Foreign Wrap-Up: Custom Robo

Sunday, September 1st, 2013

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Last week, the Operation Rainfall Retro Commercial Research Team (in other words, me) showed you Nintendo of America’s effort—or lack thereof—to promote Custom Robo internationally. This week, we’re going to take a look at how the game was promoted in its home country. As you can see, Nintendo of Japan put a bit more effort into their advertisement than its North American counterpart. Here are commercials for the various games that were shown in Japan for this week’s Foreign Wrap-Up.

Here are the highlights of this past week.

We’re at PAX Prime this year! You can check out some of our impressions on games like Rayman Legends, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies, Forced, Dragon Fin Soup and Major Magnet Arcade.

Namco Bandai announces a new entry in the Tales series called Tales of Link, which will be released on iOS and Android. Oh dears.

Capcom has revealed the North American and European eShop prices for Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies.

In lieu of doing a usual Staff Picks, we decided to ask you what your favorite Wii games were.

Hayao Miyazaki’s latest film The Wind Rises will be distributed internationally by Disney. BREAKING NEWS: It was announced recently that this will be Hayao Miyazaki’s last film.

We’re holding a Number One Fan contest as part of our first Vote-to-Localize poll. Check out the details here!

An expansion to Bravely Default has been announced for Japan called Bravely Default: For the Sequel. We’re unsure if this is the version we will be getting later this year/next year.

Gaijinstudios asks if you would show your support for a possible Class of Heroes 3.

Nintendo reveals a new model of the Nintendo 3DS called the Nintendo 2DS. In addition, Nintendo announced a price cut for the Wii U and an official Wind Waker HD bundle.

Level-5 announces a new Professor Layton game. It’s a mobile game (Oh dears). Well, mobile and 3DS.

The Downpour Podcast crew talk crammed this week’s episode of The Downpour Podcast full of stuff, including Gamescom impressions, Game Freak news, and stuff about Xenoblade Chronicles.

“Dr. Crystal Baltimore” gives console fanboys a prescription for Calm Yourself Down. Be sure to take it with your dinner every night.

Phil Schipper reviews Mario & Luigi: Dream Team for the Nintendo 3DS and Crystal Baltimore reviews MacGuffin’s Curse for PC, Mac and iOS.

Justin Graham looks at Iria: Zeiram the Animation in this week’s Anime of the Past.

Justin also takes a look at The Last Story protagonist Zael in this week’s Building Character.

Finally, Masahiro Sakurai tweeted a picture of a life-sized Monado prop from Press Start 2013. Does this mean that something related to Xenoblade Chronicles will show up in the next Smash Bros. game?

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.




  • Roberto Ruiz Contreras

    That last commercial for the Gamecube game was just amazing, and I just got the Gamecube game for 2 dollars