AU Shippin' Out May 11-15: Pokemon Platinum

Pokemon and Pikmin invade Aussie Nintendo DSs and Wiis.

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We're into the third week of May now, and we're finally seeing a broader variety of games coming out down under (but this isn’t a great achievement given the slim pickings of previous weeks). Leading the charge of games hitting Aussie shores this week is Pokemon Platinum for the Nintendo DS. Like in the previous games, players can expect to be wandering around towns and forests looking to add more Pokemon to their collection, all the while fending off hostile Pokemon in random turn-based battles that have been a part of the series since the original games. One of the biggest new features to Pokemon Platinum is the new location setting of Distortion World, a land where the laws of time and space no longer apply, which brings in a new element to the fights. Expect to see Pokemon Platinum hit store shelves this Thursday.

Other notable games to come out this week include the reworked version of the GameCube classic Pikmin 2 called New Play Control! Pikmin 2, as well as the edited version of Silent Hill: Homecoming for the Xbox 360. Stay tuned to AU Shippin' Out next week for all the latest Aussie releases, including UFC Undisputed 2009, Bionic Commando, and more!

May 14, 2009
Dementium: The Ward (DS)
New Play Control! Pikmin 2 (Wii)
Pokemon Platinum (DS)
Silent Hill: Homecoming (360)
Mushroom Men: Rise of the Fungi (DS)
Mushroom Men: The Spore Wars (Wii)

Discussion

13 comments
thunderbone
thunderbone

Nintendo AU is [expletive deleted]!!! I've had Dementium: The Ward since Fall 2007 here in the States!!! Unbelievable...

konradak
konradak

Edited Silent Hill? Lame.

gameking5000
gameking5000

FInally Platinum is released in Australia!

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

Why would you edit something which was made for adults? Free nation my ass.

SpookyJack
SpookyJack

Oh yes, an edited version of SH: Homecoming. I bet everyone's gonna buy that. I, for one, can't wait to buy this incomplete & tampered-with game. Oh waw, like, thanks a million to the persion who thought that would be a good idea! /sarcasm Up yours censors! :@

Weddum
Weddum

Pikmin2? I might pick that up, I missed it on the Gamecube.

ShadowLaguna
ShadowLaguna

Nintendo of Australia have been really slack over the past few years.

Nintendo_Man
Nintendo_Man

Nintendo Australia have always been incompetent.

Dinkyfish
Dinkyfish

No fair! Australia s getting Platinum before GB! :O

p-mor111
p-mor111

i agree with flippin_flames Nintendo Australia promised we would get our games not long after japan.

flippin_flames
flippin_flames

About time we got Platinum, hopefully Nintendo Australia can succeed in giving us heart gold and soul silver faster than this