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I love the Club Nintendo 2015 calendar ⊟

Going to all Club Nintendo Platinum and Gold members in Japan— along with an exclusive Club Nintendo Picross+ game! — this is the best Club Nintendo calendar I’ve ever seen. It features art of Mario characters in traditional Japanese outfits.

Aaaaaand it’s probably going to be the last Club Nintendo calendar, because Nintendo is doing away with the Platinum and Gold statuses at the end of this month in Japan. People will still be able to earn points (on software only!) and redeem those for items, but no more special status rewards. :(

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Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Signature: The Game ⊟

Duncan Robson, creator of the Microcartridge series of personal snapshot games in WarioWare DIY, made this one about, and during, a Seconds signing event with author Bryan Lee O’Malley.

The signature was actually done by O’Malley at the event! So by playing this microgame, Duncan is signing his authentic autograph. I love this.

By the way, if you haven’t read it, you can learn more about Duncan and the Microcartridge project in our feature. :)

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Amazing Game Boy/toy hybrids ⊟

These are custom Game Boys by theworldisagameboy. They’re also Darth Vader, Michaelangelo, and Delorean time machine toys! (via Miki800) How fun.

If you’d like, you can buy one of these one-of-a-kind pieces, with its adorable cartridge accessory, for yourself. I love that Darth Vader; his chest might as well be a Game Boy already.

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Ken Sugimori’s Sega 3D Classics art ⊟
I haven’t been enthused about the retail compilation of the Sega 3D Classics games, because it’s not comprehensive (and because it’s Japan-only as of right now), but this boxart by Pokemon artist Ken Sugimori is bringing me around. I want to have this to look at now and then. I guess I can bookmark this post.
The compilation is out December 18.
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Ken Sugimori’s Sega 3D Classics art ⊟

I haven’t been enthused about the retail compilation of the Sega 3D Classics games, because it’s not comprehensive (and because it’s Japan-only as of right now), but this boxart by Pokemon artist Ken Sugimori is bringing me around. I want to have this to look at now and then. I guess I can bookmark this post.

The compilation is out December 18.

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Here’s the box for the Smash Bros. GameCube controller bundle ⊟
Nothing earth-shattering, but it’s a cool-looking, big box for a cool bundle. If you come home with a box that big, you feel like you’ve accomplished something. Preorder it on Amazon for $100 to get the game, a controller, and the Wii U controller adapter (console not included).
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Smash Bros.-edition GameCube controller
Wii U GameCube Controller Adapter
Super Smash Bros for Wii U/3DS
I still can’t believe the titles for these games never changed.
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Here’s the box for the Smash Bros. GameCube controller bundle ⊟

Nothing earth-shattering, but it’s a cool-looking, big box for a cool bundle. If you come home with a box that big, you feel like you’ve accomplished something. Preorder it on Amazon for $100 to get the game, a controller, and the Wii U controller adapter (console not included).

Here’s where you can buy everything separately:

I still can’t believe the titles for these games never changed.

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TinyCast 044 - Undiscovered Bros - Tiny Cartridge

TinyCast 044 - Undiscovered Bros

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TinyCast 44! We get to share our deeper impressions on Smash Bros. now that its 3DS launch is imminent. We also discuss transparent 2DSes, Tokyo Game Show news, the PlayStation TV, and modern archaeology.

By the way, if you’re a Club Tiny member, make sure to check out the exclusive TinyCast Downloads podcast that JC and I recorded yesterday as a weird experiment. It’s cute!

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You came to the wrong neighborhood, Sheik ⊟

Hyrule Warriors comes out for Wii U in North America tomorrow! And just like in the standard Legend of Zelda games, the cuccos don’t take kindly to being smacked around. Get a look at that cucco in the center of the second pic, running down Sheik with a glee in its eyes. I bet it’s the same one in the last pic celebrating. Credit to The Gamer Called S for the screens.

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Animal Crossing New Leaf, Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D $20 each ⊟
Plus Game & Watch Donkey Kong for $1.50, Kirby’s Dream Land 1 & 2 for $2.50 each, Pikmin 3 deal, and more. This week’s North American eShop Smash sale is pretty dang good! Check out all the discounts here.
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Animal Crossing New Leaf, Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D $20 each ⊟

Plus Game & Watch Donkey Kong for $1.50, Kirby’s Dream Land 1 & 2 for $2.50 each, Pikmin 3 deal, and more. This week’s North American eShop Smash sale is pretty dang good! Check out all the discounts here.

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Legend of Legacy trailer won me over ⊟

I was fine with throwing two or three posts out for Legend of Legacy, the 3DS RPG from FuRyu and ex-SaGa developers. We even chatted a bit about it in the TinyCast episode coming out tomorrow. It seemed like an okay thing to mention from time to time.

My interest level after seeing this first trailer and the pop-up effect while your character runs around, though, is now at one hundred. I’m not sure what scale we’re working with here, but whatever you measure that against, 100 is still a pretty big number. I am down for this game here. It hits Japan on January 22, and judging by the Engrishy subtitles in the video, FuRyu is gunning for an eventual Western release too.

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OlliOlli 2 on PS4 and Vita next year ⊟

One of the coolest games of this year (that I haven’t been able to play yet…) is going to get cooler in 2015. OlliOlli 2: Welcome to Olliwood adds greenscreen-based skating locations “plucking the player from the street and dropping him squarely in the middle of the Big Screen’s most bodacious cinematic locations,” along with ramps, jumps, and “epic hills,” new tricks, and totally redone art.

If you’re in Europe, you can get the original game half-off this week. If you’re in America, you… should still check out OlliOlli! Kind of a shame the sequel isn’t named OlliOlliOlliOlli, though…

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Ace Attorney Trilogy graphics compared ⊟

On the left, the DS version. On the right, the 3DS version. Looks nice!

The text seems quite readable, though I think that new, anti-aliased font is going to make it harder for me to painstakingly assemble authentic-looking screenshots.

Can you believe I had time to do that once???? I don’t even recognize the person who made that.

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Level-5’s Ushiro is back, kind of ⊟

Level-5’s Ushiro, a PSP horror game, was announced in 2008, but never happened. I’d heard theories that it was adapted into the much more family-friendly Yo-kai Watch. 

Anyway, Level-5 is resurrecting the game’s setting, about a shinigami possessing humans to fight manifestations of their evil thoughts, as a novel series. The first comes out… today in Japan, with another following in January (via Gematsu)

Publishing companies Kadokawa and Fields expressed interest in continuing the series in other media, but all that is likely contingent on the success of these novels. And I wouldn’t expect that to lead directly to the renewed development of an old canceled PSP game.

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