Foreign Wrap-Up: Chibi-Robo! Edition

Sunday, January 12th, 2014

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This past week saw the release of Chibi-Robo!: Photo Finder for the 3DS, a game that I’ve been interested in for a while despite never having played any of the previous Chibi-Robo! games. I didn’t even know about the Chibi-Robo! series until a few years ago. Once again, Nintendo of America didn’t feel like doing its job and try to convince us to try these games. So, once again, the Operation Rainfall Retro Commercial Research Team (in other words, me) is left with the Japanese commercials. Here is how Nintendo of Japan advertized this franchise in this week’s Foreign Wrap-Up.

Here are the highlights from this past week.

Jeff Neuenschwander reviews Animal Crossing: New Leaf for the 3DS,  Charlotte Buckingham reviews Bravely Default: Where the Fairy Flies for the 3DS, Steve Baltimore reviews Sorcery Saga: Curse of the Great Curry God for the PlayStation Vita and Phil Schipper reviews Chasing Aurora for the Wii U.

Some new story details and screenshots for the upcoming Tales of Zestiria have been revealed.

Tyler Lubbin talks about Frog from Chrono Trigger in this week’s Building Character.

Tomb Raider is getting a next-gen Definitive Edition, but you won’t get any special upgrade discount if you already own the previous version. Whoops.

Amazon has cut the price of The Wonderful 101 in half! If you haven’t purchased this wonderful game yet, now is a really good time to do so.

Charlotte Buckingham gives us Chapter 17 in her Xenoblade Novelisation, where Shulk, Reyn and Sharla come face to face with a new faced Mechon.

Platinum Games has clarified that what people thought was always-on DRM in the PC version of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance was nothing more than a bug. You can rest easy now.

Capcom has teased a new character silhouette for its upcoming mobile game Go! Go! Sound Rangers! that looks an awful lot like Aero from the canceled Mega Man Legends 3.

Finally, Josh Speer recaps this past week of Super Smash Bros. pictures in this week’s Smashing Saturdays, featuring a breakdown of how Ridley could work as a potential new fighter in this week’s Most Wanted Brawler segment.

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.

  • James Best

    I played the demo for Photo Finder and was largely unimpressed. Is this just an example of a great game having a terrible demo, or is it really that boring?

    • Mr. Saturn

      I own the actual game. I think it is very fun, so far. But it would have been nice to give chibi a full fledged adventure. The 3DS one is basically a bunch of minigames, an AR scavenger hunt, and a few areas to explore. I haven’t gotten that far into the game, so I don’t know if you get to explore more etc. The characters and their dialogue are decently filled. It is a pretty good game for 10$.