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Ahhhhhh Mighty Gunvolt! ⊟

Before either Mighty No. 9 and Gunvolt could even release (well, in North America — the later just hit Japan), Inti Creates has announced a 3DS eShop crossover for the two Mega Man-likes, in which you can play as the heroes from those titles. Oh, and you can also play as Ekoro from Gal*Gun, Inti Creates’ Xbox360/PlayStation bishoji rail shooter, for some reason.

I’m not in love with the aspect ratio, but everything else about this 8-bit style game looks great! Here’s a video of it in action. It’s a free release in Japan for people who purchase Gunvolt before November — hopefully there’s a similar deal in the West!

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Hino: Yo-kai Watch “global expansion” in 2015 ⊟

Speaking with the site Zakzak (translated by Gematsu), Level-5 president Akihiro Hino said that the company plans a “global expansion” for the Yo-kai Watch franchise in 2015. 

He didn’t, however, specify that it would be the game, leading me to advise caution before you start waving your commemorative Yo-kai Watch pennants. The franchise is a large multimedia business in Japan, and the only part of it Hino mentioned specifically was toys: “We’ve already obtained approval from an overseas toy maker, saying it will ‘absolutely be a success.’”

One Level-5 franchise is already coming to the US minus game: Little Battlers Experience, which is launching on Nicktoons as an anime next week, with no sign of any of the games.

So, like, maybe Yo-kai Watch the game series is being localized. Something Yo-kai Watch related definitely is, but it’s not definitely either of the games. Image via chobisuke!

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I would be down for this female Link ⊟

Nintendo and Tecmo Koei have shared what looks like concept art for a gender-swapped version of Link, according to these photos taken of the Hyrule Warriors strategy/art book for Japan. The design looks great, even if it’s hard to tell her apart from the Dragon’s Crown Elf — then again, I guess bows, flowing cloaks/tunics, and thigh-high boots are common accoutrements when designers set out to create elves.

You can preorder the English version of the Hyrule Warriors Game Guide, which includes a 70-page art section, from Amazon here (currently discounted by 30%). Thanks to Layiko for the photo (via GoNintendo).

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Super Smash Bros. Wii U bundle preorders open ⊟

The bundle comes with a Wii U copy of the game, a special edition GameCube controller, and a four-port GameCube controller adapter (Wii U console not included). It’s $99.99 for the package, which is $10 cheaper than what you’d pay for everything separately.

And here’s where you can buy everything separately:

You also have the option of finding someone to mod your 2DS/3DS with a GameCube controller adapter. Thanks to @Wario64 for the tip!

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