31 posts tagged europe
All Pink 3DS XL, So Many Games deal for Europe
Great 3DS news for people who are not us (us being people in the U.S.) this morning! First we have the vibrant Pink 3DS XL — as opposed to the more muted Pink and White system we got for a limited time in the States — coming to the U.K. on May 31.
And then there’s Europe’s new “So Many Games!” promotion that will send you a download code for one of these games if you register three others from the list (you can even gift one you already own to a friend, if you a prefer):
- Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate
- Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
- Luigi’s Mansion 2
- Fire Emblem: Awakening
- LEGO CITY Undercover: The Chase Begins
- Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity
- Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D
- Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Waiting to hear from Nintendo of America…
Paper Mario: Sticker Star note pads
They’re paper, and Mario, and sticky! Nice idea for a product. These are only available through Club Nintendo in Europe and Australia right now, in three different sets of three.
Of all the problems I had with that game, the cute Paper Mario sprites were never one of them.
Europe’s Fire Emblem: Awakening 3DS XL bundle
Even though Europe will receive Fire Emblem: Awakening a couple months later than North America, the region scored this nice exclusive. The rest of us are stuck with standard 3DS bundles, but Europe gets a 3DS XL limited edition bundle when the game releases on April 19. Awakening will also have slightly different boxart and a better looking logo in Europe (Kellam still gets snubbed, though).
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate will also have special Wii U (32 GB) and 3DS XL bundles in Europe — the former will include a black console and a black Wii U Pro Controller, while the latter will offer a black 3DS XL. The Circle Pad Pro will also launch there on the same day.
Code of Princess will be eShop only in EU
Code of Princess is headed to Europe, self-published by Japanese publisher/developer Agatsuma Entertainment. However, unlike in other regions, it’ll be an eShop exclusive, according to customer support information posted by Wiiitalia.
The game just happens to have been released on the North American eShop as well, so nobody in Europe or America has to look at the face of another human being when buying a game with an inappropriately dressed princess on the cover.
BUY Code of Princess
Don’t we all, Clara…
Somewhat related to Style Savvy, if you’re a 3DS XL owner in Europe, you can get a free digital download for one of these first-party games, so long as you register your hardware with Nintendo before January 15:
- New Art Academy
- Super Mario 3D Land
- New Style Boutique (Style Savvy: Trendsetters)
- Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask
- Freakyforms Deluxe
I am way jealous that we don’t have this in North America, but I guess we got a lot of great holiday bundle deals to make up for it. Plus there was the Donkey Kong: Original Edition deal, which expires on Sunday so don’t forget to take advantage of that!
Mario & Sonic Virtual Card Album, a 3DS app released in the European eShop last week. As a 3DS trading card enthusiast, I was interested in this app when Nintendo announced it, and looking forward to some media (Nintendo’s own news post was completely without pictures).
However, upon seeing the thing in action, it’s kind of a “look at some Mario & Sonic artwork” app, huh? Not sure if that’s necessarily my jam.
Buy: Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games See also: More eShop posts [Via Nintendaan]
Rayman Origins for 3DS was (finally) given a June 5 release date for North America, and a demo was released on the eShop to promote it. However, it didn’t actually ship to stores then, and one day later Ubisoft showed off the (amaaaaaazing) sequel at E3, later confirming to IGN that Origins 3DS has been delayed to November to tie in with Legends (which is, again, its sequel.)
Anyway, the same plan doesn’t hold for Europe, where the game came out, because it was done. Look, there it is.
Ghostlight is bringing you demons. The European publisher announced a deal with Atlus to release both Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked for 3DS and Devil Survivor 2 for DS in Europe.
There are no release dates yet, but at least we now know the dates aren’t “never.”
Buy: Devil Survivor Overclocked, Devil Survivor 2 (North America) Find: Nintendo DS/3DS release dates, discounts, & more See also: More Devil Survivor news, media
Club Nintendo (Europe) commemorative coins for Xenoblade Chronicles, The Last Story, and Pandora’s Tower. This image is from a confirmation email for the promotion, tweeted by Nintendaan.
Club Nintendo is handing these out for a limited time to anyone who registers all three games. And for once, European Club Nintendo is looking pretty good! Putting aside the fact that it is, as yet, theoretically impossible to register all three of these games in North America, there’s nowhere near the same kind of fanfare for the two that are confirmed – one’s a GameStop exclusive and the other is in the hands of another publisher.
Not that I don’t appreciate the opportunity to play them. Just, you know, coins are neat.
Sega’s still saying a vague “early 2012” for the American release of Rhythm Thief and the Emperor’s Treasure. In Europe, however, the game has a release date that you can actually circle on your calendar without a paint roller — April 5 (April 4 in Spain).
For the Euro release, Sega has partnered with Nintendo for distribution, a company who, I guess, is less timid about putting a specific timeline on things. Nintendo’s doing pretty good at co-distributing interesting 3DS stuff in Europe!
I enjoyed the time I’ve spent with the game so far, so I hope Sega gets around to specifying a North American release too.
3D Classics: Kid Icarus trailer. It’s Kid Icarus with… backgrounds! This is seriously mind-blowing stuff. I’m not even being sarcastic, either. This game looks awesome with even static backgrounds. I’m genuinely impressed. They look kind of better than the NES could do, giving it a PC Engine-esque look. I’m so down for this.
If you’re in Europe, and you buy and register two select 3DS games between now and January 31, you’ll get this for free! In fact, just like Japan’s offer, this news is accompanied by a Club Nintendo giveaway of Mario-themed 3DS systems. When you register those two games, you’ll be entered!
See also: More eShop news
New Little King’s Story coming to Europe! Konami, who is also publishing the Vita sort-of-remake in Japan, announced plans to bring it to Europe in 2012. The story blurb suggests that it might be more of a sequel, or at least have some alternate storyline that makes no mention of Corobo being a normal kid who discovers a magic crown:
“Set in a beautifully-realised game world, New Little King’s Story follows the player as they assume the role of a King tasked with reclaiming his kingdom from an invader known only as ‘The Nightmare.’ King Corobo, a plucky 14-year-old royal, presides over a stricken land. The evil Nightmare is running havoc and the populace lives in fear as it preys on them. Thus, as Corobo, the user must unite their subjects in order to fight back and reclaim the kingdom.”
I’m sure if Konami is bothering to localize this, it’ll publish it in the U.S., too (especially since every publisher is going to try to get every launch window game out that it can). But if it decides to pass on a U.S. release, this Euro version means I’ll get to play it in English! Me and the other select few members of the Little King’s Story fan club.
Preorder: PS Vita
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