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Happy Summer!! from no Majora’s Mask remake ⊟

As part of a series of summer-themed wallpapers the company is putting out in Japan, Nintendo sent out desktop and smartphone backgrounds featuring Link at a Japanese fireworks festival, Majora’s Mask strapped to his head.

I doubt Nintendo is signaling a Majora’s Mask 3DS remake — masks are common at these events, so the reference is appropriate here — but don’t let that stop you from speculating! Thanks to Eddz for the high-res wallpaper.

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Cute Yoshi’s New Island wallpapers ⊟

Much cuter than the ones Nintendo posted on the 3DS game’s official site. These come from RABclub, who made the backgrounds for his girlfriend.

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Year of Luigi wallpapers for your desktop, smartphone

Grab’em here!

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Fresh set of Animal Crossing: New Leaf wallpapers

That background of your town’s shopping district is aces. You can download them all for your desktop or smartphone here.

I can’t wait until this is out and all of us can visit each other! JC, @franpaccio, @ferricide, and I all hung out in the game the other day, and had a blast. Here are some photos @ferricide posted from my town:

Less than two weeks now!

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HarmoKnight out today
Here’s a nice wallpaper for the 3DS eShop game HarmoKnight, one of a few (plus icons) available from the game’s official website.
For a downloadable handheld rhythm game, HarmoKnight has some absolutely bonkers production values, likely thanks to developer Game Freak’s Scrooge McDuck-style vaults of Pokemon money.
This is out on the eShop in North America today, as you very likely know.
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HarmoKnight out today

Here’s a nice wallpaper for the 3DS eShop game HarmoKnight, one of a few (plus icons) available from the game’s official website.

For a downloadable handheld rhythm game, HarmoKnight has some absolutely bonkers production values, likely thanks to developer Game Freak’s Scrooge McDuck-style vaults of Pokemon money.

This is out on the eShop in North America today, as you very likely know.

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Splendid Etrian Odyssey IV wallpaper
That flying ship is a lot smaller than I expected, what with the surplus of Red Horned Ox I tend to collect while sailing through the game’s overworld.
This piece comes from Alexandra Douglass — you can download the non-cropped desktop background and read an interview about the artist’s contributions to the U.S. release at the official EOIV blog.
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Splendid Etrian Odyssey IV wallpaper

That flying ship is a lot smaller than I expected, what with the surplus of Red Horned Ox I tend to collect while sailing through the game’s overworld.

This piece comes from Alexandra Douglass — you can download the non-cropped desktop background and read an interview about the artist’s contributions to the U.S. release at the official EOIV blog.

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Shin Megami Tensei IV wallpapers

You can get these in an overwhelming variety of sizes at the official site, along with the now-standard Twitter icons.

I imagine a lot of people are in the same spot I am when it comes to SMT: I finally picked up Persona 4 (Golden), it changed my life, and now I’m desperate to take a crash course through the SMT series before the eventual, unannounced US release of this game. This is complicated by the fact that I’ve also just discovered and fallen for Fire Emblem, plus the usual basic time concerns that keep me from shotgunning multiple RPGs.

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Wallpaper faces for Animal Crossing 3DS and… Satoru Iwata!

If you’ve ever wanted the smiling face of Nintendo’s president and CEO as your desktop background, we are making that dream of yours a reality today. Here are a couple wallpapers for Animal Crossing: New Leaf's Brewster and Shizue, too, all courtesy of Liblu.

While we’re featuring one executive, did you see this Christmas message by Nintendo of Europe president Satoru Shibata? It is so frickin’ adorable. I wish our Nintendo Directs were as charming as Europe’s presentations.

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A Secret of Mana winter scene by Mikael “Orioto” Aguirre
You can see a much larger version of the artwork, download it as a wallpaper, or purchase it as a poster here.
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A Secret of Mana winter scene by Mikael “Orioto” Aguirre

You can see a much larger version of the artwork, download it as a wallpaper, or purchase it as a poster here.

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"Mario Items" by Scott Balmer. You can download this pleasant illustration as a background for your PC, tablet, or mobile device here — you can even get a set of icons based on the power-ups, enemies, and items, too.
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"Mario Items" by Scott Balmer. You can download this pleasant illustration as a background for your PC, tablet, or mobile device here — you can even get a set of icons based on the power-ups, enemies, and items, too.

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Rhythm Heaven Fever wallpaper, one of a selection of great desktops at the official site (warning: sound!).
I’m almost certain some of our readers have an interest in Rhythm Heaven-type games, so I thought I’d point you to the review I wrote for Joystiq last week. You should also check out Mike Schramm’s gallery from last night’s Rhythm Heaven Fever/iam8bit launch party!
And while I’m pointing out rhythm game writeups at Joystiq, how about a preview of Rhythm Thief and the Emperor’s Treasure? I was really proud of how that turned out, and I just noticed it has all of three comments. Mannnnnn.
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Rhythm Heaven Fever wallpaper, one of a selection of great desktops at the official site (warning: sound!).

I’m almost certain some of our readers have an interest in Rhythm Heaven-type games, so I thought I’d point you to the review I wrote for Joystiq last week. You should also check out Mike Schramm’s gallery from last night’s Rhythm Heaven Fever/iam8bit launch party!

And while I’m pointing out rhythm game writeups at Joystiq, how about a preview of Rhythm Thief and the Emperor’s Treasure? I was really proud of how that turned out, and I just noticed it has all of three comments. Mannnnnn.

Buy: Rhythm Heaven DS, Rhythm Heaven Fever ($30)
See also: More Rhythm Heaven/Tengoku posts
River City Ransom wallpaper by Bud (click for a larger image).
The Renegade remake for 3DS released in Japan this week! I wonder how many gamers over there noticed…
Buy: River City Hooligans, River City Sports Challenge
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See also: More Renegade and Kunio stuff
[Via Bud, Kazu’s Ice Box; Thanks, Laethiel!]

River City Ransom wallpaper by Bud (click for a larger image).

The Renegade remake for 3DS released in Japan this week! I wonder how many gamers over there noticed…

Buy: River City HooligansRiver City Sports Challenge

Find: Nintendo DS/3DS release dates, discounts, & more

See also: More Renegade and Kunio stuff

[Via BudKazu’s Ice Box; Thanks, Laethiel!]