1496 posts tagged 3ds
$30 3DS game sales return!
If you bought a 3DS for Animal Crossing: New Leaf and now need more games for the system, or if you’re just looking for some cheap(er) titles to pick up, you’re in luck! These Amazon discounts disappeared for a bit, but you can now get a slew of quality titles for up to 25% off:
- Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan - $29.96
- Fire Emblem: Awakening - $29.98
- Kid Icarus: Uprising - $31.59
- The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D - $29.98
- Mario Kart 7 - $29.98
- New Super Mario Bros. 2 - $29.98
- Paper Mario: Sticker Star - $29.99
- Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity - $29.99
- Professor Layton and The Miracle Mask - $25.99
- Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers - $29.69
- Style Savvy: Trendsetters - $16.96
- Super Mario 3D Land - $29.99
Animal Crossing’s Villager receives his Smash Bros. invite
From what I hear, y’all went nuts with your Villager memes this week, which I’m sad I missed (hardly checked Tumblr during E3). I love that people have turned this unassuming guy into a stone-cold killer. And I love this strip by KakuJomics/Bryan Lacie.
Oh, here is an eight-minute video all about the 3DS and Wii U versions of Super Smash Bros., with portions devoted to Mega Man, Villager, and Wii Fit’s trainer:
Reggie’s New Leaf house and Town Pass Card
I’m disappointed that I forgot to take advantage of this, but Nintendo invited E3 attendees to hang out near its booth and receive the Animal Crossing: New Leaf home for Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime via StreetPass. AngryGiraffe, though, was able to get a peek at his virtual home.
Apparently he sleeps on bedsheets and pillowcases that have his own face on them…
There were like a million Animal Crossing things I wanted to post during E3 but didn’t get a chance to, so expect a lot more New Leaf junk.
Let’s meet your Pokemon X and Y friends
Nintendo posted a lot of new info about Pokemon X and Y this morning, including details on the first Gym Leader you’ll fight from the new Kalos region, Viola, from Santalune City (known for its large fountain and park benches).
Players will learn about Viola by first meeting her older sister, Alexa, a journalist working for a publishing house in Lumiose City. Alexa insists that her sister will be happy to meet players visiting Santalune City.
A professional photographer who specializes in Pokémon photography, Viola presides over the Santalune City Gym, whose interior is constructed from threads like spiderwebs, strung together tightly above the darkness. Players will need to find a safe path through these threads, and will receive useful advice from Viola when they battle her.
You can see Viola, a new trailer, and more details about the game after the break:
Satoru Iwata introduces a new StreetPass Relay feature for 3DS. Basically, you go to Starbucks, then someone ELSE goes to Starbucks, and you both get Streetpasses, even if you’re not there at the same time.
So maybe American people will get to get some Streetpasses now, even if they’re not at E3!
I guess Shin Megami Tensei IV’s NPCs aren’t really into mobile gaming
Had a lot of fun with this E3 demo! I have a feeling that this will be another Atlus game we post lots of screenshots from.
PREORDER Shin Megami Tensei IV, upcoming games
Super Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS trailer
Guessing the 3DS version is cel-shaded? I’m ok with that. Anyway, enjoy all the fanservice, which absolutely worked on me. I admit it. Whatever, I’m not a proud person.
Animal Crossing villager and Mega Man in Super Smash Bros
Wii U/3DS, 2014. DAAAAAAAAAAANG
All the rumors were true!
PREORDER Pokemon X and Y, upcoming releases
Save $4 on this rad Animal Crossing shirt
To celebrate the release of Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Fangamer is offering a special deal on Ashley Davis’s magical “Meet the Neighbors” shirt.
When you check out, use the code NUWEEF and get $4 off! That puts it at a nice, affordable $19. Wear it so everyone will know you’re all about cute times in animal villages like Buttocks.
Crossing a Line: Gender Identity in Animal Crossing
[Writer and game creator Anna Anthropy (Dys4ia) examines how Animal Crossing: New Leaf is the series’ most queer/transgender-friendly game yet, but also explains why she’s weary to applaud Nintendo for this seemingly progressive stance. Image above is via Derek Rose.]
animal crossing has always been ripe for queering. i founded my last animal crossing town — in city folk for the wii — with my partner and our mutual then-girlfriend (my partner took great satisfaction in demolishing her house after we broke up). there’s really no getting around the fact that animal crossing is a very capital-affirming, binary-enforcing game by a publisher that recently edited gay marriage out of one of its games.
player characters in city folk are born with gendered clothing attached to their bodies: BOYS get t-shirts and pants, GIRLS get dresses with poofy sleeves. the same piece of clothing magically transforms according to the body it comes into contact with: a flowery dress will become a flowery t-shirt, worn over shorts, the second a “boy” tries to put it on.
player characters are also born white: there are over fifty kinds of animals represented in the game, but all humans are pale and pink. for animal crossing, enforced whiteness is nintendo’s path of least resistance to the question of player race. you do get a choice of gender, but it’s between two identity-erasing extremes: do you want to wear a dress for the rest of your life, or never?
The Twelve Days of New Leaf by Eric Kubli
And three important Animal Crossing: New Leaf links:
- Here’s a guide to help you make sure you get the face you want.
- A special Animal Crossing podcast from Tiny Cartridge!
- My home in Buttocks, and a code for visiting the town once you’ve built a Dream Suite.
For those who started playing it this weekend, how are you enjoying the game so far?