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"Kawaii" cover plates and Kyary Pamyu Pamyu promo for New 3DS ⊟
The pop singer is the spokesperson for the New 3DS in Japan, appearing in this commercial singing a new song “Kisekae” alongside Nintendo characters in weird clothes.
Just like Mario putting on a terrible new outfit, you too can change your style with the New 3DS! Definitely watch that commercial, and read Chic Pixel’s excellent writeup.
IMPORT New Nintendo 3DS White / Black (3DS XL Blue / Black)

"Kawaii" cover plates and Kyary Pamyu Pamyu promo for New 3DS ⊟

The pop singer is the spokesperson for the New 3DS in Japan, appearing in this commercial singing a new song “Kisekae” alongside Nintendo characters in weird clothes.

Just like Mario putting on a terrible new outfit, you too can change your style with the New 3DS! Definitely watch that commercial, and read Chic Pixel’s excellent writeup.

IMPORT New Nintendo 3DS White / Black (3DS XL Blue / Black)
  • Source nintendo.co.jp

Preview the 3DS themes ⊟

Coming soon after an update, you’ll be able to buy 3DS themes from a new Theme Shop. Nintendo has posted a list of all the available themes for the service’s Japanese launch, which mostly seem to cost 200 yen, about two bucks each, with some also at 150, 100, or free. Above, third-party themes! For Monster Hunter 4G,Yo-kai Watch, and Gunvolt.

These will be usable on all 3DS systems with the updated firmware, not just the New 3DS!

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  • Source nintendo.co.jp
Harvest Moon’s collector’s edition bunny ⊟
Natsume is making all the right moves with Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley: the Minecrafty land customization, the $30 price point (for the standard edition), and this bunny.
It’s included with the Collector’s Edition of the game — other details of which have yet to be announced. But, like, what else do you need to know? Unless it’s outrageously overpriced beyond the standard edition, game + awesome bunny seems like a winner.
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Harvest Moon’s collector’s edition bunny ⊟

Natsume is making all the right moves with Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley: the Minecrafty land customization, the $30 price point (for the standard edition), and this bunny.

It’s included with the Collector’s Edition of the game — other details of which have yet to be announced. But, like, what else do you need to know? Unless it’s outrageously overpriced beyond the standard edition, game + awesome bunny seems like a winner.

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  • Source twitter.com

I love the Club Nintendo 2015 calendar ⊟

Going to all Club Nintendo Platinum and Gold members in Japan— along with an exclusive Club Nintendo Picross+ game! — this is the best Club Nintendo calendar I’ve ever seen. It features art of Mario characters in traditional Japanese outfits.

Aaaaaand it’s probably going to be the last Club Nintendo calendar, because Nintendo is doing away with the Platinum and Gold statuses at the end of this month in Japan. People will still be able to earn points (on software only!) and redeem those for items, but no more special status rewards. :(

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  • Source club.nintendo.jp
Ken Sugimori’s Sega 3D Classics art ⊟
I haven’t been enthused about the retail compilation of the Sega 3D Classics games, because it’s not comprehensive (and because it’s Japan-only as of right now), but this boxart by Pokemon artist Ken Sugimori is bringing me around. I want to have this to look at now and then. I guess I can bookmark this post.
The compilation is out December 18.
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Ken Sugimori’s Sega 3D Classics art ⊟

I haven’t been enthused about the retail compilation of the Sega 3D Classics games, because it’s not comprehensive (and because it’s Japan-only as of right now), but this boxart by Pokemon artist Ken Sugimori is bringing me around. I want to have this to look at now and then. I guess I can bookmark this post.

The compilation is out December 18.

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  • Source twitter.com
TinyCast 044 - Undiscovered Bros - Tiny Cartridge

TinyCast 044 - Undiscovered Bros

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TinyCast 44! We get to share our deeper impressions on Smash Bros. now that its 3DS launch is imminent. We also discuss transparent 2DSes, Tokyo Game Show news, the PlayStation TV, and modern archaeology.

By the way, if you’re a Club Tiny member, make sure to check out the exclusive TinyCast Downloads podcast that JC and I recorded yesterday as a weird experiment. It’s cute!

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Animal Crossing New Leaf, Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D $20 each ⊟
Plus Game & Watch Donkey Kong for $1.50, Kirby’s Dream Land 1 & 2 for $2.50 each, Pikmin 3 deal, and more. This week’s North American eShop Smash sale is pretty dang good! Check out all the discounts here.
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Animal Crossing New Leaf, Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D $20 each ⊟

Plus Game & Watch Donkey Kong for $1.50, Kirby’s Dream Land 1 & 2 for $2.50 each, Pikmin 3 deal, and more. This week’s North American eShop Smash sale is pretty dang good! Check out all the discounts here.

PREORDER Super Smash Bros for Wii U/3DS, upcoming releases
  • Source nintendo.com

Legend of Legacy trailer won me over ⊟

I was fine with throwing two or three posts out for Legend of Legacy, the 3DS RPG from FuRyu and ex-SaGa developers. We even chatted a bit about it in the TinyCast episode coming out tomorrow. It seemed like an okay thing to mention from time to time.

My interest level after seeing this first trailer and the pop-up effect while your character runs around, though, is now at one hundred. I’m not sure what scale we’re working with here, but whatever you measure that against, 100 is still a pretty big number. I am down for this game here. It hits Japan on January 22, and judging by the Engrishy subtitles in the video, FuRyu is gunning for an eventual Western release too.

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Ace Attorney Trilogy graphics compared ⊟

On the left, the DS version. On the right, the 3DS version. Looks nice!

The text seems quite readable, though I think that new, anti-aliased font is going to make it harder for me to painstakingly assemble authentic-looking screenshots.

Can you believe I had time to do that once???? I don’t even recognize the person who made that.

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3DS modded to play Smash Bros. with a GameCube controller ⊟
We’ve see a 2DS jerry-rigged with a GameCube Controller adapter for playing fighting games on the system. This is a much messier and direct GameCube controller mod with a 3DS XL/LL from Japanese gamer @midoriryu4775. Judging by how he’s totally DOMINATING these Level 3 computer opponents, the hack is already paying dividends. Watch out, online players!
See it in action after the break:
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Looks like the 3DS is puking out spaghetti.
PREORDER Super Smash Bros for Wii U/3DS, upcoming releases

3DS modded to play Smash Bros. with a GameCube controller ⊟

We’ve see a 2DS jerry-rigged with a GameCube Controller adapter for playing fighting games on the system. This is a much messier and direct GameCube controller mod with a 3DS XL/LL from Japanese gamer @midoriryu4775. Judging by how he’s totally DOMINATING these Level 3 computer opponents, the hack is already paying dividends. Watch out, online players!

See it in action after the break:

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  • Source twitter.com
New 3DS coming to Australia, New Zealand this year ⊟
We had heard Nintendo say the New 3DS won’t launch in North America and Europe until next year, but the company surprised us by announcing that the refreshed hardware will debut in Australasia this November 21.
In Australia’s first-ever Nintendo Direct stream this morning, the company also said Xenoblade Chronicles' New 3DS release will debut down under next year too, so the port will at the very least have an English version out somewhere.
Giving us a glimpse of how Nintendo might treat the system’s launch in other regions outside Japan, the company said the New 3DS’s standard-sized version will release in just White, instead of in White and Black like Japan (the XL will come out with both Metallic Blue and Back editions in Australasia). It will also have only 20 cover plate options, instead of the 38 different designs that will be available in Japan.
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New 3DS coming to Australia, New Zealand this year ⊟

We had heard Nintendo say the New 3DS won’t launch in North America and Europe until next year, but the company surprised us by announcing that the refreshed hardware will debut in Australasia this November 21.

In Australia’s first-ever Nintendo Direct stream this morning, the company also said Xenoblade Chronicles' New 3DS release will debut down under next year too, so the port will at the very least have an English version out somewhere.

Giving us a glimpse of how Nintendo might treat the system’s launch in other regions outside Japan, the company said the New 3DS’s standard-sized version will release in just White, instead of in White and Black like Japan (the XL will come out with both Metallic Blue and Back editions in Australasia). It will also have only 20 cover plate options, instead of the 38 different designs that will be available in Japan.

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Cool Japan-themed 3DS eShop game 

No, it’s not a game about the Cool Japan tourism campaign, unfortunately. Ishi-Sengokuden Sadame is Intergrow’s top-down action RPG thing with traditional Japanese creatures and stuff in it, and I think it looks interesting.

It’s got multiple playable characters, an armor and weapon upgrade system, and even a system that lets you import other players’ characters as partners. Not bad for an eShop game. It’ll be out in Japan this year.

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  • Source inside-games.jp