60 posts tagged commercial
Hold up, the Pikachu 3DS XL is in this U.S. Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity commercial
A hint that the limited edition system will make an appearance in the States, or Nintendo of America trolling dudes?
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Amazing Game Boy commercial from Hong Kong
Starring Mario, Raphael, and some kind of pink ninja. There’s also a Master System commercial!
Fire Emblem: Awakening’s TV commercial (spoilers)
I’m pretty shocked this exists! It seems like just a few months ago we had no idea if Nintendo of America cared to release this at all, and now it’s getting genuine marketing. Of course, it all focuses on fighting and stuff, not the real work of opening your heart to Sully.
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Haruka Ayase being a goofball with New Super Mario Bros. 2, finding a variety of ways to die in this latest Japanese commercial. How long will it be before she becomes Japan’s Zooey Deschanel, the quirky, sorta nerdy actress that everyone will eventually start hating on for being quirky, nerdy, and manic pixie girl-ish. I dunno, is Japan a nation full of haters like ours is? How did I end up in this tangent about Zooey Deschanel…
Uh, back to New Super Mario Bros. 2, our own JC Fletcher has posted a review for the game, providing some real talk and honest criticisms. Please don’t hate on him for having an unpopular opinion, for having the courage to point out that the game doesn’t bring much innovation to the table. And don’t hate on JC for his whimsical personality or his eccentric idiosyncrasies, or, whatever, for dancing in the rain when the mood strikes him.
Too many guys think he’s a concept, or he completes them, or he’s gonna make them alive. But he’s just a fucked-up girl who’s lookin’ for his own peace of mind.
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New Super Mario Bros. 2 commercials, featuring Silver Luigi and being a jerk to Mario. The more I see of this –- and, real talk, the more giant Boos I see –- the more I actually want to play this. I haven’t been actively, fervently anticipating it, just thinking “oh yeah, that looks fun” every time I see a trailer. Maybe I should keep that up, and just be surprised and delighted when it is released in a month!
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Time Travelers is going to make you cry, according to this commercial Level-5 put out for the 3DS/PS Vita visual novel hitting Japan this week (no U.S. announcement yet).
This spot is reminiscent of Nintendo’s own ads for Super Mario Land 3D earlier this year — and even the old Mother 3 commercials — which is an approach I wouldn’t mind seeing more for promotional stuff, so long as there are actual gameplay clips shoved in somewhere.
The actress in this spot, by the way, is Kasumi Arimura (Gal Basara, SPEC). And here’s a second gameplay-focused commercial for Time Travelers, which again highlights the 3DS release over the PS Vita edition.
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Korean Super Mario 3D Land commercials, released for the recent Korean launch of the 3DS. Two things: first, I guess I never paid much attention to the Cobalt Blue 3DS, but it looks way nice!
Second, I love every commercial in which a celebrity puts on a Mario moustache. Like this one, a true classic:
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I actually like John (somehow), so it’s nice to see him kinda paired with an alterna-girl here. I guess things didn’t work out with that Samsung Galaxy S II lady.
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Yogurt is great for calcium! Resident Evil: Revelations, not so much. The two unlikely companions, though, join together in this commercial for the 3DS game in France.
Here’s another spot of a poshly dressed lady, just walking around a cruise ship playing her Nintendo 3DS.
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All right, yule logs, time for some new 3DS commercials marketing the system to jerks. In this first ad, the gang gathers around to humiliate John. Why is John the subject of constant ridicule? Well…
“You guys probably don’t even know about Freakyforms, do you?”
All right, I’ll get back to John the eShop hipster in a minute, but there’s something really important about this commercial I wanted to mention. It’s a commercial for Nintendo downloadable games, and that is incredibly rare. In fact, I don’t think that’s ever happened in American advertising.
Okay, now back to the contents. Who are these people hanging out together watching videos on 3DSes? Dude, your friends are right there, and you’re just watching Dinosaur Office by yourself?
Actor “Eita” will star in some other upcoming Vita commercials (taglined “if we play, we’re friends”), in which he and Ryuhei Matsuda play games on a giant screen projected over a crowd. That at least makes sense, in that it emphasizes the images of video games. You know, video games?
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Monster Hunter Tri-G commercial. This is a weirdly straightforward effort for a game ad — just “here’s a bunch of gameplay footage” played on a white 3DS (looks soooo nice). It’s none of the distracting bullshit you’d expect from a video game commercial.
Don’t worry, Capcom did plenty of distracting bullshit too. Here are some costumed Japanese actors ambushing people with Monster Hunter Tri-G demos:
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