By Kyle Emch / October 13th, 2013
This week’s Retro Wrap-Up is a little different. You see, the Operation Rainfall Retro Commercial Research Team (in other words, me) had this written up on Friday, the day before Pokemon X and Pokemon Y were released. There’s no way I’d be able to get through the new games AND be able to make a Retro Wrap-Up at the same time. On the subject of Pokemon, it’s time to show you some commercials from Generation III. A generation of Pokemon games that has been somewhat maligned for various reasons. But I’m not gonna get into that mess. That’s an opinion article for another time. For now, here are the various commercials for the Pokemon games on the Game Boy Advance from this awkward generation.
And, since I couldn’t find an English version of good quality, here’s the Japanese commercial for Pokemon Emerald.
Here are the highlights of this past week.
New info has been revealed for The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, including Eiji Aonuma saying that there may be answers related to Majora’s Mask at the end of the game.
I review Pokemon Rumble U for the Wii U, Jonathan Higgins reviews Devil Survivor 2: The Animation and Will Whitehurst reviews The Wonderful 101 for the Wii U. Angela Hinck provided this week’s Retro Review with Fatal Frame. In addition, Jeff Neuenschwander gives us his first impressions of Rune Factory 4.
In addition, Square Enix decides to launch a crowdfunding platform called Collective. This doesn’t sound completely cynical in any way whatsoever.
Square Enix has also revealed that Drakengard 3 will be getting an international release.
Justin Graham takes a look at Wicked City in this week’s Anime of the Past review.
Guy Rainey takes a look at the Citizens of Earth KickStarter in this week’s Crowdfunding Spotlight. In other crowdfunding news, Hyper Light Drifter has been confirmed for the Wii U. Also, Cosmic Star Heroine has reached its funding goal with plenty of time left.
Josh Speer takes a look at Dementium II protagonist William Redmoor in this week’s Building Character.
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