1867 posts tagged 3ds
Zelda 3DS XL bundle $150 at Target ⊟
Well this deal is wacky. I can’t handle this deal. We even double-checked with Nintendo to make sure it didn’t mix up its bundles because this sounds too good to be true, but the company says this sale is for sure gonna happen.
Between November 28 and November 30, all 3DS XL hardware will be discounted to $150 at Target… including the new Zelda 3DS XL, according to Nintendo. Which comes with A Link Between Worlds. And looks super nice.
I’m not sure you want to be in a store at this time of year, but man, it’s a great deal if you happen to end up in one (I have a feeling these things will be sold out instantaneously).
The good news is that $150 is a great price for whatever 3DS XL you can find! Image via miggggg.
Puyo Puyo Tetris' “Swap Mode” ⊟
This trailer goes over the various modes available in Puyo Puyo Tetris, including the “Swap Rule” which has two people playing both Puyo Puyo and Tetris simultaneously, with the active game swapping back and forth – with, as pointed out by Siliconera, the other game continuing in the background.
BUY Nintendo 2DS and 3DS/XL consoles, PS Vita, upcoming games
Punk Guy Jacques spotted ⊟
Just riding the train, oblivious to the fact that he is a character from Pokémon. Credit to Nico and his friend for this serendipitous photo.
12% off almost everything at J-List (including this Isabelle figure!) ⊟
Two things: one, through Nov. 29, just about everything at J-List is 12% off. And two: the Nendoroid Isabelle is back in stock! It’s the best time yet to buy one of these cuties (especially since you, like, couldn’t for so long due to low stock).
If you’re buying Animal Crossing plush toys, you get an additional 10% off, and the 12% discount, when you buy two. Just saying.
Secrets to everybody ⊟
Just one of many nods to previous Zelda games in A Link Between Worlds — this one has popped up in other recent releases like Skyward Sword, but I don’t care; it’s cute. Credit to ClassyLink for the pic.
TinyCast 014 - Red String of Destiny
Tiny Cartridge • TinyCast
TinyCast 014! Super Mario 3D World is out, and it’s great — come listen to us talk about the design decisions behind its greatness (yeah, it’s not a portable game, but it’s a sequel to one of the best 3DS games). We also spend time looking at Bravely Default, Senran Kagura Burst, and next month’s Nintendo Direct/Miiverse update.
We’re a little late with this one due to real life getting in the way, but it’s a fun episode (I guess I could say the same about every TinyCast show). It will be great for you to listen to in the background while playing through A Link Between Worlds!
Etrian Odyssey-style Persona Q comes to 3DS ⊟
Amongst a slew of Persona announcements coming out of Japan this morning, Atlus revealed it’s finally bringing the cult RPG series to 3DS (remember that E3 2010 tease?), but no in a way anyone expected.
Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth, will be an Etrian Odyssey-style dungeon crawler starring characters from the series’ third and fourth game. Those characters will be presented in chibi form, which I’m alright with. It’s cute stuff.
This spin-off releases in Japan next June — watch a trailer for it here. Don’t worry, Atlus revealed Persona 5 for PlayStation 3, too (winter 2014 in Japan).
BUY Persona 4 Golden ($24.61), upcoming games
Club Nintendo’s A Link Between Worlds poster set ⊟
For 500 coins, you can get the three posters seen here, each 22” by 28”. Unless they’re sold out by the time this post goes up. That happens sometimes. In which case you should, uh, print out the wallpapers? Or just wait for a restock?
Mario Party: Island Tour launch trailer ⊟
No, you didn’t imagine that. Nintendo sneaked another Mario Party out among all the other stuff yesterday.
These used to be made by Hudson, and now they’re made by Nd Cube, a Nintendo/Dentsu joint venture that hired a bunch of ex-Hudson staff. So, basically, these minigame collections are the lasting legacy of Hudson. How you feel about that depends a lot on how you feel about Mario Party, I guess.
"First step of any Zelda game" ⊟
Not sure what I’m going to do with myself when this beautiful year is over. This, our Year of Luigi. S/o to @dom2d for the original GIF/Vine.
Tiny Review - Zelda: A Link Between Worlds ⊟
You don’t need us to tell you The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds is amazing. Almost every reviewer (except maybe Destructoid) agrees it’s top tier, and you likely have the 3DS game shipping your way if it’s not already in your hands anyway. But since some of you insisted on Twitter, we’ll play our part as the arbiters of what’s fun on handhelds.
We’ve previously talked at length about all the changes Nintendo’s made to the Zelda formula have all been for the better: the Link-turns-into-a-drawing mechanic allows for new and creative puzzles, immediate equipment rentals let you explore the way you want to, and the game is full of welcome tweaks to streamline the experience. Since we’ve gone over all that, let’s just get to the usual bullet list of arbitrary observations.
$5 off Pokémon XY and other deals ⊟
Decent sales if you’re starting your holiday shopping early:
- Pokémon X and Y - $34.96 each
- Gold Box deals on SD cards - 16GB to 128GB
- Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy - $17.99
- Paper Mario: Sticker Star - $19.89
- Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers - $23.53
- Mario and Luigi: Dream Team - $28.36
- Persona 4 Golden (PS Vita) - $24.61
Image via John Michael Meow.