By Kyle Emch / February 3rd, 2013
Fire Emblem: Awakening is almost upon us. In less than 24 more hours, the game will be available at GameStop stores and on the Nintendo eShop. Hell, Nintendo of America even went out of their way to promote the game with an English commercial. This is the first time they’ve done this in a while. In fact, the Operation Rainfall Retro Commercial Research Team (in other words, me) could only find one other Fire Emblem commercial in English for this week’s Retro Wrap-Up. So for this week, enjoy the very first (and previously only) English Fire Emblem commercial.
Here are the highlights from last week.
Cerulean Noreleth reviews Symphony of the Origin for Android/iOS, Jonathan Higgins reviews Ikachan for the eShop, Brad Williams reviews Strike Suit Zero for the PC, and Phil Schipper reviews Destinia for Android/iOS in this week’s Games of the Past review.
After Nintendo proclaimed that they won’t cut the price of the Wii U in the foreseeable future, Costco decided to throw a monkey wrench in the system.
Nintendo announced that it will throw more support towards localizing 3rd party 3DS titles from Japan. Hopefully, this includes titles like Bravely Default and Fantasy Life.
Episode 7 of The Downpour Podcast was released this week, which is LOADED with spoilers for Xenoblade Chronicles. If you don’t want to be spoiled, turned back now.
Rockman Xover might not come to international markets thanks to a very vocal backlash to the game. Never thought that’d ever happen.
Finally, people started claiming that Nintendo ‘un-announced’ Monolith Soft’s new game for international release after reading a bit too much into a Nintendo’s Financial Results Briefng for 2012. Our own Jonathan Higgins tells everyone to take a chill pill.
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