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New Pokemon 3DSes, covers up for preorder ⊟

These limited edition Pokemon 3DSes, which will be hawked exclusively through Japan’s Pokemon Centers, aren’t going to up for sale long, so you’re going to want to preorder one pronto. They’re $336.99 each at Play Asia, but take note that they’re the New 3DSes that come with suede cover plates and custom Home menu themes. You can get either the White one with Kyogre or the Black system with Groudon.

And while the non-limited-edition New 3DS systems aren’t up for preorder anymore, you can reserve one of the 38 different cover plates for the system. They’re priced at $19.99 each, which is more than I expected, but I’m probably going to buy one anyway as soon as I somehow manage to pick a favorite. New 3DS charger stands (available in Black, White, Mint, and Pink) are available to preorder too. Thanks to NintendoTweet for the links!

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Smile BASIC looking super useful ⊟

The 3DS sequel to Petit Computer, the DSiWare BASIC compiler, will be shown at TGS this week (an event I won’t be attending….) and publisher Smileboom has shown off some new screens and features along with it.

These are some example games made to show what’s possible with the 3DS compiler, including an adventure game, fighting game, and a platformer. Included with the software is a sprite and in-game art editor! There’s also some kind of program that interfaces with Korg M01D? Via ColtraineGF.

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Awesome Donkey Kong-inspired GBA SP ⊟

Whoa! This beauty was entirely hand-carved by Vadu Amka, who used resin, sculpey clay, and other materials to create the custom handheld. She even made a Donkey Kong Country 2 box to go with the it! The GBA SP was on display at Namur Expo’s Retro Made in Asia exhibit in Belgium.

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Here’s SteamWorld Heist ⊟

The followup to the rad SteamWorld Dig diverges from the platform-digging of that game, for a turn-based strategy game in which you “board enemy ships and command your crew in a unique variety of turn-based combat.”

That’s right, instead of down into the dirt, Heist looks up into space, giving the series a nice C.O.W.Boys of Moo Mesa-esque combination of space travel and western. It’ll be out Spring 2015 on… something! It’s been shown on a 3DS, at least.

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Attack on Titan CHAIN boxart, trailer ⊟

Spike Chunsoft will release Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind CHAIN, an update to last year’s seemingly rushed 3DS game, in Japan this December. The update will be available as paid DLC (around $20) to owners of the original game, as well as a standalone retail game.

CHAIN adds four-player online co-op play with limited text chat and rankings, improved controls, interface enhancements, balance tweaks, and Circle Pad Pro support. It will also offer new stages, missions, modes, characters, voices, Titans, Titan behaviors, costumes, weapons, and more.

Watch the new trailer past the post break:

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My 3D photos never turn out this cool ⊟
It’s hard to take an awesome photo with the 3DS’s camera — the feature was obviously built with gameplay functions in mind and not for taking high quality shots. This is still the coolest wigglepic I’ve seen taken with a 3DS.
The above shot turned out so cool because No Anchor took it with a fancy Nimslo stereo camera. I hope someone caught the Game Boy Color and that it’s now in the hands of someone who loves the portable.
By the way, if you’re looking for a new site to post your 3D photos to (now that 3D Porch is just an archive), upload them to Stereotastic with your 3DS!
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My 3D photos never turn out this cool ⊟

It’s hard to take an awesome photo with the 3DS’s camera — the feature was obviously built with gameplay functions in mind and not for taking high quality shots. This is still the coolest wigglepic I’ve seen taken with a 3DS.

The above shot turned out so cool because No Anchor took it with a fancy Nimslo stereo camera. I hope someone caught the Game Boy Color and that it’s now in the hands of someone who loves the portable.

By the way, if you’re looking for a new site to post your 3D photos to (now that 3D Porch is just an archive), upload them to Stereotastic with your 3DS!

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Why we can’t have nice Miiverse things ⊟
Thanks to a glitch in Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, 3DS owners were able to post any image saved on their system to the game’s online Miiverse community, instead of being restricted to uploading only in-game screenshots. What you’d expect happened this morning after the glitch was discovered: people posting photos of Kate Upton, lewd artwork of Samus and Peach, and shots of the best anime Cory in the House.
Admins eventually stepped in and deleted those posts, also turning off the screenshot-posting feature. Just going by this fiasco, I can see why Nintendo puts so many restrictions on the (kid-filled) social network in the first place..
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Why we can’t have nice Miiverse things ⊟

Thanks to a glitch in Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, 3DS owners were able to post any image saved on their system to the game’s online Miiverse community, instead of being restricted to uploading only in-game screenshots. What you’d expect happened this morning after the glitch was discovered: people posting photos of Kate Upton, lewd artwork of Samus and Peach, and shots of the best anime Cory in the House.

Admins eventually stepped in and deleted those posts, also turning off the screenshot-posting feature. Just going by this fiasco, I can see why Nintendo puts so many restrictions on the (kid-filled) social network in the first place..

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I wish the NES 3DS XL looked like this ⊟
As much as I love the packaging for the upcoming NES 3DS XL, the actual design on the GameStop-exclusive system (an NES controller slapped on the lid) is disappointing, especially when you compare it to the NES GBA SP or Japan’s Famicom-colored systems.
Kungfuquickness agreed and created this alternative by sanding down a blue 3DS, spray painting it silver, and adding details reminiscent of the 8-bit console. You can follow his instructions to create your own NES 3DS here.
If you’d rather stick with something that doesn’t require any effort beyond taking your credit card out, the NES 3DS XL is up for preorder, as are the limited edition Smash Bros. and Persona Q systems.
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I wish the NES 3DS XL looked like this ⊟

As much as I love the packaging for the upcoming NES 3DS XL, the actual design on the GameStop-exclusive system (an NES controller slapped on the lid) is disappointing, especially when you compare it to the NES GBA SP or Japan’s Famicom-colored systems.

Kungfuquickness agreed and created this alternative by sanding down a blue 3DS, spray painting it silver, and adding details reminiscent of the 8-bit console. You can follow his instructions to create your own NES 3DS here.

If you’d rather stick with something that doesn’t require any effort beyond taking your credit card out, the NES 3DS XL is up for preorder, as are the limited edition Smash Bros. and Persona Q systems.

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Oculus Rift + 3DS ⊟

Katsukity, maker of 3DS video capture hardware and software, has updated its kit to support the Oculus Rift — meaning you can view the handheld’s 3D games with the virtual reality head-mounted display. Katsukity notes that “fully 3D games really stick out!”

Naturally, Katsukity demonstrated the setup in action with girlfriend simulator New LovePlus and racy beat’em up Senran Kagura 2. Amazingly, this is just the second perviest thing someone’s done with the Oculus Rift lately, behind this VR game about grabbing anime breasts. Thanks to NihongoGamer for the via.

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Smash Bros. ruining Circle Pads ⊟

Ack, these look awful. Either these people were going too hard on their Circle Pads, or the controls just aren’t built to take the punishment Smash Bros. demands (especially after that rubber slider endured years of use).

These photos were posted on the day Smash Bros. released in Japan, ending their owners’ fun real quick. Perfect excuse to get a New 3DS, I guess! Or take advantage of Nintendo’s usually generous customer service/warranty coverage.

Also, I haven’t seen any other reports of this, but at least one of our readers reported having his 3DS bricked after downloading the Smash Bros. demo. Hope that was just a freak accident!

Credit to @dragonwaterfall, @eichi3902, @syu0717x, @m_mmliy, @cochioka, and Kotaku.

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Rising Star games on sale ⊟

As part of a 10th anniversary celebration, publisher Rising Star Games has put all of its downloadable games on sale, across both North America and Europe. Here’s what that means for handhelds in North America: a series of 3DS deals.

  • Girls’ Fashion Shoot – $7.98
  • Beyblade: Evolution – $9.98
  • Jewel Master: Cradle of Rome 2 – $3.74
  • Jewel Master: Cradle of Egypt 2 – $3.74
  • Super Black Bass 3D – $3.74

Girls’ Fashion Shoot looks pretty fun! I like the idea of being both model and magazine editor.

Anyway, stuff’s more interesting in Europe, where RSG has been established for longer. Virtue’s Last Reward, Sorcery Saga, Half-Minute Hero, Bit.Trip Saga… and if you have a PS3, don’t miss out on that super cheap Deadly Premonition in either region!

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Band Saga aims for Vita, 3DS ⊟

Whoaaaaa, this game looks neat. “Band Saga is a modern Action Roguelike where every level, enemy and item is generated by music. Furthermore, every melody and every sound is synthesized in real time as you play!”

It has a built-in FM sequencer that unlocks new sounds – the sounds of all the stuff you encounter in the game, like some kind of Yuzo Koshiro x Sound Shapes situation.

Stretch goals for the Kickstarter will allow a version of this cool looking game to come to Vita at $40,000, and 3DS at $100,000. And it’ll come to TGS next week, no matter what! If you’re in Tokyo, go check it out!

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