Retro Wrap-Up: Mega Man Network Transmission Edition

Monday, June 24th, 2013

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So, how about that Smash Bros. trailer? Even though he’s not in his own game, Mega Man is back in a Nintendo-exclusive console game. This is something that hasn’t happened since the Gamecube days. Yep. Remember a few weeks ago when I said that Capcom made two other exclusive titles for the Gamecube outside of the original Capcom Five? Well, the Operation Rainfall Retro Commercial Research Team (in other words, me) is going to show you Game #2 in this week’s Retro Wrap-Up.

Mega Man Network Transmission was part of the Battle Network series of Mega Man games, and was part of Mega Man’s 15th anniversary. Unlike the main Battle Network games, which was a series of RPGs with fast-paced battles on a grid, this game stays much closer to the original sidescrolling Mega Man platforming gameplay. It did get some promotion outside of Japan in the form of…um…I’m not quite sure how to describe this.

Here are the highlights of this past week.

We took a bunch of photos and videos during E3 last week, including a video interview with Precursor Games about Shadow of the Eternals.

Yoshinori Kitase, one of the producers of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, stated in an interview that some elements of the game will be similar to Dark Souls. Oh dears.

Microsoft reverses nearly all of the Xbox One’s anti-consumer policies! Jeff Neuenschwander takes the opportunity to thank Sony for Microsoft changing the Xbox One for the better.

Shigeru Miyamoto reminds us that we’re not going to see a sequel to F-Zero for a very long time.

Brad Williams reviews Dust: An Elysian Tail for the PC, Jonathan Higgins reviews Mutant Mudds Deluxe, Rose Weitz reviews Remember Me, and Brad Williams reviews Guardian Heroes in this week’s Games of the Past review.

Some new details about Kingdom Hearts III have been revealed. Get excite!

Steve Baltimore talks about Sakura Kinomoto from Cardcaptor Sakura in this installment of Building Character.

Masahiro Sakurai talks about how picking characters for the next Smash Bros. game can be incredibly stressful.

Justin Graham takes a look at Perfect Blue in this week’s Anime of the Past review.

While many third-party publishers are hesitant to bring their games to the Wii U, Warner Bros. is still showing confidence in the system.

Speaking of the Wii U, some new stretch goals were revealed for A Hat in Time. Also, the possibility of a Wii U port was discussed.

I take a look at Soul Saga in this week’s Crowdfunding Spotlight.

Finally, we have the donation cases we promised you! Finally!

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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.