Just making sure you see this sale because it’s the cheapest I’ve seen the game priced at - Harvest Moon 3D: The Tale of Two Towns is $20.52 on Amazon right now.
And if you missed it earlier this week, Amazon is also running a big “Buy 2, Get 1 Free” deal for over a thousand games, including several quality 3DS/DS and PSP/PS Vita titles. Included in the sale are Super Mario 3D Land, Tales of the Abyss, Resident Evil: Revelations, Metal Gear Solid 3D, Tekken 3D, Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2, Tactics Ogre, and many others.
“The Slowpoke story started in my senior year. My best friend Jessica would do a Psyduck impression and I would answer as Slowpoke. She would laugh. I had been in love with her since freshman year.
And so I kept doing it, pretending to carry around an invisible pink creature from class to class. In the intervening years when we’ve met up we’ll still slip into it, her croaking out a ‘Psy?’ and me answering ‘Sloooooow.’
Soon the rest of my friend group caught on and started playing along to our great amusement. I told you, this was a weird story. And it’s going to get weirder.”—
Since we’ve turned ourselves into the go-to site for weird Pokemon stories, this seemed appropriate to post here. It’s the start of a strange but interesting story about this hippo-ish character from artist Scott Benson.
The tale goes along with this wonderful piece he created for Pokemon Battle Royale, titled “Slowpoke Reads Charlotte’s Web And Dreams Of Being Appreciated.” We posted more Pokemon Battle Royale works the other day.
Can you believe a year has already passed since the Nintendo 3DS launched in North America? I found it hard to accept, until Reggie’s Mii showed up on my system via SpotPass this morning to tell me it was all true.
What did you enjoy most about the system in the past year? What did you hate about it? And what do you think the portable has in store for us in its second year?
Amazon’s been quiet in recent months when it comes to Nintendo 3DS sales — at least compared to what we saw during the last holiday season — but it’s come back with a new "Buy 2 Get 1 Free" deal for more than a thousand titles, including a few nice 3DS releases.
Notable portable games on sale include Tales of Abyss, Resident Evil: Revelations, Super Mario 3D Land, Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater 3D, Tekken 3D, and others. You can grab DS and PS Vita titles with this, too.
Hype levels are now pushing up even further after Nintendo Power revealed that Epic Mickey 2: Power of Illusion is a follow-up of Sega’s Illusion series on the Genesis, with hand-drawn sprites, scrolling parallax backgrounds, and other throwback elements.
The game will feature stages based on Disney properties, such as Sleeping Beaty, Peter Pan, and Tangled. Expect cameos from characters like Scrooge McDuck, too.
Nintendo of America hasn’t said anything about releasing 3D Classics: Kid Icarus as anything but a pre-order bonus for Uprising, but GameStop provides evidence that a standalone release is coming.
The retailer has listed the download with a $6 price tag. You can’t currently order it (there’s a confusing pairing of “Not Available” and “Available Now” messages), but the existence of the listing suggests that it’ll be available at some point. Good news for people who waited until after, say, after my review to check it out! Or for people who waited until after writing my review to buy their own copy.
The online preview for the April issue of Nintendo Power reveals a new 3DS game coming alongside Epic Mickey 2 for consoles. It’s called Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion, a title that seems designed to be reminiscent of classic Mickey side-scrollers.
The most interesting part is that the developer is Dreamrift Games, the studio founded by the Henry Hatsworth team, who went on to make Monster Tale. I don’t know any specifics about the game, having not read the actual magazine, but I already know it’s going to have cool art and some unusual gameplay elements, just based on the team. And that I’m going to imitate Gob Bluth every single time I say the title.
Eric and I have been loving Kid Icarus: Uprising multiplayer, and I hope we get to keep playing it despite our crazy schedules. If you want to maybe get in on that (it’s fun even without us), a couple of retailers have dropped the price of the game.
Best Buy has it in stock for $29.99 right now. Amazon is also selling it for $29.99, buuuuuuuuuuuuut copies won’t be in stock until April 30. :(
There’s just so much to talk about! It’s a complicated game, with complicated controls. Controls that made me really dislike the game at first — I came back from E3 convinced that it was a big old poop. I finally got used to the weird controls and found a very deep, very Sakurai action game.
One thing I didn’t mention in the review (it was already getting kinda long!): The soundtrack, by Motoi Sakuraba, Yuzo Koshiro, Masafumi Takada, and other such luminaries, is spectacular. I’d totally consider buying a copy. It’s really dramatic!
Pendleton Ward, creator of Cartoon Network’s cherished program Adventure Time, has revealed that the show will receive a DS game later this year, courtesy of WayForward Technologies (Aliens: Infestation Mighty Switch Force).
I’m a little disappointed that it’s not for 3DS (a few early reports have called it a 3DS project), I still can’t wait to see what they do with Beemo in the game.
There are no details beyond what we’ve already shared, but Ward posted some fun sketches that you can see after the break. Next up: a Regular Show game. Yeahhh-uh.
Nintendo setting up haunted hotel in SF for Spirit Camera
To promote Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir, Nintendo is turning San Francisco’s San Remo Hotel into a hella spooky haunted house on March 30. It’s so spooky that nobody under 18 will be admitted. It’s so spooky that only media will be allowed in between 6:30 and 8:30 (it’s well known that video game journalists are all expert ghost hunters.)
You’ll also get an early opportunity to try the game. And those with enough determination will be subjected to — FOOD AND BEVERAGES! Do you dare enter the hall of food and beverages?
“Nintendo 3DS owners who have installed the free Swapnote application can receive a special Swapnote inspired by Uggie, the acclaimed canine actor who recently signed on to become Nintendo’s spokesdog.”—
Nintendo’s treat for SwapNote users this week. It almost makes up for the lack of a Virtual Console release!
I had totally abandoned Swapnote in recent months, as I’ve been too busy with Tekken 3D, Sakura Samurai, and Kid Icarus: Uprising (plus my wife has been spending a lot of time with Metroid Fusion). Anyone else in a similar situation, where you just don’t have the heart to open Swapnote because you know you have a billion notes?
Yes, that Nintendo 3DS Final Fantasy rhythm game from Square Enix and Indies Zero is actually coming to North America, with its silly name intact even! Theatrhythm Final Fantasy is headed to Europe this summer, too.
I know there are quite a few people who scoff at the idea of paying $40 for a simple looking rhythm title (along with paid DLC, if you want more than the 70+ included songs), but all the import impressions I’ve heard from Final Fantasy fans say the game is quality.
Anything that helps more people discover Pushmo is a good thing — like GameStop now carrying that and one other 3DS eShop game (Super Mario Land 2).
Okay, so the selection of eShop codes at GameStop isn’t exactly comprehensive, but you can buy Pushmo with trade-ins now, and that’s neat. Also, it’s infinitely more selection than GameStop’s DSiWare offerings. There were no redeemable DSiWare codes, so it was impossible to do something like this.
I’m surprised Okamiden has held its price as well as it has, having been at the $30 mark since its release just over a year ago. You can at least get a temporary discount on it, as Amazon has dropped the price of the action-adventure game to $19.99 for today only.
If you’d like to read more about Okamiden, I happen to have this Joystiq review right here.