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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.

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Hints of Zelda 3DS XL bundle coming to the U.S. ⊟
That gold, limited edition Zelda 3DS XL bound for Europe could also make its way to the States, if this purported GameStop circular for Black Friday is to be trusted. Apparently there’s also a Luigi’s Mansion 3DS bundle on the way, too.
The limited edition Zelda DS Lites and 3DSes released around Black Friday, so it’s no surprise if this one does too!
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Hints of Zelda 3DS XL bundle coming to the U.S. ⊟

That gold, limited edition Zelda 3DS XL bound for Europe could also make its way to the States, if this purported GameStop circular for Black Friday is to be trusted. Apparently there’s also a Luigi’s Mansion 3DS bundle on the way, too.

The limited edition Zelda DS Lites and 3DSes released around Black Friday, so it’s no surprise if this one does too!

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Pink 3DS XL “coming soon” to US retail
The pink 3DS XL, last seen in a limited online-only bundle, will see wider release “soon,” as evidenced by this GameStop ad from this week (Best Buy says it hits this Sunday). GameStop calls it a “limited edition color.” The retailer, by the way, is handing out free Nintendogses and Steel Divers with purchase of any 3DS or 3DS XL right now.
Also noteworthy from the ad: Funky Barn is now available! I… actually want to play that, after hanging out in the Miiverse community.
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Pink 3DS XL “coming soon” to US retail

The pink 3DS XL, last seen in a limited online-only bundle, will see wider release “soon,” as evidenced by this GameStop ad from this week (Best Buy says it hits this Sunday). GameStop calls it a “limited edition color.” The retailer, by the way, is handing out free Nintendogses and Steel Divers with purchase of any 3DS or 3DS XL right now.

Also noteworthy from the ad: Funky Barn is now available! I… actually want to play that, after hanging out in the Miiverse community.

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Castlevania: Mirror of Fate 3DS case
Preorder the game at GameStop and you’ll get one of these to decorate and protect your (original style) 3DS. The game will be out… man, sometime in 2013? Hopefully? Right now Gamestop says March 1, but that’s almost certainly a placeholder.
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Castlevania: Mirror of Fate 3DS case

Preorder the game at GameStop and you’ll get one of these to decorate and protect your (original style) 3DS. The game will be out… man, sometime in 2013? Hopefully? Right now Gamestop says March 1, but that’s almost certainly a placeholder.

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Along with the free rooster hats you get with preorders of Scribblenauts Unlimited at GameStop, you’ll get a big pencil stylus and a silicone-fitted case styled after Maxwell’s headgear when you reserve the 3DS version.
Buy: Super Scribblenauts, Scribblenauts UnlimitedSee also: More Scribblenauts Unlimited news and media[Via Go Nintendo]

Along with the free rooster hats you get with preorders of Scribblenauts Unlimited at GameStop, you’ll get a big pencil stylus and a silicone-fitted case styled after Maxwell’s headgear when you reserve the 3DS version.

Buy: Super Scribblenauts, Scribblenauts Unlimited
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Workers testing, repairing, and cleaning Nintendo DSes at GameStop’s Refurbishment Operations Center in Texas, preparing them to be re-sold as pre-owned systems.

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See also: This is how Nintendo tests your DS
[Via Kotaku]

As a rule, I don’t buy collector’s editions, as I don’t usually think a big case with an artbook in it is worth the extra money and space, but GameStop is going to sell a collector’s edition of both the DS and 3DS versions of Adventure Time: Hey Ice King, Why’d You Steal Our Garbage?, and it sounds like something that might need to live inside of my house.

Here’s the list of included bonuses, according to GameStop:

  • Collectable SteelBook packaging with artwork of the Enchiridion - no printing on the outside of the package!
  • The Enchiridion is a Hero’s Handbook’ carried by Finn
  • Custom stylus of Finn’s Gold Sword
  • Exclusive art book with Pen’s drawings and activity book (content TBD)
  • Fold out poster of the Land of Ooo
  • Full version of Adventure Time game

Finn’s sword stylus! Land of Ooo poster! Enchiridion! The actual game! These are all things I’d like to possess.

Check out a few more screens of AT:HIKWYSOG at Nintendo 3DS Blog. I haven’t figured out where they came from yet…

Preorder: Adventure Time for DS and 3DS 
See also: More mathematical Adventure Time posts
[Via Nintendo 3DS Blog]

Official Kid Icarus AR Card Alert: today at US GameStops from 1-4, a Kid Icarus Uprising demo event will let you check the game out and pick up some free cards. The event banner says one card, but the guy who told Joystiq about it said five, so… it’s at least one?

I’m currently trying to decide whether I’m going to go… on one hand, AR cards! On the other hand, GameStop! A crowded GameStop.

Buy: Kid Icarus Uprising
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Nintendo of America hasn’t said anything about releasing 3D Classics: Kid Icarus as anything but a pre-order bonus for Uprising, but GameStop provides evidence that a standalone release is coming.

The retailer has listed the download with a $6 price tag. You can’t currently order it (there’s a confusing pairing of “Not Available” and “Available Now” messages), but the existence of the listing suggests that it’ll be available at some point. Good news for people who waited until after, say, after my review to check it out! Or for people who waited until after writing my review to buy their own copy.

Buy: Kid Icarus Uprising
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Anything that helps more people discover Pushmo is a good thing — like GameStop now carrying that and one other 3DS eShop game (Super Mario Land 2).

Okay, so the selection of eShop codes at GameStop isn’t exactly comprehensive, but you can buy Pushmo with trade-ins now, and that’s neat. Also, it’s infinitely more selection than GameStop’s DSiWare offerings. There were no redeemable DSiWare codes, so it was impossible to do something like this.

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More news on things costing $20! GameStop just did a pre-launch price cut on this week’s* Crush3D, from $34.99 to $19.99. Try the demo in the eShop to see if it’s worth your (reduced) outlay!

*Welllll, GameStop says it’s March 13 now…

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Rumor: Xenoblade Chronicles coming to the U.S. in April, possibly as a GameStop exclusive, according to this alleged photo of the retail chain’s slate of upcoming Wii releases.
If this is true, Xenoblade would join the company of other illustrious GameStop exclusives like Chulip and Tenchu: Dark Secret. But who cares, at least we’ll be getting this!
And I definitely want it to be true, as this is the same Monolith Soft-developed game that Simon Parkin called ”the strongest JRPG to emerge in years” in his review when Xenoblade released in Europe.
Also, all those people who called The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword the Wii’s swan song would look awfully silly — serves them right for forgetting about Rhythm Heaven Fever, which will finally come out here in February (or early March, if this photo is to be trusted).
[Update: Nintendo of America just updated its Facebook page with Xenoblade artwork. Looks true!]
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[Via Square Triangle]

Rumor: Xenoblade Chronicles coming to the U.S. in April, possibly as a GameStop exclusive, according to this alleged photo of the retail chain’s slate of upcoming Wii releases.

If this is true, Xenoblade would join the company of other illustrious GameStop exclusives like Chulip and Tenchu: Dark Secret. But who cares, at least we’ll be getting this!

And I definitely want it to be true, as this is the same Monolith Soft-developed game that Simon Parkin called ”the strongest JRPG to emerge in years” in his review when Xenoblade released in Europe.

Also, all those people who called The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword the Wii’s swan song would look awfully silly — serves them right for forgetting about Rhythm Heaven Fever, which will finally come out here in February (or early March, if this photo is to be trusted).

[Update: Nintendo of America just updated its Facebook page with Xenoblade artwork. Looks true!]

Find: Nintendo DS/3DS release dates, discounts, & more

See also: More Xenoblade posts

[Via Square Triangle]