History HilariousInHindsight / VideoGames

25th May '16 8:04:36 PM nombretomado
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* A ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'' reference appeared in ''VideoGame/{{Madworld}}'', which was released beforehand, and was a Wii exclusive, while ''Bayonetta'' was a 360/PS3 exclusive. But as of ''Bayonetta 2'', all further games of the series are going to be Nintendo-exclusive.

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* A ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'' reference appeared in ''VideoGame/{{Madworld}}'', which was released beforehand, and was a Wii exclusive, while ''Bayonetta'' was a 360/PS3 360/[=PS3=] exclusive. But as of ''Bayonetta 2'', all further games of the series are going to be Nintendo-exclusive.
19th May '16 6:11:46 AM SeaRover
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** Speaking of the ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork'' games, for a series developed in 2001, had disturbingly accurate predictions of a lot of 21st century technology. In a time where 600MHz was a decent processor speed, 40GB was a decent hard drive size for a desktop, most data was stored inside your computer, most laptops didn't have built-in Wi-Fi, and when they did, the Internet's speed was hardly impressive, the series had all computers in the world connected to each other via the Internet (Internet becoming viable for regular people, and wireless outside the home), applications mainly being run by accessing them from the Internet (Cloud computing), computers in everything, most of which can access the Internet, giant, paper-thin [=TVs=] you can mount on the wall, handheld touch-screen devices that, despite being pocketable, could easily access the Internet, check your email, receive phone calls, get messages, run programs, and generally act like a miniature computer (Modern smartphones), and cyberterrorism actually being able to do more than inconvenience tech support for a few hours (Modern cyberterrorism). The later handheld devices [[EverythingIsAnIPodInTheFuture even looked like Apple products]].

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** Speaking of the ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork'' games, for a series developed in 2001, had disturbingly accurate predictions of a lot of 21st century technology. In a time where 600MHz was a decent processor speed, 40GB was a decent hard drive size for a desktop, most data was stored inside your computer, most laptops didn't have built-in Wi-Fi, and when they did, the Internet's speed was hardly impressive, the series had all computers in the world connected to each other via the Internet (Internet becoming viable for regular people, and wireless outside the home), home); applications mainly being run by accessing them from the Internet (Cloud computing), computing); computers in everything, most of which can access the Internet, Internet; giant, paper-thin [=TVs=] you can mount on the wall, wall (flatscreens); handheld touch-screen devices that, despite being pocketable, could easily access the Internet, check your email, receive phone calls, get messages, run programs, and generally act like a miniature computer (Modern smartphones), smartphones); and cyberterrorism actually being able to do more than inconvenience tech support for a few hours (Modern (modern cyberterrorism). The later handheld devices [[EverythingIsAnIPodInTheFuture even looked like Apple products]].
12th May '16 9:29:38 AM Morgenthaler
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** Speaking of ''Deus Ex: Invisible War'', the game's intro features Chicago destroyed in a GreyGoo attack by a member of a [[TheKnightsTemplar fanatical cult]] and Seattle is featured as one of the levels in the first half of the game. Then, exactly a decade later, ''VideoGame/ShadowrunReturns'' comes out, featuring Seattle as its main setting and Chicago being ravaged by [[spoiler: insectoid spirits from a dark occult-like ritual perpetrated by a seemingly innocuous Happyology-esque organization]]. Notice a pattern here?

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** Speaking of ''Deus Ex: Invisible War'', the game's intro features Chicago destroyed in a GreyGoo attack by a member of a [[TheKnightsTemplar [[UsefulNotes/TheKnightsTemplar fanatical cult]] and Seattle is featured as one of the levels in the first half of the game. Then, exactly a decade later, ''VideoGame/ShadowrunReturns'' comes out, featuring Seattle as its main setting and Chicago being ravaged by [[spoiler: insectoid spirits from a dark occult-like ritual perpetrated by a seemingly innocuous Happyology-esque organization]]. Notice a pattern here?
11th Apr '16 6:52:35 AM SeaRover
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** ''Mega Man 3'' for DOS features Robot Masters called [[VideoGame/MegaMan5 Wave Man]], [[VideoGame/MegaManPoweredUp Oil Man]], and [[VideoGame/MegaMan10 Blade Man]].

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** ''Mega Man 3'' for DOS features Robot Masters called [[VideoGame/MegaMan5 Wave Man]], [[VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork Shark Man]], [[Anime/MegaManNTWarrior Torch Man]], [[VideoGame/MegaManPoweredUp Oil Man]], and [[VideoGame/MegaMan10 Blade Man]].
7th Apr '16 3:23:38 AM SeaRover
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* Speaking of the ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork'' games, for a series developed in 2001, had disturbingly accurate predictions of a lot of 21st century technology. In a time where 600MHz was a decent processor speed, 40GB was a decent hard drive size for a desktop, most data was stored inside your computer, most laptops didn't have built-in Wi-Fi, and when they did, the Internet's speed was hardly impressive, the series had all computers in the world connected to each other via the Internet (Internet becoming viable for regular people, and wireless outside the home), applications mainly being run by accessing them from the Internet (Cloud computing), computers in everything, most of which can access the Internet, giant, paper-thin [=TVs=] you can mount on the wall, handheld touch-screen devices that, despite being pocketable, could easily access the Internet, check your email, receive phone calls, get messages, run programs, and generally act like a miniature computer (Modern smartphones), and cyberterrorism actually being able to do more than inconvenience tech support for a few hours (Modern cyberterrorism). The later handheld devices [[EverythingIsAnIPodInTheFuture even looked like Apple products]].

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* ** Speaking of the ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork'' games, for a series developed in 2001, had disturbingly accurate predictions of a lot of 21st century technology. In a time where 600MHz was a decent processor speed, 40GB was a decent hard drive size for a desktop, most data was stored inside your computer, most laptops didn't have built-in Wi-Fi, and when they did, the Internet's speed was hardly impressive, the series had all computers in the world connected to each other via the Internet (Internet becoming viable for regular people, and wireless outside the home), applications mainly being run by accessing them from the Internet (Cloud computing), computers in everything, most of which can access the Internet, giant, paper-thin [=TVs=] you can mount on the wall, handheld touch-screen devices that, despite being pocketable, could easily access the Internet, check your email, receive phone calls, get messages, run programs, and generally act like a miniature computer (Modern smartphones), and cyberterrorism actually being able to do more than inconvenience tech support for a few hours (Modern cyberterrorism). The later handheld devices [[EverythingIsAnIPodInTheFuture even looked like Apple products]].products]].
** ''Mega Man 3'' for DOS features Robot Masters called [[VideoGame/MegaMan5 Wave Man]], [[VideoGame/MegaManPoweredUp Oil Man]], and [[VideoGame/MegaMan10 Blade Man]].
6th Apr '16 10:20:27 AM sotnosen95
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* Starting in ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}} 4'', resident loudmouth Taekwondoka Hwoarang has a win pose where he sits down on his downed opponent's back and (with much boredom) tells them to shut up. From ''5'' onward, however, he instead asks, [[GenreSavvy "Don't you have any special moves or something?"]] This is most likely a ShoutOut[=/=]TakeThat to ''Franchise/StreetFighter'', as ''Tekken'' is, relatively speaking, more realistically grounded in what its fighters can and cannot do. (The quip still doubles as HypocriticalHumor, given some of the more supernatural characters in the series). A few years later, Hwoarang was confirmed to be on the roster of ''VideoGame/StreetFighterXTekken''. [[TemptingFate Should've kept your mouth shut, dude.]]

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* Starting in ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}} 4'', resident loudmouth Taekwondoka Hwoarang has a win pose where he sits down on his downed opponent's back and (with much boredom) tells them to shut up. From ''5'' onward, however, he instead asks, [[GenreSavvy "Don't you have any special moves or something?"]] This is most likely a ShoutOut[=/=]TakeThat to ''Franchise/StreetFighter'', as ''Tekken'' is, relatively speaking, more realistically grounded in what its fighters can and cannot do. (The quip still doubles as HypocriticalHumor, given some of the more supernatural characters in the series). series.) A few years later, Hwoarang was confirmed to be on the roster of ''VideoGame/StreetFighterXTekken''. [[TemptingFate Should've kept your mouth shut, dude.]]
5th Apr '16 12:38:37 PM X2X
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** With KarenStrassman voicing [[BadassPrincess Kitana]] and Creator/LaniMinella voicing [[TheHighQueen Sindel]] in ''9'', we essentially have [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Rouge the Bat]] playing both mother and daughter. Minella voiced Rouge in ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'', ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes'', and ''VideoGame/SonicBattle'', while Strassman [[TheOtherDarrin assumed the role]] starting in ''[[VideoGame/SonicColors Colors]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/SonicRiders Free Riders]]''.
** A year before the game was announced, a Website/YouTube user uploaded [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLW0WpxDe50 a show off video of]] ''VideoGame/MortalKombatArmageddon''[='s=] "Kreate-A-Fighter" feature, where the player could build their own character, with their own powers, fighting stances, weapons, etc. The character built was [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger]]. The announcement of Freddy Krueger as a downloadable character in ''MK 9'' made the video (unintentionally, of course) prophetic.

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** With KarenStrassman Creator/KarenStrassman voicing [[BadassPrincess Kitana]] and Creator/LaniMinella voicing [[TheHighQueen Sindel]] in ''9'', we essentially have [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Rouge the Bat]] playing both mother and daughter. Minella voiced Rouge in ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'', ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes'', and ''VideoGame/SonicBattle'', while Strassman [[TheOtherDarrin assumed the role]] starting in ''[[VideoGame/SonicColors Colors]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/SonicRiders Free Riders]]''.
** A year before the game was announced, a Website/YouTube user uploaded [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLW0WpxDe50 a show off showoff video of]] ''VideoGame/MortalKombatArmageddon''[='s=] "Kreate-A-Fighter" feature, where the player could build their own character, with their own powers, fighting stances, weapons, etc. The character built was [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger]]. The announcement of Freddy Krueger as a downloadable character in ''MK 9'' ''[=MK9=]'' made the video (unintentionally, of course) prophetic.



* Starting in ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}} 4'', resident loudmouth Taekwondoka Hwoarang has a win pose where he sits down on his downed opponent's back and (with much boredom) tells them to shut up. From ''5'' onward, however, he instead asks, [[GenreSavvy "Don't you have any special moves or something?"]] This is most likely a ShoutOut[=/=]TakeThat to ''Franchise/StreetFighter'', as ''Tekken'' is (relatively speaking) more realistically grounded in what its fighters can and cannot do (the quip still doubles as HypocriticalHumor, given some of the more supernatural characters in the series). A few years later, Hwoarang was confirmed to be on the roster of ''VideoGame/StreetFighterXTekken''. [[TemptingFate Should've kept your mouth shut, dude.]]
** In ''SF'' fandom, Sagat was occasionally referred to as '''[[TheTourettesGuy BOB]] [[JustForPun SAGAT]]''' ([[DontExplainTheJoke as in]] Bob Saget). Now, in ''[=SFxT=]'', you can play as Sagat alongside Bob from ''Tekken 6'', meaning that [[FanNickname Bob Sagat]] lives on.

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** ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX'' [[HilariousInHindsight/MortalKombatX has its own page]].
* Starting in ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}} 4'', resident loudmouth Taekwondoka Hwoarang has a win pose where he sits down on his downed opponent's back and (with much boredom) tells them to shut up. From ''5'' onward, however, he instead asks, [[GenreSavvy "Don't you have any special moves or something?"]] This is most likely a ShoutOut[=/=]TakeThat to ''Franchise/StreetFighter'', as ''Tekken'' is (relatively speaking) is, relatively speaking, more realistically grounded in what its fighters can and cannot do (the do. (The quip still doubles as HypocriticalHumor, given some of the more supernatural characters in the series). A few years later, Hwoarang was confirmed to be on the roster of ''VideoGame/StreetFighterXTekken''. [[TemptingFate Should've kept your mouth shut, dude.]]
** In ''SF'' fandom, Sagat was occasionally referred to as '''[[TheTourettesGuy '''[[WebVideo/TheTourettesGuy BOB]] [[JustForPun SAGAT]]''' ([[DontExplainTheJoke as in]] [[Series/FullHouse Bob Saget).Saget]]). Now, in ''[=SFxT=]'', you can play as Sagat alongside Bob from ''Tekken 6'', meaning that [[FanNickname Bob Sagat]] lives on.
5th Apr '16 12:22:57 PM X2X
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* People that were not impressed by the visuals of the Wii demanded that Nintendo should make an addon or a new console that would make the Wii have HD graphics. The WiiU comes along several years later and is pretty much an upgraded Wii.

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* People that were not impressed by the visuals of the Wii demanded that Nintendo should make an addon add-on or a new console that would make the Wii have HD graphics. The WiiU UsefulNotes/WiiU comes along several years later and is pretty much an upgraded Wii.



* The ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' [[{{Retraux}} demake]] ''Super Smash Land'' features Franchise/MegaMan as the {{final boss}}. Some three years later, the Blue Bomber (using the [[VideoGame/MegaManClassic classic design]]) became confirmed for the fourth ''Smash'' game as a playable character.
* In the baseball game, ''Slugfest: Reloaded'', Sammy Sosa (before the bleach job) was featured as the cover athlete on the box art. At the same time, they intentionally didn't include Barry Bonds in the roster lineup and instead replaced him with a generic batter, because he was suspected of using steroids. Not on long afterwards, it was revealed that Sosa and his rival Mark Mcgwire were using steroids to get their huge home run numbers every year. Meanwhile, Barry Bonds, who eventually broke Hank Aaron's home run record, was convicted of lying under oath but not for using steroids; even though most people still think he did.

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* The ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' [[{{Retraux}} demake]] ''Super Smash Land'' ''VideoGame/SuperSmashLand'' features Franchise/MegaMan as the {{final boss}}. Some three years later, the Blue Bomber (using the [[VideoGame/MegaManClassic classic design]]) became confirmed for the fourth ''Smash'' game as a playable character.
* In the baseball game, ''Slugfest: Reloaded'', Sammy Sosa (before the bleach job) was featured as the cover athlete on the box art. At the same time, they intentionally didn't include Barry Bonds in the roster lineup and instead replaced him with a generic batter, because he was suspected of using steroids. Not on long afterwards, it was revealed that Sosa and his rival Mark Mcgwire [=McGwire=] were using steroids to get their huge home run numbers every year. Meanwhile, Barry Bonds, who eventually broke Hank Aaron's home run record, was convicted of lying under oath but not for using steroids; even though most people still think he did.



* ''Music/{{Brentalfloss}}'''s "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHEgzRtKC5o Ducktales WITH LYRICS]]" (aka the [[VideoGame/DuckTales NES game's]] moon level theme with lyrics) includes the lines, "This oughta be the ending credits theme ... but it was used as a level tune." Four years later, ''Ducktales: Remastered'' [[spoiler: has the moon level theme playing during the credits after the show's theme, in two formats!]]

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* ''Music/{{Brentalfloss}}'''s "[[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHEgzRtKC5o Ducktales "Ducktales WITH LYRICS]]" LYRICS"]] (aka the [[VideoGame/DuckTales NES game's]] moon level theme with lyrics) includes the lines, "This oughta be the ending credits theme ... but it was used as a level tune." Four years later, ''Ducktales: Remastered'' [[spoiler: has the moon level theme playing during the credits after the show's theme, in two formats!]]



** [[{{Vocaloid}} Hatsune Miku]] being included, in some form, alongside the [[Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross franchise]] that inspired her creation.

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** [[{{Vocaloid}} [[Music/{{Vocaloid}} Hatsune Miku]] being included, in some form, alongside the [[Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross franchise]] that inspired her creation.



* [[http://www.deviantart.com/art/The-Koopalings-206798545 This]] fan art showing the Koopalings in ''VideoGame/MarioKart'', created in 2011. Now they are officially playable characters in [[VideoGame/MarioKart8 the eighth installment]] for the WiiU (though not all to one kart as seen in the pic).

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* [[http://www.[[http://animated-shark.deviantart.com/art/The-Koopalings-206798545 This]] fan art showing the Koopalings in ''VideoGame/MarioKart'', created in 2011. Now they are officially playable characters in [[VideoGame/MarioKart8 the eighth installment]] for the WiiU (though not all to one kart as seen in the pic).



** ''Film/WreckItRalph'' bemoaning ''VideoGame/PacMan'' 's invitation to Felix's party seems prophetic of the yellow icon's inclusion in the latest ''Smash Bros.'' Gifs with the heads of other popular characters that have, at the time of the aforementioned's reveal, yet to be confirmed to return themselves replacing Ralph's are growing popular.

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** ''Film/WreckItRalph'' bemoaning ''VideoGame/PacMan'' 's invitation to Felix's party seems prophetic of the yellow icon's inclusion in the latest ''Smash Bros.'' Gifs gifs with the heads of other popular characters that have, at the time of the aforementioned's reveal, yet to be confirmed to return themselves replacing Ralph's are growing popular.



* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' has AVALANCHE, an eco-terrorist group launching a violent offensive against Shinra Corporation, an electric power company behind the Mako reactors sucking the planet dry. Come 2014, Square Enix not only names their [[{{Pun}} cloud]] gaming business [[http://www.polygon.com/2014/9/18/6456117/square-enix-shinra-technologies-cloud-gaming-yoichi-wada Shinra Technologies]], but one of the first studios to sign up for the service? Avalanche Studios, the developers behind the ''VideoGame/JustCause'' games.

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' has AVALANCHE, an eco-terrorist group launching a violent offensive against Shinra Corporation, an electric power company behind the Mako reactors sucking the planet dry. Come 2014, Square Enix not only names their [[{{Pun}} cloud]] gaming business [[http://www.polygon.com/2014/9/18/6456117/square-enix-shinra-technologies-cloud-gaming-yoichi-wada Shinra Technologies]], Technologies,]] but one of the first studios to sign up for the service? Avalanche Studios, the developers behind the ''VideoGame/JustCause'' games.



* Around the end of WebVideo/TheHappyVideoGameNerd's review of the ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' Game Boy games, he expressed that the franchise needed a spiritual successor after discussing his thoughts on franchise's direction. In May 2015, Koji Igarashi unveiled ''Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night'', a spiritual successor to the Metroidvania-style ''Castlevania'' games.

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* Around the end of WebVideo/TheHappyVideoGameNerd's review of the ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' Game Boy games, he expressed that the franchise needed a spiritual successor after discussing his thoughts on franchise's direction. In May 2015, Koji Igarashi unveiled ''Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night'', ''VideoGame/BloodstainedRitualOfTheNight'', a spiritual successor to the Metroidvania-style ''Castlevania'' games.



* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' announced [[GayOption same-sex marriage]] for the player's avatar. Roughly a week later, the Supreme Court of the United States declared same-sex marriage legal in all states.

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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' announced [[GayOption same-sex marriage]] for the player's avatar.Avatar. Roughly a week later, the Supreme Court of the United States declared same-sex marriage legal in all states.



* Doubling as a HarsherInHindsight, one of the missions in [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain Metal Gear Solid Ground Zeroes]] has you erase the logos of Metal Gear games from helicopters. After doing this, you get the message: "You might be able to erase the markings, but the memories will never disappear." Later on, Kojima would leave Konami, and Konami removed his name and the Kojima Productions logo from the boxart. Of course, knowing [[TrollingCreator Kojima]], this might very well have been Foreshadowing...
* The plot twist of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' could be described as [[spoiler: "[[SWAT4 Your l'Cie]] [[MemeticMutation are in my way, sir]]"]]. Doubly hilarious because [[spoiler: Barthendelus]] and Officer Reynolds have the exact same voice actor.

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* Doubling as a HarsherInHindsight, one of the missions in [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes]] Zeroes]]'' has you erase the logos of Metal Gear ''Franchise/MetalGear'' games from helicopters. After doing this, you get the message: "You might be able to erase the markings, but the memories will never disappear." Later on, Kojima would leave Konami, and Konami removed his name and the Kojima Productions logo from the boxart. Of course, knowing [[TrollingCreator Kojima]], this might very well have been Foreshadowing...
* The plot twist of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' could be described as [[spoiler: "[[SWAT4 "[[VideoGame/{{SWAT 4}} Your l'Cie]] [[MemeticMutation are in my way, sir]]"]]. Doubly hilarious because [[spoiler: Barthendelus]] [[spoiler:Barthandelus]] and Officer Reynolds have the exact same voice actor.
28th Mar '16 11:19:07 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** During the days of UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn, to promote the ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'' game, there's a commercial where Advertising/SegataSanshiro is playing with the main heroine, Sakura Shinguuji, under a park of cherry blossom trees. Sakura returns in the ''Project X Zone 2'', which just happens to also feature Segata. Any wonders if they're going to refer to the aforementioned commercial? [[spoiler:The answer is a big resounding '''YES'''.]]

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** During the days of UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn, to promote the ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'' game, there's a commercial where Advertising/SegataSanshiro is playing with the main heroine, Sakura Shinguuji, under a park of cherry blossom trees. Sakura returns in the ''Project X Zone 2'', which just happens to also feature Segata. Any wonders if they're going to refer to the aforementioned commercial? [[spoiler:The answer is a big resounding '''YES'''.]]
28th Mar '16 11:18:45 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** During the days of UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn, to promote the ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'' game, there's a commercial where Advertising/SegataSanshiro is playing with the main heroine, Sakura Shinguuji, under a park of cherry blossom trees. Sakura returns in the second game, which just happens to also feature Segata. Any wonders if they're going to refer to the aforementioned commercial? [[spoiler:The answer is a big resounding '''YES'''.]]

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** During the days of UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn, to promote the ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'' game, there's a commercial where Advertising/SegataSanshiro is playing with the main heroine, Sakura Shinguuji, under a park of cherry blossom trees. Sakura returns in the second game, ''Project X Zone 2'', which just happens to also feature Segata. Any wonders if they're going to refer to the aforementioned commercial? [[spoiler:The answer is a big resounding '''YES'''.]]
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