A recent Famitsu took a closer look at Fire Emblem If, revealing that the title will be tweaking the series staple Weapon Triangle. Previously, the triangle was a standard rock-paper-scissors setup, with swords beating axes, axes beating lances, and lances beating swords. Now the triangle will incorporate swords and magic, axes and bows, and lances and concealed weapons, with the same order of effectiveness.
Concealed weapons are apparently wielded by maids, butlers, and shinobi; classes wrapped around some of the friendlies that may join up. Specifically, the characters Felicia (maid), Joker (butler), Gunther (butler), and Suzukaze (unspecified) show up in both the White Night Kingdom and Dark Night Kingdom versions, while Saizou (unspecified) and Kagerou (shinobi) appear in White Night Kingdom.
Fire Emblem If will also not feature weapon durability. However, stronger weapons may be paired with trade-offs, such as reduced evasion or disabled Pursuit attacks.
First mentioned in times long past (2013), Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem is at last a real thing. Nintendo and Atlus recently showed off the planned crossover, which now bears the title of Genei Ibunroku #FE, or Illusory Revelations Sharp FE.
The setting tilts more towards the Shin Megami Tensei side of things, taking place in a modern Japan that exists alongside a hidden fantasy universe, from which the Fire Emblem characters emerge. How exactly this mixture works has not yet been detailed, though a trailer has been released on yonder YouTube, and the official site (in Japanese) is available hereabouts.
The title is planned for a winter release in Japan; a global release has yet to be announced.
The next Fire Emblem title for the 3DS will see a 2016 launch outside of Japan, Nintendo announced. For Japan, the game has been titled Fire Emblem If, and has a release date of June 25. Plotwise, If follows your customizable avatar through a pair of warring kingdoms and tasks you with choosing a side.
For presumably related reasons the game will be released as two titles, White Kingdom and Black Kingdom. Each is priced at 4700 yen, and each allows purchase of the other for 1852 yen as a downloadable add-on. A third part is also planned with similar pricing but has not been detailed at this time.
With the US release mere weeks ago, Fire Emblem: Awakening will reportedly hit European markets on April 19. Keenly aware of the delay, Nintendo of Europe head Satoru Shibata said both he and the company “sincerely apologise” for the extra time taken. As recompense, Nintendo will be releasing a unique Fire Emblem 3DS XL bundle in Europe, which includes Awakening in the package.
Pokemon x Nobunaga’s Ambition now has a partner in unexpected game crossovers. Nintendo has just announced Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem for the Wii U. Naturally, this collaboration will bring both Nintendo and Atlus on board, though details are very sketchy at the moment. For the moment, this teaser trailer will have to suffice.
Additional details about the 3DS-based Fire Emblem: Awakening have been revealed. The game will feature a steady flow of downloadable maps each week after release, with the content itself accessible through the in-game location known as the Outrealm Gate. Further content will be distributed for free through SpotPass, and players can also use StreetPass to create custom teams to assist other players.
Nintendo has meanwhile confirmed that a 3DS Awakening bundle will see distribution in North America, arriving on the current launch day of February 4.
With the last round of Fire Emblem: Awakening DLC released at the end of July, Nintendo has announced that a second phase of content is in the works. Apart from maps with more challenges and special situations, the DLC will partner you with characters not featured in the main game.
Downloads have just begun releasing, with two maps priced at ¥200 and ¥250. The ¥200 map will be discounted to ¥100 through September 30.
On the heels of its 3DS conference this evening, Nintendo of America has revealed through its Twitter feed that Fire Emblem 3DS will be seeing a North American release. Unfortunately, no other details about its release were discussed.
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More DLC characters are on the way for Fire Emblem: Awakening, specifically Micaiah from Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn and Alm from Fire Emblem Gaiden. Each character will have their own scenario attached, and are priced at ¥300 individually.
Incidentally, Awakening topped sales charts last week, literally selling out in several shops. Media Create reports some four-fifths (81.63%) of stock managed to sell, with total numbers reaching 242,600 units.
Commemorating the release of Fire Emblem: Awakening, Nintendo has made the game’s soundtrack available through Club Nintendo. As is common, members who buy the game will get a discounted price on the soundtrack: 400 points normally, 250 with the discount. Participants have until October 21 to register their copy.
As announced in Famitsu, Fire Emblem: Awakening will retain the series staple of permadeath for characters defeated in battle. However, as in the DS remake of Hero of Light and Shadow, it will be a menu toggle for players to disable or enable as they choose.
Awakening is set for an April 19 release.
Care of the latest Jump are some details about Fire Emblem 3DS, now subtitled as Awakening. Most noteworthy are the following:
- Alongside main character Krom, players will create their own supporting character, setting gender, appearance, and such. A major part of the story concerns Krom meeting this character.
- Free Maps have been featured in previous games, allowing players to freely move across the map in between story battles.
- A Dual system allows you and an ally to enter a battle together, adding special abilities and supporting attacks during the fight.
Fire Emblem: Awakening is set for an April 19 release in Japan. No US release has been confirmed.
In the recent Nintendo Direct event, the company announced, among other things, a release date for the upcoming 3DS Fire Emblem. Titled Fire Emblem: Awakening, the game is scheduled to release on April 19 in Japan. A US launch has not been confirmed.
And we’re back on task, no worse for wear. Well, I’m still fighting a cough, but at least we’re up and running again. As I said yesterday, sorry for the delay folks. Fortunately it wasn’t too busy a news week so I had time to chew on some rich, yummy financial analysis alongside the TGS leftovers. Let’s get down on it, shall we?
- Tokyo Game Show wrap-ups: 3DS releases are promising and its match-up with the Vita is the fight to watch; Square Enix needs something to reassure fans it knows what it’s doing, which probably isn’t FFXII-2; Konami lets Suikoden out of the cellar into yet another cellar; Hyperdimension Neptunia Mk2 confuses yet taps into the mysterious ‘buy me’ impulse; Namco-Bandai still hates money.
- Dualshockers.com provides some insights into the Japanese stock market and its reactions to TGS. Short version: Sony should be thankful Japan likes the Vita. The full article is definitely worth the read.
- Sony has a brief network outage that’s quickly corrected as authorities nab yet more LulzSec participants. The irony of this is not lost on me.
- A university study crowdsources viral protein modeling to a bunch of FoldIt players, with surprising results. Look to see someone try to weaponize this in the near future.
- Not exactly game-related, but the CERN researchers firing a particle that seemingly broke the speed of light is too fascinating not to discuss and/or fantasize about. Read up on it if you haven’t already, it could very well be science fiction in the making.
- And speaking of science gone mad, code-hunters find an apparent teaser for Half-Life 2: Episode 3 in Valve’s DotA 2. Don’t play games with my heart, Valve. Just… don’t.
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In a pre-TGS conference, Nintendo announced several upcoming 3DS titles, among which was a new Fire Emblem. The game has no official title yet, but is expected to release sometime in Spring of 2012.
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Nintendo is re-releasing the sequel to Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon, the DS-based remake of the original Fire Emblem game. Like its predecessor, Fire Emblem: Monshou no Nazo (Mystery of the Emblem) saw no release outside of Japan, and this updated title is set for a DS launch. No details about particular updates have been revealed, and a US release has not been confirmed. However, a trailer has been posted on the Japanese Fire Emblem website, viewable directly or at YouTube.
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Nintendo has announced it will be bringing the Fire Emblem footprint experience to Anime Boston, in addition to its appearance at Anime Central. In celebration of the release of Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon, they’ve constructed a life-size display for fans to interact with, which will be present at both the Boston and Chicago suburban events. They have also released preliminary renderings of how the display will appear on the floor. Continue reading ‘Fire Emblem Footprint Making Tracks for Chicago, Boston’ »