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Bravely Second screens, art ⊟

I can’t get enough of Akihiko Yoshida’s art — the close-up of Agnès comes from a scan of Famitsu's recent issue. See the full piece here.

Few items we’ve learned about the game recently:

  • Sales for Bravely Default (including the original version released in Japan), crossed one million units, 600,000 of those from the West
  • Supercell’s ryo will provide new music for Bravely Second instead of Default's original composer Revo
  • Producers Tomoya Asano and Shinji Takahashi, aided by Souki Tsukishima, will take over writing duties from Naotaka Hayashi
  • Classes shown so far: Valkyrie, Performer, Red Mage, and Time Mage
  • One of the cities featured in the game, Guatelatio (shown above), serves as the Crystal Orthodoxy’s headquarters, and “sits at the entrance to the highway that leads to the Temple of Earth and the Holy Land,” according to details from the official site translated by Gematsu

Scan is via @ExeForce87, screens are from Famitsu.

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Refurb 3DS deals at Nintendo ⊟
I just rediscovered (via Bboy AJ) that if you want a cheap 3DS, you can order one from Nintendo. Refurbished 3DS XLs are just $135 ($150 for Yoshi/Mario Bros. LE’s); in addition, you can get a Pearl Pink 3DS for $95 or a red 2DS for $90.
I originally started this post “just a heads up” then I went back to the NeoGAF thread and of course Bboy AJ started his post exactly the same way. Man I am the worst.
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Refurb 3DS deals at Nintendo ⊟

I just rediscovered (via Bboy AJ) that if you want a cheap 3DS, you can order one from Nintendo. Refurbished 3DS XLs are just $135 ($150 for Yoshi/Mario Bros. LE’s); in addition, you can get a Pearl Pink 3DS for $95 or a red 2DS for $90.

I originally started this post “just a heads up” then I went back to the NeoGAF thread and of course Bboy AJ started his post exactly the same way. Man I am the worst.

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Dark Witch’s Story - Chronicle 2D ACT on 3DS in Japan ⊟

Yep, that’s the title. This is a doujin/indie game by circle INSIDE SYSTEM, featuring a composer from the new fighter Under Night In-Birth, and an artist involved with Gaist Crusher. Kinda neat to see doujin-type stuff making it onto 3DS eShop!

I’m also into the look of this game in general. Cute sprites, and kind of a Mega Man-but-also-Kid-Dracula gameplay vibe. It’s out August 6 in Japan.

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Cooking Mama 5 out September 16 ⊟

Majesco sent out these new screens along with the release date for Cooking Mama 5: Bon Appetit. You can see Mama dressed up for “the new Cooking Dojo mode where Mama slips into her gi for some serious culinary training.” Serious, serious sticking kiwi to a cake.

You can also see the screen declaring “Parfait: perfect!” which I just find amusing.

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Smash Bros. will have a Paper Mario stage ⊟

"It’s made of paper, so strong winds will blow it away. Since the stage is paper, it transforms when it folds over and opens up again. This ship is the S.S. Flavion from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door.”

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Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire and Alpha/Omega compared ⊟
I love seeing how Game Freak updates its 2D worlds into 3D scenes for its remakes, adding so much more detail and flair without losing the design of the original. Props to @RogersBase for the comparison shots!
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Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire and Alpha/Omega compared ⊟

I love seeing how Game Freak updates its 2D worlds into 3D scenes for its remakes, adding so much more detail and flair without losing the design of the original. Props to @RogersBase for the comparison shots!

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Don’t sleep on Siesta Fiesta

Siesta Fiesta takes one of the oldest, most iterated but least innovated genres in games, and makes something totally new out of it. And it does this in an upbeat, cute setting with a beautiful presentation that almost seems too graphically impressive for the 3DS. 

I didn’t pay much attention to this game before its release. I’m a big dummy, and I’m telling you now that you shouldn’t be like me.

Siesta Fiesta is basically a Breakout game with a simple twist that CHANGES EVERYTHING FOREVER: instead of requiring you to clear the whole screen to move to the next stage, each stage scrolls from left to right. The goal is not to break everything, but to break as much as you can to get a high score by the end of the stage - while still being careful to preserve your life.

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Yup, you can play Link dress-up with MH4U in the West too ⊟

So we knew the Japanese version of this 3DS game featured a Nintendo collab to offer Link’s armor set and weapons in Japan, so it’s no surprise that Capcom just announced the same will be true in North America. The publisher also says it has more special equipment announcements coming soon.

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Super Mario 3D Land for $25 ⊟

Nintendo Everything originally posted that this, Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, Mario Kart 7, and New Super Mario Bros. 2 were all discounted to the same price, but the latter three have already gone back up. 

However! Super Mario 3D Land is still $25 on Amazon, and it’s great, and that’s a great price, and hooray. The price will probably go back up on it as well, as Amazon sells through whatever allotment it has.

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Nazo no Murasame-jou on US 3DS August 7 ⊟

Nintendo announced on its SDCC stream (via Wario64) that this Famicom Disk System game, never before released in North America, will be on 3DS Virtual Console August 7. It came out in Europe back in May.

Here’s a cool thing: this game was one of the demos shown off back at E3 2010, along with Mega Man 2, Super Mario Bros. and some other stuff. Back then, Nintendo was showing them off as 3D updates like the 3D Classics series, but yeah.

So pumped about finally being able to buy and play this game! I have a Disk System, but didn’t pick the game up with it for whatever reason; also my Disk System doesn’t work.

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One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X ⊟
While One Piece Unlimited World Red just released in the U.S., Japan will be getting another 3DS title based on the license this winter from Bandai Namco, according to Shonen Jump's scan posted by Redon. From what I can tell, One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X allows ups to four-players to battle it out in tag-team matches, offering some 85 playable fighters.
It looks like this is a successor to One Piece: Gigant Battle!, the Japan-only fighting series from Ganbarion that played a lot like the Jump Ultimate/Super Stars games. Those never released in North America (the first Gigant Battle hit Europe), but we’re getting more One Piece games, so maybe that will change with this one.
If you want to hear some impressions on Unlimited World Red, by the way, make sure to listen to the latest TinyCast episode!
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One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X ⊟

While One Piece Unlimited World Red just released in the U.S., Japan will be getting another 3DS title based on the license this winter from Bandai Namco, according to Shonen Jump's scan posted by Redon. From what I can tell, One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X allows ups to four-players to battle it out in tag-team matches, offering some 85 playable fighters.

It looks like this is a successor to One Piece: Gigant Battle!, the Japan-only fighting series from Ganbarion that played a lot like the Jump Ultimate/Super Stars games. Those never released in North America (the first Gigant Battle hit Europe), but we’re getting more One Piece games, so maybe that will change with this one.

If you want to hear some impressions on Unlimited World Red, by the way, make sure to listen to the latest TinyCast episode!

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Mario Kart 7 is only $24.99 on Amazon right now ⊟
I know Mario Kart 8 and Luigi’s death stare arewhat everyone is into at the moment, but Wario is still in Mario Kart 7, so it’s nice that you can get this sexy game for a portable pretty cheap right now. Deal via ss4444gogeta, tweet via @weinerdog4life!
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Mario Kart 7 is only $24.99 on Amazon right now ⊟

I know Mario Kart 8 and Luigi’s death stare arewhat everyone is into at the moment, but Wario is still in Mario Kart 7, so it’s nice that you can get this sexy game for a portable pretty cheap right now. Deal via ss4444gogeta, tweet via @weinerdog4life!

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