Foreign Wrap-Up: Clock Tower Edition

Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

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Halloween may be over, but there’s still time for one more horror-themed Wrap-Up. One series of horror games you might not know about is Clock Tower. It was a series of point-and-click adventure games for the PlayStation 1 and 2 featuring a serial killer named The Scissorman. Unfortunately, the Operation Rainfall Retro Commercial Research Team (in other words, me) couldn’t find any English commercials of the game, so the Japanese ones were used instead. Enjoy these odd ads for this horror series in this week’s Foreign Wrap-Up.

Here are the highlights from this past week.

Steve Baltimore reviews Lone Survivor: The Director’s Cut and Eric Chetkauskas reviewed Dragon Warrior III in this week’s Retro Review. In addition, Charlotte Buckingham previews Leviathan: The Last Day of the Decade and Phil Schipper reviewed the book Up Up Down Down Left WRITE. We also have two different reviews for Pokemon X and Pokemon Y. Crystal Baltimore gives us her view on the game as a complete newcomer, while Josh Speer brings his veteran experience to the game.

Reggie Fils-Amie takes to Twitter to talk about Dragon Quest.

Two potential Pokemon spin-offs were revealed. The first is a sequel to the puzzle game Pokemon Trozei! (or Pokemon Link! for Europeans). The second is a detective game that features Pikachu as your partner.

Justin Graham reviews Phantom Quest Corp. in this week’s Anime of the Past review.

The long-running One Piece anime will be broadcasting new episodes on Crunchyroll. The Simulcast began on Saturday.

Charlotte Buckingham continues her Xenoblade Novelization with Shulk and Reyn arriving at The Bionis’ Leg as they meet Juju and Sharla, survivors from an attack on Colony 6.

Nicalis wants to know if you’d be interested in a retail copy of the 3DS eShop version of Cave Story.

NIS America announced that they will be bringing Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl to Europe. They will also be bringing Ys: Memories of Celceta to Europe as well.

Sayonara Umihara Kawase will be getting a North American eShop release courtesy of Natsume. The game will be known in the North American market as Yumi’s Odd Odyssey.

Josh Speer recaps the past week of pictures from the upcoming Smash Bros games in our first installment of Smashing Saturdays.

David Rawlings talks to some of the staff members about their most memorable jump scares.

Finally, we list our Top 15 horror-themed anime shows. The perfect shows to watch on Halloween night.

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.