Video: “The Voices of Ace Attorney: Wendee Lee as Athena Cykes”
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Eevee Build-A-Bear arrives later this week
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First there was the Pikachu Build-A-Bear. Now Eevee, another popular Pokemon, is about to receive the same treatment.
Beginning on September 1, Build-A-Bear stores will offer a 14-inch Eevee plush in the US, UK, and Canada. Consumers can purchase a standard item for $28, but an exclusive online set will be sold as well for $62, which also comes with a cape, sleeper, and an Eevee 5-in-1 sound chip. The sleeper will be sold separately in stores for $12.50, though the cape and sound chip are only included in the online set. In-store and online Eevee plushes will come with an exclusive Pokemon Trading Card Game card.
Photos of the New Galaxy Style New 3DS XL
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Renegade Kid co-founders on shutting down the studio, updates on future plans
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Earlier today, Renegade Kid co-founders Gregg Hargrove and Jools Watsham announced the closer of the studio. The two will now be in charge of their own companies, Infitizmo and Atooi respectively.
Speaking about the decision to close Renegade Kid, Watsham said:
“The video game industry has changed a lot in the past 10 years that we’ve been developing games as Renegade Kid. From the very beginning, it has always been a challenge to secure partnerships with publishers to fund the development of original games, and since the advent of self-publishing – when digital distribution became more mainstream – it has shifted our business model towards becoming more dependent on revenue instead of seeking funding from publishing partners.
As such, it has been a great financial challenge and an extreme workload for the entire team to maintain a balance between cash flow, staying competitive with our games, and spending quality time with our families and friends. Couple these realities with the desire to achieve personal goals, Gregg and I came to the difficult decision to each pursue solo ventures and close Renegade Kid.
Starting fresh with small, lean teams enables us both to focus more on less moving parts and potentially achieve better success. It puts both Atooi and Infitizmo in more advantageous positions.”
Renegade Kid may be gone, but the developer’s franchises are not. Hargrove is holding onto the 3D titles while Watsham will own the 2D franchises. Watsahm says Treasurenauts will launch next year (with news coming “very soon”), and a new game will be announced this week. Meanwhile, Hargrove mentioned that he “would love to explore Cult County.” He also stated that he would like “to expand on both Moon and Dementium in the future and there is a new mystery project in the works for the near future.”
Latest Pokemon GO code references include trading, Legendary Pokemon, and more
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Eager fans have been poking around Pokemon GO’s latest update in hopes of discovering what’s to come for the game. Findings from Redditor cokuspocus may offer new insight.
A number of trading references have been detected within Pokemon GO. These include searching, offering, responding and results of a trade.
Pokemon GO’s code also mentions “Item_incense_spicy”, “Item_incense_cool” and “Item_incense_floral” as well as “activity_catch_legend_pokemon”. There’s also a hint of sponsored events or locations similar to Japan’s situation with McDonald’s.
You can read up on the full Reddit post here.
Nintendo reveals Galaxy Style New 3DS XL, coming this week to North America
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Update: Bumped to the top. Pre-orders are now live on Amazon here.
Nintendo has announced a new design for the New 3DS XL, and it’s launching extremely soon. The Galaxy Style system is launching this week across North America for $200.
Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime personally delivered the news. You can view his message below.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) August 29, 2016
Medicom coming out with three new Zelda “Ultra Detail” figures next year
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Update (8/29): Now up for pre-order on Play-Asia:
Each one costs $10. Not too bad!
Original (8/23): Medicom is adding three new Zelda figures to its “Ultra Detail” line. Ones based on Twilight Princess, Majora’s Mask 3D, and A Link Between Worlds will release in Japan next May. Pricing is set at 1,080 yen for each.
Enterplay releasing The Legend of Zelda Trading Cards
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Enterplay will soon be bringing out The Legend of Zelda Trading Cards. Two options are available: the Trading Card Box ($72) featuring 24 packs and the Collector’s Fun Box ($10) with an Exclusive Gold Foil Card.
The Legend of Zelda Trading Cards features images based on five different games. Enterplay’s designs are made up of fans’ “favorite characters and icons in high quality trading cards, foil cards, decal stickers (clear and foil-stamped), and tattoos.”
The Trading Card Box arrives in late September. The Collector’s Fun Box is estimated for mid-November. If you decide to put in an order, use the code “Harmony” for 20 percent off.