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Persona 3 and 4 heroes show off for Q ⊟

You might remember Atlus putting out a million of these trailers for the 3DS RPG in Japan months ago. With Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth's U.S. release coming up (November 25), get ready to see them all over again, now with English text and voice acting!

I’ve embedded the two videos Atlus released today for Persona 3 and 4’s protagonists after the break:

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Hoenn looks great in the new Pokémon video ⊟

The top two GIFs compare a scene from the original Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire opening video with the new one in the Omega and Alpha 3DS remakes (credit to Zysets). The other animations are just pretty shots of the games’ Hoenn setting, originally posted by Joltik.

These new GIFs are from the three-and-a-half-minute trailer Pokémon ORAS (apparently that’s what we’re calling Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire now) that was posted for Japan yesterday. Watch it after the break!

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  • Source therandominmyhead
Preorders for New 3DS and XL are open ⊟
If you want a New 3DS early and can’t wait until 2015 for it to release in the West, Play-Asia will ship one to you when the portable releases in October. While it’s likely the hardware will be region-locked again, there’s a possibility the upcoming (but delayed) 3DS Homebrew Channel will eventually fix that.
New Nintendo 3DS (White) - $199.99
New Nintendo 3DS (Black) - $199.99
New Nintendo 3DS LL/XL (Metallic Blue) - $219.99
New Nintendo 3DS LL/XL (White - Metallic Black?) - $219.99
Note that the last listing is for a White 3DS XL, which doesn’t actually exist — it’s probably for the Metallic Black edition. Also, all these prices are before the $15-30 shipping/handling fees. Play-Asia will throw in one of its free branded 3DS cases with each order, too. We will let you know when the custom faceplates and docks are for up for preorder too!
IMPORT New Nintendo 3DS White / Black (3DS XL Blue / Black)

Preorders for New 3DS and XL are open ⊟

If you want a New 3DS early and can’t wait until 2015 for it to release in the West, Play-Asia will ship one to you when the portable releases in October. While it’s likely the hardware will be region-locked again, there’s a possibility the upcoming (but delayed) 3DS Homebrew Channel will eventually fix that.

Note that the last listing is for a White 3DS XL, which doesn’t actually exist — it’s probably for the Metallic Black edition. Also, all these prices are before the $15-30 shipping/handling fees. Play-Asia will throw in one of its free branded 3DS cases with each order, too. We will let you know when the custom faceplates and docks are for up for preorder too!

IMPORT New Nintendo 3DS White / Black (3DS XL Blue / Black)
More Earthbound love ⊟
The adorable GIF comes from Thilink, and is one of many lovely tributes to the Mother series I came across today. Check out these other awesome Earthbound pieces from Layeyes, KurkoBoltsi, and Melissa King.
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More Earthbound love ⊟

The adorable GIF comes from Thilink, and is one of many lovely tributes to the Mother series I came across today. Check out these other awesome Earthbound pieces from Layeyes, KurkoBoltsi, and Melissa King.

BUY Mother 3/Earthbound, Hobonichi Techo, upcoming games
  • Source thilink

Cute Mario Kart racer GIFs ⊟

Here’s a non-animated Koopa one, too. These are all courtesy of Paper Beats Scissors, which post a lot of great comics and adorable video game tribute GIFs/sketches — very much worth a follow!

If you open up a bunch of browser windows and load one of these GIFs in each, you can line them up and move them around, pretending their racing and passing each other while making your own sound effects. Great way to spend your afternoon, or get fired after you’re caught goofing off at work.

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I keep watching this Lucina and Captain Falcon fight ⊟

I thought for sure Wii Fit Trainer was going to be my new main when Smash Bros. releases, but today’s trailer has me considering Lucina and Robin (I can’t remember the last time I picked a male character as my go-to in a fighting game?). Watching this over and over might also push me to picking up Fire Emblem: Awakening again and finally completing it.

The GIFs are via PA Spankety, Leafa, mcmmaster, and Ramon.

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  • Source pk-spankety

Final Fantasy Explorers looks great ⊟

We got our first look at Final Fantasy Explorers, the MonHun-ish 3DS action RPG with Final Fantasy classes, in this morning’s Nintendo Direct. I picked out some choice bits from the trailer to make GIFs out of, but you can watch the full presentation here.

The game releases in Japan this winter. Nope, we don’t know anything about a Western release yet.

BUY Theatrhythm: Curtain Call, Theatrhythm, upcoming games
Kids react to Game Boy ⊟
You can watch kids giving their impressions on the antiquated handheld right after the break. It’s what you’d expect — young’ns flabbergasted by the old tech and surprised it was ever able to find success.
Even going into it expecting the worst, I wasn’t prepared for how much it would hurt when one of the teens dismisses the Game Boy with “It’s not like there’s going to be any amazing games on it.” Had to walk a few circles around the room, fists clenched and muttering to no one in particular, before I could convince myself not to tool up and roll out.
The video (GIF is via Fried Rice Sunday, by the way):
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At least cats still appreciate the Game Boy.
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Kids react to Game Boy ⊟

You can watch kids giving their impressions on the antiquated handheld right after the break. It’s what you’d expect — young’ns flabbergasted by the old tech and surprised it was ever able to find success.

Even going into it expecting the worst, I wasn’t prepared for how much it would hurt when one of the teens dismisses the Game Boy with “It’s not like there’s going to be any amazing games on it.” Had to walk a few circles around the room, fists clenched and muttering to no one in particular, before I could convince myself not to tool up and roll out.

The video (GIF is via Fried Rice Sunday, by the way):

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  • Source friedricesunday
Gunvolt's concept in a GIF ⊟
Inti Creates tweeted this quick animation to demonstrate its approach for the upcoming 3DS eShop release: “The concept of Gunvolt is ‘High-Speed & High-Tension.’ When you kill the enemy does not stop you.”
We neglected to post it last week, but the developer also uploaded a game systems intro video for Azure Striker Gunvolt — watch it here if you also missed the four-and-a-half-minute clip.
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Gunvolt's concept in a GIF ⊟

Inti Creates tweeted this quick animation to demonstrate its approach for the upcoming 3DS eShop release: “The concept of Gunvolt is ‘High-Speed & High-Tension.’ When you kill the enemy does not stop you.”

We neglected to post it last week, but the developer also uploaded a game systems intro video for Azure Striker Gunvolt — watch it here if you also missed the four-and-a-half-minute clip.

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  • Source twitter.com
How awesome is this Captain Toad GIF ⊟
It’s from Paul Robertson, the GIF/pixel-master whose work we’ve extolled in Mercenary Kings, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game, and other fine titles with impressive sprite animations.
I don’t know why we don’t have a million posts about Captain Toad; it was easily the Wii U game I was most excited about at E3. It’s not slated to come out until the holiday season, but I’m contemplating putting in my preorder now.
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How awesome is this Captain Toad GIF ⊟

It’s from Paul Robertson, the GIF/pixel-master whose work we’ve extolled in Mercenary Kings, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game, and other fine titles with impressive sprite animations.

I don’t know why we don’t have a million posts about Captain Toad; it was easily the Wii U game I was most excited about at E3. It’s not slated to come out until the holiday season, but I’m contemplating putting in my preorder now.

PREORDER Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, upcoming games
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Wait, some of you aren’t digging the new Zelda game’s look? ⊟

I’m surprised to see how many people are upset over Link’s feminine design or the game’s overall aesthetic. This all looks gorgeous to me! This official art is wallpaper-level, and I could stare at these GIFs (via Anthony) all afternoon.

Anyway, the Wii U game is expected to release some time next year, and is pitched as “the first truly open world in a game from the series”.

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  • Source ruinsentinel
I love this FOE’s attack in Persona Q ⊟
This Demon’s muscles are just straight-up knocking out people. The GIF comes from a new clip Atlus put out for Japan showcasing the game’s FOEs.
There’s also a clip that demonstrates map making in Persona Q. Yup, that sure is Etrian Odyssey-esque. Persona Q releases for the 3DS in the U.S. this fall.
BUY Persona 4 Golden, upcoming games

I love this FOE’s attack in Persona Q ⊟

This Demon’s muscles are just straight-up knocking out people. The GIF comes from a new clip Atlus put out for Japan showcasing the game’s FOEs.

There’s also a clip that demonstrates map making in Persona Q. Yup, that sure is Etrian Odyssey-esque. Persona Q releases for the 3DS in the U.S. this fall.

BUY Persona 4 Golden, upcoming games