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Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire SteelBook edition and preorder bonuses for Europe ⊟
Though Europe gets the new ‘mons a week later than the rest of the world, if you preorder the games there, you’ll receive special SteelBook packaging, elevating you above the plastic casing plebes in other regions.
The official Nintendo UK store is throwing Primal Kyogre and Groudon figures with their respective preorders, as is retailer GAME. It looks like ShopTo is including Torchic keyrings with reservations for standard editions for the game — not sure how you get the other keyrings, but they are things that exist!
More Earthbound love ⊟
The adorable GIF comes from Thilink, and is one of many lovely tributes to the Mother series I came across today. Check out these other awesome Earthbound pieces from Layeyes, KurkoBoltsi, and Melissa King.
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.
First Pokken Tournament trailer ⊟
So far, Lucario is in, Machamp is in, Blaziken is likely in… Pikachu, the original starters, and probably a bunch of other starters (Greninja or no sale) also seem guaranteed for this arcade fighter from Namco Bandai, based on their popularity. Who else are you hoping to see in this when it hits Japanese arcades next year? The release of an English trailer so quick, by the way, is a good sign that this will receive an overseas release eventually.
Pokken Tournament is happening ⊟
A Pokemon fighting game from Bandai Namco (makers of the Tekken series, obvi), coming to Japan next year! It’s worth noting that The Pokemon Company has registered trademarks for “Pokken Fighters” and “Pokken Tournament” in both Europe and the U.S.
The game will be coming to arcades “first”, that last word implying an eventual console port in the works, presumably for Wii U. It sounds like Tekken producer/director Katsuhiro Harada and Soulcalibur producer Masaaki Hoshino are working on the project.
Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley up for preorder ⊟
While GameStop has had reservations open for a while (with bonus plush dogs too), if you’re like me and prefer to buy your games anywhere else that isn’t GameStop, you can now preorder Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley at Amazon ($29.99). Note that the listed release date is just a placeholder!
This is the interesting Minecraft-y 3DS game developed internally by Natsume, by the way — the latest Bokujo Monogatari that released in Japan and is also coming to the U.S. this year from Xseed, Story of Seasons, is also available to reserve on Amazon ($39.99)
These Smash Bros. leaks are out of control ⊟
Someone just dumped dozens of photos from what’s presumably a pre-release copy of Smash Bros. for 3DS — I’m inclined to believe these are legit, especially after this morning’s videos, but who knows. I’ve collected all the images from the latest gallery here (more after the break), minus the creep shots of Tharja and Candy Kong’s assist trophies.
Gambling while spectating! Dark Pit! Devil car! Via Hatchtag!
These “leaked” Smash Bros. clips are very convincing ⊟
I didn’t really trust all the rumors and blurry shots posted last week, but these videos have me leaning toward believing them now. The above clip show Ganondorf, Xenoblade Chronicles' Shulk, and Bowser Jr. (looking cute in the tiny Koopa Clown Car) as playable fighters!
If this is all real, could the Duck Hunt dog prophecies also be true? Will we get Rhythm Heaven’s Chorus Kids? Credit to tone_def for the via.
Danganronpa Another Episode has this going on ⊟
Meet Kurokuma and Shirokuma, new variants of our favorite skin-crawlingly evil bear. Spike Chunsoft is actually giving these away – in the form of a reversible doll – to lucky applicants who fill out a questionnaire on Dengeki. Maybe it’s mean to show you guys this stuff.
Love this 3DS pixelart ⊟
There’s something pleasant about the idea of playing games in pink light, while the setting sun has the sky blushing. The piece comes from Amanda/Merrigo, who has posted a lot of beautiful pixels on her Tumblr.
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Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright out next week ⊟
August 29, to be exact! The U.S. launch comes only 22 months after the Japanese release, and five months after its European/Australian debut. It’ll come out to the eShop and retail stores — preorder it for $30 here. Art via iwo.
Donatello Game Boy ⊟
To quote Juicy J, “All this green in my pockets, you could call it turtle power.” Fitting tributes to the best turtle from the arcade game. The fanart comes from Thomas Mikkelsen, while the Game Boy mod is from Balkani.