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I know Smash Bros. news is all anyone is talking about today, but this is important. Cyber Gadget’s new line of adorable “Nyan” 3DS XL covers are now available to purchase on Amazon.
The latest set includes new Tortoiseshell, Tabby, and Striped Tabby designs. The old colors — Sand Circle, Black, and Pink — are still available at Amazon too, as are Paw Pad Touch Pens. Stock is limited for all of them, though!
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The leaks were real: Duck Hunt dog and these others dudes are in Smash Bros. ⊟
Thanks to people copping early copies of the game in Japan and streaming their playthroughs, we now know that the Duck Hunt dog (maybe a.k.a. Mr. Peepers) is in the new Smash Bros. He even brings back characters from another NES Light Gun game, Wild Gunman, for his moves and final smash.
Other characters not yet formally announced but unlocked so far: Dr. Mario, Mr. Game & Watch, Falco, Wario, Dark Pit, and Ness. Ganondorf is in there, but I didn’t have room to fit him in the gallery. Thanks to William Zeppeli, thedmonroeshow, sonicbrawler182, and Joel for the GIFs.
More Sherlock scans, info for Great Ace Attorney ⊟
You can click the images to see larger versions of these Famitsu scans. According to Court Records, The Great Ace Attorney (or Dai Gyakuten Saiban) will mostly take place in London, though the first case is set in Japan.
The game follows college student Ryuunosuke on his path to becoming a formal attorney. He meets Holmes after transferring to England to study law. More details at Court Records:
"Court and investigation proceed in mostly the same way, but during investigations Ryuunosuke and Holmes will use “joint reasoning” - a system where, as Ryuunosuke, you must point out any inconsistencies in Holmes’ rapid-fire reasoning. (The example shown is Holmes accusing a witness of being a certain revolutionary.)"
The game sounds afoot, y’all.
Smash Bros. fans react to Japan-only demo ⊟
I’m sure Nintendo will release a 3DS eShop demo for Smash Bros. to America and Europe soon (if not tomorrow), but the artists behind these pieces seem too impatient for that. They stormed Miiverse last night after the trial released in Japan to sketch out their displeasure with Nintendo’s decision (and with series director Masahiro Sakurai) not to immediately release it in the West too.
For now, if you want to see people playing as Mario, Link, Animal Crossing’s Villager, Mega Man, and Pikachu, you can tune in to one of several Twitch streams of the Japanese demo. Thanks to Y.S for the images!
NES, Smash, and Persona Q 3DS XLs announced ⊟
Nintendo of America announced three (!) special edition 3DS XLs today! The Smash Bros. system releases in red and blue on September 19, the NES edition hits on October 10, and the Persona Q portable comes out on November 25.
Please note that all of them are priced at $199.99 and do not include a bundled game, even though two of them are branded with specific titles. Also, all of them will be exclusive to GameStop. Ughhhhhhhhhhh.
You can make your 3DS XL look like a bunny too ⊟
My wife has a pink rubber case that makes her phone look like a bunny. She is the silliest person I know. Are you the silliest person you know? If so, here is the perfect case for you.
Following up its popular Nyan cases that make 3DSes look like cats, Cyber Gadget is now making pink and black silicone rubber ears for 3DS XLs. The covers go on sale in Japan next week for ¥1,380 (around $13), and will likely appear in import shops that you can buy from soon.
Here’s Sherlock Holmes in the Great Ace Attorney ⊟
The little girl is Capcom’s version of Watson, a pink-haired 8 year old. Don’t underestimate her, though — Iris Watson is a genius with a medical Ph.D., and the author of novel series The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
The 3DS game is set to release in Japan next spring. Thanks to Kotaku for posting these scans and details from the latest issue of Famitsu.
Super Smash Babies ⊟
Obviously this doesn’t reflect the currently announced roster for the new Smash Bros. (what with the inclusion of Ice Climbers, Jigglypuff, and Ness), but it somehow made Kirby even cuter than he already is, so there’s that.
Ann Chang created these cuties, and she’s selling them both as stickers ($15 sheet) and individual charms ($7 each). Head over to her Tumblr for more adorable stuff, like the Animal Crossing and Pokémon charms!
Special visual materials: Persona Q art book ⊟
Atlus and Famitsu have put out a “cool, sharp, superior, and ultimate guide book” in Japan with some 250 pages of concept art, sketches, illustrations, staff interviews, storyboards, and more, according to DualShockers. Published overseas today by Kadokawa / Enterbrain, the book retails for ¥2,052 / $19.
It’s not for sale at any import sites yet as far as I can tell, but Amazon has a huge variety of Persona Q straps, stickers, mini towels, and decals if you’re into that stuff. Of course, the retailer also has copies of the game, along with its limited edition set.
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It’s more comfortable this way ⊟
Something about handheld gaming gets kids (and maybe some of us adults) to contort into odd positions while playing.
SEE ALSO More handholding posts (our handheld gamer photo series)
Another Meeting ⊟
Here’s one more Fire Emblem post to wrap up the day. This is the first page from a comic Lavy23 submitted to Fire Emblem Confessions for a contest — you can see the rest of the comic after the break. It’s great stuff!
Here is Marth dancing to Kesha’s “Tik Tok” ⊟
Cot damn, Marth, are you bringing these moves to the new Smash? He doesn’t even need to unsheathe his sword to cut that rug.
The video is a production by Shinju Kobayashi, made in MikuMikuDance — which JC tells me is a a fan-made Hatsune Miku program that people use to make dance routines for 3D models. Shinju has posted a bunch of these with Fire Emblem's Marth and Roy to Youtube. You can watch a few past the break!