DS goes on Aussie tour

Nintendo announces DS Connection Tour for Australia; Pokémon Diamond and Pearl battles, interactive game play stations planned.

Nintendo Australia is no stranger to touring the nation to tout its wares, having trekked across Australia twice last year to promote the DS and the Wii. The company has now announced its first national event for 2007, with the Nintendo DS Connection Tour '07 set to kick off on June 30.

The tour, which begins in Melbourne's Westfield Fountain Gate shopping centre on June 30, comes shortly after the local release of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl on June 21. The Connection Tour will feature battle challenges for Pokémon Diamond and Pearl owners, as well as allow them to trade captured critters using the Nintendo Wi-Fi connection.

Other activities planned for the tour include interactive stations featuring DS titles, Pokémon Trading Card Game play areas, Pokémon trivia games and Touch! Generations demos.

The Connection Tour will hit shopping centres in Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, New South Wales, and Western Australia between June 30 and July 21. Full dates and locations can be found on Nintendo Australia's official Web site.

Discussion

14 comments
aus_pride
aus_pride

I dont have the game, i dont like pokemon....... ohhhh this is awkward.

brokentrash
brokentrash

Too early to hope for event pokemon no?

GizmoVirus
GizmoVirus

thats pretty cool, but it could have been something a bit more interesting

DonutTrooper
DonutTrooper

DP is the only reason I will ever buy a DS. And it's a hell of a good one, too!

slayer1090
slayer1090

I shoudl get Diamond soon. I heard it's the best pokemno game made so far.

RaiKageRyu
RaiKageRyu

Pokemon is invading the Aussies now. Poor things, they don't stand a chance.

Chris_SP3
Chris_SP3

finally one that starts in Australia and not in USA

S2333
S2333

Um... last pokemon event was overun by little kids. Since then my social status has lifted so probably won't go but you never know.

onlineps2player
onlineps2player

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Nintendo_Man
Nintendo_Man moderator

Cool, i hope to make it one in Sydney.

Jayzee994
Jayzee994

Hmmm... That gives me 9 days to train in Pokemon Diamond. Oh well... I'll go if I can. (first comment.)