65 posts tagged commercial
Love this holiday 3DS ad except for one thing ⊟
I’m a sucker for handheld ads in the winter — something weird to be a sucker for, I know. Remember this DSi commercial? Or the adorable spots for Ni no Kuni DS in Japan? That’s my holiday jam right there. The slogan at the end of this one is perfect, too: “Why do we play 3DS? Because it’s Nintendo.” It’s an effective message that plays up the company’s household-name properties.
So here’s what’s annoying me. I’m not bothered by the lack of older folks playing games, people like us, as this is a commercial targeting kids or adults with kids. But after watching it, I’m left wondering, “Where are all the non-white children?” Out of more than a dozen kids, we see maybe one minority, and he doesn’t even get a line? Most of the children I know who play 3DS don’t look like these kids at all..
If this post makes you angry at us for social justice blogging reasons, just imagine that I asked “Where’s the new Zelda?” instead.
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Zelda: ALBW's Indiana Jones-y commercial ⊟
No big surprises here — it’s mostly live action stuff accompanied by a demonstration of the painting/wall-walking feature, along with brief gameplay clips. It’s nowhere near as wonderful as the rap commercial for Link’s Awakening, but we’re not allowed to have fun things like that anymore. We should all just be grateful that it’s an ad without Jedward. Props to Zelda Informer for ripping and posting the video.
Live-action Pokémon XY launch trailer ⊟
Ahhhhhhhh!!! In the space of a week, I’ve gone from sorta interested in this game to dear-god-why-isn’t-this-in-my-3DS-yet.
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Sooooo here’s how the Wii U Yakuza collection is being advertised
It’s for people who want to creep on virtual hostesses, but like more privately. Cool.
I still totally want this collection! Now I just feel kind of ashamed for feeling that way.
First Animal Crossing: New Leaf U.S. commercial
Just 17 more days, guys. I’m hoping I’ll have my town in order for you to visit by then.
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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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