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Joseph Rositano
14 Jul, 2009

Punch-Out!! dated for Australia

Wii News | It's about time.
Despite not being listed on the Nintendo Australia website, those who browsed the Wii's Nintendo Channel recently may have discovered that Punch-Out!! has a release date of 27 August 2009.

This means Punch-Out!! will be released in Australia more than three months after it launched in America and Europe. Meanwhile, Japan is scheduled to get the game later this month.

In Punch-Out!!, a boxer named Little Mac works his way up in professional boxing tournaments by competing against different opponents. Fighters include most of the cast from previous Punch-Out!! games, as well as the new characters Disco Kid, Giga Mac and that lovable ape, Donkey Kong. The game can be played using the Wii remote and Nunchuck as a virtual pair of gloves, the Wii Balance Board peripheral to dodge attacks, or by holding the Wii remote sideways to simulate the feel and controls of the original NES Punch-Out!!

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11 Comments
4 years ago
That is great news icon_smile.gif
4 years ago
I believe PALGN resident, ?oe?oe, spilled the beans on Punch-Out!! two weeks ago. What a great guy.
4 years ago
Now throw in a release date for Excite! Bots and i'll be happy.
4 years ago
Jaws wrote
Now throw in a release date for Excite! Bots and i'll be happy.
No Cigar.

Rose Lappin wrote
At this stage, we won’t bring Excitebots in. I know there’s a group of people who want it, but at our minimum [stock order] it’s probably too much for us to carry. I know in the US there’s a lot of that stock around, we’ve got to make that evaluation. We’ve got to try and support our consumers where possible, but unless we can sell the minimum we need to bring in, that makes it very difficult.
4 years ago
Rose Lappin wrote
At this stage, we won’t bring Excitebots in. I know there’s a group of people who want it, but at our minimum [stock order] it’s probably too much for us to carry. I know in the US there’s a lot of that stock around, we’ve got to make that evaluation. We’ve got to try and support our consumers where possible, but unless we can sell the minimum we need to bring in, that makes it very difficult.
Hmmm....now if only there were a way to make it so that those who wanted could buy the game and pay for shipping themselves, making a win-win situation! A man can dream....

Shouldn't blame Lappin though, as she has nothing to do with the console being region-locked.
4 years ago
Geez, are we really such a small, insignificant market? Look at all the other crap Nintendo foist upon us. Does shovelware like Barbie's Tanning Salon or Let's Collect Seashells really sell more than quality games?

Yeah, okay, I just answered my own question.
4 years ago
Working in retail, you'd be surprised how many copies of crap like Carnival Games, Big Beach Sports, Sports Party, World Sports Party, Bloc Party, etc get sold, due to their low RRP compared to first party games.

*Shrugs*
4 years ago
Qbert wrote
Hmmm....now if only there were a way to make it so that those who wanted could buy the game and pay for shipping themselves, making a win-win situation! A man can dream....
Electroplankton was only available online. The very least Nintendo could do is make a PAL copy available online. A man can dream...

But they can't spare extra space when all their factories are producing Wii Fits and Balance Boards...
4 years ago
Electroplankton is coming to DSi Ware, we will never see a full retail release now.
4 years ago
@Crank ... nearly all of the shovelware crap out there is made by third parties. Nintendo are only responsible for their own developed games. I'm sure Nintendo themselves are annoyed at a lot of the shovelware out there, as it devalues the platform as a whole. Makes it hard for Nintendo when they hold full price on their games, and third parties spoon out shovelware for $29.99 or even less.

Luckily, most people realise that you get more value out of a $99 nintendo 1st party game like mario kart than a crappy 29.99 game that you'll play for 10 minutes and then not touch again.
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