Retro Wrap-Up: Golden Sun Edition

Sunday, February 10th, 2013

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By now, I’m assuming most of who reading this already have your copy of Fire Emblem: Awakening. So thanks for taking time out of your busy grinding schedule (if you’re playing it on Casual Mode) to check out this week’s Retro Wrap-Up. This week, the Operation Rainfall Retro Commercial Research Team (in other words, me) shall present to you commercials of another Nintendo franchise with a cult following: Golden Sun.

Here are the highlights of this past week.

Jonathan Higgins talks about the concept of the Time Traveler in video games in this week’s installment of MOSAIC.

There’s going to be a new OUYA console released every year, similar to Apple’s products.

Capcom states that the Resident Evil franchise will soon return to its horror roots.

Jared Cyhowski decides to go against popular opinion regarding the acclaimed anime Sword Art Online.

Rumors are going around that Final Fantasy Versus XIII will be developed for next-gen systems.

Steve Baltimore reviews Let’s Fish! Hooked On for the Vita as well as Chronicles of the Dark Lord: Episode 1 Tides of Fate for the PCJames Best reviews Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance for the Gamecube and I review Barkley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden for PC and Mac OSX in this week’s Game of the Past review.

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker may be coming to the PlayStation Vita.

Ceruleath Noreleth discusses how recent comments regarding the Wii U aren’t a recent phenomenon.

Charlotte Buckingham shows us the Fire Emblem franchise’s history before its first Western release.

Mistwalker shows off some old sketches for The Last Story.

David Rawlings listed several games that had severely delayed European releases in this week’s Scattered Showers.

Jeff Neuenschwander takes a look at the Audojo iPad case, Freedom Planet, and more in this week’s Crowdfunding Spotlight.

Capcom had to lower its sales forecast for DmC: Devil May Cry.

Justin Graham talks about the portrayal of women in video games today.

In addition, Justin takes a look at Tenchi Muyo: Love in this week’s Anime of the Past.

Obsidian, the guys behind Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, want to take another shot at the Star Wars franchise.

Steven Boaz discusses why he thinks the Wii U’s Gamepad controller is the best controller ever made.

Capcom is holding a survey for fans to share their favorite Street Fighter character.

Jeff Neuenschwander muses about XSEED’s recent announcement regarding its localization of Rune Factory 4 instead of Natsume, who typically brings Harvest Moon installments stateside.

Finally, Rayman Legends has been delayed for a September launch as a multi-platform game. The developers speak out over this controversy.

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.




  • My copy should be here on Tuesday. Checked out walmart.com and they were still taking preorders even on Feb.2nd. Now its sold out online.

  • budah

    STILL some of my favorite games!

  • “Jared Cyhowski decides to go against popular opinion regarding the acclaimed anime Sword Art Online.”

    You must not be aware of the popular opinion regarding SAO. People are well aware that it’s not very good; it’s just fun to watch. Like a trashy soap opera or a wish fulfillment fantasy.

  • That first commercial was pretty awesome. Why can’t they make commercials like that nowadays?

  • Vinicius

    The golden sun games were amazing, but I never really liked them. But the first commmercial is the best commercial ever.

  • I love Golden Sun. I hope Camelot makes Book IV soon. It will probably be on the 3DS, knowing Camelot.