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Get 20 Bravely Default villagers without StreetPass ⊟
Even with the StreetPass Relay system, getting hits on your system can be difficult in some rural areas, so I’m always happy to post workarounds here. Especially when they’re for a game like Bravely Default (and its demo) that encourages you to get StreetPasses to speed up bonus unlocks.
Super Yoshi posted this cheat that enables you to pick up villagers in the demo without StreetPasses — you may need to turn off auto-saving and make sure you haven’t hit a certain point:
Play up to the point where you get the quest for killing the second boss, Adamantite. That’s when I noticed the extra villager being available from that one NPC, so it could work earlier too.
Save your game before talking to that NPC. He is somewhere between the spell shop and equipment shop during the day.
Talk to him, and then check that your villager count has increased by 1.
Go talk to the Adventurer and choose “To title”, and then load up your save file again.
Now just talk to the villager-giving NPC again, and you should receive another villager!
Nice! And don’t forget that you can transfer those villagers to the full game once that’s released. Credit to Sayo for the artwork.
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Get 20 Bravely Default villagers without StreetPass ⊟

Even with the StreetPass Relay system, getting hits on your system can be difficult in some rural areas, so I’m always happy to post workarounds here. Especially when they’re for a game like Bravely Default (and its demo) that encourages you to get StreetPasses to speed up bonus unlocks.

Super Yoshi posted this cheat that enables you to pick up villagers in the demo without StreetPasses — you may need to turn off auto-saving and make sure you haven’t hit a certain point:

  1. Play up to the point where you get the quest for killing the second boss, Adamantite. That’s when I noticed the extra villager being available from that one NPC, so it could work earlier too.
  2. Save your game before talking to that NPC. He is somewhere between the spell shop and equipment shop during the day.
  3. Talk to him, and then check that your villager count has increased by 1.
  4. Go talk to the Adventurer and choose “To title”, and then load up your save file again.
  5. Now just talk to the villager-giving NPC again, and you should receive another villager!

Nice! And don’t forget that you can transfer those villagers to the full game once that’s released. Credit to Sayo for the artwork.

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Gravity Rush holiday card by Kyle Fewell ⊟
So happy to have an excuse to post some Gravity Rush/Kat art here. This is one of several holiday cards Attract Mode will be selling at the Bit Bazaar Winter Market, a “unique celebration of the art and craft of indie games, web comics, and good food,” going down at Toronto’s Bento Miso this Saturday. Why does everything awesome only happen in NYC, California, and Toronto?
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Gravity Rush holiday card by Kyle Fewell ⊟

So happy to have an excuse to post some Gravity Rush/Kat art here. This is one of several holiday cards Attract Mode will be selling at the Bit Bazaar Winter Market, a “unique celebration of the art and craft of indie games, web comics, and good food,” going down at Toronto’s Bento Miso this Saturday. Why does everything awesome only happen in NYC, California, and Toronto?

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More awesome Comics vs Games artwork
This piece comes from Jacob Ferguson, one of more than a dozen artists participating in Attract Mode’s gallery show that kicks off in Toronto tonight!
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More awesome Comics vs Games artwork

This piece comes from Jacob Ferguson, one of more than a dozen artists participating in Attract Mode’s gallery show that kicks off in Toronto tonight!

SEE ALSO More Attract Mode posts
Mega Men versus Astro Boys, by Daniel Dussault
There will be some dope as fuck pieces at The Toronto Comic Arts Festival’s Comics vs Games Gallery this weekend, which will be put on by Attract Mode. This artwork will be there and available to purchase, as will contributions from Tiny Cartridge regulars Maré Odomo, Ashley Davis, Kyle Fewell, Zac Gorman, etc.
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Mega Men versus Astro Boys, by Daniel Dussault

There will be some dope as fuck pieces at The Toronto Comic Arts Festival’s Comics vs Games Gallery this weekend, which will be put on by Attract Mode. This artwork will be there and available to purchase, as will contributions from Tiny Cartridge regulars Maré Odomo, Ashley Davis, Kyle Fewell, Zac Gorman, etc.

SEE ALSO More Attract Mode posts

Fantastic Lucina pencils/watercolor art by Jenninaitsu

Is it okay to talk about/identify this character yet? Everyone’s already played the game, right? And it’s not like we all weren’t spoiled about her whole deal forever ago.

Anyway, this is a great companion piece to the last amazing Jenninaitsu piece we featured.

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Dark Layton, Dark Phoenix Wright, and Level-5-style Dark Phoenix Wright, scrapped designs from the Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney artbook. These images were posted by @RyougaSaotome and are awesome.

I want to live in the alternate universe where this is the game. I can kind of visit that universe by searching Tumblr, where Dark Layton fanart is starting to show up in surprising amounts. Warning, sometimes almost always, searching Tumblr for fanart results in hella NSFW stuff.

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"Princess Peach" by Masao
Let’s all go into the weekend in this spirit: stretched out on a cushion, just playing whatever makes us happy, whether it’s Fire Emblem or Mega Man 2 – oh yeah, Mega Man 2’s out on eShop this week! – or something from the backlog.
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"Princess Peach" by Masao

Let’s all go into the weekend in this spirit: stretched out on a cushion, just playing whatever makes us happy, whether it’s Fire Emblem or Mega Man 2 – oh yeah, Mega Man 2’s out on eShop this week! – or something from the backlog.

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New round of Fire Emblem: Awakening DLC out
Fire Emblem: Awakening's first paid downloadable content is now available at your local Outrealm Gate, dubbed Champions of Yore 2 and featuring series favorite Roy.
You can pay $2.50 for the map, or spend $4 to buy the Champions Pack. The latter contains the first and currently free map, Champions of Yore 2, and the third not-yet released chapter with Micaiah.
The fantastic artwork above of “Marth,” by the way, comes from Poiv.
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New round of Fire Emblem: Awakening DLC out

Fire Emblem: Awakening's first paid downloadable content is now available at your local Outrealm Gate, dubbed Champions of Yore 2 and featuring series favorite Roy.

You can pay $2.50 for the map, or spend $4 to buy the Champions Pack. The latter contains the first and currently free map, Champions of Yore 2, and the third not-yet released chapter with Micaiah.

The fantastic artwork above of “Marth,” by the way, comes from Poiv.

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Love: Video Games, Girls & Cats by Kyle Fewell

You can see more from the series here and here. And you can watch my famous cat Hemingway killin’ it at Ouendan here.

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Nintendo helping Japanese devs bring more 3DS games to the West
It seems Western developers haven’t been able to match the 3DS output of their Japanese counterparts, in both quantity and quality, so Nintendo is picking up the slack. President and CEO Satoru Iwata said during an investors briefing yesterday that the company will help Japanese studios distribute more of their titles overseas, similar to its arrangement with Level-5 and the Professor Layton series.
That’s in addition to the “approximately 10 key titles” from its first-party pool that Nintendo will release for the 3DS in the West, presumably including Fire Emblem: Awakening, Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, Brain Age: Concentration Training, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity, LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins, Pokémon X/Y, and Animal Crossing: New Leaf — the last of which is still scheduled for the first half of this year.
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Nintendo helping Japanese devs bring more 3DS games to the West

It seems Western developers haven’t been able to match the 3DS output of their Japanese counterparts, in both quantity and quality, so Nintendo is picking up the slack. President and CEO Satoru Iwata said during an investors briefing yesterday that the company will help Japanese studios distribute more of their titles overseas, similar to its arrangement with Level-5 and the Professor Layton series.

That’s in addition to the “approximately 10 key titles” from its first-party pool that Nintendo will release for the 3DS in the West, presumably including Fire Emblem: Awakening, Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, Brain Age: Concentration Training, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity, LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins, Pokémon X/Y, and Animal Crossing: New Leaf — the last of which is still scheduled for the first half of this year.

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"Marth" pencils/watercolor piece by Jenninaitsu

There is a lot of Fire Emblem: Awakening fanart I’ve found and wanted to share with you lately, but most of it is filled with spoilers. :o/ You’ll have to settle with my shipping updates from the game’s support convos on our Twitter in the meantime.

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Legend of Zelda: Mammal’s Mask by Teagan White
Beyond cute. Teagan created this piece for Press Paws, an upcoming charity art show benefiting a non-profit dog rescue in Los Angeles. Gallery Nucleus will host the show starting February 9.
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Legend of Zelda: Mammal’s Mask by Teagan White

Beyond cute. Teagan created this piece for Press Paws, an upcoming charity art show benefiting a non-profit dog rescue in Los Angeles. Gallery Nucleus will host the show starting February 9.

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