I’ve been watching Sword Art Online lately. So far, I think it’s like .hack//SIGN, except not nearly as obtuse or stupid (bring it on, fanboys). But then I’m reminded of the .hack games, which I kind of do want to go back and play. I’ve only played a little bit of it before I decided to trade it in, for some reason. But, I digress. The Operation Rainfall Retro Commercial Research Team (in other words, me) has decided to show you the English commercial for .hack//Infection in this week’s Retro Wrap-Up.
Here are the highlights of this past week.
In addition, Square-Enix announced that you can get Cloud Strife’s outfit and sword as a pre-order bonus for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, taking the lead character’s development to her logical conclusion.
Takashi Iizuka, the head of Sonic Team, stated in an interview that Super Mario Galaxy was an inspiration for some of the levels in Sonic Lost World. As if that wasn’t already obvious.
Atlus’ parent company recently registered a domain related to Persona 5. Hopefully, this will lead to an announcement regarding that game.
Atlus also dropped the price of Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers to $29.99 on the eShop this week for those who haven’t purchased it yet. The sale will last until July 14th, so take advantage of this deal while you can.
On the subject of Atlus, the Downpour Podcast crew talk about the company, along with having discussions about the Final Fantasy series, Tails Adventure, music in both video games and anime, and much more in this week’s episode of The Downpour Podcast.