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Breaking: Tomodachi Collection coming to the West ⊟
What is it with TinyCast predictions? They keep coming true! This report about Tomodachi Collection: New Life snuck into the end of this Wall Street Journal article published two days ago:
"The company is now working to decide what can be kept and what needs to be scrapped for its overseas launch of ‘Tomodachi Collection’ — or ‘Friend Collection’ — a 3DS life simulation game in which Miis from consoles can interact with one another and develop via mundane activities, such as exchanging food and clothing.
'It’s all about balance,' Iwata said.”
For those unfamiliar with the series, the life sim is a big hit in Japan, allowing players to follow the relationships and random experiences of the Miis living in their handhelds. We published a great article from Daniel Feit last year comparing Animal Crossing and Tomodachi Collection as hangouts.
The situation is fluid and ongoing. We will update you with more details on the news as they come in. In the meantime, please enjoy these GIFs of Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata having a ball in Tomodachi Collection, taken from H3DS.
[Update: We contacted Nintendo for more information about the stealth reveal, but the company says it “has nothing to announce at this time.”]
Was there a Zelda holiday I missed today? ⊟
Because Nintendo of America just unceremoniously dumped A Link to the Past onto the Wii U eShop ($7.99), and Four Swords Anniversary Edition onto the 3DS eShop. The latter is available to download for free until February 2.
Thanks to everyone who sent us this tip, and to Go Get Good for the GIF.
Comparing movie scenes & their NES counterparts ⊟
These are part of a series John “Brother Brain” McGregor and Low Interest are running in which they contrast in-game graphics from licensed NES games with the iconic movie scenes they were based on. In these cases, the games are Sunsoft’s Batman, Bethesda’s Home Alone, and Acclaim’s Predator. If the GIFs look a little janky for those viewing this on the site with our gallery’s auto-resizer, just click the shots to see the original versions.
Related and also neat link: stolen images from games.
Here’s Chie hopping around in Persona Q ⊟
Two new character trailers for the Etrian Odyssey-esque spin-off:
Thinking of GIFpop-ing this and carrying it around with me everywhere.
How awesome was this part in Gunstar Heroes? ⊟
I mean, every part of Gunstar Heroes is awesome, yeah. But at this point, you’ve just beaten this weird dragon-punching mini-boss made out of cubes, and now you’re sliding down a frickin’ pyramid, shooting up to let your gun track anything that pops up on the screen.
Thanks for reminding me about the scene, Pixelclash!
She even drew the Thief Girl from my favorite dungeon in A Link Between Worlds! Claire makes a lot of neat GIFs on her Tumblr, many game-related, so follow her there.
My WarioWare Life: Four years of video game snapshots ⊟
Duncan Robson’s journal documents the most interesting events in his life (attending conferences, moving across the Atlantic Ocean) as well as his day-to-day existence (going to the dentist, walking a dog). Here’s an entry from January 2013, about finding money on the street, for example.
Crying is awesome ⊟
Oh man, there’s a video of the full live set from Crying’s show at Baltimore two weeks ago. I’ve watched/listened to it three times already, even though the vocals are almost completely drowned out. If you’re into the band, you should check it out for a few reasons:
- They put out our favorite chip release of 2013.
- You’ll feel less depressed about missing MAGFest this weekend.
- You get to actually see Ryan, Elaiza, and Nick rockin’ out.
- There are some new songs that sound great, even if, once again, you can’t hear the vocals.
- That look of surprise when a bunch of people from the audience started singing along with “ES” (TinyCast’s theme song!)
- Holy smokes at that new song after “ES”! That’s gonna be the jam.
Can’t wait for the next Crying release. Can’t wait for someone to record a live set off a soundboard or something, and share that with us. Can’t wait for the band to make it out of the Northeast and perform somewhere near me (or for me to make it to NY and catch a show).
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Back to being number two ⊟
Image is via Gman.
So playing NES Remix is like playing a real-life Retro Game Challenge ⊟
Just ask these kids who played NES Remix against Arino in this special mini-Game Center CX episode (fan translation, please!)
Seriously, this is Retro Game Challenge. Completing challenges in 8-bit games? Remixed vignettes of classics that focus on their best/most fun elements? Oh, and as Ray Barnholt points out, it’s developed by indieszero, the same studio that made the Game Center CX DS releases?
Not even angry that the Wii U eShop is charging $14.99 for this.
All the 3DS news from this morning ⊟
We covered most of the big Wii U items from today’s Nintendo Direct in separate posts, so now here’s a round-up of all the 3DS news and media. There’s a lot of stuff!:
- The Bravely Default demo/side-story is coming to North America’s eShop on January 2. Here’s a new trailer for the demo.
- A demo for the Chibi-Robo! Photo Finder eShop game is releasing here soon, and the full game will hit the States on January 9.
- Takashi Tezuka, creative director for the original Yoshi’s Island, is producing New Yoshi’s Island (releases in spring). New trailer.
- Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney hits Europe March 28.
- Everyone who registers their 3DS in Japan or Europe by mid-January will get Super Mario Bros. Deluxe (Game Boy Color) for free. Why aren’t we getting this? :o(
Is that Ryo Hazuki driving an Outrun arcade cabinet? ⊟
I haven’t been paying attention to Sonic & All-Star Racing Transformed at all, but apparently it’s a top-tier kart racer? I don’t think I can disagree, not when it has Shenmue's Ryo Hazuki drifting in an Outrun cabinet (just like this crazy thing I wrote about three years ago).
It looks like this might be free DLC coming to the PC version, though I haven’t seen it ruled out for the console editions yet. There’s also a pic of Ryo riding a Hang-on sit-down machine in water. O_O
Credit to Wario64 for the GIF taken from the Yogscast Humble stream.