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AR eShop cards at Target 5/28 ⊟
So I mentioned that the Photos with Mario app was on the US eShop, and that you could find the cards at Target, but now I know WHEN you can find those cards – sorry for sending you out to Target fruitlessly, Fran.
Siliconera reports that they’ll be in stores May 28. Each one (Mario, Peach, or a Goomba) is also a $10 eShop card. I mean, the images are totally available online, but if you want some eShop credit while you pose your Marios, you can make that specific dream come true.
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AR eShop cards at Target 5/28 ⊟

So I mentioned that the Photos with Mario app was on the US eShop, and that you could find the cards at Target, but now I know WHEN you can find those cards – sorry for sending you out to Target fruitlessly, Fran.

Siliconera reports that they’ll be in stores May 28. Each one (Mario, Peach, or a Goomba) is also a $10 eShop card. I mean, the images are totally available online, but if you want some eShop credit while you pose your Marios, you can make that specific dream come true.

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  • Source siliconera.com

Kid Icarus: Uprising's two lost AR Idols ⊟

You’re not going to see the Medusa (Rare) and Pit (Victory) idols in your copy of Kid Icarus: Uprising unless, I guess, you’ve hacked it – but you can see their animations and read their profiles in this video by chuggaaconroy.

And now I’m NOT going to look on ebay for more Kid Icarus cards, and I’m very carefully avoiding thinking about filling out my collection. I’m just going to post this video, and think about how much I enjoyed looking at all the cards I have, and walk away. Walk away.

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  • Source gonintendo.com

Don’t forget about the Bravely Default AR cards ⊟

They work with the demo! They also look really dang nice! They come in the packaged version of the game, but, like, that doesn’t help for the demo, so you should download them here.

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Animal Crossing AR Cards ⊟

Oh man, for Japan only. New eShop point cards coming to Japan interface with the (again, Japan-only) Photo Together app to allow you to put Animal Crossing characters in your real-life photos. Multiple characters can be displayed from each card!

I did not know how badly I needed to insert happy little Leif into all my photos. There are also Pikmin cards. Cute!

This comes out of a mini Nintendo Direct which – I’ll save you some time – is pretty much all stuff we saw already.

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Mario AR card eShop point cards

Well, this is the best idea. Nintendo’s new eShop point cards are also AR cards, with new Mario, Goomba, and Peach 3D models for you to pose in your 3DS photos. There’s a new photo app, Photo Together Super Mario, that lets you pose these in different ways, with effects. There is also a ¥1000 Koopa, ¥2000 Luigi, and ¥3000 Bowser card to collect.

What a clever way to get people interested in checking out the eShop. Japan seems very strongly retail-oriented, so point cards are probably the best way to get people to buy stuff online.

This came out of a mini Nintendo Direct overnight (surprise!) all about eShop stuff. Other than this, though, it covered Dillon’s Rolling Western 2 and Freakyforms Deluxe, nbd.

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  • Source nintendo.co.jp

Club Nintendo is giving away a “Core AR Card Set” for Kid Icarus: Uprising, including “over 400” of the cards, which is way more than I have. 

All you have to do to enter (in the US or Canada) is buy the game, register it on Club Nintendo, and then opt into the contest on the same site. You have until January 6 to enter. Cards! More cards!

Buy: Kid Icarus: Uprising
See also: More Kid Icarus media

Series 2 of Kid Icarus AR cards coming out in North America

Hey, more Kid Icarus cards are coming! AR Idol Cards Series 2 will include more characters, items, etc. as well as the “Stage Cards" that provide new backdrops for the AR battles.

These will be available starting tomorrow in North America. Nintendo is still limiting them to events – you can pick them up at the Nintendo World Store in NYC tomorrow – or every Friday from 6-8pm, or at unspecified retail events later, orrr at PAX and NY Comic-Con.

Buy: Kid Icarus: Uprising
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[Image: Kid Icarus Uprising AR Card Project]
A Kid Icarus: Uprising “Stage Card” in action. The latest issue of Japan’s Nintendo Dream magazine includes a new kind of AR Idol Card, one that puts a stage under your augmented reality battles.
Even if you don’t get the magazine, you can get one “Stage Card” … in this picture posted by Tumblr user pandan1991.

While we’re at the mercy of random retail/industry events and scans of Japanese promo cards, you’ll be able to just buy some cards in Europe soon.
Nintendo of Europe announced plans to sell booster packs and even storage albums. I’m not sure if it would be more or less fun to just buy them…
Buy: Kid Icarus Uprising
Find: Nintendo DS/3DS release dates, discounts, & more  
See also: More Kid Icarus media
[Via @3DS_Palutena, pandan1991]

A Kid Icarus: Uprising “Stage Card” in action. The latest issue of Japan’s Nintendo Dream magazine includes a new kind of AR Idol Card, one that puts a stage under your augmented reality battles.

Even if you don’t get the magazine, you can get one “Stage Card” … in this picture posted by Tumblr user pandan1991.

While we’re at the mercy of random retail/industry events and scans of Japanese promo cards, you’ll be able to just buy some cards in Europe soon.

Nintendo of Europe announced plans to sell booster packs and even storage albums. I’m not sure if it would be more or less fun to just buy them…

Buy: Kid Icarus Uprising
Find: Nintendo DS/3DS release dates, discounts, & more  
See also: More Kid Icarus media
[Via @3DS_Palutena, pandan1991]

Official Kid Icarus AR Card Alert: today at US GameStops from 1-4, a Kid Icarus Uprising demo event will let you check the game out and pick up some free cards. The event banner says one card, but the guy who told Joystiq about it said five, so… it’s at least one?

I’m currently trying to decide whether I’m going to go… on one hand, AR cards! On the other hand, GameStop! A crowded GameStop.

Buy: Kid Icarus Uprising
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More Kid Icarus: Uprising AR Cards. I just opened a random pack I happened to pick up at GDC last week. These things are going to be hard to come by, so I might as well share what I have, right? 

These images should be good enough to use in-game, for use in the AR Battle mode and for unlocking stuff in the game. But of course we won’t know that for a while…

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Kid Icarus: Uprising Choco Snack packaging. These chocolates include an AR card for the game, making it relatively easy for Japanese gamers to get more.
In the US, however, Nintendo plans only to hand out cards at special events. Or, to put it another way, we’re all just going to download scans of the cards.
Preorder: Kid Icarus Uprising
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[Via @sora_sakurai]

Kid Icarus: Uprising Choco Snack packaging. These chocolates include an AR card for the game, making it relatively easy for Japanese gamers to get more.

In the US, however, Nintendo plans only to hand out cards at special events. Or, to put it another way, we’re all just going to download scans of the cards.

Preorder: Kid Icarus Uprising
Find: Nintendo DS/3DS release dates, discounts, & more
See also: More Kid Icarus media
[Via @sora_sakurai]
AR deer hunting in Shika Gari Oh, the 3DS download sequel to the WiiWare game known here as Deer Captor.
This is not actually a surprise or anything, given, you know, video games, but there’s something deeply sad about how we have technology that allows us to conjure a little forest on our desks, and all we do with that forest is shoot its inhabitants.
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[Via Inside-Games]

AR deer hunting in Shika Gari Oh, the 3DS download sequel to the WiiWare game known here as Deer Captor.

This is not actually a surprise or anything, given, you know, video games, but there’s something deeply sad about how we have technology that allows us to conjure a little forest on our desks, and all we do with that forest is shoot its inhabitants.

Buy: Nintendo 3DS console (Flame Red, Black, & Blue)

Find: Nintendo DS/3DS release dates, discounts, & more

See also: More eShop news

[Via Inside-Games]