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Yesss, Blaster Master on 3DS VC ⊟

I loved this on NES, though I never finished it to my knowledge. Today on the eShop, you can get Blaster Master, a Metroidvania-esque game about a kid who loses his frog, then finds a tank, then decides to shoot everything he can find with the tank.

You can always keep up with the new eShop releases on our Releases page… as soon as I’ve finished updating it.

Meanwhile, on Wii U, the excellent Ufouria is out. Why two Sunsoft games at once? I don’t really know how the VC release schedule works, and I’m pretty sure Nintendo doesn’t really want to talk to me about it.

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Level-5’s Little Battlers Experience anime comes to US in August ⊟
Nicktoons will begin showing the anime based on Level-5’s Danbooru Senki/Little Battlers Experience on August 24, producer Dentsu announced for Comic-Con. Like the various 3DS and PSP/PS Vita games that released in Japan for the series, the anime is about kids who program and battle tiny sorta-toy-but-also-sorta-secret-government-project robots.
Bandai will sell toys coinciding with the launch of the show, and Dentsu is looking for more merchandise partners.
…I mean, how about Level-5?
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Level-5’s Little Battlers Experience anime comes to US in August ⊟

Nicktoons will begin showing the anime based on Level-5’s Danbooru Senki/Little Battlers Experience on August 24, producer Dentsu announced for Comic-Con. Like the various 3DS and PSP/PS Vita games that released in Japan for the series, the anime is about kids who program and battle tiny sorta-toy-but-also-sorta-secret-government-project robots.

Bandai will sell toys coinciding with the launch of the show, and Dentsu is looking for more merchandise partners.

…I mean, how about Level-5?

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Captain Falcon and Kirby acting the fool ⊟

Captain Falcon’s booty game is out of control. Nintendo put out 100+ screenshots of the new Smash Bros. this morning, focusing on recently announced fighters Robin, Captain Falcon, and Lucina. You can check them out all here, but I don’t understand why you need to see anything else after that Captain Falcon booty pic. Real talk, looks like he stuffed two basketballs in his pants. Not sure how anyone is going to be able to pay attention to their battle when he starts bouncing around.

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Your Tomodachi will be in Smash Bros. ⊟

Along with a 3DS-exclusive Tomodachi Life stage, the new Smash Bros. will feature Miis pulled from your system, wandering the level’s apartments.

More info on the stage:

"The front walls of the apartments disappear so you can see the area within when a fighter overlaps with the room. The rooms are randomly placed and selected from among several types. Planting an X Bomb behind a wall might be an effective tactic."

We’ll be posting a bunch of new Smash Bros. screens shortly too. Prepare yourself for Captain Falcon buttocks. Be ready for his jelly.

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Agnès returns for Bravely Second ⊟
This Shonen Jump scan reveals that Bravely Default's heroine will return for the 3DS sequel. Along with the beautiful but oddly posed artwork of Agnès, we get a few tiny screenshots and a preview of job outfits for the follow-up's new main character Magnolia Arch. Thanks to @kazu4281 (via @Cheesemeister3k) for the scan!
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Agnès returns for Bravely Second ⊟

This Shonen Jump scan reveals that Bravely Default's heroine will return for the 3DS sequel. Along with the beautiful but oddly posed artwork of Agnès, we get a few tiny screenshots and a preview of job outfits for the follow-up's new main character Magnolia Arch. Thanks to @kazu4281 (via @Cheesemeister3k) for the scan!

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Persona Q coming on November 25 ⊟
Atlus has a North American release date for Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth launch, and it’s… too far away. 3DS owners are going to have a lot of new toys to play with at the end of the year.
The November date gives you time to save up for the premium-priced $49.99 game (includes 11 tarot cards), the $79.99 limited edition bundle (includes 11 tarot cards, art boooklet, soundtrack CD, 3DS XL hard case, and a special box), and Persona 4 Arena Ultimax for PS3/Xbox 360 (includes inflatable Teddie bop bag and the rest of the tarot cards to complete your collection).
You can watch and sing along with Persona Q's opening movie here. Big ups to YukiXL for the Teddie GIF! 
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Persona Q coming on November 25 ⊟

Atlus has a North American release date for Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth launch, and it’s… too far away. 3DS owners are going to have a lot of new toys to play with at the end of the year.

The November date gives you time to save up for the premium-priced $49.99 game (includes 11 tarot cards), the $79.99 limited edition bundle (includes 11 tarot cards, art boooklet, soundtrack CD, 3DS XL hard case, and a special box), and Persona 4 Arena Ultimax for PS3/Xbox 360 (includes inflatable Teddie bop bag and the rest of the tarot cards to complete your collection).

You can watch and sing along with Persona Q's opening movie here. Big ups to YukiXL for the Teddie GIF! 

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New Dragon Quest X 3DS trailer ⊟

Still looks fantastic, and I still don’t trust that this is what the 3DS version will look like.

But wow, what is even going on in this game? Being a Japan-only MMO, I never dared follow the details of DQX, and after watching this I am super curious. A lot of running and jumping, and I guess a ship captain is there?

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Tetris Ultimate on 3DS this fall ⊟

Ubisoft finally decided to tell us what we all kinda knew, that Tetris Ultimate would be out on 3DS in addition to consoles. While the other versions are out this summer, the 3DS release will come in the fall, with a “challenge mode” exclusive to 3DS.

"From disappearing Tetriminos to orientation-locked Tetriminos, be prepared for a variety of challenges that will test a player’s fortitude."

I can deal with that! I mean, I probably can’t, but I want to try.

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  • Source blog.ubi.com

GTD with Isabelle ⊟

I love these Isabelle/Animal Crossing-themed to-do lists from IkaBoushi. Reese is also there, in case you need to clean out your house (something I’ve been doing a lot of lately!) For $3.50 (before shipping and handling), you can get 12 Isabelles, 12 Reeses, or 6 of each.

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Sakurai finally cracked ⊟
Crushed under the weight of endless demands that he include Goku in the new Smash Bros., series director Masahiro Sakurai threw in the Saiyan just to make everyone shut-up about it. In a follow-up Miiverse comment, he added, “And if you kids keep pestering me about SpongeBob and Ridley, so help me god, I am canceling the entire thing.”*
*None of this is actually true — the pic comes from Nentendo, via Nadia Oxford. Here’s today’s real daily Smash Bros. update, which is a neat life drain attack for Robin.
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Sakurai finally cracked ⊟

Crushed under the weight of endless demands that he include Goku in the new Smash Bros., series director Masahiro Sakurai threw in the Saiyan just to make everyone shut-up about it. In a follow-up Miiverse comment, he added, “And if you kids keep pestering me about SpongeBob and Ridley, so help me god, I am canceling the entire thing.”*

*None of this is actually true — the pic comes from Nentendo, via Nadia Oxford. Here’s today’s real daily Smash Bros. update, which is a neat life drain attack for Robin.

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Etrian Odyssey IV Imperial figure ⊟

By Kotobukiya, shipping in November for 5184 yen ($50ish). This is really nice and detailed, and makes me realize that the chibi-esque character art in the games has a lot more going on than I notice… Via Siliconera.

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R.I.P Comic Workshop screenshot sharing on Miiverse, Manga-ka Guild ⊟
Just a day after Comic Workshop released to the eShop, tensions are high in the app’s Miiverse community, where Nintendo disabled the feature allowing users to post and share comics they’ve made in the app.
Comic Workshop has its own dedicated site where users can share, rate, and comment on each others’ creations — similar to how Flipnote used to work — but the English version hasn’t launched yet, so Miiverse was the best and easiest way for people to show off their work with a community.
It’s not clear why the feature was disabled so quickly, but many Miiverse commenters presume its because certain members were taking advantage of the app’s camera features to post photos of themselves in their comics. Shadow847 seems to think that this is all Douglas’s fault.
Comic Workshop sounded promising, but now some are pledging to not buy it due to this change. :o( Little apps like these need all the sales they can get.
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R.I.P Comic Workshop screenshot sharing on Miiverse, Manga-ka Guild ⊟

Just a day after Comic Workshop released to the eShop, tensions are high in the app’s Miiverse community, where Nintendo disabled the feature allowing users to post and share comics they’ve made in the app.

Comic Workshop has its own dedicated site where users can share, rate, and comment on each others’ creations — similar to how Flipnote used to work — but the English version hasn’t launched yet, so Miiverse was the best and easiest way for people to show off their work with a community.

It’s not clear why the feature was disabled so quickly, but many Miiverse commenters presume its because certain members were taking advantage of the app’s camera features to post photos of themselves in their comics. Shadow847 seems to think that this is all Douglas’s fault.

Comic Workshop sounded promising, but now some are pledging to not buy it due to this change. :o( Little apps like these need all the sales they can get.

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