Not-Quite-Retro Wrap Up: PAX East 2014 Edition

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

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Treasurenauts - Not-Quite-Retro Wrap-Up: PAX East Edition | oprainfall

PAX East 2014 may be winding down today, but we still have plenty of coverage left in us. Our team of Jonathan, Jared, and Eric still have interviews to transcribe, hands-on experiences to write up, and sleep they need to find at some point—and that’s not including their plans for today. So, in honor of Penny Arcade Expo East 2014’s last day, the oprainfall Substitute Retro Commercial Research Team—in other words, me—has decided to show off the trailers for some of the games we’ve talked about so far in this week’s Not-Quite-Retro Wrap-Up. (Links to the articles will also be given.)

We start off the wrap-up the same way we started our hands-on recap: with Pixel’s Kero Blaster.

Next, we have one of our most anticipated games of the year: Shovel Knight from Yacht Club Games.

(Disclaimer: Didn’t actually come out March 31st.)

Next is the shooter that brings back memories of Star Fox…but includes a sword to block bullets: Astebreed from Edelweiss and Playism.

Next is Ubisoft’s rather colorful RPG, set for release later this month: Child of Light.

Finally, it’s the latest 3DS game from the crew at Renegade Kid: Treasurenauts.

Be sure to stick with us for more PAX East coverage, including hands-on impressions of Ackk Studios’ Y2K, upcoming interviews with Pixel and Jools Watsham, and the daily podcasts from PAX East (Day 1, Day 2).

Reviews

Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition | Steve Baltimore
David & Luna’s Wandering Stars | Guy Rainey
Pokémon Battle Trozei | Angela Hinck
Final Fantasy X HD | Nathan Stiles

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This Week’s Biggest News

Super Smash Bros. Direct Recap: Coming Summer and Winter 2014
New and Returning Characters Announced for Super Smash Bros.
Club Nintendo Rewards Revealed for April
Tales of the World: Reve Unitia Teaser Site Opens
KOEI Surveys Ask What Kind of Future Games You Would Like
Renegade Kid Shows Off Early Gameplay of Cult County
Atlus Elects Citizens of Earth to Its Line-Up
NES Remix 2 Fights for Glory with Championship Mode
Next-Generation Visual Novel NERO Coming to Wii U
Hyperdimension Neptunia U and Victory II Details Revealed
Tomodachi Life Confirmed for Western June Release

Remember, this isn’t the only take on the past week. Check out Chris Stollings’ take with Operation Recap every week on our YouTube channel.

Jonathan will be back with next week’s Wrap-Up. If you have any awesome ideas for the retro commercials we should try to find next time, email Jonathan at jhiggins@oprainfall.com or send him a tweet. Of course, you can always let us know in the comments below!

About Jeff Neuenschwander

Jeff has been a supporter of the website and campaign since the beginning. Joining in for E3 2012, he worked his way up the ranks quickly, making it to the Editing Manager post at the beginning of 2013. Jeff has a wide variety of tastes when it comes to gaming and pretty much likes anything that is quirky, although his favorite genres are Action, Platforming, and RPG. Outside of gaming, Jeff is a musician, being trained as a trombonist for Jazz and Classical music, and holds a degree in Sound Recording.