If you’re curious about any of the Level-5 collaborations in the Guild series, now’s the time to get them, as they’re all on sale for $5.00/€4.99/£4.49 through January 2. That includes the essential, essential Attack of the Friday Monsters, some pretty cool games like Aero Porter and Liberation Maiden, and, uh, other stuff I haven’t played yet.
Above, Level-5’s 15th anniversary wallpaper, featuring the company’s top 10 characters as chosen by voters. Number one: some plane from Aero Porter. Number nine: the unseen porter from the same game. Everything else: some kid from Inazuma Eleven. I love it.
AW YISS. Natsume isn’t making us wait long for the first-ever US release of an Umihara Kawase game. Yumi’s Odd Odyssey will be on the Nintendo 3DS’s eShop next month! Here are some new screenshots! With an “undercover time-travel policewoman” in them!
TinyCast 17! What did this, our Year of Luigi, mean to us? The TinyCast gets personal and answers that question, after talking about Bravely Second, Akihiko Yoshida, National SteetPass Weekend, and a very special wedding.
Just in time to complicate our handheld GOTY discussions, Gaijin Games will release Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien on PS Vita next week! It’ll retail for $9.99, with a 20% discount at launch for PS Plus. The “Good Friends” DLC (which adds Cave Story's Quote, Spelunky guy, and other playable characters) will be on sale for $2.09, available right away.
I’m a get this! I had the Wii U version for a bit but didn’t get to finish it. A truly handheld version is going to be so great.
As part of the almost totally unannounced PlayStation Mobile Festive Giveaway, Vlambeer’s Super Crate Box is free right now on PS Vita and other “PlayStation Certified” devices.
You should already have it, but if you don’t, the Vita version is the absolute best SCB, thanks to the Vita’s excellent d-pad and buttons and the same portability/replayability combo that benefits Spelunky.
Speaking of Spelunky, the PS3/Vita version is also on sale! It’s $7.49, or an insane $3.75 for Plus members. Buy this.
Well, that was fast! Soon after teasing the next set of Sega 3D Classics, the publisher has announced the next game, coming to Japan December 18.
After Burner 2 has the now-familiar assortment of insane options, like multiple display aspect ratios, simulated cabinet movement, multiple authentic cabinet designs (with lights!), touch/button controls, and the option to put the throttle control on the touch screen. You can even dust off that Circle Pad Pro for this game! Thanks to @jschwartzbauer for the tip.
This is probably going to be pretty exciting in 3D, y’all.
Only 100 of these red/white and silver/black Mario 3DS LL systems will be distributed in Japan, and only to users of the Flet’s ISP. But I can’t let any new 3DS XL/LL go by without mention, of course. Not on our extremely “limited edition 3DS” focused site.
Not that these are exactly new – they were originally offered in China last year. I guess the release in another region makes more regions more likely? Maybe?
Bravely Second's English trailer, found in Default ⊟
Please excuse the shakycam here, but it’s the only way Yarky could have posted this trailer for Bravely Default's sequel (without special hardware), which shows up after the end credits of the first game. While I think this trailer might be a little spoiler-y, I'm not sure because I haven't played through the actual game. I watched it anyway, just to hear what Devil King Buster Magnolia Arch sounded like!
I was so excited about Famitsu's report today that Sega will release Initial D: Perfect Shift Online, a free-to-play title, next spring to 3DS in Japan (with a beta in January. In case I’ve never mentioned it here, I’m a huge fan of the arcade games and show.
But you won’t actually be driving in the game, according to Gematsu: “Cars move on their own, and players will have to up- and down-shift gears at the right moments in racing to victory—kind of like a rhythm game.” Who knows, maybe rhythm-based driving is fun, but this is not what I want at all.
The GIF comes from this Chuakids tkd video — I wanted to post this GIF that I used to always see on GAF back in the day, which had a kid drifting around a corner while a guy watched in amazement. I think it was from a Korean or Japanese show? Anyway, I’m really sad that I couldn’t find it, and I hope one of you will be able to track it down.