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The Legend of Legacy has a bunch of SaGa staff ⊟

Including artists, character designers, and lots of Square talent, according to Famitsu scans translated by Duckroll. Even composer Masashi Hamauzu, who made the music for Final Fantasy X and the XIIIs, is on board.

This all helps to explain why the art style looks so familiar… and why we should pay attention to this 3DS RPG. These names carry a bit more weight than publisher FuRyu. The game releases to Japan in January.

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Transparent Nintendo 2DSes for Europe ⊟

Remember that prototype 3DS XL with transparent casing that Nintendo teased us with in an Iwata Asks session? That never actually released as an actual product, but the platform holder has made something similar with the 2DS for Europe, creating clear Red and Blue versions of the budget handheld.

Nintendo used to make a lot of these transparent systems for the Game Boy, GB Pocket, and GBA, but it’s been a while since the company has returned to this style (the New 3DS also has clear colored cover plate options). These 2DSes will release as standalone units in Europe on November 7, and as bundles with pre-installed copies of Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire on November 28. Thanks to NintenDaan for the pics!

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Yoshitaka Amano’s Final Fantasy Explorers art ⊟
A very intense take on the honestly pretty cute 3DS game. Like, I don’t know if I’m down for exploring if these dudes are going to be staring down at me the whole time. Via @lite_agent.
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Yoshitaka Amano’s Final Fantasy Explorers art ⊟

A very intense take on the honestly pretty cute 3DS game. Like, I don’t know if I’m down for exploring if these dudes are going to be staring down at me the whole time. Via @lite_agent.

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Are these Smash Bros. commercials corny or amazing? Settle it in Smash! ⊟

Let’s just settle everything in Smash. Disagreements over where to eat, theological debates, multi-generational feuds, border disputes between countries, government elections, child custody battles, etc. — we can settle it all with no items, Fox only, Final Destination.

You can see the other two commercials Nintendo of America put out after the break. The Punch-Out!! one is particularly amusing.

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Clearly it is no longer the Year of Luigi ⊟
If it was, there’s no way the blessed brother would get his head stuck on the side of Mega Man’s stage after using his Green MIssile attack.
This happened in Smash Bros. Brawl too, but I had to share this because Luigi’s body wiggle (and the boing sound effect in the video) is not to be missed. Credit to aaaa_.
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Clearly it is no longer the Year of Luigi ⊟

If it was, there’s no way the blessed brother would get his head stuck on the side of Mega Man’s stage after using his Green MIssile attack.

This happened in Smash Bros. Brawl too, but I had to share this because Luigi’s body wiggle (and the boing sound effect in the video) is not to be missed. Credit to aaaa_.

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PlayStation TV will support almost 700 games when it releases to North America next month ⊟
Remember PlayStation TV, the microconsole that lets you play PS Vita games — along with digital PSP, PlayStation, and PC Engine titles you purchased for the handheld via PSN — on your television? I keep forgetting it’s coming out, but the system releases in North America on October 14 and Europe/Australia on November 14.
Sony put out a list of the nearly 700 games the microconsole will support on day one. Spelunky, Danganronpa, Dragon’s Crown, and Persona 4 Golden are on the list, and Minecraft is also planned for support, so I’m happy.
You can preorder the $99.99 console online now. Sony is also releasing a $139.99 bundle that will include a DualShock 3 controller, an 8GB memory card, and The Lego Movie Videogame. Walmart will have an exclusive bundle with all of that, plus Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, for the same price too.
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PlayStation TV will support almost 700 games when it releases to North America next month ⊟

Remember PlayStation TV, the microconsole that lets you play PS Vita games — along with digital PSP, PlayStation, and PC Engine titles you purchased for the handheld via PSN — on your television? I keep forgetting it’s coming out, but the system releases in North America on October 14 and Europe/Australia on November 14.

Sony put out a list of the nearly 700 games the microconsole will support on day one. Spelunky, Danganronpa, Dragon’s Crown, and Persona 4 Golden are on the list, and Minecraft is also planned for support, so I’m happy.

You can preorder the $99.99 console online now. Sony is also releasing a $139.99 bundle that will include a DualShock 3 controller, an 8GB memory card, and The Lego Movie Videogame. Walmart will have an exclusive bundle with all of that, plus Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, for the same price too.

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Clock Tower, Ju-on, Silent Hill talent collaborate on “Project Scissors” ⊟
A new “spiritual successor” to the Clock Tower franchise was announced at TGS. Project Scissors, for Vita, iOS, and Android, features the work of Clock Tower creator Hifumi Kouno and his studio Nude Maker, along with Silent Hill creature designer Masahiro Ito and Ju-on film director Takashi Shimizu, the latter of whom will work on the story and a live-action trailer. Shimizu’s most recent credit is a Kiki’s Delivery Service movie, but, like, that doesn’t add as much horror cache as the Ju-on stuff.

"The game’s setting is a board a luxurious cruise liner in the middle of the ocean . As the ship sails across the deep blue ocean, a series of gruesome and mysterious murders begi ns to take place, including those of the ship’s crew . Soon the ocean liner is crippled and adrift at sea, and has become an inescapable trap for the passengers . As a passenger of the ship, the player will be tasked with solving the murder mystery to ensure their own survival as well as the rest of the ‘innocent’ passengers."

Gonna be spoopy!
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Clock Tower, Ju-on, Silent Hill talent collaborate on “Project Scissors” ⊟

A new “spiritual successor” to the Clock Tower franchise was announced at TGS. Project Scissors, for Vita, iOS, and Android, features the work of Clock Tower creator Hifumi Kouno and his studio Nude Maker, along with Silent Hill creature designer Masahiro Ito and Ju-on film director Takashi Shimizu, the latter of whom will work on the story and a live-action trailer. Shimizu’s most recent credit is a Kiki’s Delivery Service movie, but, like, that doesn’t add as much horror cache as the Ju-on stuff.

"The game’s setting is a board a luxurious cruise liner in the middle of the ocean . As the ship sails across the deep blue ocean, a series of gruesome and mysterious murders begi ns to take place, including those of the ship’s crew . Soon the ocean liner is crippled and adrift at sea, and has become an inescapable trap for the passengers . As a passenger of the ship, the player will be tasked with solving the murder mystery to ensure their own survival as well as the rest of the ‘innocent’ passengers."

Gonna be spoopy!

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Yes, I want to wear Slime underwear ⊟

These are lots of fun, if you idea of of fun is dressing up your bits in Slime faces. I didn’t see any of these available to purchase at any U.S. online retailer (admittedly I spent only 2 minutes of my Sunday looking), but you can get the booty Slime one — it’s separate from boxer briefs with King Slime on the front — at eBay. Shout-outs to Rahenna for the find!

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Devil Survivor 2: Break Record out in Japan this January ⊟

Yeah, a trailer for a port of a game that already came out may not seem like a big deal, but… I like this trailer!

The game comes out January 29 in Japan. As for North America and Europe, ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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TinyCast 043 - Demo Bros - Tiny Cartridge

TinyCast 043 - Demo Bros

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TinyCast 43! Smash Bros is starting to take over the podcast, as we talk here about the new demo. We also spend time with the Pokemon demo, Treehouse radness, and Final Fantasy Theatrythm: Curtain Call.

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One of the best Smash images is now a shirt ⊟

You can get one of the most compelling Smash Bros. scenes — Mega Man standing on top of a Gogoat as he prepares to swing a Home-run Bat — as a tee, hoodie, sticker, smartphone case, etc. This is all thanks to Sam Smith, who took the original screenshot, created a pixelart version, and uploaded the design to Redbubble.

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Beautiful Legend of Zelda artwork ⊟
The piece comes from Filipino artist Dan Elijah G. Fajardo. It’s up for voting to potentially get a shirt run at Threadless — use the “YW9GG3” code to preorder it and get $5 off if the tee gets printed.
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Beautiful Legend of Zelda artwork ⊟

The piece comes from Filipino artist Dan Elijah G. Fajardo. It’s up for voting to potentially get a shirt run at Threadless — use the “YW9GG3” code to preorder it and get $5 off if the tee gets printed.

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