Wii U to tour Australia

Nintendo's new console, the Wii U, will be touring Australia, giving gamers a chance to get a hands-on preview.

Australian gamers will have a chance to get some hands on time with the Wii U ahead of its launch, with Nintendo setting up Wii U experience stores around the country. The tour will kick off from November 5 in all major capital cities.

Wii U launching November 30 in Australia.

Games available for preview include exclusive new titles Nintendo Land and New Super Mario Bros. U. In addition to these, participants will also have a chance to preview the latest 3DS games, including the latest from the Pokémon and Mario franchises.

The Wii U console will officially launch in Australia before the Christmas season, on November 30. An 8GB basic model in white will be available for A$349.95, while the 32GB premium model in black will cost A$429.95.

In regards to launch titles for the new console, Nintendo Australia referred to the lineup as "the strongest lineup of launch software in Nintendo history." Third-party launch titles for the Wii U include FIFA 13, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, ZombiU, and Rayman Legends.

See below for a full list of locations the Wii U experience stores will be appearing at.

Sydney Wii U Experience Store
Sydney Plaza--George Street Entrance
George Street
5th November - 9th December

Melbourne Wii U Experience Store
Fountain Gate
352 Princess Highway, Fountain Gate
5th November - 9th December

Perth Wii U Experience Pop Up
Perth Cultural Centre, St James Amphitheatre
5th November - 11th November

Gold Coast Wii U Experience Pop Up
Pacific Fair, Site 23 Courtyard
12th November - 17th November

Brisbane Wii U Experience Pop Up
King Georges Square, Area 2
18th November - 23rd November

Adelaide Wii U Experience Pop Up
Rundle Mall, Gawler Canopy
24th November - 29th November

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Zorine Te

Zorine “harli” Te is GameSpot Australia's associate editor. She loves esports and anime.
New Super Mario Bros. U

New Super Mario Bros. U


So very tempting...


Decision to either go the day after I finish my HSC exams entirely (typically... I chose to do VA, which is last of all exams, which is on the 8th) to celebrate or wait 20 or so days until my pre-order arrives through delivery.


Choices, choices, choices... If I wasn't already sold on it (or if it wasn't sold to me), I would probably go no matter what.


lol, good old Adelaide..last. :P So tempted to preorder ..eventho Im telling myself to wait till March. Must resist! ZombiU & Tekken Tag 2 are must get. :)


Yeeeah, finally a good Nintendo-related event to be held in Australia that's free!