Gravity Rush holiday card by Kyle Fewell ⊟
So happy to have an excuse to post some Gravity Rush/Kat art here. This is one of several holiday cards Attract Mode will be selling at the Bit Bazaar Winter Market, a “unique celebration of the art and craft of indie games, web comics, and good food,” going down at Toronto’s Bento Miso this Saturday. Why does everything awesome only happen in NYC, California, and Toronto?
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Pokemon X/Y 2DS bundles for the US ⊟
Good news: they’re $149!
Bad news: the red 2DS/Pokemon X bundle is a Target exclusive, and the blue 2DS/Pokemon Y bundle is a Toys R Us exclusive.
Both will be in stores December 6. If you’re shopping for a kid who wants to play Pokemon, this is the cheapest way to do it that doesn’t involve pretending you don’t understand the difference between a 3DS and a Game Boy.
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TinyCast 016 - Louvre Plus
Tiny Cartridge • TinyCast
TinyCast 16! This episode is a bit special, as Fran and Christian took the week off and left the keys to the TinyCast-mobile to JC and me. Join the two of us for the usual up-to-the-minute coverage of Japanese 3DS XLs, along with a tour of the Louvre that takes us into a tangent about weird DS games.
Then we talk Holiday Gift Guide, offering some supplemental suggestions for gifts for your end-of-the-Year-of-Luigi celebrations.
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True Bravely Default sequel announced ⊟
It’s called Bravely Second and stars a new silver-haired character named Magnolia, according to Gematsu. Interesting timing on this announcement, as the enhanced edition of the first game is just releasing in Europe and Japan this week (it will hit North America on February 7).
This page from Jump magazine doesn’t seem to have a shipping date/window for Japan, but presumably its Western release hinges on how the first game performs once that’s out. So, yeah, make sure to buy that.
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Bravely Default 3DS XL cases, preorders open ⊟
I was checking to see if Amazon had Bravely Default available to preorder yet, and indeed the site has finally added the 3DS JRPG. You can reserve the Collector’s Edition (includes the game, an art book, a soundtrack CD, and 34 AR cards) now too for $49.99, which is actually $5 cheaper than what GameStop is asking for.
While rummaging the site for those links, I also spotted these neat 3DS XL cases, which are available for $11 before third-party shipping. AFter reading Simon Parkin’s review for Bravely Default, I really can’t wait until this comes out here (February 7)!
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We’ve compiled a selection of handheld gaming gifts, which you can start browsing right here! You’ll find plenty of games from this year for both PS Vita and 3DS, and some accessories, art, zines, toys, and other items that would make anyone* rejoice!
So check out our gift guide and get your holiday shopping done. Then wait for Luigi to emerge from a pipe into your house, ready to deliver your presents before flying away in a big green boot pulled by a team of Parakoopas! He is the Luison for the season.
*who reads Tiny Cartridge
New Persona Q screenshots ⊟
Yay, new shots from Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth, Atlus’ Etrian Odyssey-esque spin-off for the series bringing together characters from Persona 3 and 4. The 3DS game is expected to release in Japan on June 5. You can see more screenshots and character art at Gpara.
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“You see, when you played the World Course [in the PS3/Xbox360 versions], you’d have to listen to the same song for something like 30 minutes. Even if you really liked that song, you tend to get tired of it. But this time, the music will change when the course changes.
I brought the issue up with our director on the PS3/Xbox360 version, and he told me with the saddest look on his face, “If only you’d told me a bit sooner…” So right from the start of 3D Super Hang-on, I was like, “You remember that thing we talked about?”
Den’s slick Game Boy shirt, iPhone skin ⊟
Hey, I would wear this, even if that Game Boy looks huge. Japanese online shop [den] is selling these in Black and Blue variations for ¥2,100 each, or around $20. It has a few other dope tees in its catalog, like one that’s just the error screen when you boot up a Game Boy without a cartridge.
[den] also sells these cute stickers that make the back of your iPhone look like the back of a Game Boy — it’s a neat alternative to those Game Boy iPhone cases I see everywhere on Tumblr and Instagram nowadays. I wonder if you can draw on the sticker to put your tiny cartridge of choice in there.
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Apparently it’s Cyber Monday of Luigi ⊟
That’s according to a press release Nintendo sent out for the limited edition Mario & Luigi: Dream Team 3DS XL bundle, which comes out today ($199.99, though Best Buy has it for $20 cheaper, and Walmart is selling it with two free 3DS games). Images above are via Favocado.
I am told that “Cyber Monday of Luigi” is not what I think it is, so instead of sharing the gigs of salacious Luigi pics I’ve saved over the years, I’ll just list the notable online sales we’re seeing for games today:
Instead of putting up a bunch of sales posts, I’ll try to add new deals to this one. You can also follow us on Twitter for updates on new discounts, or if you want to send us dirty Cyber Monday of Luigi tweets.