LISTEN: SAMPLE KING OF GAMES’ 10TH ANNIVERSARY CD
As if you needed any more enticement to get on the bandwagon for Japan’s games-fashion label King of Games, the company has just revealed that any orders placed between now and December 22nd will receive a copy of a limited King of Games 10th Anniversary Special CD, featuring a nice lineup of music, chip & otherwise, including musician & Sound Shapes producer Jason ‘6955‘ Degroot.
You can stream clips of each of the songs above, and order via King of Games, who will also be giving a randomly selected number of orders a bonus, special edition silver-printed version of their ROLY-POLY HERO Kirby tribute shirt. There’s no word yet on whether the CD will see digital release following the promotion, but I’m on the hunt to find out more.
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HOODIES FOR HYRULE: KING OF GAME REPRINTS MARIO, EXCITEBIKE, ZELDA PARKAS
Local favorite game/fashion design house King of Games has just announced the re-availability of four classic and long out of print parka designs, now available for order via the official King of Games site. Above, a new version of their “Mario College” design, and below, the reprinted Zelda 20th Anniversary design featuring “the Evolution of Link’s shield (Famicom, Super Famicom, N64, Gamecube), crossed Master Swords, and Hyrulian text.”
Also available are two slightly more austere zip-up designs featuring Super Mario Bros. and Excitebike, each variously dotted with cross-stitched sprites from both games in strategic positions.
As with all King of Games designs, their ultra-limited availability and official license means you’ll pay a premium (especially for overseas shipping), but as it’s the first time many of these designs have been available worldwide, it’s more or less now or never.
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POLE POACHED: KING OF GAMES’ POLE’S BIG ADVENTURE T-SHIRT
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It’s been some six months since I last mentioned Sega’s meta-comedy WiiWare game Pole’s Big Adventure, and by now, it would seem the chances of it making its way stateside are close to nil, but the game’s continued to be a surprise favorite in Japan despite apparently resting itself on one-off gags, riding the charts for at least several months after its initial release.
Other signs of its on-going appreciation: local top games/design/fashion label King of Games has just revealed its first Pole design (following two more by Super Channel), a varsity ring-T featuring the moose-outfitted Poacher, and comes packed in its own special canvas bag — reminiscent, KoG says, of the ones school gym uniforms would come in. [via TinyCartridge]
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OUT OF EDEN: KING OF GAMES’ NEW PIXELJUNK T-SHIRTS
Unstoppable Japanese game fashion outlet King of Games has teamed up with Q-games to officially release this pair of T-shirts for the latter’s PixelJunk series of PlayStation Network games.
Above, the PixelJunk Eden: Encore version marked with the game’s various garden portals, and below, the simple series logo itself. Both are apparently quite limited, but Q-games head Dylan Cuthbert gives a glimmer of hope that they might make their way out of Japan at some point in the future.
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LOOK A LITTLE BIT LIKE LITTLE MAC
Every day a new King of Games design is unleashed feels a bit like Xmas — their latest is this just released Punch-Out!! hoodie set (perhaps in celebration of the forthcoming Wii remake), with matching fingerless gloves to boot.
I have to admit, the new design doesn’t quite do it for me as much as older classics like the lush gradient of the Fantastic Adventure hoodie (that may be just because the site won’t let me zoom in far enough to read the text), but it does have the benefit of actually being in-stock and available worldwide (a more recent development) — just be prepared to spend most of your Mike Tys^H^H^H^H^H^H^H Mr. Dream title bout winnings to get it.
The King of Games [via Kotaku]
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