Posts tagged #fire emblem

Genei Ibun Roku #FE - all we know so far

This game from Atlus, formerly known as Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem, has been a source of some mystery. While a trailer was shown prior to E3, it was light on actual gameplay:

At E3 however, more information has been revealed, starting with a new trailer during the Nintendo Digital Event, and a 45 minute gameplay demo at Nintendo Treehouse.

From Atlus Press Release:

A tale of youth and heroes guided by destiny


  • Platform: Wii U
  • Launch Date:
  • Genre: Role-Playing Game
  • R a t i n g : Rating Pending -
  • Players: 1
  • Developer: ATLUS
  • Suggested Retail Price: TBD
  • URL:
  • © 2015 Nintendo/Atlus. FIRE EMBLEM SERIES: © Nintendo/INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS.

Set in modern Tokyo, young people come together to weave an epic tale alongside heroes from an alternate world. This brand new RPG, developed by ATLUS, is infused with elements of the popular Fire Emblem series. In the struggle between the worlds of glamour and darkness, these young heroes rise to face the challenge.

• Collaboration that blends the Shin Megami Tensei series with Fire Emblem characters.

• “Mirages”—beings of immeasurable power hailing from another dimension—have begun invading our world. Some are evil, but others are drawn to humans with tremendous creative potential and have shared their powers to guard humanity.

• Main characters fight as Mirage Masters and, at the same time, have big dreams to become great entertainers. They polish their singing and acting skills in the entertainment business in their daily life, and work as artists.

• Young heroes must confront not only the invading Mirages but also the world of entertainment as they fight their way to stardom.

A raft of images have also been released, showing character artwork and screenshots of the game. These screenshots are not final.

Posted on June 18, 2015 and filed under News.

Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem character designer talks about challenges

Illustrator Toi8 (.hack//The Movie, Chain Chronicle) is one of the character designers on the upcoming Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem game for the Wii U. Recently he posted on the game's official blog to share about his dream job, and some of the challenges he faces when it comes to character design:

Hello. I’m toi8, and I’ll be in charge of the main character designs for Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem. As for when we began talking about this title, it was around the time I finished working on a piece of light novel cover art. It was around the time that I was handling one-shot work, and asked myself “what should I do next?”


As part of the generation that grew up on Nintendo consoles such as the Famicom and Super Famicom, the name “Nintendo” has a very special meaning to me. I remember being very excited upon hearing about the [Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem] collaboration.


Years later, I’ve finally been able to see it take form right before my eyes, and I find myself filled with deep emotion.


Now, let’s quickly talk a little bit about the character designs. The stage of the game is set in Shibuya, and the background shows a gorgeous world, so the character design’s direction will go with a highly saturated, gorgeous look.


Everything I’ve drawn up until now has been low saturation, so this will be a challenge of colors!

While toi8 usually prefers to work on "single-sheet" art, a cover or some concept art, as a character designer he has more extensive responsibilities, and is taking the challenge in stride:

I’ve received help from all kinds of people, and as a result we’ve achieved the characters and the backgrounds shown in trailer, which is something I haven’t been able to do up until now, and I’m proud of it.


As far as characters go, we have discussions such as “what we should do in terms of bust size?” with suggestions like “they could be large and have glasses to go with them,” and “no, glasses are no good,” and so on.

via Siliconera

Posted on April 22, 2015 and filed under News.

What a great Nintendo Direct! Watch it again!

Did you catch the Nintendo Direct yesterday? Being shown at 6pm Eastern time, I was able to sit down and watch it during dinnertime with my family. We're most looking forward to Splatoon and the Animal Crossing characters and track DLC in Mario Kart 8.

00:00 Mewtwo Strikes Back
02:10 Super Smash Bros. Update
03:22 Lucas Comes Out of Nowhere
06:30 Super Smash Bros. amiibo
07:31 amiibo Tap: Nintendo's Greatest Bits
09:00 Mario Maker
12:05 Yoshi's Woolly World
13:29 Yoshi's Woolly World amiibo
14:17 Splatoon
15:45 Splatoon amiibo
16:34 Nintendo 64 and Nintendo DS come to Wii U Virtual Console 
18:04 Adventures of Pip
18:39 Octodad: Dadliest Catch
19:23 Mutant Mudds Super Challence
19:49 Don't Starve Giant Edition
20:31 Coming Soon to the Nintendo eShop
22:30 Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem
24:44 Fatal Frame for Wii U
25:26 BOXBOY!
25:32 Pokemon Rumble World
27:46 Puzzle and Dragons Z + Puzzle and Dragons Super Mario Edition
30:19 Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains
31:03 Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Update and Tournaments
32:23 StreetPass Mii Plaza Ultimate Angler and Battleground Z
33:38 StreetPass Mii Plaza Premium
34:28 Xenoblade Chronicles 3D
37:14 Fire Emblem
41:05 Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer and amiibo Cards
42:47 Mario Kart 8 Animal Crossing DLC
45:04 Mario Kart 8 Additional Mii Racing Suits 
45:28 200cc is Here! 

Posted on April 2, 2015 and filed under gamerparent tv.

Summary of Nintendo Direct 01.14.2015

Watch the Nintendo Direct here

Iwata wishes us a happy new year!

3DS game announcements

  • New Fire Emblem developed by Intelligent Systems, the same developer as Fire Emblem Awakening. New Story writer Shin Kibayashi joins the team. Promises that the effect of your choices will be greater than ever.
  • Puzzle and Dragons Z and Puzzle and Dragons Super Mario Edition is coming from Japan to Europe and North America. This is originally a mobile game that has been brought to 3DS
  • Pokemon Shuffle, a Pokemon puzzle game, available in February from the eShop

Wii U game announcements

  • Super Mario Galaxy 2 (available now), Metroid Prime Trilogy (releasing Jan 29th), Punch Out (releasing Jan 22) Wii available through download. If a game was compatible with Classic Controller, it can be played with the Wii U Gamepad. Games half price for a limited time after launch.
  • Kirby & Rainbow Curse (February 20th), amiibo functionality
  • New wave of amiibo include Pac Man, Robin, Lucina, Wario, Ness, Charizard
  • Releasing March 20th is a new Super Mario line of amiibo, alongside Mario Party 10: new amiibo party mode. Amiibo with Smash Bros data on them will have to be reformatted to use with Mario Party 10. Special bundle with Mario amiibo. The new line include Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, Bowser and Peach, in a different pose and look from the Smash Bros art style. A Toad amiibo is included in this wave, and adds a new mode to Captain Toad Treasure Tracker.
  • Splatoon (available May) includes a central plaza area where inklings hang out. Multiplayer is accessed via the plaza. Equipment, clothes, etc for your inkling can be purchased from shops in the plaza using in game currency gained by playing multiplayer. Main weapons, Sub weapons, and Special weapons available in a load out. 
  • New DLC for Hyrule Warriors to go with Majora's Mask release on 3DS. Tingle and Young Link included in the Majora's Mask Pack (available Feb 5)
  • New Trailer for Xenoblade Chronicles X. Showing off extremely varied worlds, very large creatures, mechs and vehicles. Trailer shows characters running through many of the environments.
  • Mario vs Donkey Kong Tipping Stars (available March 5th) now includes a tipping system for you to reward people who have built levels. Game will also be releasing on 3DS, and cross buy on eShop.
  • Free to play game from Bandai Namco, code name "Project Treasure", features 4 player multiplayer, including Loot, disarming traps, etc. Coming exclusively to the Wii U.
  • Upcoming games: Elliot Quest, Blek, Citizens of Earth, Gunman Clive 2, Moon Chronicles episodes 2-4, SEGA 3D classics including 3D Afterburner II, 3D Outrun, Etrian Mystery Dungeon, Story of Seasons
  • Fossil Fighters Frontier for 3DS (Available March 20th)

Reggie's special announcement

  • Talking 3DS and 2DS, and its great games
  • NEW 3DS XL in Red and Black (with coloured ABXY buttons)
  • Available February 13th
  • so far no word about the non XL size, no faceplates
  • enhancements include new c-stick, faster processor, face tracking 3D
  • automatically adjusts brightness of the screen depending on ambient lighting levels
  • change to MicroSD card for memory
  • AC adapter not included

Back to games

  • Codename STEAM incorporates Fire Emblem amiibo on the NEW 3DS XL
  • Also, more Marth Amiibo stock coming to North America later this year
  • Ace Combat Assault horizon Legacy + feb 13th
  • Xenoblade Chronicles for NEW 3DS XL port developed by Monster games available April
  • Iron Fall Invasion 6 player local and online multiplayer, with single player campaign, 60fps, shooter by VD Dev available soon on eShop
  • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate NEW 3DS XL bundle (the silver ice model seen in Japan) available February 13th, demo available soon, including beginners tutorial, and local and online multiplayer. Also a new Monster Hunter streetpass puzzle panel is coming soon.
  • Legend of Zelda Majora's Mask 3D (available Feb 13th) now includes full 3D camera control
  • Also Majora's Mask Edition of NEW 3DS XL launching at the same time

UPDATE 11:40AM ET: Post edited for accuracy

2014 is off to a great start for me

I haven't touched my Wii U at all this year, so far. And it's not because there's nothing to play on it, there's plenty waiting for me there to finish off. I actually spent most of the pre-Christmas break playing and finishing SUper Mario 3D World, which is a great game. But I'm not here to talk about that.

Instead, it's the 3DS that has commanded most of my gaming time in 2014. Fire Emblem: Awakening, in particular, and then the Bravely Default Demo, more recently. There's just something about being able to grab a few minutes pr gaming (or a few hours) here and there, wherever I happen to be, that's just magical. Fire Emblem: Awakening was my first Fire Emblem game. Approaching it as a noob, I really appreciated the new "Casual" mode offered this iteration, which lets you play through the game without permadeath of characters found in what they call "Classic" mode. I figured, I have no idea how to play, this should be the perfect mode for me.

And it was. I fought, I died, I continued on without major consequence. But then a funny thing happened along the way. Around about Chapter 12 I found that I was really enjoying the game. I mean really enjoying it. Something clicked for me.

I decided to restart the game on "Classic" instead of casual, and started right from the beginning again. It was a wholly different experience. No longer could I make a mistake near the end and just throw everyone at the last boss to win. I had to keep everyone alive, and I played much more conservatively. Any mistake was usually punished by losing a character, accompanied by the frustration of having to restart the game and try again.

But I learned through those restarts, and through the mistakes. I began to understand how to position my units, who was going to win which encounters, and who would die if I left them there.

And the game rewarded me with a wonderful little story, told in anime, and layered moving stills, and in game engine rendered sequences. I wish there were more of the anime cut scenes, but what was there was excellent. (I wish they had an anime series for Fire Emblem, it would be great)

This year is my "Year of the Pile", and after Fire Emblem I am working on finishing Dragon Age 2, and then maybe dip into Dark Souls a little bit. February I'm looking at the release of Bravely Default (also for 3DS) and then working through New Super Mario Bros U. Through 2014 I want to get at least 12 games off the pile, if not closer to 20.

Wish me luck, and here's hoping your gaming 2014 is filled with great experiences!

Posted on January 13, 2014 and filed under Article.

Nintendo Wii U Direct announcement video

Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata talked at length today about Nintendo's upcoming plans for the Wii U console. He covered topics including:

  • Miiverse

  • System updates (2 coming, in Spring and Summer)

  • Wii U virtual console

  • Upcoming Games: Wii Fit U, The Wonderful 101, Bayonetta 2

  • Titles in development: A 3D Mario game, Mario Kart, new Yoshi (Epic Yarn) game, and Party game

  • Zelda franchise (A HD remake of Wind Waker, and a brand new Zelda title)

  • Previously unannounced games: Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem, and a new title from Monolith Soft labelled "X"

Posted on January 23, 2013 and filed under News.