By Eric Chetkauskas / February 8th, 2015
Time. As time flows onward, things in this life change. People come and go. Priorities shift. And sometimes, in all this turbulence, the little things are ignored, cast aside in favor of more serious, or urgent matters, until they are completely forgotten about, lost forever in the tragic sea of what once was. That is, until one day, a brave young lad stands up, draws his sword and strikes down the evil—okay, I’ll stop that.
But seriously, after a long hiatus, the Retro Wrap-Up has returned. Can you believe it’s been eight months—just after E3—since we’ve done one of these? In commemoration of the return of this feature, this week we celebrate game franchises that are enduring a long hiatus, leaving their fans waiting with bated breath for the next installment. With this in mind, the all-new oprainfall Retro Commercial Research Team—in other words, me—will be bringing you a look at some games series that haven’t had a new addition in quite some time. Funny how a few of them ended up being Rare titles. Here’s hoping that somewhere down the line, we’ll see these series make a triumphant return as well.
Just be aware, this first one is kind of NSFW.
Here’s a rundown of what’s been happening this past week.
- BETA ACCESS IMPRESSIONS: StarCrawlers | Josh Speer
- EARLY ACCESS IMPRESSIONS: BOID | Matt Welwood
- IMPRESSIONS: Robot Roller-Derby Disco Dodgeball | Phil Schipper
- PAX South 2015 Cosplay Gallery | Karli Winata
- Total Control Podcast Episode 20
We’ve had a bunch of new information about Xenoblade Chronicles X this week thanks to a live-streamed presentation, which you can watch here if you missed it (or just want to see it again).
- Xenoblade Chronicles X: Some Gorgeous Artwork
- Monolith Soft Tweet New Details On Xenoblade X, Plus New Character Bio Update
- Xenoblade Chronicles X Some Online Info and More
- Xenoblade X Livestream Footage Uploaded
There were other things going on as well.
- Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Coming April 10
- Last Batch of Rewards on Club Nintendo Released
- New Persona 5 Trailer Released
- Nintendo Creators Program Excludes Smash Bros. and Bayo 2
- New Footage of Metroid Prime Trilogy on Wii U
- Rumor: Gold & Silver Mario Amiibos Incoming?
- Splatoon: New Details Emerge from Famitsu
- Bandai Namco Trademarks Lost Song and Other Titles for the West
- Platinum Games Releases Bayonetta 8-Bit Browser Game
- RUMOR: Square Enix Trademarks Holey Heroes, Possible Dragon Quest VII 3DS Localization?
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