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Captain Falcon and Kirby acting the fool ⊟
Captain Falcon’s booty game is out of control. Nintendo put out 100+ screenshots of the new Smash Bros. this morning, focusing on recently announced fighters Robin, Captain Falcon, and Lucina. You can check them out all here, but I don’t understand why you need to see anything else after that Captain Falcon booty pic. Real talk, looks like he stuffed two basketballs in his pants. Not sure how anyone is going to be able to pay attention to their battle when he starts bouncing around.
Your Tomodachi will be in Smash Bros. ⊟
Along with a 3DS-exclusive Tomodachi Life stage, the new Smash Bros. will feature Miis pulled from your system, wandering the level’s apartments.
More info on the stage:
"The front walls of the apartments disappear so you can see the area within when a fighter overlaps with the room. The rooms are randomly placed and selected from among several types. Planting an X Bomb behind a wall might be an effective tactic."
We’ll be posting a bunch of new Smash Bros. screens shortly too. Prepare yourself for Captain Falcon buttocks. Be ready for his jelly.
"The Poké Life", 1996 ⊟
Is there anything more handheld gaming than sitting in the back of a car, playing Pokémon during a road trip, leaving a backpack open by your feet and filled with distractions for the long drive, and bringing a pillow to nap on once you’ve exhausted your entertainment options?
These nostalgic illustrations come from Matt Rockefeller’s upcoming Pokémon zine, which will be featured at Light Grey Art Lab’s STACKS show in Minneapolis (opening August 1st). He will post full versions of the pieces shown here on his Tumblr next month.
Weirdest infinite Mario 1UP trick ever ⊟
Performed in level 5-2 of Super Mario Bros. 2 (Lost Levels). It involves passing through a couple of walls and disappearing into a pipe somehow? I’d love to try to replicate this.
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Agnès returns for Bravely Second ⊟
This Shonen Jump scan reveals that Bravely Default's heroine will return for the 3DS sequel. Along with the beautiful but oddly posed artwork of Agnès, we get a few tiny screenshots and a preview of job outfits for the follow-up's new main character Magnolia Arch. Thanks to @kazu4281 (via @Cheesemeister3k) for the scan!
Persona Q coming on November 25 ⊟
Atlus has a North American release date for Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth launch, and it’s… too far away. 3DS owners are going to have a lot of new toys to play with at the end of the year.
The November date gives you time to save up for the premium-priced $49.99 game (includes 11 tarot cards), the $79.99 limited edition bundle (includes 11 tarot cards, art boooklet, soundtrack CD, 3DS XL hard case, and a special box), and Persona 4 Arena Ultimax for PS3/Xbox 360 (includes inflatable Teddie bop bag and the rest of the tarot cards to complete your collection).
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New Dragon Quest X 3DS trailer ⊟
Still looks fantastic, and I still don’t trust that this is what the 3DS version will look like.
But wow, what is even going on in this game? Being a Japan-only MMO, I never dared follow the details of DQX, and after watching this I am super curious. A lot of running and jumping, and I guess a ship captain is there?
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Tetris Ultimate on 3DS this fall ⊟
Ubisoft finally decided to tell us what we all kinda knew, that Tetris Ultimate would be out on 3DS in addition to consoles. While the other versions are out this summer, the 3DS release will come in the fall, with a “challenge mode” exclusive to 3DS.
"From disappearing Tetriminos to orientation-locked Tetriminos, be prepared for a variety of challenges that will test a player’s fortitude."
I can deal with that! I mean, I probably can’t, but I want to try.
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Subtitled trailer for the new Fatal Frame ⊟
Cheers to PepsimanGB for subtitling the trailer Tecmo Koei put out last week for Fatal Frame: The Raven-Haired Shrine Maiden. I was one of the people who asked for subtitles when he offered to put this video together, so it would’ve been a jerk move if I didn’t share this after he went through all that trouble.
Again, this releases for the Wii U in Japan on September 27.
GTD with Isabelle ⊟
I love these Isabelle/Animal Crossing-themed to-do lists from IkaBoushi. Reese is also there, in case you need to clean out your house (something I’ve been doing a lot of lately!) For $3.50 (before shipping and handling), you can get 12 Isabelles, 12 Reeses, or 6 of each.
Super Famicom pouches for PS Vita 2000 ⊟
So far, they’re only on Amazon Japan (via Miki800); hopefully they’ll end up on Play-Asia soon for accessibility. While it might seem weird to have cross-retro-pollination with a Nintendo theme on a Sony console accessory, back around the Super Famicom days they almost became the same thing!
Sakurai finally cracked ⊟
Crushed under the weight of endless demands that he include Goku in the new Smash Bros., series director Masahiro Sakurai threw in the Saiyan just to make everyone shut-up about it. In a follow-up Miiverse comment, he added, “And if you kids keep pestering me about SpongeBob and Ridley, so help me god, I am canceling the entire thing.”*