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Atlus has shared a bunch of new content for Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth. New screenshots are posted above, and details can be found below.

General

– Sudden sound of a mysterious bell is heard during the last day of the school festival at Yasogami High School
– After hearing the sound, the Persona-users are then sent to a parallel universe
– They find themselves in a school that looks exactly like Yasogami High
– School also has an eerie clock tower they’ve never seen before
– In the alternate world’s Yasogami High, they meet a young boy and girl who seem to have lost their memories
– Choose between the two protagonists of Persona 3 and Persona 4
– Story is different based on who you choose

Persona 3 story

– Story begins in the middle of a story autumn night if you choose Persona 3’s protagonist
– Due to their school festival being canceled, the members of SEES (Specialized Extracurricular Execution Squad) gather at Tartarus
– It’s here that they hear a strange sound of a bell
– After entering the Velvet Room, a certain incident occurs
– Before they realize it, they find themselves in the midst of a school festival at Yasogami High School
– Shadows soon appear, similar to those they’ve previously fought in Tartarus
– While fighting the Shadows and looking for a way out, they suddenly find themselves face to face with a group of high school students who call themselves the Investigation Team

Persona 4 story

– Last day of the Yasogami High School festival
– Protagonist and the rest of the Investigation Team are enjoying the festivities
– They all seem to hear a distinct sound of an unfamiliar bell
– After looking outside the window, they see a clock tower that was never there before
– Due to the unforeseen event, the group searches its way around the school to spot any traces of Shadow activity
– While fighting the Shadows, the Investigation Team encounter another group of Persona-users, who seem to be from a different school
– Group is known as the “Specialized Extracurricular Execution Squad”
– They decide to team up to find the exit of what appears to be a labyrinth.

Rei

– First-year student at Yasogami High School
– Seems to have had her memories stolen by a certain someone
– Usually seen eating things like corndogs and donuts, which she apparently pulls out of nowhere
– Known for being rather strange

Zen

– First-year student at Yasogami High School
– Also had his memories stolen by a certain someone
– Always around Rei
– Will do absolutely anything to protect her
– Whenever something happens to Rei, he loses his cool and is prone to recklessness

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Fire Emblem: Awakening and New Super Luigi U are available for just $15 as of now. Thing is, you’ll need to find a store nearby as both are out of stock for shipping. Check out that link and you’ll find other titles for pretty decent prices as well such as LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins for $15.

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Leaks from the latest issue of Famitsu reveal an interesting tidbit for Monster Hunter Frontier G. While we don’t have the exact details just yet, the game will feature a collaboration with Nintendo’s Fire Emblem series.

On Wii U, Frontier G will include two special costumes from Fire Emblem. Players will be able to dress as Chrom and Lucina. It’s unclear if there any any additional costumes or further collaborations at this time.

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Along with today’s screenshot, Sakurai passed along the following message on Miiverse:

Pop quiz! Who is this monster, and where is it from? The cage may serve as a hint.

New Kirby Triple Deluxe details have emerged from the latest Japanese magazines. You can find the latest information below.

– New bell-power up
– With this power-up, Kirby holds a bell in each hand, has a bell on his head
– There’s also the beetle power-up
– “Big Bang” power allows Kirby to “turn rainbow”
– Kirby will suck all the things up in super-powered suck that has been featured in the trailer while using this power-up
– Only appears in some stages
– Sucks things up, spit things out and open new pathways
– Some stages have you tilting the 3DS
– Mini-games feature King Dedede
– 1-4 players for mini-games
– Collect over 250 Key Chains, which celebrate Kirby’s history
– Can trade them via StreetPass

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Back in the day, Rare was one of Nintendo’s top studios. The company really came into its own during the N64 era. Rare ended up creating Banjo-Kazooie, Conker’s Bad Fur Day, GoldenEye 007, and plenty of other prominent titles.

Perhaps it was due to Rare’s success that Nintendo was a bit jealous of the studio. Former staffer and Nyamyam co-founder Phil Tossell has said that “Nintendo were often quite envious of us.”

Tossell told RetroGamer this month, “I got the feeling they thought our games were technically and artistically superior to theirs.” He also spoke about a rumor in which Nintendo recreated all of the textures in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time after seeing what Rare had done with Banjo-Kazooie since Rare’s title “looked better”.

Tossell’s comments came about when asked if Nintendo ever shared code with Rare considering the Big N had a large stake in the company. He said:

No, we never had the Zelda engine or any code they did! We did see an early version of Zelda and that was a big influence on Dinosaur Planet, though. Nintendo were often quite envious of us. I got the feeling they thought our games were technically and artistically superior to theirs. Miyamoto would visit regularly and I heard a rumor they redid all of the textures on Zelda after they’d seen our work on Banjo-Kazooie because our game looked better!

Thanks to joclo for the tip.

Way back in the day, Hasbro was working on its own gaming console known as “Project NEMO” – later known as Control-Vision. Ken Melville, who was involved with the hardware, told IGN that the company intended to “create a ‘Nintendo-killer’ that could be sold for under $100.”

Hasbro’s chief executive Stephen Hassenfeld held a ‘Name NEMO’ contest amongst the various staffers at the time. There was one rule, though: the ‘N’ had to stand for ‘Nintendo.’

Night Driver, Missile Command and Space Invaders programmer Rob Fulop – another person involved with Project NEMO – explained to IGN that Hasbro “needed a cool-sounding phrase that NEMO would be the acronym for. People were assigned to generate as many sayings as possible made up of the four letters.” Fulop created the winning entry.

“I am proud to say that I won. My winning entry was ‘Nintendo Ends Mid-October.’”

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Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze includes four playable characters. Thus far, we know of three: Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, and Dixie Kong.

An updated version of Tropical Freeze’s boxart – discovered on Amazon – may reveal the fourth playable character. Who is it? Head past the break for the image.