Nintendo Direct | Retro Wrap-Up

This past week, there was a Nintendo Direct that gave us a glimpse into what’s coming up for Nintendo; DLC for Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart 8, Yoshi’s Woolly World, Mario Maker, Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem and more were all presented in a spectacle that left us in awe. It also gave us another opportunity to go hunting for elusive amiibo; but that’s a rant for a different day.

As Nintendo prepares for its future, the oprainfall Retro Commercial Research Team — in other words, me — will present you with a look back at TV moments from the company’s past.

April Fool’s Day was also this week, and, like most sites, we had our share of fun with it.

Here’s a rundown of everything else going on this past week.




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Eric Chetkauskas
Eric has been playing video games for longer than he can remember. His interests skew toward retro games with an emphasis on Japanese RPGs like Chrono Trigger and the Dragon Quest series.