50 posts tagged commercials
Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon ad is Ghostbusters
So this kid’s pretending to be asleep, but is instead playing Luigi’s Mansion in bed… in his very own creepy, ghost-filled mansion. And then he turns into Luigi.
WHAT A TWIST!
"After One More Puzzle"
Professor Layton and Legacy of Super Civilization A, the last entry from Level-5’s series to star the titular professor, is out in Japan next week. I expect we’ll get it some time in 2014, maybe after the Western release of Professor Layton vs Ace Attorney (if Level-5 or Capcom ever get around to formally announcing it).
Dragon Quest VII's live action commercials are… in Spanish?
Yeah, I don’t understand why either, but I love that Square Enix continues to make these live action spots for the series. In Japan at least. Other territories get Seth Green and Jedward. Oh man, remember how hard I burned Jedward that one time?
Sparkle Snapshots 3D, highlighted in a new Nintendo commercial. Between this and the repeat of last year’s model as the holiday bundle, I’m… curious about Nintendo’s holiday strategy for the handheld. How cool that an eShop game gets highlighted in a commercial, though!
Speaking of interesting advertising strategies, here’s a kid being a jerk:
Paper Mario: Sticker Star's U.S. commercial — not a terribly amazing spot, but it leads us into mentioning Nintendo new contest for the game in which you can win one of five prize packs. Each prize set includes a 3DS XL, a copy of Paper Mario: Sticker Star, an eShop gift card, and a handmade papercraft trophy.
To enter, you’ll need to create a Paper Mario diorama, which sounds like a fun project. Nintendo has posted a video with some instructions on how to make one, as well as more details on how to enter on this Facebook page. Oh, and it’s only open to U.S./Canada peeps aged 13 and up.
Dianna Agron returns for another 3DS commercial to hawk Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask, and to remind us she’s not a gamer — she just crush a lot. Once again, Tumblr is ablaze with GIFs of Ms. Quinn Fabray’s latest work.
Kirby’s Dream Collection commercials. I didn’t realize Kirby was supposed to be so enormous! Seeing him in real life makes the games terrifying in retrospect. Dedede must be like 20 feet tall. Each Waddle Dee is the size of a hippo.
Buy: Kirby's Dream Collection: Special Edition
See also: More Kirby (>^.^)>
Olympic gymnast Gabrielle Douglas talks about filming a commercial for New Super Mario Bros. 2, in a video that is itself kind of a commercial for New Super Mario Bros. 2. Or was the commercial I just watched the commercial she was talking about filming, in the commercial?
"Discover the new in 2" in Pokemon Black/White commercials. Talking to Eric about these this afternoon – we often commune over Pokemon videos, you know – he told me he was reminded of Hammer’s “2 Legit 2 Quit” as well as Chuck Woolery’s classic “We’ll be back 2 and 2” signoffs from Love Connection.
Two more commercials! They’re actually different, even though they start and end the same. While watching these, I realized I don’t ever see game commercials on TV, and I wondered why. Is it because I don’t watch children’s programming? Then I remembered: I don’t actually have TV service at all.
The Cruz sisters, actress Penélope and her younger sibling Monica, showing off the new Nintendo 3DS XL and New Super Mario Bros. 2 with a fun bet.
Preorder: New Super Mario Bros. 2 (August 19) See also: More New Super Mario Bros. 2 news, media [Via NintenDaan]
"Perumetalpawa Beramiku" introduces himself in class. This incredibly bizarre Vita commercial touts the upcoming Japanese lineup by combining all of the titles into the name of an intense exchange student in a Japanese school.
I love this because, while it’s really random and weird, it’s also funny and memorable, but not quite as random as some dude bark-singing with a guitar.
Buy:PS Vita See also: More PS Vita coverage [Via Andriasang]
Mario Tennis Open commercial for North America. Man, they really did not try at all with that Bowser shirt. I also feel bad that this kid got to be on national TV, and the director had him make that grimace face the whole time.
Oh, and there are some Japanese commercials, too.