42 posts tagged hori
Etrian Odyssey: Millennium Maiden box, accessories
Millennium Maiden is quite different from other Etrian Odyssey titles, so the 3DS RPG will also get a different look for its Japanese boxart. Instead of showcasing a party of random warriors, the packaging features one of several predefined characters (amnesiac Gunner Frederica Irving) who will join your team.
Millennium Maiden will ship to Japanese stores in late June, as will this obligatory set of accessories from Hori.
Metal Slime Keyboard!
Today has turned into an unintentional theme day on Tiny Cartridge, with the discovery of Hori’s Metal Slime version of its excellent Slime keyboard, complete with removable Slime figures on the buttons, and even a Liquid Metal Slime on the escape button … naturally.
Ostensibly, it’s for use with Dragon Quest X, and includes some in-game Metal Slime stuff, but who cares. It’s USB, it’ll work with things.
This is going to be released sometime in the spring for ¥4980 ($53), and judging by how quickly the last one sold out, I don’t have much time to think about it if I want to buy one of these. Is a novelty keyboard something I need at this point in my life…
New Super Mario Bros. U Wii U GamePad skins
It didn’t take long for Wii U GamePad skins to show up. Play-Asia already has a selection of different designs from Hori, if you want to put Marios and whatnot all over your GamePad.
- Light Blue Decoration Seal Set
- “Variety” Decoration Seal Set (multicolored)
- Blue Skin and Filter Set (US version, with bonus Wiimote skins color-coded to player characters)
“Candy Bar” 3DS/DS game cases by Hori. These hold six games each, and allow you to pop each one out individually. Also I guess they’re the approximate shape of a candy bar. I hope they’re not otherwise meant to look like candy bars. If there’s a blue candy bar out there, I don’t want to know about it.
These will be out in Japan next month, for ¥880 (about $11) each.
Hori’s absolutely glorious Slime Keyboard. Look at the slime function keys! Look at the slime directional keys! Look at the Roman numeral keys!
Ostensibly, this is a Wii accessory designed to tie in with Dragon Quest X Online – it even comes with codes for in-game items. But there’s no reason you couldn’t use it as a USB keyboard for your computer. You know, for important business. When you read Tiny posts in late August, know that about half of them are going to be written from one of these.
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Hori’s Disney Character Fuwafuwa (Fluffy) Pouch for 3DS. Look, maybe you want your 3DS to be covered in plushy softness; maybe you want it to have Stitch’s head sticking out. That’s your business, and there’s no reason you should think that isn’t a totally reasonable and intelligent decision.
Life is too short not to be able to curl up with your 3DS like it’s a damn teddy bear.
Hori’s Etrian Odyssey IV accessory set includes a green pouch, a leafy plastic shell, and a pen stylus (click for larger images), releasing alongside the 3DS game in Japan this July 5 for ¥2,780, or $34. Dat exchange rate.
Atlus and Hori are trying out something neat with this set, too — it comes with a QR code, which you can use to download a special quest for Etrian Odyssey IV. Kind of like how our Tiny Cartridge sticker pack also comes with a secret QR code for a nice extra gift, too!
Another shot of MGS 3D’s “Snake Camouflage” 3DS, accompanied by Hori’s green accessories for the game.
Acquiring the limited edition system will require a good deal of cash and luck, but the person who shot/posted this photo needed neither — one of the special perks of being Japanese actress, Kojima Productions spokesperson, and Metal Gear Solid voice talent Yumi Kikuchi.
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Hori’s PS Vita accessory line, including
- five different varieties of screen protector
- “Tough Pouch” cases
- “Hard Pouch” cases
- The TPU Protect Cover, which slips onto the Vita and protects the area around the rear touch panel and the sides
- The Silicone Cover, which protects … all the same spots, plus more of the front of the unit
- Protect Frame, a polycarbonate (hard) version of the Silicone Cover
- Protect Case, a clear case with a flip-up cover for the touchscreen
- Face Cover, a flip-up cover for the front
Not pictured: card cases in four different colors, in three different capacities; earphones; wrist straps; the cleaning cloth “designed for PlayStation Vita.” In short, there are tooooooo maaaaaaaany options for accessorizing your Vita. I’m still a fan of the official case, I think.
Preorder: PS Vita
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The Witch’s Hat and Stylish Magicians Card Case 12 by Hori. Last time this series popped up, I was surprised by its apparent change in focus, to dressup-type stuff. Today, I’m surprised to find it popular enough to support its own accessories!
This is a cuter version of Hori’s normal Card Case 12, with art from the game on the front. It also comes with a sticker sheet so you can dress up your own stylish magician! The sticker sheet totally has the awesome cat who works in the game’s tailor shop on it.
See also: More accessories
Shots of Hori’s Mario Kart 7 Handle for 3DS in the wild. It’s a silly accessory, usable only when you’re using the game’s gyro-enabled first-person controls — which I still haven’t felt compelled to explore after a week of messing with Mario Kart 7 — but I suppose there are kids out there who will want this for some reason.
For those dudes, you can import the grip now from Play-Asia for $12.90. I hear Hori is bringing it to Europe, so don’t be surprised if it ends up in the U.S. eventually, too.
[Via Inside Games]
Mario Kart 7 Handle for Nintendo 3DS. I’ve been posting a lot of grip peripherals lately, but this one is (in theory) different. It’s a steering wheel peripheral meant to be used with Mario Kart 7’s first-person gyro mode.
Of course, any of those other grips would work just as well — as would just holding the 3DS — but none of those would feel like holding a steering wheel (through which you can somehow see in front of the car).
See also: More Mario Kart 7 posts