Are you ready for this? A Game Center CX-themed Animal Crossing: New Leaf room
I can hardly type this post, that’s how much my hands are trembling right now… It’s so beautiful… The jacket, the dry erase board, and even the area for filming episodes… My mouth wants to scream with endless joy, but the only thing coming out are ellipses…
There’s more info on how you can visit this virtual room once you have a copy of the game over at Sweetiebel.
Speaking of the show, the Last Continue GCCX team recently put out another fan-translated Game Center CX episode — it’s the Super Metroid finale! The group is also looking for some help, so you should volunteer if you have the skillset and are a decent person.
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This custom Twin Famicom looks sharp
I’ll typically take matte surfaces over gloss for my consoles all day errday, but this commissioned paintjob by Zoki64 is foine.
Type of system that turns heads as it walks by, a glance and a smile thrown over her shoulder when she catches you gawking. Type of system you bring over to show off to your friends, only to have them talk behind your back about how she’s way out of your league and comment, “I’m not even sure what she’s doing with him/her.”
Type of system next-gen consoles hide their men/women from, knowing she could steal away their partners with minimal effort, on some ol’ Jolene shit. Like, damn, custom Twin Famicom, don’t do’em like that. Don’t break Xbone’s heart after all it’s gone through to find happiness, just because you can.
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Altered Beast welcomed to
its doom the 3DS
Hey, it’s another classic from Sega enhanced and thrown onto the eShop — Altered Beast! The game will add a lot of the features we saw in 3D Sonic the Hedgehog, like a CRT emulation mode, button remapping, options to play JP/Western versions, depth and zoom 3D options, etc.
Sega will put out 3D Altered Beast next week to Japan. There’s no word about a Western release, but the publisher has announced that it’s bringing 3D Space Harrier to Europe, so maybe the rest of the series is on the way too.
Thanks to Super Walter and Brother Brain for the GIFs from the 16-bit edition!
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Spelunker on Wii U VC
Here’s the big news everyone’s going to be talking about on Twitter today: the NES version of Spelunker is being released on Wii U Virtual Console. Not Spelunker HD, as released on the PlayStation Network, but Spelunker One.
This is truly the next generation of ways to play crazy hard platformers from 1985. And unlike some other world-changing video game news announcements, we have a firm release date and price point: May 30 for $4.99. You can also yell at it. Not to change your TV inputs or anything, but just out of rage.
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Freedom Wars for PS Vita
After teasing this as “Panopticon” for the past two weeks, Sony has revealed this original property as Freedom Wars, a 2014 game that looks pretty interesting despite its boring title.
Dubbed a “recovery multiplayer action” game, Freedom Wars looks like more than just another urban/dystopian Monster Hunter clone based on this NeoGAF-translated press release:
“The player is a criminal in a post-apocalyptic near future, sentenced to a million years of hard labor, fighting for his freedom. By completing missions where you rescue civilians and allies who have been captured by huge enemies known as Abductors, you can reduce your sentence. The game supports a maximum of 8 players at a time in both co-op and competitive modes, and supports Adhoc and Wi-Fi Online functions so players all over the country can play together. The game will also support the GPS and Near capabilities of the PS Vita to enhance the gameplay experience.”
You can watch the trailer below:
Original Shantae hits eShop on June 20
A month from now, you’ll be able to buy cult Game Boy Color platformer Shantae — the first original property from WayForward, and the first release that got people to really start noticing the studio — on 3DS’s Virtual Console in North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.
WayForward is putting out so much on the 3DS this year: this release, Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse, Mighty Switch Force! 2, Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON’T KNOW!, and Regular Show: Mordecai and Rigby In 8-Bit Land. I wouldn’t be surprised if we heard more announcements for 2013 either.
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Dang, Emmylou is coldhearted
Looks like Phillip stopped in his tracks after that statement, completely destroyed by Emmylou’s disapproval. Gotta step up your coat game, young’n.
I’ve mentioned a bunch already that Fire Emblem: Awakening, Super Mario 3D Land, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, and Mario Kart 7 are all on sale for $30, but did you know that you can get Style Savvy: Trendsetters for under $20 right now?
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I’m sick of hearing about big publishers taking advantage of services like Kickstarter, which is supposed to be for indies, or at least people who would have trouble raising money for their projects themselves otherwise.
And Wario is the last person I’d give money to. Hasn’t he already raked in millions from his WarioWare series? Plus he’s known for running scams, so I don’t trust this Crowdfarter site he just launched at all. His business plan sounds fishy, too — I’m not sure how he expects to make cash by asking people to tweet or like his site.
The rewards don’t even sound that great!:
At 50 KAJILLION coins, you will receive my voice as a ringtone for your too-cool-for-school phone. HOW AWESOME IS THAT?
If I help him make 50 Kajillion coins, the least I’d expect is a DRM-free copy of Game & Wario, a cameo or credit in the game, and a downloadable soundtrack. This is just straight-up greed and an abuse of his fans’ good will. It’s official, Wario now is worse than Penny Arcade.
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Pokemon “My First Partner” shirt by The King of Games
Kind of a miss for the Kyoto-based shirt company, as “My First Partner” seems hella awkward for a shirt. At least, I’d feel pretty self-conscious about that.
I do like the crest of what appear to be completely random Pokémon on here, though.
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