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Nintendo will release some amiibo figurines as “limited-time offers”

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Not all amiibo figures will be freely available. During Nintendo’s financial results briefing yesterday, president Satoru Iwata mentioned that some amiibo will be offered as “limited-time offers”.

Iwata said:

The amiibo figure lineup for “Super Smash Bros.” will continue to be released even after this year-end sales season, and we hope that this will help to update store shelves. As store shelf space is limited, some amiibo will remain stocked on the shelves as staple choices while some will be limited-time offers which will cede their positions to new ones once they are sold out.

Iwata did not elaborate beyond this. It’ll be interesting to see which figures are limited!

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amiibo promo images, possible hint of Pikmin and Tom Nook figurines

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Update: Bumped to the top. Added two more images. We also have a reconfirmation about the following amiibo compatibility (thanks Chandler B):

– Mario, Peach and Yoshi work with Mario Party 10
– Yoshi also works with Yoshi’s Woolly World


The images above were taken at a promotion area for amiibo inside Walmart. The third image includes silhouettes for Pikmin and Tom Nook. Might this be a sign that they’ll be getting their own figurines at some point in the future?

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Animal Crossing: New Leaf 3DS themes out now

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New 3DS themes are now available for purchase, and they’re all based on Animal Crossing: New Leaf.

The following themes have been added:

Animal Crossing: New Leaf: Isabelle at Town Hall
Animal Crossing: New Leaf: Mabel Able
Animal Crossing: New Leaf: Sable Able
Animal Crossing: New Leaf: Timmy & Tommy Nook
Animal Crossing: New Leaf: Colorful Pattern
Animal Crossing: New Leaf: Bulletin Board

Each of these themes are out now in North America and Europe. Pricing is set at $1.99 per download.

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Best Buy: Buy 1, get 1 50% off 3DS games starting November 9

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If you’re planning on purchasing 3DS games anytime soon, you may want to hold off until November. That’s because Best Buy will be holding a “buy 1, get 1 50% off” sale starting November 9 lasting through the entire week.

Best Buy’s ad shows titles like Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Fantasy Life for the deal.

Also on November 9, a few 3DS XL models will be available for $25 off. These include the black, red, and blue models.

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Sakurai reflects on the huge amount of work needed to make Smash Bros. a reality

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The latest issue of Famitsu has a new column from Super Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai. There aren’t any questions answered about the Wii U and 3DS games, but Sakurai does reflect on the huge amount of effort required to complete development.

He starts out with the following:

“Making things like this takes its toll. Developing Smash Bros. destroys a lot of one’s private life.”

“I constantly consider leaving part of the work to someone else, but there’s just too much to see and handle. As a result, I work from mornings to late nights, even on weekends and holidays. I hardly have any free time, let alone time to play other games.”

Next, Sakurai mentions how that with Super Smash Bros. Melee, he worked for 13 months straight with not a single day off. The schedule wasn’t quite as grueling for the new games, but the Wii U and 3DS entries still required a massive amount of work.

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