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While Nintendo hires Haruka Ayase to hawk Super Mario 3D Land in Japan, we get… eShop hipster John. Who’s just as awkward as ever in this Valentine’s Day spot. 

I actually like John (somehow), so it’s nice to see him kinda paired with an alterna-girl here. I guess things didn’t work out with that Samsung Galaxy S II lady.

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Launch trailer for Resident Evil: Revelations, featuring two minutes of super ugly monsters. Why are these things so gross? Every enemy in this game looks like something that would make you puke if you accidentally stepped on it. “Oh god, I have to throw away this shoe now.”

This and the Circle Pad Pro go on sale today — did you pick up either? Or are you saving moniez for a PS Vita?

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Yogurt is great for calcium! Resident Evil: Revelations, not so much. The two unlikely companions, though, join together in this commercial for the 3DS game in France.

Here’s another spot of a poshly dressed lady, just walking around a cruise ship playing her Nintendo 3DS.

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You might recall Capcom intended to sell Resident Evil: Revelations for $50, reasoning that the game required a bigger cartridge (4GB) that justified its $10 mark-up.

Everyone thought that was ridiculous, but the publisher ended up changing its mind anyway. A representative posted an announcement today: “After weeks of effort, we’ve been able to lower the price to $39.99.” Who knows what those efforts entailed, but yay.

Amazon hasn’t adjusted its price yet, but I expect it will update the game’s listing soon, so I linked it above. You will notice that I misspelled deflation in the link/headline, making fun of the game’s boxart typo. I am just too clever, aren’t I? I am the cleverest boy there ever was.

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Resident Evil: Revelations has a typo on the spine of its U.S. box… Or does it? Another Capcom/Level-5 crossover!

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Bloody inside cover for Resident Evil: Revelations in Portugal. For a second, I thought this was the first third-party game to feature inside art on the slip, but then I remembered that Nintendo is co-distributing this in Europe, and even bundling it with a Circle Pad Pro, so I guess that’s why this release gets the special treatment.
By the way, have you guys all downloaded the Resident Evil: Revelations demo from the eShop yet? What do you think? I’m still waiting for the file to download on my 3DS.
If that demo wasn’t enough to satiate you, here’s a new five-minute trailer and some new bullshots.
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Bloody inside cover for Resident Evil: Revelations in Portugal. For a second, I thought this was the first third-party game to feature inside art on the slip, but then I remembered that Nintendo is co-distributing this in Europe, and even bundling it with a Circle Pad Pro, so I guess that’s why this release gets the special treatment.

By the way, have you guys all downloaded the Resident Evil: Revelations demo from the eShop yet? What do you think? I’m still waiting for the file to download on my 3DS.

If that demo wasn’t enough to satiate you, here’s a new five-minute trailer and some new bullshots.

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Resident Evil: Revelations demo hits 3DS eShop in U.S., Europe tomorrow

Several weeks after demos appeared on the 3DS eShop in Japan, the free trials will finally debut in North America and Europe, starting tomorrow with Resident Evil: Revelations (Europe will also get a Cooking Mama 4 demo). The U.S. will receive a Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games demo next week, too.

In press releases sent out today, Nintendo also promised to deliver limited trials for Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D, Rayman Origins, and Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure — release dates for those will be revealed later.

Meanwhile in Japan, 3DS owners will receive a second demo for Theatrhythm Final Fantasy some time in early February. The final game will have downloadable songs.

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Doing its part to make sure you carry your 3DS around everywhere, Capcom has thrown in a StreetPass feature in Resident Evil: Revelations that will net you new enemies and missions for the game’s co-op Raid Mode, as well as parts for customizing weapons, when you pass other RE: Revelations players in real life.

The custom parts look like the usual stuff, upgrades for increasing your firepower, ammo capacity, etc. The StreetPass missions offer rewards that you can use in the campaign (e.g. herbs, money, extra clips for extra shit).

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What is the deal with the wetsuit outfit in these new Resident Evil: Revelations images? It’s amazing that the weirdest things you’ll notice in the first two screenshots are not the mutated, gross-looking creatures but Jessica’s bare leg exposed for no discernible reason.

This image seems to suggest that it could be an homage to another ridiculous Resident Evil outfit from Jill.

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Capcom wants $50 for Resident Evil: Revelations — but you can still get it for $40

If you’ve paid attention to 3DS game prices, you might have noticed that more new titles are releasing at a more reasonable $29.99 instead of the $39.99 standard (e.g. Tetris: Axis, Centipede: Infestation, and the upcoming Nano Assault) a trend that I hope will catch on.

Capcom is paying all that no mind, though, and has set the MSRP for high-production survival horror shooter Resident Evil: Revelations to $49.99 — that’s for just a copy of the game and not a Circle Pad Pro bundle.

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Resident Evil: Revelations' co-op multiplayer trailer.

While Revelations is focused on the single-player experience that RE: Mercenaries lacked, it features a Raid Mode in which you can work together with a friend to get through special stages (apparently it also has a separate Mercenaries mode). This mode has both local and online support, a store, Chris and Jill as playable characters, and customizable weapons.

Joystiq has more details on Raid Mode and impressions on playing it with the “Circle Pad Pro” add-on:

Revelations is far more enjoyable with the added analog attachment. The Circle Pad Pro itself feels great; it’s light and contoured for extended play sessions. The extra bulk of the dock isn’t a deal breaker – at least, it wasn’t once I got my hands on it. Seeing it is one thing, but once I actually used it, I was sold.

Revelations has a specific Type D control scheme, tailored specifically to the Circle Pad Pro. I didn’t need to set anything, though you can calibrate the extra stick. Controls are re-mapped to the Circle Pad Pro’s four shoulder buttons, so you don’t have to worry about moving your hands back over to the 3DS, unless you want to use the touch-screen.”

I’m glad to see that Circle Pad Pro controls don’t seem rushed, given that the new accessory was introduced so late into Revelations' development. 

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With the additional demo infrastructure coming to the 3DS eShop, companies may, possibly, hopefully start actually putting some damn game demos on there. Capcom is already expressing interest.

“We’re in talks with Nintendo about that and I agree, I think that would help sales a lot,” said Capcom’s Christian Svensson, regarding a demo for Resident Evil: Revelations. “For that to happen we need to get permission to use a larger filesize than demos currently are allowed.” So there’s a size restriction on demos, huh?

If Capcom really wants to address fans regarding a Resident Evil 3DS game, it should release a demo of the file management screen, amirite? Unless it’s the same one from before…

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