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Namco items in Super Smash Bros. ⊟

It makes sense that some Namco representation would show up in the new Smash Bros. game, which Bandai Namco is co-developing (even though Game Arts didn’t get any nods in Brawl…)

Some previously unseen items have shown up in a giant set of screenshots Nintendo quietly released yesterday, including Galaga enemies that capture fighters, and… the “Special” flag from Rally-X?

Wait, does somebody like Rally-X? That much?

I’ve also included a couple screens of the Animal Crossing-based beehive item, because hahahahaha that’s awesome.

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The Animal Crossing: New Leaf birthday party ⊟

Look at the birthday party My Paper Crane’s Heidi Kenney threw for her 11-year-old. The Tom Nook pinata. The bell-bag invites. The villager cookies, made from 3D-printed cookie cutters.

The presents on balloons at the table (with a Spoonflower-printed Animal Crossing tablecloth).

Every detail of this is perfect, except for the part where I’m not the birthday boy. Do you think Animal Crossing will still be in style in 10 years, when it’s time for my girls’ 11th?

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Not sure what the Nooks did to piss off Isabelle ⊟

But whatever it was, it must have been serious! Maybe Lloid can set up a campaign to fund a new Nookling Junction.

This scene was made possible by Bandai’s Impact Action accessories — check out all the hilarious and awesome setups people made with them here (NSFW ads). Via Muhplastic.

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TinyCast 027 - Rose-colored Vania

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TinyCast 27! Our latest episode is a post-Game Developers Conference chat about Animal Crossing, Koji Igarashi leaving behind Konami and Castlevania, and how awesome the GBA was. Turns out it was really awesome.

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How Animal Crossing’s creepy sheep came to life ⊟

The minds behind Animal Crossing: New Leaf gave a wonderful presentation at the Game Developers Conference about how creating a diverse team — nearly half of the group, led by co-director Aya Kyogoku, were women — helped produce a super successful title with broad appeal. Nintendo has sold over 7.3 million copies, and around 18% of 3DS owners bought the game.

Along with promoting diversity in its team, the group encouraged all of its members to submit their ideas for what to include in New Leaf. That’s why some of the concept images for characters here looks like straight-up DeviantArt uploads. Shout-outs to that corner piece for the sectional sofa, though — that joint changed the game, for real. No shout-outs to Pietro, the terrifying clown sheep. Get out of here, man.

Images via @Gamasutra and @Samuel_IGN

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Animal Crossing Club Nintendo posters being replaced ⊟
Nintendo is reprinting its Club Nintendo Animal Crossing New Leaf poster, because of misidentified characters all over it. I was going to list the incorrectly named animals, but apparently it’s a lot of them and it’s hella complicated! Poor Tutu :(
Anyway, if you have one of these, you’ll be getting a new one soon free of charge, and it’s up to you to decide whether you want to send your old pal JC the new one or the old one. What? Who said that?
Thanks for pointing this out, Alex!
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Animal Crossing Club Nintendo posters being replaced

Nintendo is reprinting its Club Nintendo Animal Crossing New Leaf poster, because of misidentified characters all over it. I was going to list the incorrectly named animals, but apparently it’s a lot of them and it’s hella complicated! Poor Tutu :(

Anyway, if you have one of these, you’ll be getting a new one soon free of charge, and it’s up to you to decide whether you want to send your old pal JC the new one or the old one. What? Who said that?

Thanks for pointing this out, Alex!

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Dig up Animal Crossing cushions ⊟
Not sure why anyone would want a pitfall, but I’m so down with the Animal Crossing: New Leaf fossil cushion. It has Blathers and Celeste on the other side, while the pitfall has Isabelle and whatever her brother’s name is, I forget. The one who just stands outside in a raincoat and stares at you.
NCSX has these great cushions shipping in June, for $20.90.
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Dig up Animal Crossing cushions ⊟

Not sure why anyone would want a pitfall, but I’m so down with the Animal Crossing: New Leaf fossil cushion. It has Blathers and Celeste on the other side, while the pitfall has Isabelle and whatever her brother’s name is, I forget. The one who just stands outside in a raincoat and stares at you.

NCSX has these great cushions shipping in June, for $20.90.

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Pokemon XY, ACNL's stages in Smash 3DS ⊟

Neat, it’s Lumiose City! Hopefully this is the post-patch version. I’m not sure if this is a 3DS-exclusive stage for the new Smash Bros., but the game’s director Masahiro Sakurai did provide this comment on the level: “The Prism Tower rises above Lumiose City. Up until a few seconds ago, the fighters were brawling on top of that tower.”

This Animal Crossing: New Leaf stage, though, is 3DS-only (the Wii U version has City Folk's Smashville). Sakurai offered these details on Tortimer Island: “On this stage, fighters are randomly placed on a different island layout every time they visit.” Hopefully they cleared all the wharf roaches.

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Animal Crossing 3DS XL pouches on Club Nintendo ⊟

You can get either a Light Blue or a Pink Animal Crossing-themed 3DS XL pouch from Club Nintendo for 500 Coins. That’s a lot of points. Not as much as the Super Mario Accessory Box, though, which will set you back 700 U.S. Coins.

Or you can spend your coins to buy Kid Icarus of Myths and Monsters (Game Boy), Number Battle (DSiWare), Yoshi (NES), or Bonsai Barber (WiiWare) from the eShop. That last game is a really strange but curious release developed by Zoonami and Martin Hollis — you know, the director behind Rare’s GoldenEye 007 and Perfect Dark!

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Win Animal Crossing socks, necklace, and earrings! ⊟

Do you want to be decked out head to toe… er, head and toe in Animal Crossing designs from Fangamer? I know I do, which is why it’s so hard for me to part with the Town Lawn socks and Leaf jewelry Fangamer sent us. 

So hard.

But here I am, somehow overcoming my own avarice to give away two sets of Animal Crossing apparel! All you gotta do is leave a comment on this post telling us your favorite piece of Animal Crossing furniture, between now and Friday night, 11:59pm ET

Oh, and if you’re an Ambassador+1 or higher tier Club Tiny member, you’ve done enough! You get automatic entry into our contest! Thanks for supporting us! And thanks to Fangamer! You’re always welcome in our town~

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Animal Crossing necklace and more ⊟

This Leaf Necklace from Fangamer is like wearing any piece of furniture on your person. What is it? Is it a daruma? A balloon TV? A neutral corner?

Other rad jewelry includes a Trinity Necklace and a Skull Necklace, designed with PwnLove. And they’re all available as earrings!

While you’re at Fangamer, don’t forget to cop a Tiny Cartridge sticker pack — that Kissing Party sticker should would be great to give a cutie on Valentine’s Day.

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You need Animal Crossing socks ⊟
You might not have known that your life was desperately missing socks with an Animal Crossing grass pattern, but well, that’s a service we provide. If you want to correct this problem and start living your life right, head to Fangamer.
Wearing these, I imagine, is like walking on the soft grass in your town, all the time. 
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You need Animal Crossing socks ⊟

You might not have known that your life was desperately missing socks with an Animal Crossing grass pattern, but well, that’s a service we provide. If you want to correct this problem and start living your life right, head to Fangamer.

Wearing these, I imagine, is like walking on the soft grass in your town, all the time. 

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