SRPG spinoff Hyperdevotion Noire on Vita next year ⊟
In early 2015, the Neptunia RPG series’ strategy spinoff, Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart, will come to Vita in North America and Europe. It stars Noire, the PlayStation-esque goddess, in a new alternate universe called “Gamarket.”
The turn-based battles are enhanced by a “Lily System” that sounds a lot like Fire Emblem: Awakening's supports, in which characters build bonds by fighting together, allowing them to activate special attacks and boosts.
I thought Idea Factory’s other recent SRPG, Monster Monpiece, was kinda fun, and this one doesn’t appear to have any rubbing! So it’s off to a better start already.
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Tetris Ultimate is cheaper on eShop for some reason ⊟
When it launches in North America November 11 (Vita and other versions coming later in the winter), Tetris Ultimate will cost $29.99 at retail and $19.99 on the 3DS eShop. I wonder why?
I mean, I don’t wonder why it’s cheaper on eShop, since there’s no manufacturing, printing, or shipping of boxes involved with a digital release. I wonder why every other game isn’t cheaper on eShop. (Remember when PSN versions of Vita games were cheaper?)
Actually, I don’t even wonder that. Publishers would wreck their relationships with retailers if every game was cheaper through a first-party download store.
Anyway, it’s cool to have a discount on this one game!
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The rad white/grey Super Smash Bros. 3DS Cover Plate is now up for preorder at Play-Asia, for $17.99. It ships November 8 and would look quite nice on a New 3DS, if you have one of those. If you don’t have a New 3DS, it would look nice, uh… on your shelf? Your wall? I don’t know. Maybe just get one of these if you have or plan to get a New 3DS.
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Captain Toad plushes ⊟
Definitely the most huggable person I’ve seen wielding a pickaxe. Amiami will ship two different Captain Toad plush dolls (sitting, and standing w/turnip and pickaxe) in December.
Yes, one of them is sitting and the other one is standing. It’s kind of hard to tell the difference without legs. Via @farmboyinjapan.
PREORDER Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, upcoming games
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate got Mega Man ⊟
Monster Hunter really is becoming Smash Bros. What with the new game featuring so many cameos from other companies’ mascots, it’s no surprise Capcom has thrown Mega Man into Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. Along with featuring Mega Man’s classic armor for your Palico companions, the release will include a weapon that looks like Rush’s helmet.
PREORDER Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, upcoming games
No More Heroes t-shirts! In 2014! ⊟
Hooray! Thanks to the new Rising Star Store, you can buy a shirt with the tiger icon from No More Heroes. The US shop isn’t open, but the EU shop will totally ship US residents one of those or the "Travis Strikes Again" shirt also seen here.
I haven’t played either No More Heroes game in a couple of years. I both want to and don’t: I remember them as being just on the razor’s edge between “dumb” and “subversively clever” and I don’t want to go back and find out if they’re just dumb.
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First Xeodrifter trailer ⊟
This looks really cool! The tiny pixel guy! The dashing-into-Mutant Mudds-background stuff! It’s like… Super Metroid meets the non-tank bits of Blaster Master?
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Minecraft for Vita out next week ⊟
It’ll be on PSN in North America October 14, and in Europe October 15. The game costs $20/€18.99/£12.99… unless you own the PS3 version already, in which case it costs nothing! Cross-Buy has your back. You also get access to the PS3 version for buying the Vita version (a PS4 version costs an extra $5).
If you prefer, you can wait until November 11 (November 19 in most of Europe, November 21 in UK and Ireland) and buy a retail version. It can be tricky to find new retail Vita games in stores — they seem to have mostly stopped refreshing their stock at around Call of Duty — but I guarantee Minecraft will be stocked.
BUY Minecraft, PS Vita, 1-year PS Plus membership, upcoming games
The New 3DS’s stylus has an extra function ⊟
The head of the stylus is used to pop the New 3DS’s cover plates off! It looks like the top plate comes off easily, but the bottom one requires a Phillips head screwdriver to replace that plate, the MicroSD card, or the battery.
You can watch an instructional cover plate replacement video after the break:
TinyCast 045 - Bagel Brothers
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TinyCast 45! Get ready for a weird episode — weird because it’s just JC and Eric in this episode, and we go off on some odd tangents. We also talk about home menu themes, cover plates, Smash Bros. dickery, and bagels.
If you miss Christian and Fran, or if you just want to hear us talk about the latest eShop releases, check out the TinyCast Downloads episode we recorded and posted yesterday for Club Tiny members.
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This new Captain Toad trailer is too much ⊟
Playable Toadette! More than 70 levels! And lots of Super Mario 3D World stuff like the Cherry stages/puzzles. Watch the video after the break: