Retro Wrap-Up: TGS Edition

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

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Okay, so some of the higher ups wanted the Operation Rainfall Retro Commercial Research Team (in other words, me) to do a wrap-up for the Tokyo Game Show in this week’s Retro Wrap-Up. So I went onto YouTube to find something even remotely close to being retro. The best I could find was this fake-retro commercial for the Tokyo Game Show.

Here are some of the highlights from this past week.

Trailers, trailers, trailers! We got all kinds of trailers! We got trailers for Puppeteer, Dynsaty Warriors 7: Empires, Phantasy Star Online 2 Professor Layton, Ace Attorney 5, Atelier Totori, Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage 2, Fantasy Life, La-Mulana, Final Fantasy XIV, God Eater 2, Project X Zone, pick-up trucks, RVs, tractors, boats, jetplanes, and even for your tricycle!

We learned that the 3DSXL gets its own version of the “boat” (a second slider-stick add-on), PSVita will be released in new colors blue and red, and Sony revealed the PS3 ‘Super Slim,’ and also stated it will support its current console until 2015.

Will Whitehurst reviews Infinite Space for the DS in this week’s Games of the Past review.

Clinton Nix reviews Jet Set Radio HD for the PS3, which is also available for Xbox 360, PC, iOS and Android, while Jared Cyhowski reviews Mark of the Ninja for the Xbox 360.

Killer Instinct got its trademark renewed. Whether this means we’re getting a new installment in the franchise or not remains to be seen.

We get some new details on Animal Crossing: Jump Out.

James Best tells us why he loves Pokemon Blue in his Operation Rainfall Origins piece.

We take a look at two fan movements this week; Operation Zero for the Fatal Frame series and Project Crystallis for Final Fantasy Type-0 and Versus XIII.

Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories are getting an HD makeover.

Team Ninja and Keiji Inafune reveal Yaiba, a Ninja Gaiden spin-off with zombies. Can’t go wrong with that, right?

Finally, we ask ourselves if we’re ready for a new console generation. We also ask you, the readers, what you think.

About Kyle Emch

Kyle has been studying music at college for about three years now. He's played the piano since he was 6 years old and has been recently been learning how to write music. He has followed the Operation Rainfall movement on Facebook since it started and was happy to volunteer for the website. Just don't mention Earthbound or the Mother franchise around him.