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Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire SteelBook edition and preorder bonuses for Europe ⊟

Though Europe gets the new ‘mons a week later than the rest of the world, if you preorder the games there, you’ll receive special SteelBook packaging, elevating you above the plastic casing plebes in other regions.

The official Nintendo UK store is throwing Primal Kyogre and Groudon figures with their respective preorders, as is retailer GAME. It looks like ShopTo is including Torchic keyrings with reservations for standard editions for the game — not sure how you get the other keyrings, but they are things that exist!

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Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley up for preorder ⊟
While GameStop has had reservations open for a while (with bonus plush dogs too), if you’re like me and prefer to buy your games anywhere else that isn’t GameStop, you can now preorder Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley at Amazon ($29.99). Note that the listed release date is just a placeholder!
This is the interesting Minecraft-y 3DS game developed internally by Natsume, by the way — the latest Bokujo Monogatari that released in Japan and is also coming to the U.S. this year from Xseed, Story of Seasons, is also available to reserve on Amazon ($39.99)
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Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley up for preorder ⊟

While GameStop has had reservations open for a while (with bonus plush dogs too), if you’re like me and prefer to buy your games anywhere else that isn’t GameStop, you can now preorder Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley at Amazon ($29.99). Note that the listed release date is just a placeholder!

This is the interesting Minecraft-y 3DS game developed internally by Natsume, by the way — the latest Bokujo Monogatari that released in Japan and is also coming to the U.S. this year from Xseed, Story of Seasons, is also available to reserve on Amazon ($39.99)

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Super Smash Bros. Wii U bundle preorders open ⊟

The bundle comes with a Wii U copy of the game, a special edition GameCube controller, and a four-port GameCube controller adapter (Wii U console not included). It’s $99.99 for the package, which is $10 cheaper than what you’d pay for everything separately.

And here’s where you can buy everything separately:

You also have the option of finding someone to mod your 2DS/3DS with a GameCube controller adapter. Thanks to @Wario64 for the tip!

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Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright for $32 ⊟
Two whole universes in one game for just $31.99! What savings! Both GameStop and Amazon have discounted pre-orders of the crossover courtroom game, due August 29.
This seems fairly unusual for a Nintendo-published game, but what isn’t unusual about the situation with this game… Image via Apolloterran, deal via @wario64.
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Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright for $32 ⊟

Two whole universes in one game for just $31.99! What savings! Both GameStop and Amazon have discounted pre-orders of the crossover courtroom game, due August 29.

This seems fairly unusual for a Nintendo-published game, but what isn’t unusual about the situation with this game… Image via Apolloterran, deal via @wario64.

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Persona Q's premium edition coming to North America ⊟

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth, the Etrian Odyssey-esque dungeon crawler that mashes characters from the Persona 3 and 4 universes, will release in North America with a $79.99 “The Wild Cards Premium Edition” that includes the 3DS game, tarot cards, an art booklet, a soundtrack CD, and a 3DS XL hard case, along with a special box to house all of that.

The standard edition of the game will be priced at $49.99 (reminiscent of Shin Megami Tensei IV's premium pricing). This “first run” will include the tarot cards and special packaging.

These cards are just half of a set, the other half being included in copies of Persona 4 Arena Ultimax. The Persona Q batches will include Tarot Cards of Arcanas XI - XXI.

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Analogue Nt NES/Famicom system up for pre-order ⊟

Analogue has opened pre-orders for its Nt, the Famicom/NES device with RGB output, four controller ports, and purported “unparallelled” compatibility with American and Japanese games and accessories. “The Analogue Nt is region free, equipped with the original NES controller ports, and even has the original Famicom Expansion port. All with no emulation.”

If I can use my NES Max with Japanese games, or get weird Fami accessories and play US games with them… man, that’s exciting. The Famicom 3-D glasses in the picture are a nice demonstration. And RGB output sounds nice. 

Here’s the thing, though. This ultimate compatibility and beautiful hardware design means a premium price. The Nt is $500, and that’s before you change the hardware color or add accessories. 

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New Theathrythm's box, 3DS XL bundle preorder ⊟

Not a bad cover for Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call! It’s the same design as what’s on the special edition 3DSL XL for Japan, except with more cover. That hardware bundle, by the way, is now available to preorder from Play-Asia for $413.99. Importing a system is really expensive! Still, I know some of you were considering taking the plunge with this kit.

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Preorder Crying’s “Get Olde” tape ⊟
This is like one of the few times I’m actually happy to have an old’n busted car with a tape deck! You can grab one of these (initial run of 100 cassettes) for $5, plus $3 s/h. Orders will begin shipping out some time next week. The full 7-track digital EP is still available to download with pay-what-you-want pricing at Bandcamp. How many times do I have to tell you that the album is so good?
And if you missed the deadline to submit your own sing-a-long clip for Crying’s upcoming “ES” music video, you can still send something in! It turns out that was a fake deadline, and they don’t care when you submit your video.
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Preorder Crying’s “Get Olde” tape ⊟

This is like one of the few times I’m actually happy to have an old’n busted car with a tape deck! You can grab one of these (initial run of 100 cassettes) for $5, plus $3 s/h. Orders will begin shipping out some time next week. The full 7-track digital EP is still available to download with pay-what-you-want pricing at Bandcamp. How many times do I have to tell you that the album is so good?

And if you missed the deadline to submit your own sing-a-long clip for Crying’s upcoming “ES” music video, you can still send something in! It turns out that was a fake deadline, and they don’t care when you submit your video.

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Ace Attorney 123's boxart, charms tho ⊟

When people in Japan preorder Ace Attorney 123: Wright Selection from the E-Capcom shop, they’ll not only get the standard bonuses (desktop wallpaper and a remixed music track), they will receive a cute 7cm charm randomly selected from a set of three.

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Bravely Default CE sets back in stock ⊟
Yes, yet another Bravely Default post. I know a lot of you hoped to preorder the collector’s edition set, though, and it’s gone out of stock quick at Amazon twice already, so I wanted to make sure I alerted you as soon as possible!
[Update: Ugh, that went out of stock in like 10 minutes. This is crazy.]
It’s $50 for the set (includes box, game, art book, soundtrack CD, and 34 AR cards), with free shipping. That’s $5 cheaper than GameStop — Best Buy has the same $50 price and the set in stock, too. The art above comes from Dashi.
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Bravely Default CE sets back in stock ⊟

Yes, yet another Bravely Default post. I know a lot of you hoped to preorder the collector’s edition set, though, and it’s gone out of stock quick at Amazon twice already, so I wanted to make sure I alerted you as soon as possible!

[Update: Ugh, that went out of stock in like 10 minutes. This is crazy.]

It’s $50 for the set (includes box, game, art book, soundtrack CD, and 34 AR cards), with free shipping. That’s $5 cheaper than GameStop — Best Buy has the same $50 price and the set in stock, too. The art above comes from Dashi.

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Bravely Default CE preorders back up ⊟

I guess this Collector’s Edition set is going to be in limited supply? Amazon (which has the box for $50, five bucks cheaper than GameStop’s price) stopped taking preorders for this not too long ago, which must have made some regret they didn’t reserve the RPG earlier. It’s now accepting preorders again, but who knows how long they will be up this time. That’s pretty nuts, considering its release is still five weeks away!

Credit too Yohan Sacre for the illustration above.

[Update: Preorders no longer available. :o( That was quick.]

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Bravely Default 3DS XL cases, preorders open ⊟

I was checking to see if Amazon had Bravely Default available to preorder yet, and indeed the site has finally added the 3DS JRPG. You can reserve the Collector’s Edition (includes the game, an art book, a soundtrack CD, and 34 AR cards) now too for $49.99, which is actually $5 cheaper than what GameStop is asking for.

While rummaging the site for those links, I also spotted these neat 3DS XL cases, which are available for $11 before third-party shipping. AFter reading Simon Parkin’s review for Bravely Default, I really can’t wait until this comes out here (February 7)!

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