GameStop’s pokémon distribution event continues with shiny Palkia now free to pick up via Mystery Gift until September 29.
It’s the second of three shiny legendaries being given away by the retailer. Shiny Giratina will close out the event beginning September 30 and continuing until October 20.No comments
GameStop is getting an exclusive Starter Pack for this year’s installment of Activision’s Skylanders franchise, Swap Force.
The $100 bundle comes with a copy of the game, a set of five exclusive “Dark Edition” figures (Dark Washbuckler, Dark Blast Zone, Dark Stealth Elf, Dark Spyro and Dark Lockjaw), Portal of Power base station, trading cards, sticker sheets and a poster.
Anyone that pre-orders the Dark Edition or Regular Edition Starter Pack will also get a LightCore Hex Skylanders Figure while supplies last.No comments
From March 4 and March 24, participating GameStops will distribute the Melody Pokémon Meloetta to anyone with a DS or 3DS and a copy of Pokémon Black Version, Pokémon White Version, Pokémon Black Version 2, or Pokémon White Version 2.
When you receive Meloetta, it will be at level 50 and know the moves: Round, Teeter Dance, Psychic and Close Combat. If you teach it the move Relic Song, Meloetta will be able to switch between its Aria and Pirouette Formes, altering its type mid-battle.
To coincide with the distribution event, Pokémon TV is airing the animated short Meloetta’s Moonlight Serenade until March 24.No comments
GameStop is offering a limited edition character art book to people who pre-order the game from them before it hits on February 4.
Sadly, the book being given out isn’t the Knight of Iris art book that recently came out in Japan. However, the GameStop book will also feature character designs for Awakening‘s cast.
According to GameStop’s site, the books are only available while supplies last. So if you really want to fawn over the game’s flowy heroes, it’d be best to get that order in now.
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The limited edition pink 3DS XL is getting a little less limited. Originally only available in an online-only bundle, the pink 3DS XL will be coming to retail “soon,”, according to GameStop and Sunday, according to Best Buy.
The GameStop ad that featured the new color also mentioned a deal where you get one of the three versions of Nintendogs + cats and Steel Diver when you buy the pink 3DS XL.
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If this software listing from GameStop is to be believed, Pokémon Black Version 2 and White Version 2 may be coming to North America on October 2.
It’s very possible that this is merely a placeholder date so GameStop can take preorders on the game, but it does line up with Nintendo’s announced “fall 2012” release date.
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GameStop is hosting a demo event for Kid Icarus: Uprising tomorrow at participating stores and they’ll be giving away an exclusive AR card to anyone that attends.
It’s a great opportunity to try out the game if you haven’t yet, but for people who already have the game, it’s worth checking out just for the free card.
The retailer has a store locator set up to find for the nearest store taking part in the demo session. Card supplies are limited, so it’s best to head out early if that’s your only reason for going.No comments
With 3D Classics: Kid Icarus currently unavailable for purchase in the eShop, there may actually be an advantage to buying eShop games from GameStop.
The gaming retailer is charging $6 for 3D Classics: Kid Icarus download codes. Not bad for anyone who missed out on getting the game by pre-ordering Kid Icarus: Uprising.
In fact, since Best Buy is still offering Uprising for $30, you can put the $10 you save towards buying the 3D Classics version and save yourself a few bucks overall.
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Beginning April 2, GameStop will no longer take trade-ins for GameCube hardware, software and accessories.
While GameStop is notorious for paying out next to nothing for trade-ins, the real disappointment is that this means it’ll become a little harder to find GameCube games in the future.
Now’s the time to pick up any games you may have been on the fence about buying, since it may not be there next month and they won’t be restocking any more used copies.
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