Foreign Wrap-Up: Mega Man Edition

Monday, September 9th, 2013

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So, in case you missed it last weekend, Keiji Inafune announced at PAX that he is doing a KickStarter project for a new game he wants to make. As it turns out, that game is a spiritual successor to the beloved Mega Man series called Mighty No. 9. You can check out Jonathan Higgins’ Crowdfunding Spotlight about the game to learn more about it. In honor of this, the Operation Rainfall Retro Commercial Research Team (in other words, me) shall present to you a look back at some of the Blue Bomber’s glory days in this week’s Foreign Wrap-Up.

I’m cheating a little bit with this last one because it’s the only good non-Japanese Mega Man commercial I could find.

Here are the highlights from this past week.


More coverage from PAX 2013! We gave our impressions of Dying Light, Tiny Brains, Pixeljunk Inc., Teslagrad, Rain, Beyond: Two Souls, Electronic Super Joy, Hot Tin Roof, Tengami, Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse, Legend of Dungeon, Bayonetta 2Hello Hero and The Wolves Among Us.

We were also fortunate enough to get an interview with TellTale, the developers of The Wolves Among Us, Osiris Studios, Carbon Games and Breadbrothers Games, as well as attend Inafune’s special PAX Panel. We even got some great cosplay pictures.

XSEED has officially announced a localization for Trails in the Sky SC for next year, as well as a PC port of the game due out before the end of 2013.

Steve Baltimore reviews Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F, Tyler Lubben reviewed Race the Sun and Phil Schipper reviews Tales of Phantasia for the GBA in this week’s Games of the Past review.

It’s official. Bravely Default: For the Sequel, the revamped version of Bravely Default: Flying Fairy, is the version that will be released internationally.

Phil Schipper and friends continue their journey through Sylvarant in this week’s Stream Recap.

Square Enix acquired a trademark for Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call. Is this a sequel to Theathrhythm or another remake?

Andy Na covers Shantae: Half-Genie Hero and Jonathan Higgins talks about GENERAL CHAOS II: Sons of Chaos in this week’s installments of Crowdfunding Spotlight.

Nintendo dropped a few juicy news nuggets about Pokemon X/Y, including a storage app called Pokemon Bank and new Mega Evolutions for some old, beloved favorites.

Jonathan Higgins takes a look at Neon Genesis Evangelion in this week’s Anime of the Past review.

Finally, the Downpour Podcast crew talk about all the news that were announced last week in this week’s episode of The Downpour Podcast.

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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.