Retro Wrap-Up: Legend of Zelda Edition

Sunday, January 13th, 2013

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Forgive me father, for I have sinned. I’ve purchased various Zelda games over the past few years. Twilight Princess, Wind Waker, Spirit Tracks, Skyward Sword, Minish Cap, Link to the Past, and Link’s Awakening. I haven’t finished a single Zelda game. I know, I’m a horrible person for this, but I hope to make up for it. That’s why the Operation Rainfall Retro Commercial Research Team (in other words, me) found some old Zelda commercials for your viewing pleasure in this week’s Retro Wrap-Up.

…okay, let’s get this out of our systems already.

Here are the highlights of the past week.

Justin Graham talks about Serial Experiments Lain in this week’s Anime of the Past.

Code of Princess is going to be an eShop exclusive in the PAL territories, similar to what XSEED did with Unchained Blades.

More details about the North American launch for Fire Emblem: Awakening have surfaced.

Speaking of which, the special Fire Emblem 3DS bundle that Japan got will be making its way to North America this month.

We recorded another episode of the Downpour Podcast for your listening pleasure.

A Nintendo of America representative states that Nintendo is working on a solution to allow Virtual Console games to be playable on the Gamepad. Note that he said nothing about it being straightforward.

Jeff Neuenschwander reviews Crimson Shroud for the 3DS and Jonathan Higgins reviews Unchained Blades for the 3DS.

Animal Crossing: New Leaf gets a release date for South Korea that comes before North America and Europe.

Konami takes to Twitter to ensure its fans that “we are listening”.

Steve Baltimore talks about Xenogears in his OpRainfall Origins piece.

Mega Man 9 and 10 are available for free on PlayStation Plus this month.

Finally, Nintendo announced that a brand new generation of Pokemon games for the 3DS will be released worldwide this October. Get excite!

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.




  • Ah, Zelda.  My favorite video game franchise ever.  Also, I love that Japanese A Link to the Past commercial.  It’s so catchy even if I don’t know a word of Japanese.