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Lucina, Snake, Mario figures from Wonder Festival ⊟

New toy announcements and pics from Wonder Festival 2014 Summer include Figma Lucina, Nendoroid Solid Snake, and a Nendoroid of that guy in the red shirt who always seems to be hanging out with Luigi.

That alternate head for Solid Snake is fucking my shit all the way up. I cannot handle this. All these via @zerochan!

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The biggest reveal from yesterday’s Smash Bros. news ⊟
Lucina’s boot game is too strong, OP even — Sakurai might need to put out a post-release patch and nerf her footwear back into those nubs everyone has in Fire Emblem Awakening. Credit to @Pikminister for noticing this!
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The biggest reveal from yesterday’s Smash Bros. news ⊟

Lucina’s boot game is too strong, OP even — Sakurai might need to put out a post-release patch and nerf her footwear back into those nubs everyone has in Fire Emblem Awakening. Credit to @Pikminister for noticing this!

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The newest Smash Bros. fighter is a Fire Emblem spoiler ⊟

Nintendo unveiled four new playable characters (no, not those four) this morning for Smash Bros., including one returning fighter: Captain Falcon. The other three are Fire Emblem: Awakening's Fake Marth/Lucina and both female and male versions of the SRPG's MyUnit default character Robin.

It looks like Chrom is an assist too, or part of Robin’s final smash? You can watch the reveal trailer here. These screencaps are via HUELEN10.

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Fire Emblem: Awakening for $32 ⊟
Even though it’s just a slight discount at Amazon, we make sure to mention whenever Fire Emblem: Awakening gets a discount because it’s that good! Also, we get to dig for and share goofy pic like this pining photo with Chrom, posted by Chamie. Her caption: ”Goodbye mom, goodbye dad, my husband has finally come for me, it’s been fun.”
There’s another 3DS RPG discounted at Amazon right now, too: Shin Megami Tensei IV for $19.99.
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Fire Emblem: Awakening for $32 ⊟

Even though it’s just a slight discount at Amazon, we make sure to mention whenever Fire Emblem: Awakening gets a discount because it’s that good! Also, we get to dig for and share goofy pic like this pining photo with Chrom, posted by Chamie. Her caption: ”Goodbye mom, goodbye dad, my husband has finally come for me, it’s been fun.”

There’s another 3DS RPG discounted at Amazon right now, too: Shin Megami Tensei IV for $19.99.

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I wonder what Tharja has been reading… ⊟

Oh, those are some interesting books. Sorc Booty makes more sense if you’ve seen some of the other angles for Max Factory’s Tharja figure. Figure no Oni has plenty of photos taken from those angles, though I picked this relatively innocent one from their gallery for this post.

Thanks to Vhayste for the Fire Emblem: Awakening screenshot, and to @johntv for reminding me this figure exists.

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Fire Emblem: Awakening & Bravely Default for $32 each ⊟

Another stellar 3DS RPG on sale! Fire Emblem: Awakening is just $31.99 on Amazon right now, while Bravely Default is $31.66. At those prices, you can get two of the best RPGs from the last two years, for the same you’d pay if you bought something butt on a console like Lightning Returns.

GIFs are via Seansoo. Related artwork.

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Wind Waker Link and more new toys from Wonder Festival ⊟

The Wonder Festival 2014 Winter is going on right now, and it’s not all completely unobtainable garage kits. No, there are previews of things you’ll be able to actually buy! And then get out of the package, put on the shelf, and think “man what am I going to do with this.”

Some gamey things being shown off (thanks to the people whose Tweets I aggregated to find this stuff!) include Solid Snake, Toon Link, and previews of upcoming Figma Zero Suit Samus, A Link Between Worlds Link, and Cordelia (!). Do people like Cordelia that much? I mean, she’s all right, but definitely not in my top… whatever number of Fire Emblem: Awakening characters it takes for me to start forgetting about Fire Emblem characters.

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Fire Emblem X Monster Hunter Frontier-G ⊟

The Wii U version of Monster Hunter Frontier-G offers some incentive to check out a second-tier Monhun, in the form of Fire Emblem: Awakening crossover weapons and costumes. Both gunners and swordsmen can wear the Chrom or Lucina armors. Gunners have access to two bows, and sword users can wield a Falchion or Parallel Falchion.

I can only assume that you have to kill and skin a few dozen Chroms to get the armor.

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Max Factory’s “Marth” figma figure
Dannnnggggg. That’s a lot classier than the Tharja figure, for sure.
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Max Factory’s “Marth” figma figure

Dannnnggggg. That’s a lot classier than the Tharja figure, for sure.

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Answers to your Fire Emblem & SMT IV promotion questions
We already announced this $30 eShop credit deal yesterday, but now we can provide hard details instead of speculation:
You will need to buy both Fire Emblem: Awakening and Shin Megami Tensei IV to receive the $30 eShop credit
This works with both digital and retail copies — just make sure to register your Club Nintendo codes (if you bought a limited edition Fire Emblem 3DS, link your system with Club Nintendo)
It doesn’t matter if you already bought Fire Emblem: Awakening months ago; all you need to do is register both games and complete their registration surveys before August 31
You can use the credit on any eShop product (3DS or Wii U) you want, but you’ll need to retrieve your special code from the Club Nintendo site before September 31, and redeem the code on the eShop before December 31
You can get only one $30 credit per Club Nintendo account, and both game codes must be registered to the same account
North America only
I know it’s tempting to pick up a recent full-game release like Project x Zone or whatevs with the credit, but please consider grabbing some of the small but quality eShop titles out there! I’m sure a few dozen sites will release guides on fun games to blow your credit on soon.
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Answers to your Fire Emblem & SMT IV promotion questions

We already announced this $30 eShop credit deal yesterday, but now we can provide hard details instead of speculation:

  • You will need to buy both Fire Emblem: Awakening and Shin Megami Tensei IV to receive the $30 eShop credit
  • This works with both digital and retail copies — just make sure to register your Club Nintendo codes (if you bought a limited edition Fire Emblem 3DS, link your system with Club Nintendo)
  • It doesn’t matter if you already bought Fire Emblem: Awakening months ago; all you need to do is register both games and complete their registration surveys before August 31
  • You can use the credit on any eShop product (3DS or Wii U) you want, but you’ll need to retrieve your special code from the Club Nintendo site before September 31, and redeem the code on the eShop before December 31
  • You can get only one $30 credit per Club Nintendo account, and both game codes must be registered to the same account
  • North America only

I know it’s tempting to pick up a recent full-game release like Project x Zone or whatevs with the credit, but please consider grabbing some of the small but quality eShop titles out there! I’m sure a few dozen sites will release guides on fun games to blow your credit on soon.

BUY Fire Emblem: Awakening, Shin Megami Tensei IV, upcoming games 
Get a $30 credit for buying Fire Emblem and SMT IV
If you caught Atlus’s Shin Megami Tensei IV unboxing — yes, publishers are posting unboxing videos of their own games now — you heard the company stress that you should register the Club Nintendo code included with each copy. Now we know why!
The full details aren’t out for this deal, but it looks like you will be able to score $30 worth of eShop credit if you register both Fire Emblem: Awakening and Shin Megami Tensei IV (this photo doesn’t specify that you need to buy both, but that’s what makes the most sense) with North America’s Club Nintendo. Presumably this works with both digital and physical copies, considering the shots of the retail boxes. Also, I’m guessing you’ll be eligible even if you previously registered a copy of Awakening.
The deal already makes sense because RPG fans will probably end up owning both of these anyway if they have a 3DS. And it helps to ease the pain of SMT IV costing $50 for its box set. Annnddd there’s that whole Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem project for Wii U thing — that probably helped prod Nintendo into this unconventional promotion. 
BUY Fire Emblem: Awakening, Shin Megami Tensei IV, upcoming games

Get a $30 credit for buying Fire Emblem and SMT IV

If you caught Atlus’s Shin Megami Tensei IV unboxing — yes, publishers are posting unboxing videos of their own games now — you heard the company stress that you should register the Club Nintendo code included with each copy. Now we know why!

The full details aren’t out for this deal, but it looks like you will be able to score $30 worth of eShop credit if you register both Fire Emblem: Awakening and Shin Megami Tensei IV (this photo doesn’t specify that you need to buy both, but that’s what makes the most sense) with North America’s Club Nintendo. Presumably this works with both digital and physical copies, considering the shots of the retail boxes. Also, I’m guessing you’ll be eligible even if you previously registered a copy of Awakening.

The deal already makes sense because RPG fans will probably end up owning both of these anyway if they have a 3DS. And it helps to ease the pain of SMT IV costing $50 for its box set. Annnddd there’s that whole Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem project for Wii U thing — that probably helped prod Nintendo into this unconventional promotion. 

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Hey, that Tharja figure turned out pretty nice!
This is the first time I’ve seen Max Factory’s figure for the Fire Emblem: Awakening character colored, and this looks great! The sculpting on the cape, in particular, appears masterfully done. Oh, what’s that? There are some more photos that Max Factory posted showing other less work-safe angles? Oh. OH. Nevermind.
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Hey, that Tharja figure turned out pretty nice!

This is the first time I’ve seen Max Factory’s figure for the Fire Emblem: Awakening character colored, and this looks great! The sculpting on the cape, in particular, appears masterfully done. Oh, what’s that? There are some more photos that Max Factory posted showing other less work-safe angles? Oh. OH. Nevermind.

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