184 posts tagged gif
The New 3DS’s stylus has an extra function ⊟
The head of the stylus is used to pop the New 3DS’s cover plates off! It looks like the top plate comes off easily, but the bottom one requires a Phillips head screwdriver to replace that plate, the MicroSD card, or the battery.
You can watch an instructional cover plate replacement video after the break:
This new Captain Toad trailer is too much ⊟
Playable Toadette! More than 70 levels! And lots of Super Mario 3D World stuff like the Cherry stages/puzzles. Watch the video after the break:
Luigi and other Amiibo figures up for preorder now ⊟
The second wave of Amiibo figures, which will release in North America some time in December, is now available to reserve online. Included in the second line-up are Luigi, Diddy Kong, Zelda, Pit, Captain Falcon, and Little Mac.
Credit to Joddums for the GIF of Luigi’s victory pose!
Captain Toad out December 5 ⊟
I’d say that’s worth the little kermit-freaking-out.gif he’s doing up there. Nintendo announced the U.S. release date for the Super Mario 3D World spinoff (January 2015 for Europe) along with this morning’s Smash Bros. news.
Captain Toad will also support “select Amiibo figures” in 2015! Nintendo notes that “Even though Toad characters have appeared in video games since the original Super Mario Bros. game on NES, this is the first time that one of them gets top billing.” No pressure.
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Clearly it is no longer the Year of Luigi ⊟
If it was, there’s no way the blessed brother would get his head stuck on the side of Mega Man’s stage after using his Green MIssile attack.
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:
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!
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)
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.
Cute Mario Kart racer GIFs ⊟
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.
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.