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Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse launch trailer ⊟

Thrill at the fast-paced action! Marvel at the beautiful graphics! Cringe at the trash talk! Wait until the 23rd to be able to buy it!

A European version is on the way “as soon as possible” with a Wii U release following in the winter. While you’re waiting, why not check out our exhaustive WayForward podcast?

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3D printed 3DS/DS game holder ⊟

It’s a simple item, but I could see something like this being nice on a desk or nightstand, for quick access to favorite games. Or, like, if you built a gun that shot DS carts or something. It’s $8 from Nerdstuffz.

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There’s a soundtrack CD for that horse racing solitaire game ⊟

Of course, Solitiba isn’t just any horse racing solitaire game. I mean, for one thing it’s probably the only one. But more importantly, it’s a rare self-published, original game by Pokemon developer Game Freak, with both game design and music by composer Go Ichinose.

So yeah, a 500 yen eShop (and iOS) game is getting a 2500-yen CD soundtrack, complete with karaoke versions, shipping November 7. I wondered if the music in this game was really that good, and it seems to be pretty cool!

Via JoeM86.

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  • Source gamefreak.co.jp
Bowser in a box ⊟
Yes, jokes from 2006, that’s what’s going on right now. I hadn’t even thought about the shenanigans potential with the 3DS’s new home menu themes! Credit to Sir Radkey for the pic (via NintendoTweet).
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Bowser in a box ⊟

Yes, jokes from 2006, that’s what’s going on right now. I hadn’t even thought about the shenanigans potential with the 3DS’s new home menu themes! Credit to Sir Radkey for the pic (via NintendoTweet).

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The New 3DS hasn’t locked out homebrew ⊟

In this proof of concept video, Smealum demonstrates that his imported New 3DS can still be modified to run his unreleased homebrew launcher. For those of you who haven’t followed these developments, the French coder intended to launch a Homebrew Channel for the original 3DS but delayed the release to ensure its compatibility with Nintendo’s new hardware. His hack is particularly interesting because it’s purportedly incapable of loading pirated 3DS games.

Smealum notes, “Unfortunately, this [demonstration] was the easy part, and getting everything else running will be insanely tedious and take a fair amount of time (a few weeks, by my estimate). So essentially, this is a nice step forward; we’re still on track, and things are looking positive! But we’re not quite there yet, so sit tight.”

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A bundle of Harvest Moon plush toys ⊟

Too many for one hug! SOTA Toys is offering a bundle of five Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley toys. $90 gets you a chicken, an egg/chick, a cow, a dog in a red bandanna, and a panda. You’ve got to be like the Farm King to raise pandas.

You save $20 by buying them together versus separately, but if you just want one you can do that. 

You can also get the dog for free by buying the game from Natsume, or you can upgrade to the Premium Edition and get an exclusive bunny. And GameStop has its own version of the dog.

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Junji Ito x Pokemon ⊟
Pokemon’s about to get real, real creepy, y’all— creepier than even Creepy Black. The Pokemon Company has collaborated with horror manga artist Junji Ito, who you may know from That One Comic About People Obsessed with People-Shaped Holes in a Mountain and every other unsettling Japanese comic you’ve seen online. The collaboration is called “Kowapoke,” or “Scarypoke.”
The Pokemon Company released one preview image in the form of a phone wallpaper, above, featuring the world’s most menacing Banette. They’re also giving t-shirts out in Japan featuring the image, for people who need more personal space, I guess.
Game Freak told us they were freaky.
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Junji Ito x Pokemon ⊟

Pokemon’s about to get real, real creepy, y’all— creepier than even Creepy Black. The Pokemon Company has collaborated with horror manga artist Junji Ito, who you may know from That One Comic About People Obsessed with People-Shaped Holes in a Mountain and every other unsettling Japanese comic you’ve seen online. The collaboration is called “Kowapoke,” or “Scarypoke.”

The Pokemon Company released one preview image in the form of a phone wallpaper, above, featuring the world’s most menacing Banette. They’re also giving t-shirts out in Japan featuring the image, for people who need more personal space, I guess.

Game Freak told us they were freaky.

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  • Source pokemon.jp
TinyCast 046 - Pokemon Rocks - Tiny Cartridge

TinyCast 046 - Pokemon Rocks

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TinyCast 46! The full group returns to share our initial thoughts and impressions of the New 3DS now that import units are coming in. We also talk about the eShop’s march toward modernity, the PlayStation TV’s launch, Pokemon demos, and recent games JC has played (Pix the Cat and Vib-Ribbon).

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Halloween themes for your Home menu ⊟
Nintendo has put out three Halloween-themed themes for the 3DS in Japan — I’m guessing these will make it to the West soon, too. The skins feature Link, Animal Crossing's PumpKing/Jack, and a black cat, with lots of orange/purple and spooky tunes. Credit to GoNintendo for the video links!
Nintendo is really going to bankrupt a lot of completionists out there with its themes and cover plates..
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Halloween themes for your Home menu ⊟

Nintendo has put out three Halloween-themed themes for the 3DS in Japan — I’m guessing these will make it to the West soon, too. The skins feature Link, Animal Crossing's PumpKing/Jack, and a black cat, with lots of orange/purple and spooky tunes. Credit to GoNintendo for the video links!

Nintendo is really going to bankrupt a lot of completionists out there with its themes and cover plates..

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  • Source gonintendo.com

Gargoyle’s Quest games on VC in two weeks ⊟

Rad Arremer news now, as Nintendo reveals release dates for Demon’s Crest on Wii U and Gargoyle’s Quest 2 on both 3DS and Wii U. These hard-to-find spinoffs of the Ghosts ‘n Goblins games are both dang cool, with Gargoyle’s Quest 2 blending classic RPG style and 2D Hella Capcom action, and Demon’s Crest leaning more to the action side with a bit of RPG stuff.

Both are out on October 30! Spooooopy. Images via Mobygames and VGJunk!

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Korg DSN-12 out October 23 and looks frickin’ cool ⊟

I don’t understand synthesizers or oscilloscopes, but it turns out I really like looking at them. Korg DSN-12 simulates an analogue synth with what it claim’s is the world’s first 3D oscilloscope display, which visualizes the sound of the 12 monophonic synths on the top screen of the 3DS. Man, I could watch waveforms dance around for hours. That was one of the best things about grad school for me.

The app will be out on eShop Oct. 23 for $37.

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  • Source nintendo.com

Second wave of New 3DS cover plates ⊟

Ahhhh, Jibanyan and KK Slider cover plates for Japan! The camo designs are pretty nice too! The Yokai Watch/Jibanyan one doesn’t release until December 13, but all of the others — as well as the two Kawaii/Kyary Pamyu Pamyu designs — come out on November 21.

Oh, and a quick update on the “Wooden” cover plate — Finchiekins tells us it’s not actual wood, though it’s possible it could just be a thin piece of wood attached to the plastic? Some are saying it smells like sawdust? Considering that cover is double the price of others, I’d hope some part of it is actual wood!

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  • Source nintendo.co.jp