Foreign Wrap-Up: Megami Tensei Edition

Sunday, April 28th, 2013

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Shin Megami Tensei IV is coming to North America this July, as was revealed in last week’s Nintendo Direct. This is the first numbered Shin Megami Tensei game since Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne, and that came out way back in 2004 (2003 in Japan). So, the Operation Rainfall Retro Commercial Research Team (in other words, me), will take a look at some older commercials from the Megami Tensei games, including its spin-offs, in this week’s Foreign Wrap-Up.

Here are the highlights of this past week.

The Wii U Virtual Console and system update is now live.

Jonathan Higgins, Jared, Steve Baltimore and Randy Thompson talk about Pandora’s Tower, Soul Hackers, and the various news that came out of last week’s Nintendo Direct in this week’s episode of the Downpour Podcast.

The box art for Time and Eternity has been revealed.

Justin Graham reviews Slayer: The Motion Picture in this week’s Anime of the Past.

Bethesda announces a Legendary Edition for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

Jeff Neuenschwander reviews Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon for the 3DS, Will Whitehurst reviews Sentimental Graffiti for the PSN and Archaic Sealed Heart for the DS in this week’s Import Review, Steve Baltimore reviews Dragon Fantasy Book I for the PS3/Vita, Jonathan Higgins reviews Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity for the 3DS and Josh Speer reviews Lost in Shadow in this week’s Games of the Past review.

We take a look at GungHo Online Entertainment America in this installment of Publisher Spotlight.

Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem and “X” will be coming to North America. You can calm down now.

Josh Speer explains why he thinks Mega Man 4 is the best Mega Man game in the franchise.

Since Earthbound is coming to the Virtual Console, Clyde Mandelin offered her fan-translation of Mother 3 to Nintendo, free of charge.

Howl’s Moving Castle and My Neighbor Totoro are now available on Blu-ray for the first time.

Crystal Baltimore talks about how Raven from Tales of Vesperia is a true hero in this week’s Building Character.

Finally, Satoru Iwata stated that his company Nintendo would not be holding a press conference at E3 this year.

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.