37 posts tagged europe
Tell Nintendo UK why you love your 3DS to win a better one ⊟
"What kind of Nintendo 3DS hardware do you own? How does it fit into your life? What are your favourite games? Tell us all about it and we may feature your video on our channel!" That’s Nintendo UK’s prompt for its "Me & My 3DS" contest.
The catch: you have to be talking about why you love your 3DS… while thinking about the Year of Luigi 3DS XL you could win with your video. So, acting, basically. I mean, I guess all of our non-Luigi 3DS systems are cool… *tear falls on moustache*
Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy out in Europe ⊟
Man, this is some Layton right here. It’s somehow epic and… low-key? Nothing else hits that combination in quite the same way. Too bad this is the last mainline Layton game, although I guess we can look forward to Layton vs. Ace Attorney and whatever this is.
Perhaps that’s why I never really think about the series unless I happen to be playing one of the games or see a trailer… at which point I feel like they’re just my favorite things. Since I’m in America, I’ll see you in 2014, Professor…
Bravely Default's European “Deluxe Collector's Edition” ⊟
Not only does Bravely Default come out in Europe this year – December 6, to be exact – it’ll be available in this incredible limited edition. The Deluxe Collector’s Edition comes with the game, an artbook, a soundtrack CD, a bunch of AR cards, and a figurine of the character Agnes. Pre-orders of either the regular or collector’s edition at GAME will also include a separate, smaller artbook. Deluxe Collectors will want both.
Speaking of additional opportunities to give Square Enix money, the “For the Sequel” version of the game (the one we’ll be getting) adds a microtransaction-based "Bravely Second" feature that allows you to temporarily stop time in battle a couple of times a day, with more “SP Drinks” available from the eShop.
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.
Gold, limited edition The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds 3DS XL bundle releasing in Europe next month ⊟
This releases on November 22 for £199.99 ($319), and comes with a downloadable copy of the game. Retail copies of the game in Europe, by the way, have a reversible cover with the all-gold/U.S. art and a full-color version.
If this isn’t enough proof (along with the Fire Emblem 3DS XL bundle and the Chotto Mario handhelds) that Europe is winning the special edition systems war as far as Western territories go, Nintendo also intends to release the amazing Year of Luigi 3DS XL there on November 1 for £179.99 ($287).
I’m 98 percent sure Nintendo will bring the Zelda 3DS XL at least to the U.S. around Black Friday, just like it did with the Zelda 3DSes and DS Lites.
Etrian Odyssey IV comes to Europe August 30 ⊟
…with an eShop release a week later. Sure, North America gets Etrian Odyssey Untold just a couple months later, but at least Europe is catching up, sorta! And it’s not like you’re going to finish this one quickly.
A demo is up on the eShop today. It’s up in North America too, if you’re in that region and never got around to checking it out…
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.
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