Unlike many other Nintendo fans around me, the popular turn-based strategy series, Fire Emblem, has been one that has escaped me over the years. Due to my inexperience with the franchise, I was hesitant to take on this review. But after watching some trailers and seeing the excitement build within the Nintendo community, I was curious to see what Three Houses had to offer. What follows is a review of Fire Emblem: Three Houses played on classic difficulty.(more…)
Nintendo crammed new reveals and information for over 40 titles in last night’s Nintendo Direct. Taking the Spotlight segments were Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Project Octopath Traveler and of course, Super Mario Odyssey.
Some of the most notable reveals were from Bethesda as they are bringing DOOM and Wolfenstein II to the Switch with the former in Winter this year and the latter in 2018. On a more peculiar note, Minecraft is coming to the New Nintendo 3DS ‘soon’ but with no word on compatibility with other versions. (more…)
The other big news of the day was a release date for Fire Emblem Warriors on both Switch and New 3DS: 20th of October. In Europe at least, the Switch version is also available in a Limited Edition Bundle that will include the game, a 3-disc soundtrack collection and character cards.
For Pokkén enthusiasts, the announcement of the Pokkén Tournament DX demo being released on the eShop this Thursday was quite exciting. Anyone unfamiliar with the game is also encouraged to try it.
SOURCE: Nintendo PR
And finally – although technically only speculation at this point – it was strongly implied that Final Fantasy XV will be coming to the Switch at some point. When talking through a translator about Final Fantasy XV “about what other things we have planned in the future“, Hajime Tabate of Square Enix said “there’s a certain other console that sounds a lot like ‘Twitch'” and that “everyone on Final Fantasy XV, they love this specific console that sounds a lot like ‘Twitch’“.
Fans of turn based strategy rejoice – a sequel to the stunning Fire Emblem Awakening is coming to 3DS! The as yet untitled game is being developed by Intelligent Systems, the same team behind its predecessor (as well as the magnificent first three Paper Mario games).
Fore those unfamiliar with the series, Fire Emblem is a long running grid based strategy game that was known for its brutal difficulty stemming from its permadeath mechanics – although easier modes have been introduced in recent years. The series has had a shaky history in the past, but awakening was something of a commercial success over here, so the series really is on the up.
There’s no word on a release date yet, but given the fact that we don’t even have a title yet, we could be waiting until 2016. Still, at least we’ve got Intelligent Systems’ other 3DS project, Code Name S.T.E.A.M. to tide us over…