81 posts tagged club nintendo
Animal Crossing 2014 diary ⊟
It’s not a Hobonichi Techoooooooo, but this lovely planner/”pocket diary” would be a nice way to organize your life in 2014. If, uh, you could get the Japanese Club Nintendo points together to buy it.
Club Nintendo’s A Link Between Worlds poster set ⊟
For 500 coins, you can get the three posters seen here, each 22” by 28”. Unless they’re sold out by the time this post goes up. That happens sometimes. In which case you should, uh, print out the wallpapers? Or just wait for a restock?
Maybe the best Club Nintendo game downloads ever ⊟
I don’t usually advise people to spend their Coins on the monthly Club Nintendo game deals – use them to buy something you can’t get with regular money! But this month’s offerings are so, so good, that I thought I should point them out just in case you had more Coins than, um, coins.
Through Dec. 8, Metroid and Dillon’s Rolling Western are available for 3DS, and Zelda: A Link to the Past and Cubello are available for Wii.
If you never played Cubello, especially, get on that. That might be one of my favorite games of this generation. I developed a real problem with both that and Rotohex.
Advance Wars: Days of Ruin weirdness ⊟
One of this year’s Platinum prizes for Club Nintendo members in Japan is a downloadable version of 2008’s Advance Wars: Days of Ruin. This isn’t a “Confirmed: Nintendo officially confirms DS games for eShop (confirmation)” announcement, but it’s an interesting move for a few reasons:
- Days of Ruin was translated for Japan but never released there
- A cancelled first-party DS game originally intended for retail release was turned into a downloadable title
- Nintendo did something with the Advance Wars franchise (it’s remained dormant for the last five year)
So, who knows what will come with this. Anticipate the worst, hope for the best.
Platinum members can choose to grab this or a 2014 calendar for their prize — the Days of Ruin download will also become available as a standard prize that people can purchase with 800 coins starting next May.
Colorful 3DS XL cradles coming to Club Nintendo ⊟
These cool 3DS XL cradles, originally a Japanese Club Nintendo exclusive, will be available through US Club Nintendo on Halloween. They’re 500 coins, and supplies are limited. And they look really nice.
I don’t even have an XL and I’m thinking about getting one of these just in case.
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Attention: Year of Luigi commemorative coins ⊟
Centuries from now, when we’ve fallen back into the dark ages, our empires collapsed and all but forgotten, the preferred form of currency will be Year of Luigi coins, traded in faded green velvet pouches.
Unfortunately, these are a Europe-only Club Nintendo prize for now, so your descendants might be screwed if they don’t find a way to get a hold of a Luigi coin stash.
The Towels of Luigi ⊟
In honor of Anno Luigi 2013, Club Nintendo Japan is offering these two handkerchiefs featuring the man of the year. They’re perfect for wiping the sweat off your brow after a long day of vacuuming up ghosts and/or doing weird floaty jumps.
Wind Waker HD, Pikmin 3, and Wonderful 101 Club Nintendo shirts ⊟
These shirts are, alas, for Japan only, available for 600 points alone on their release dates, or 400 points with purchase of the game.
Well, I say for Japan only, but I’m pretty sure Nintendo will have all of these at PAX, or at least similar shirts. I’m not going to PAX, so that doesn’t count.
Club Nintendo’s Pikmin tote bag
400 Coins gets you this Pikmin bag from Club Nintendo in North America, originally a Platinum gift for Japan in 2012. It’s one of the more practical CN items, especially if you live in a city where grocery stores require you to bring your own bags, like I do!
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Girls’ Fashion Shoot trailer
So you’re a model … and a fashion magazine editor! I guess you choose your own clothes, take pictures of yourself, and then lay out Lisa Frank-esque magazine pages featuring those pictures. Looks fun!
It was originally known as Nicola Kanshū: Model Oshare Audition 2 in Japan, where it had some kind of tie-in with a local company (a fashion magazine maybe?), but that’s been scrubbed out for the English edition. Rising Star Games will release the updated and localized version on 3DS in October. I’m not sure if you’re specifically shooting girls’ fashion, or if the fashion shoot is owned by girls.
Club Nintendo’s Platinum/Gold gifts
If you got “Platinum” status from North America’s Club Nintendo this year, you can order yourself this 3-poster set, with Zelda: Wind Waker, Year of Luigi, and Pikmin 3 posters. Your other Platinum-only option, revealed today, is a Majora’s Mask soundtrack CD for some reason.
Gold-level gifts include the usual desk calendar, and your choice of Wii/3DS downloads including Super Smash Bros., WarioWare DIY Showcase, Sakura Samurai, and other startlingly random options.
But srsly, use your Elite Status to get something that you can’t get with regular money. Right?
Club Nintendo’s Luigi soundtracks
Club Nintendo in Japan is commemorating the Year of Luigi with a new CD collecting 30 songs from the green brother’s games and special themes. Starting next week, people will be able to pick it up for 400 points, or for 200 points if they’ve purchased Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, New Super Luigi, or Mario & Luigi: Dream Team.
Anyway, I wanted to take this opportunity to admire two of Club Nintendo’s Japan-only CD releases with jackets featuring Luigi: Mario & Luigi RPG Sound Selection and Nintendo Sound Selection Vol.3 Luigi <B-Side Music>. I want posters for both of these covers.
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