunvolt will launch alongside the game on release day. More details to come later in the week so stay tuned!


The Australian Classification Board has now given ratings to several Sega 3D Classics. The recently rated titles are 3D Out Run, 3D Fantasy Zone, 3D Fantasy Zone II, and 3D Thunder Blade.

A couple of these titles had already been anticipated to have launched alongside other PAL releases, however they seemed to have been delayed. Sega never commented on the delay but seeing ratings given to the games is good evidence that we should see them released sometime soon.

No specific release date has been given at this time.


An interesting title entered the Australian classification database today. Something known as “Pokemon Rumble World” has been rated, which I don’t believe is a game that already exists.

Unfortunately, the entry doesn’t provide much information, but Ambrella is listed as Pokemon Rumble World’s developer. Ambrella worked on previous entries in the Pokemon Rumble series. There also appears to be online interactivity of some sort.

We’ll keep you updated as we learn more about Pokemon Rumble World.


Azure Striker Gunvolt and Mighty Gunvolt have now been rated in Australia. With that, both titles are one step closer to their PAL release! There’s still no firm date out there, but hopefully these ratings are a sign that they’re coming soon.

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XSEED Games announced Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven for North America last week. No such confirmation is out there for Europe and Australia yet, but you can rest easy knowing that the game will be available in these regions as well. Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven has been rated in Australia, meaning it’s just a matter of time before an official announcement is made. Marvelous will be publishing directly – much like Senran Kagura Burst.


Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse finally has a release date for Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. WayForward confirmed on its Twitter account today that the game is due out on February 5. This applies to both versions of Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse – Wii U and 3DS.

We’ve already seen the Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL selling out incredibly quickly at retailers in North America. Demand for the system is high in Australia and New Zealand, too. That means it’s no longer available for pre-order in these two territories, though Nintendo says more stock is coming in March. Be sure to keep track of what’s happening at retailers as there will only be a “limited quantity” of units.

Nintendo wrote on Twitter a few minutes ago:


Announced via their twitter feed today, Nintendo of Europe/UK will launch both Cooking Mama: Bon Appétit! and Cooking Mama: Forest friends on the European 3DS eshop on 3/6/15.

Australia and New Zealand will also see both games come to the eshop one day later on 3/7/15.

Natsume confirmed A-Train: City Simulator for North America last year. However, the publisher didn’t have much to say about the game’s European release.

Thanks to a listing on the Australian ratings board, we now know for sure that A-Train: City Simulator will be available in PAL territories. We don’t have any sort of release date, but it should definitely launch sometime this year.


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