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Link’s Mario Kart bike is baller AF ⊟

Dubbed “The Master Cycle”, the bike will be one of the new vehicles included in the Mario Kart 8 DLC pack releasing next month. That $8 pack will include three characters (Tanooki Mario, Cat Peach, and Link), four Vehicles (Blue Falcon cart!), and eight courses (including an F-Zero stage!).

The Animal Crossing karts and characters will release with the second Mario Kart 8 DLC pack coming out in May 2015.

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Want to preview the 3DS’s Home menu themes? ⊟
Nintendo has posted video previews for all of the 3DS Home menu themes in Japan, showing off the background music, icons, and cute animations when you’re scrolling through apps/games. The Yokai Watch/Jibanyan theme is too good.
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Want to preview the 3DS’s Home menu themes? ⊟

Nintendo has posted video previews for all of the 3DS Home menu themes in Japan, showing off the background music, icons, and cute animations when you’re scrolling through apps/games. The Yokai Watch/Jibanyan theme is too good.

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Monster Hunter 4G has Animal Crossing in it because this is the world we live in now ⊟

Sonic and Taiko Drum Master being in the new Monster Hunter wasn’t enough for you? Here, have Isabelle and Resetti from Animal Crossing: New Leaf because that’s what we do now. That’s what’s going on.

Apparently these are Felyne outfits that will be given out in Japan as part of a 7-11 promotion, according to Japanese 3DS. Who knows how this will be promoted if/when it comes to the West.

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Super Smash Bros. 3DS demo now available to all ⊟
Stop browsing eBay for demo codes! You can now play the 3DS Super Smash Bros. demo without any special codes. It’s available now on the eShop in North America and Europe.
The non-Club Nintendo version does have a play limit (boo), so, like, don’t close out the demo until you’re good and ready. Amazing animation from Aarnimation.

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Super Smash Bros. 3DS demo now available to all 

Stop browsing eBay for demo codes! You can now play the 3DS Super Smash Bros. demo without any special codes. It’s available now on the eShop in North America and Europe.

The non-Club Nintendo version does have a play limit (boo), so, like, don’t close out the demo until you’re good and ready. Amazing animation from Aarnimation.

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Animal Crossing: New Leaf on sale for $24.75 ⊟
I can’t imagine many of you don’t have a copy of this yet, but the deal’s on Amazon if you’ve put off buying New Leaf. And if you do already have the game, enjoy this photo of Isabelle getting ready for her Mario Kart debut with a Lego car, posted by Tanaka the Movie.
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Animal Crossing: New Leaf on sale for $24.75

I can’t imagine many of you don’t have a copy of this yet, but the deal’s on Amazon if you’ve put off buying New Leaf. And if you do already have the game, enjoy this photo of Isabelle getting ready for her Mario Kart debut with a Lego car, posted by Tanaka the Movie.

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Link, Isabelle, and more coming to Mario Kart 8 ⊟

What. Not sure if this reveal was accidental, but Nintendo UK’s official site posted listings for two upcoming downloadable content packs for Mario Kart 8.

The Zelda pack, coming this November, includes:

  • 3 Characters: Tanooki Mario, Cat Peach, Link
  • 4 Vehicles (is that a Blue Falcon from F-Zero?)
  • 8 Courses (including an F-Zero stage!)

The Animal Crossing pack isn’t due until May 2015:

  • 3 Characters: Villager, Isabelle, Dry Bowser
  • 4 Vehicles
  • 8 Courses (an Animal Crossing stage, yay!)

Each pack is priced at £7.00 or the UK, or around $11.60. The listings note, “As a bonus for purchasing both packs - as a bundle or separately - you can get eight different-coloured Yoshis and eight different-coloured Shy Guys that can be used right away.”

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Animal Crossing: New Leaf is $24.97 ⊟
Worth the price of entry just for Isabelle. Shout-outs to Erina/Sushes for the adorable fanart of Isabelle selfies, and to @Wario64 for tweeting about the Amazon deal.
There are also some slight deals for Super Mario 3D Land ($24.95), New Super Mario Bros. 2 ($24.96), Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D ($24.96), and Kirby Triple Deluxe ($29.80) right now.
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Animal Crossing: New Leaf is $24.97 ⊟

Worth the price of entry just for Isabelle. Shout-outs to Erina/Sushes for the adorable fanart of Isabelle selfies, and to @Wario64 for tweeting about the Amazon deal.

There are also some slight deals for Super Mario 3D Land ($24.95), New Super Mario Bros. 2 ($24.96), Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D ($24.96), and Kirby Triple Deluxe ($29.80) right now.

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GTD with Isabelle ⊟

I love these Isabelle/Animal Crossing-themed to-do lists from IkaBoushi. Reese is also there, in case you need to clean out your house (something I’ve been doing a lot of lately!) For $3.50 (before shipping and handling), you can get 12 Isabelles, 12 Reeses, or 6 of each.

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Fantastic Animal Crossing 2DS case ⊟

You don’t see many outstanding Nintendo 2DS cases, so I’m happy to feature this one from Beandog Labs. Look at all those pockets for your tiny cartridges!

This line of 2DS/3DS/XL/Vita custom cases can get a little expensive with prices starting at $50 (Beandog also has sells cheaper pouches), but it includes a microsuede interior to make sure your systems are scratch-free, hidden magnetic closures on the corners, a small ring on the side for charms, your choice of art featured on the design, and the option to have your name or other text printed on the inside.

Check out Beandog Labs’s etsy shop here, and follow its Tumblr here.

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Sleepy Smash Bros., Animal Crossing emotions ⊟

l love both of these cute pieces! Illustrator Fuu will bring both posters to Anime Expo 2014, and intends to sell them online afterwards.

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Dress up as Link/maybe-not-Link ⊟

Was that Link? Zelda? Someone else? I’m still confused. Whoever that was in the new Legend of Zelda Wii U trailer, you can dress up as them in Animal Crossing: New Leaf thanks to this outfit posted by Michaela.

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Animal Crossing's female villager playable in Smash Bros. ⊟
And it looks like there are alternate styles/looks for both versions? Adorable! Masahiro Sakurai, uh… what’s the verb for putting something on Miiverse… Miiverse’d this image, adding “How lovely.”
Daniel Feit predicted this happening – somewhat cynically – in an article we reprinted last year. “So, yeah, maybe through alternate costumes it’ll be possible to switch the Animal Crossing villager’s gender, but that doesn’t change the fact that every poster, every website, and every ad will feature the boy-version.”
He’s not wrong! But this is still a lot cooler than not having the option at all.
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Animal Crossing's female villager playable in Smash Bros. ⊟

And it looks like there are alternate styles/looks for both versions? Adorable! Masahiro Sakurai, uh… what’s the verb for putting something on Miiverse… Miiverse’d this image, adding “How lovely.”

Daniel Feit predicted this happening – somewhat cynically – in an article we reprinted last year. “So, yeah, maybe through alternate costumes it’ll be possible to switch the Animal Crossing villager’s gender, but that doesn’t change the fact that every poster, every website, and every ad will feature the boy-version.”

He’s not wrong! But this is still a lot cooler than not having the option at all.

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