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Year of Luigi tote, book ⊟
Publisher Gakken will release this special Year of Luigi book, With Luigi 30th Anniversary Memorial Mook, on December 16 in Japan. The 1,490 yen ($15) book also includes the surprisingly nice Year of Luigi tote bag and a Super Star card/train pass case.
If A Link to the Past had the drawing feature ⊟
Considering all the ROM hacks people have made for A Link to the Past, I wouldn’t be surprised if someone eventually got around to throwing this A Link Between Worlds feature into the SNES game. Until then, we’ll have to settle for this fun GIF from Johan Vinet — definitely follow his Tumblr for lots of cute chiptunes and sprites (e.g. Strider, TMNT, and Streets of Rage)
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Fami-Mode 2014: Sexy-Synthesizer, YMCK, Omodaka, more ⊟
Siiiiiigh. I’m jealous of the people who get to attend the Fami-Mode concert/event in Tokyo every year, and I’ve never been more envious than I am of the 2014 event.
Performing chiptune musicians include Omodaka, Kplecraft, Sexy-Synthesizer, YMCK (!!!!) and Clachip, who I will now be looking into. Companies like Takara Tomy ARTS and Editmode will also be displaying wares.
As always, the poster art is very cool.
Bravely Second shots, details ⊟
We have some direct screenshots, artwork, and details for Bravely Default's sequel thanks to the 3DS game's new Japanese site — hit that link for new music and a cute Edea animation too.
The game once again takes place in Luxendarc, years after the events in Bravely Default. This time players will visit “Magic University Town Istantarl.” The lass in the above image with the crazy boots (no idea how these work) is “Devil King Buster Magnolia Arch,” according to Gematsu:
"A mysterious woman who calls herself the “Devil Buster who came from the moon.” Her age is unknown, she appears in unexpected places at unexpected times, and she has a daredevil attitude. According to the Devil King who suddenly appeared, she is the last survivor of the moon nation.
She is a sociable eccentric. Delicate, but largehearted. Realistically, a romanticist. An elegant beauty with elusive characteristics, only one thing is certain, she has fierce fighting skills and rescued Tiz Oria.”
Why we gotta wait two months for the original Bravely Default tho…
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Make a Sonic Christmas tree ⊟
If holiday hedgehogs aren’t your thing, how about a papercraft Dreamcast?
That Amazon deal is for both the 3DS and PS Vita games, which is nice. This Christmas K tree GIF is nice too — it’s from Luis.
Other sales going on right now:
Animal Crossing: New Leaf (sidebar link) - $24.99
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds - $34.96
- Persona 4 Golden (PS Vita) - $16.99
- Holiday Walking Dead Vita Bundle (with 3 PSN games) -
- Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (3DS) - $29.99
- Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate - $24.99
- $20 eShop cards at Best Buy - $16 ($50 cards are $40!)
So, uh, here’s how Tearaway is being promoted in Japan ⊟
It’s basically a Tearaway-themed children’s show, starring genuine children’s show host Noppo-san. Maybe I’d be into a Tearaway kids’ show, now that I see this.
A new shop opened in this New Leaf town ⊟
Wow, buying organic is really expensive. And you thought Tom Nook was the only guy you had to worry about ripping you off! S/o to Candace Crossing for the pics.
You know what’s not hella expensive right now? Animal Crossing: New Leaf! It’s back in stock with a big discount at Amazon, available for $24.99 — The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds is still on sale too for $34.96.
Happy Holidays from Amaterasu ⊟
Capybara artist and animator Kelly Smith offers up one last holiday card from Attract Mode’s Bit Bazaar: Winter Market pack, and it’s a great Okami tribute.
Bit Bazaar: Winter Market is going on right now in Toronto! If you hurry to Bento Miso, you might still be able to make it before the event closes (7PM) and grab some of these cards! You’ll also see some killer zines, games, snacks, comics, and more.
You should probably buy some Sega 3D Classics ⊟
That’s the gist of this article I wrote for Joystiq, though I would appreciate it if you went and read all the words even though you got the basic idea already.
You might have heard me swoon over these games on the latest Tinycast, or in a post here, but really, M2 (and Sega) went way, way overboard with the porting of all these 3D Classics, and made the games not only better than their original versions, but more appealing than unaltered ports! I want to buy all these games just because of the care they got.
GIF is via KIDMOGR∆PH.
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Damnit, Snorunt ⊟
This Bit Bazaar: Winter Market holiday card comes from Kris Mukai, who makes awesome stuff on the reg, so follow her Tumblr. I want so much in this illustration: the sweater, the socks, the cookies, the hot chocolate, the Pokemon best bud.
You’ll be able to buy this along with other holiday cards from Attract Mode and Bento Miso this Saturday in Toronto — RSVP here!
Trade StreetPasses with people all over the country next weekend ⊟
Nintendo has talked about doing this before, and you can already do this with the router trick, but next weekend you’ll be able to exchange StreetPasses with people from other states (and Canada).
All you need to do is bring your 3DS to a Nintendo Zone near you, and you’ll trade data with someone hundreds of miles away thanks to the StreetPass Relay feature. For a couple of days, you won’t have to settle for the same lame dudes in your local area with their boring Miis and their dumb greetings and their stupid Puzzle Swap pieces and UGHHHH.