It’s actually not an art book.
So this weekend in Seattle is PAX Prime 2014 and Nintendo held a Hyrule Warriors Fan Gathering event in celebration of Hyrule Warriors being released soon. At the event, they displayed an exclusive concept art that no one has ever seen before. There were only TWO copies printed. One for the display (which I took pictures of and posted) and one for a Twitter contest (which I, sadly, didn’t win).
To be completely honest, I don’t see why Pokémon didn’t make StreetPass battles a thing in X and Y to begin with. They could have utilized the Battle Box as your StreetPass team or have had an NPC set up so they can save your current team as a StreetPass team. Battling those StreetPass characters would grant you PokéMiles and whatnot.
In the concept art for Hyrule Warriors that I posted, I wonder if any of you noticed that Ganondorf has a lip ring.
8bitkevin @ the Hyrule Warriors Fan Gathering
This was really fun! Despite not winning any of the contests, the fact that I got Link’s Scarf was awesome! It was a bit disorganized because the cosplayers that got priority went straight to try the “full” version of Hyrule Warriors, but we got jipped in terms of the sizes for t-shirts. You would have thought that the cosplayers would’ve gotten priority on the t-shirts, but it didn’t really happen that way. In the end, I’m satisfied with the scarf.
For the “full” version of Hyrule Warriors, they decided for us to play as Ganondorf. I wanted to play as Impa (she was available), but I didn’t get to. Ganondorf is pretty deadly.
Overall, a great experience. I’m glad I made it there!
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The exclusive “Link’s Scarf” from the Hyrule Warriors fan gathering!
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Xenoblade leads the way in splitting 3DS userbase ⊟
Along with debuting new hardware this morning (special edition new 3DS XLs for Smash Bros. and Monster Hunter 4G for Japan also snuck out), Nintendo announced a 3DS port for acclaimed Wii RPG Xenoblade.
Xenoblade is the first announced title (for Japan) that will take advantage of the new 3DS models’ improved CPU — meaning it won’t be playable on the older 3DS, 3DS XL, or 2DS systems. The situation is similar to the DSi, which received DSi-only games that older DSes couldn’t run. I remember quite a bit of confusion and anger over how that was handled..
I’m all for games that take advantage of increased capabilities in what’s effectively a new system, but not everyone’s happy to see the 3DS userbase split. Frequent contributor Daniel Feit justified his annoyance by pointing out that handheld lifespans are getting shorter: “Game Boy to Game Boy Color: 9 years. Nintendo DS to DSi: 4 years. Nintendo 3DS to *new* 3DS: 3.5 years.”
Oh, and Nintendo formally announced that Xenoblade’s hero Shulk is a playable fighter for the new Smash Bros.SUPPORT TINY CARTRIDGE Join Club Tiny!