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Final Fantasy Explorers' Japanese special edition ⊟
As if the Crystal Chronicles-esque 3DS game didn’t look tempting enough, here’s an unusually classy special edition for Japan, featuring a 3DS case, artbook, soundtrack, and 3DS cover.
Early purchasers of any edition (the game comes out December 18) get some Onion Knight gear in-game too! Meanwhile, in America, we get… jealous that this game hasn’t been announced yet.
Found this image on a 16-year-old Geocities site ⊟
Still relevant. After the break, we’ve got three new videos for Dragon Quest X 3DS, including a five-minute trailer and two Japanese commercials for the handheld MMORPG.
Dare you engage the Mario Cube? ⊟
Is your constitution hardy enough, your will strong enough to approach the grand MARIOCUBE?
I don’t see why not, it’s just a chair that you can store stuff in. NCSX is offering two varieties shipping in November, at $50 each.
The Felyne accessories you need for your 3DS XL ⊟
In one convenient package, you get a case, cover, front panel sticker, and screen cleaner, all making sure you have no chance of not looking at a Monster Hunter Felyne at any given moment. If you like cats, but didn’t like the Nyan cases, here you go.
Lenticular Street Fighter II cases, etc. ⊟
I love these Street Fighter II accessories – card cases, iPad covers, wallets, etc. with tiled lenticular patterns on them. One pattern has tiled Guile flash kicks, and the other has Blanka surrounded by electrocuted fighters.
All are available on Amazon Japan, via Miki800.
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Forbidden Magna is looking alright ⊟
At least better than it did when I last saw the game on a Nintendo Direct months ago. ICYMI, this is the action RPG/sim that has you running an inn, and is the latest from a number of people who worked on the Rune Factory series before the Neverland studio shut down.
Forbidden Magna releases in Japan on October 2.
Limited Edition Smash Bros. 3DS XL unveiled ⊟
So far it’s only announced for Europe, but I would be surprised if Nintendo of America didn’t support such a big release with special edition hardware in the States. This bundle, which includes a pre-installed digital copy of Smash Bros., will launch alongside the 3DS game in Europe on October 3.
The company also announced Meta Knight will return as a playable fighter.
Earthbound creator and Nintendo collaborate for another fun thing ⊟
Hobonichi, the Japanese company headed by Mother/Earthbound creator Shigesato Itoi and the maker of fine daily planners, has teamed up with Nintendo for a cute, unexpected product: Super Mario Bros. and Mr. Saturn haramaki belly warmers.
"The haramaki was once strictly functional underwear that had a grandpa-image similar to yellowing long johns. In 2001, Hobonichi reinvented them as fashion items to layer with your clothes.
You know those everyday momentary chills you get when you bend over and your shirt rides up a little? Gone. I see London, I see France, I see someone’s wearing a super handsome belly warmer over their pants. Studies have proven that wearing this thick, extra layer around your stomach keeps the rest of your body warm in the winter. It’s also great in the summer when trapped inside all day under a blasting air conditioner.”
You can find instructions on how to purchase a haramaki from Hobonichi’s Japanese site here. More photos after the break!
New Metal Slug SV-001 model rumbling out ⊟
We’ve seen a number of model for the SV-001, the Metal Slug series’ namesake tank, and I’m going to feature them every frickin’ time because I love the design. Japanese company Daiki will release this model in January.
3DS XL Cyber Arcade Kit ⊟
Add another one to the list of fun Cyber Gadget accessories! This lets you attach a balltop arcade stick on top of your 3DS XL’s directional pad, which I’m sure will benefit a number of games. Expect this to release in Japan on October 31 for ¥3,002 ($30).
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Etrian Odyssey 2 remake announced ⊟
As with Etrian Odyssey Untold: Millennium Girl, Atlus is remaking the second DS game from its first-person RPG series, subtitling this sequel Knight of Fafnir, according to Gematsu. It will release in Japan this Winter.
The 3DS remake will feature animation from Madhouse (Summer Wars, Etrian Odyssey Untold), a story campaign with premade characters, and a new feature that allows the protagonist to transform into a darker version of himself during battles, presumably with special abilities.
Design Cover Dot for 3DS XL/LL ⊟
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