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Virtue’s Last Reward for $19.99 ⊟
That Amazon deal is for both the 3DS and PS Vita games, which is nice. This Christmas K tree GIF is nice too — it’s from Luis.
Other sales going on right now:
Animal Crossing: New Leaf (sidebar link) - $24.99
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds - $34.96
Persona 4 Golden (PS Vita) - $16.99
Holiday Walking Dead Vita Bundle (with 3 PSN games) - $259.96 $179.99
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (3DS) - $29.99
Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate - $24.99
$20 eShop cards at Best Buy - $16 ($50 cards are $40!)
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Virtue’s Last Reward for $19.99 ⊟

That Amazon deal is for both the 3DS and PS Vita games, which is nice. This Christmas K tree GIF is nice too — it’s from Luis.

Other sales going on right now:

  • Animal Crossing: New Leaf (sidebar link) - $24.99
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds - $34.96
  • Persona 4 Golden (PS Vita) - $16.99
  • Holiday Walking Dead Vita Bundle (with 3 PSN games) - $259.96 $179.99
  • Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (3DS) - $29.99
  • Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate - $24.99
  • $20 eShop cards at Best Buy - $16 ($50 cards are $40!)
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Virtue’s Last Reward finally on the 3DS eShop ⊟

I don’t know why this took so long — I believe it had a day-one PSN release for PS Vita — but you can now buy the second entry from Chunsoft’s Zero Escape series on the eShop. It’s available with nice discount, priced at $24.99 (until September 3) instead of the $39.99 it’s going for at retail.

More details on today’s handheld download releases, including the 100th 3DS Virtual Console release in North America, over on this page!

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Below the Mystery Dungeon ⊟

I’ve been freaking out about Capy’s Below for a couple months now, eager to talk about this latest project from the Toronto studio that brought us masterpieces like Sword & Sworcery and Clash of Heroes.

Yes, it’s currently a timed Xbox One exclusive (meaning it could release on another platform in the future), something this handheld-focused blog doesn’t often feature, but we’re making an exception for several reasons:

  1. Just going off the little we’ve seen so far, Below looks aces.
  2. This developer has made some brilliant portable titles. Come back to handhelds, Capy. :o(
  3. Below shares a lot of similarities with a series I hold dear and have praised on Tiny Cartridge to death.

If it’s not obvious from the GIF (grabbed from VGJunk), that series is Chunsoft’s Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer. But before we point out parallels between the two, let’s look at why we’re hyped about Below, in case you’re just now hearing about this indie game.

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Tenmyouji droppin’ knowledge
What else could it stand for?
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Tenmyouji droppin’ knowledge

What else could it stand for?

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What is going on in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon?

First Snivy tells us his super depressing life story, and now Virizion is breaking my heart here (screenshots uploaded by ejdumb).

Apparently Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity is a really, really sad game.

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Virtue’s Last Reward + PS Vita bundle deal
If you buy a PS Vita bundle on Amazon, you’ll get a copy of acclaimed visual novel Virtue’s Last Reward for free! Amazon has a number of options for this deal, including PS Vita bundles or Assassin’s Creed III: LIberation, Call of Duty: Black Ops: Declassified, and Madden NFL 13 — I’d go with the first one, especially since it comes with a white PS Vita model. This sale will run until the end of December 15.
This artwork, by the way, is available with a wallpaper-sized version at Kalsypher’s DeviantArt page.
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Virtue’s Last Reward + PS Vita bundle deal

If you buy a PS Vita bundle on Amazon, you’ll get a copy of acclaimed visual novel Virtue’s Last Reward for free! Amazon has a number of options for this deal, including PS Vita bundles or Assassin’s Creed III: LIberation, Call of Duty: Black Ops: Declassified, and Madden NFL 13 — I’d go with the first one, especially since it comes with a white PS Vita model. This sale will run until the end of December 15.

This artwork, by the way, is available with a wallpaper-sized version at Kalsypher’s DeviantArt page.

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Junpei will return for the next Zero Escape game
Answering fans’ questions on Twitter, Zero Escape series director and writer Kotaro Uchikoshi disclosed that 999's hero Junpei will participate in the next nonary game. This third game is expected to delve into the mysteries of Radical-6 and Phi, too.
Also returning in the next Zero Escape release: Virtue’s Last Reward's Dio and Tenmyouji.
I’ve no idea where this rad GIF came from (maybe Omocat?), so drop in a comment if you know its origins!
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Junpei will return for the next Zero Escape game

Answering fans’ questions on Twitter, Zero Escape series director and writer Kotaro Uchikoshi disclosed that 999's hero Junpei will participate in the next nonary game. This third game is expected to delve into the mysteries of Radical-6 and Phi, too.

Also returning in the next Zero Escape release: Virtue’s Last Reward's Dio and Tenmyouji.

I’ve no idea where this rad GIF came from (maybe Omocat?), so drop in a comment if you know its origins!

Buy: Virtue's Last Reward and 999
See also: More VLR and 999 posts
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Sigma has some words for those of you who are eligible to vote but aren’t voting today. I swear, Virtue’s Last Reward is the gift that keeps on giving for people who run game blogs on Tumblr and like to post screenshots.
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Sigma has some words for those of you who are eligible to vote but aren’t voting today. I swear, Virtue’s Last Reward is the gift that keeps on giving for people who run game blogs on Tumblr and like to post screenshots.

Buy: Virtue's Last Reward and 999
See also: More VLR and 999 posts
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Secret File for Virtue's Last Reward's

There’s a bit of Professor Layton in Virtue’s Last Reward, some of it even intentional (click for larger images)!

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See also: More VLR and 999 posts
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There’s not much in the way of virtue in Virtue’s Last Reward. Aksys really took advantage of the “M for Mature” rating here to give us a really immature 3DS/PS Vita game! Also, Sigma is a total perv.

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See also: More VLR and 999 posts
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Virtue’s Last Reward doesn’t care about your feelings. The game sees your sad attempts to solve its puzzles, and is like “IDGAF,” and tells you what it really thinks.
I’ve been posting a lot more screenshots and photos from games, just because I’ve been really into sharing the “tiny” moments that make a particular game fun.
It’s so easy to post all the promotional media for an upcoming release, then forget about the game once it’s in stores. I would like to get away from that, and spend more time looking at the different moments people are enjoying in the games they’re currently playing. So I hope you don’t mind us putting up these silly screenshots more often.
Buy: Virtue's Last Reward and 999See also: More VLR and 999 posts[Via eclipse]

Virtue’s Last Reward doesn’t care about your feelings. The game sees your sad attempts to solve its puzzles, and is like “IDGAF,” and tells you what it really thinks.

I’ve been posting a lot more screenshots and photos from games, just because I’ve been really into sharing the “tiny” moments that make a particular game fun.

It’s so easy to post all the promotional media for an upcoming release, then forget about the game once it’s in stores. I would like to get away from that, and spend more time looking at the different moments people are enjoying in the games they’re currently playing. So I hope you don’t mind us putting up these silly screenshots more often.

Buy: Virtue's Last Reward and 999
See also: More VLR and 999 posts
[Via eclipse]

Get ready for tomorrow’s release of Virtue’s Last Reward by picking up a cheap copy of its predecessor, 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors on Amazon.

Okay, considering shipping time, this will only prepare you for VLR if you wait to get VLR, or if you get VLR on release day, but wait to play it. Point is, buy this game and play it, then play that other game.

Buy: Virtue's Last Reward and 999
See also: More VLR and 999 posts