Retro Wrap-Up: Resident Evil Edition

Sunday, October 21st, 2012

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Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year. You get to wear fun costumes, you can watch slasher films and other “horror” movies, and you get an excuse to eat lots of candy. If you’re an adult, just say that you’re getting some for trick-or-treaters. But it’s also the time of year to celebrate great survival horror video games.

Now, I’m not really a fan of survival horror games myself, but I can understand the appeal. It’s a shame that big publishers seem to have forgotten that appeal, considering every mainstream horror game these days are sort of lacking in the horror department. That’s why for this week and next week’s Retro Wrap-Up articles, the Operation Rainfall Retro Research Team (in other words, me) will be celebrating a few of the big-name horror franchises when they were at their peak the only way I know; by showing you old commercials for them.

This week, it’s Resident Evil.


And now, here are the highlights from this week.

David Rawlings shares his experience with Streets of Rage in his Operation Rainfall Origins piece.

Anarchy Reigns finally gets a western release date! Get excite!

E3 2013 has been announced for June 11-13 of next year. We’ll be better prepared for it next year, for sure.

Hideo Baba says he has no plans for making any Tales games for the Wii U right now. Hopefully, he might change his mind in the next couple years or so.

Crystal Baltimore reviews Dokuro for the PS Vita, I review Pokemon White 2 for the DS, and Devin Kotani reviews Final Fantasy Anniversary Edition for the PSP in his Games of the Past review.

The creator of the Wing Commander series, Chris Roberts, started a crowdfunding campaign for a new game, Star Citizen, on his own website. And then he started a KickStarter for a portion of his goal.

SEGA announced the MODEL2 collection, a series of Sega Saturn games they’ll be re-releasing for PSN and XBLA.

In addition to that, is running a deal for over 40 Genesis titles for $10 total. The bundle ends on the 24th though, so if you want them, you better act fast.

Scribblenauts Unlimited for the Wii U have been confirmed to feature characters from Mario and Zelda. Sadly, we don’t get them for the 3DS version.

Boot Hill Heroes was delayed to an early 2013 release.

Finally, Sony announced a two-week beta for PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale for PlayStation Plus members that ends on the 30th.

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.