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Club Nintendo’s Luigi Sale
Like last year, Club Nintendo has discounted stuff in honor of Luigi, for the dual purpose of promoting Luigi’s Mansion and celebrating St. Patrick’s Day.
The Neo Geo X handheld, console, and arcade stick bundle (as shown in this photo taken by Ryuichiro Ban) is now available with a 25 percent discount, making it only slightly more expensive than the $130 that the handheld by itself will go for starting April.
Because I’m sure you don’t already have enough handheld games to play…
We all have more than enough to play without even thinking about our backlogs, but if you do decide to pick this up, judging by our list of upcoming releases, you will have time to play it during the first week of April. May also looks open for now, as far as 3DS releases go.
Then Animal Crossing: New Leaf ($5 off) hits on June 9, and we expect to have our schedule filled up afterward until forever.
Thanks to Amazon’s preorder price guarantee, you’ll get the $5 off even if the price goes back up later. And if you’ve already reserved the game through the site, your order should automatically get the discount.
While you’re reading this, we also updated our releases page with today’s new downloadable games for portables — eShop totally went HAM this week. There’s a great Sakura Samurai deal too, for those who haven’t picked that one up yet.
PREORDER Animal Crossing: New Leaf (June 9), upcoming games
Save $20 when you buy Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on Wii U and 3DS
If you add pre-orders for both versions of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate to your cart on Amazon, it’ll knock $20 off the price of the Wii U game. That makes it a lot easier to consider double-dipping, which would allow you to level your character on 3DS and then play online on Wii U.
You have to pre-order both at the same time, so it might be a little annoying if you’ve already put an order in for one.
And in case you haven’t checked it in a while, we’ve added a small sales section to our page of upcoming game releases, too.
Prof. Layton vs. Ace Attorney (Japanese) for $40
Got a Japanese 3DS? Got Japanese reading proficiency? Play-Asia’s daily deal offers Level-5/Capcom’s 3DS crossover for $39.95. The deal’s good today only or until supplies run out!
AMAZING GIF BY Snackooscience
Looking around Amazon, there are a few rad deals on 3DS games right now! Adventure Time: Hey Long Title is $19.99, as are Kingdom Hearts: Title I’m Definitely Not Writing and Resident Evil Revelaitons. That last one is coming to PS3, Xbox, PC, and Wii U in May, but it’ll be $50…
I imagine most PS Vita owners with an interest in buying the system’s best games already have a copy of this, but here’s a half-price sale just in case you still need this one.
A few other cheap handheld games you can grab right now:
- Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater 3D (Amazon link in sidebar) - $25.68
- Shinobi - $11.49
- Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir - $10.70
- Street Fighter X Tekken (PS Vita) - $24.99
- Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 (PS Vita) - $19.99
Oh, and you can read a little more about Gravity Rush and other games we chose as our favorite 2012 releases here.
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For a limited time, Mighty Switch Force HD is 30 percent off on the Wii U eShop. $7 is a great price for this platform puzzle game, and you very likely need a new Wii U game!
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Scribblenauts Unlimited (PC), more last-minute gifts
If you’re in need of a quick and cheap gaming gift, the PC version of Scribblenauts Unlimited is a ludicrous $7.49 on Amazon. There are also a ton of other crazy discounts for PC games like the Batman Arkham Pack ($9.99), Dead Island ($5.99), L.A. Noire ($4.99), and a number of bundles on Amazon’s Digital Holiday Deals page — I just grabbed Telltale’s The Walking Dead for $12.49 myself.
If you buy Scribblenauts Unlimited for a friend (or for yourself), they can spend the holiday right tomorrow by hanging out with Santa, and swimming around the ocean on a red-nosed reindeer-shark with Cthulhu, just like in these pics from Sandrya and Monotone Metamorphosis.