Retro Wrap-Up: Metroid Edition

Sunday, January 26th, 2014

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Metroid has become somewhat of a hot button issue in the past couple of years, largely thanks to the latest entry’s…erm, polarizing nature. But let’s not focus on that. Instead, why don’t we focus on the first few games. Games that, I think we can all agree, are really good. And so, the Operation Rainfall Retro Commercial Research Team (in other words, me) will take a look at these games in this week’s Retro Wrap-Up.

Here are the highlights from this past week.

Monster Hunter 4G was announced for the 3DS. Literally hours later, Capcom revealed that the game would be coming to the West as Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate.

Brad Williams reviews Broken Sword 5 – The Serpent’s Curse: Episode 1, Jeff Neuenschwander reviews Rune Factory 4 for the 3DS, and Josh Speer reviews Chibi-Robo!: Photo Finder for the 3DS eShop and Mischief Makers for the Nintendo 64 in this week’s Retro Review.

Some new screenshots from the alpha build of Mighty No. 9 have surfaced.

Renegade Kid has officially revealed Moon Chronicles, a 3DS episodic remake and expansion of the original Moon on the Nintendo DS.

Game Jouhou, the creator of the SaGa series of games, said he would like to make a new game within the next two years.

Jonathan Higgins talks about his experience with the Devil Survivor series of Shin Megami Tensei games in this installment of MOSAIC.

Charlotte Buckingham’s Xenoblade Novelisation continues with Promises as the gang makes their way to Colony 6.

Tales of Phantasia has been released on iOS and Android in North America.

Josh Speer talks about Alexandria Roivas from Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem in this week’s installment of Building Character.

Sengan Kagura Burst got a pre-order bonus for Europe.

We take a look at Starbound developer/publisher Chucklefish Games in this week’s Publisher Spotlight.

Capcom announced a collection of the first three Ace Attorney games will be coming to the 3DS in Japan.

Josh Speer recaps the past week of Smash Bros. screenshots in this week’s Smashing Saturdays, as well as featuring Marina Liteyears from Mischief Makers in this installment of Most Wanted Brawler.

Idea Factory explains why they had to censor some parts of Monster Monpiece.

The latest edition of Pricefall is now available. Check it out to see what sales are going on.

Finally, we held our oprainfall Awards for 2013 this week. Find out which game got our pick for Game of the Year as well as which game got your pick for Game of the Year.

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.