Thursday, September 22, 2005

A few quick notes

Here's some things that popped up in my inbox recently:

New York gamers take note: Legendary game designer Shigeru Miyamoto will make a rare U.S. appearance at the new Nintendo store, 10 Rockefeller Plaza, this Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The first 10 people in line with a DS and a copy of "Nintendogs" will be able use the game's "Bark Mode" to link up with Mr. Miyamoto. The first 200 people in line will get an autograph. There will be a bunch of other giveaways, including limited edition DS skins. Kotaku has more information here if you're still curious.

"Nintendogs" fans take note: If that's not enough "Nintendogs" love for you, the company also announced that it will release a limited-edition bundle featuring the game and either a Teal or Pearl Pink DS. This new, fourth edition of the game will feature the starter breeds Labrador retriever, golden retriever, German shepherd, beagle, Yorkshire terrier and miniature dachshund. It will also come with a special "Nintendogs" DS skin and a bone-shaped screen cleaner.

The retail price is $149.99 and it will hit stores on Oct. 24.

RPG fans take note: Square Enix's "Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King" will hit stores on Nov. 22 for the PlayStation 2. The game's official Web site can be found here.

Prince of Persia fans take note: The upcoming PoP game now officially has a title - "Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones." Ubisoft also announced a special preorder deal: reserve the PS2 or Xbox versions of the game and you'll get the official "Prince of Persia" trilogy soundtrack for free. The soundtrack includes music from all three games, along with a color artbook pamphlet and bonus downloads including an exclusive code to unlock a hidden sword in the game.

People who care about how I spend my weekend take note: I'm going to be at SPX this Saturday, schmoozing and buying lots of comics. Perhaps I'll see you there.

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