We have finally got some juicy new details for the forthcoming Fire Emblem title for the Nintendo 3DS. We have yet to find out when it will be coming over here to the west, but hopefully all will be revealed during E3 in June. Anyway, here’s the latest dose of information taken from Japanese publication 4Gamer
- Hoshido has a world map.
- Nohr has more complex maps. Besides the usual “defeat all of the enemies”/”defeat the general” maps, there will also be suppression, breakthroughs, defending bases, turn restrictions, amongst others. There are lots of map gimmicks. (We’ve already seen dragon’s vein.)
- Both versions of the game contain the same characters. You’ll be shown different aspects of their personalities in accordance to the route you select.
- The downloadable version does not contain both sides. It does not lock the other route when you select one. You pay to receive everything up until chapter five, and once you make a decision, you will have to download everything from chapters six, onward, for the respectful route. The second download is free because you have already paid. If you want to try the alternative version, you have to buy DLC in the same way those with physical copies will.
- You can also save directly to your 3DS system (versus the cartridge).
- If you decide to buy the DLC, you can load your chapter 5 data and continue from that
- instead of starting from the beginning. Of course, you can restart if you’d like to.
- You’ll be able to experience an entire story by only playing one route. The other is a completely different story.
- The third path is in the middle of Hoshido and Nohr in terms of difficulty. People who began with Hoshido should still be able to complete the third path.
- You’ll be able to lower the difficulty in the middle of the game if you find Nohr too hard.
- You’ll still be able to connect with people who play the alternative version. (Probably means you can streetpass someone with Nohr despite playing Hoshido, and vice versa.)
- There will be various perks for connecting with other players.
Ah, it’s good old rumour time! Turns out someone apparently got a StreetPass hit at The Legend of Zelda Symphony Concerts. Nothing unusual about that. What is odd is that the game they were apparently previously playing was The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess on the Nintendo 3DS. Now we all know the game hasn’t been announced, but if it’s legit it’s likely to be for the New Nintendo 3DS.
Nintendo of America has today confirmed that those of you who purchase the next Fire Emblem title for the Nintendo 3DS will be able to play as your own custom character. The custom character will then be the hero of the game. The new Fire Emblem game asks players to choose between two unique gameplay paths. We won’t be able to play it until 2016 though.
This should come as great news for Fire Emblem fans as Nintendo of Australia says that the newly announced title will be coming this year to the Nintendo 3DS. The news was announced in a recent Nintendo of Australia news letter which says Fire Emblem 3DS is coming this year along with previously revealed titles such as Xenoblade Chronicles 3D and Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D.
We’ve finally learned that Xenoblade Chronicles 3D, which is a port of the Wii game, will be coming to the United States in April. Xenoblade Chronicles 3D will be exclusive to the New Nintendo 3DS so you won’t be able to play it on a regular Nintendo 3DS. The game is coming to Japan and Europe on April 2nd.
As GungHo has continuously reiterated to western audiences, Puzzle and Dragons Z for the Nintendo 3DS will be finally heading to North America and Europe. Both Puzzle & Dragons Z and Puzzle and Dragons Z: Super Mario Bros Edition will be available in May 2015 as a special double pack. Make sure you view the trailer above if you missed it during the Direct.
Nintendo of Japan has unveiled four 3DS games have achieved double-million sales figures in just five months. In a press release, the Kyoto-based company named Yokai Watch 2, Super Smash Bros for 3DS, Monster Hunter 4G and Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire as its four games to reach two million copies sold since their respective launches. It’s a remarkable feat in such a short space of time for the Japanese market, where portable gaming is in a much higher demand than traditional home console gaming.
According to the publisher’s statement, the Nintendo 3DS now has ten titles that have achieved the double-million seller status, with only the Nintendo DS usurping after 14 games exceeded 2 million sales. Further down the line, the Wii remains with 8 double-million selling games and the Game Boy Advance with just two titles. In addition, Nintendo remarked sales of the handheld totaled 17 million units as of November 23 following a significant boost from sales of the New Nintendo 3DS.
While North America and Europe have yet to see the Yokai Watch franchise hit the regions, its success in Japan is admirable with Level-5 announcing Yokai Watch 2: Headliner – the third version which follows Ganso and Honke – topped one million in pre-order sales before its December 13 release.