Nintendo has confirmed that Fire Emblem will launch later today, August 21st, in Europe on the Wii U Virtual Console service. Known as Fire Emblem: The Sword of Flame in Japan, the tactical role-playing title is simply titled Fire Emblem in Western territories. It is also the second entry in the series to be developed for Game Boy Advance. Nintendo has yet to confirm when the game will arrive on Wii U in North America. The latest release in the series is Fire Emblem Awakening, which is available for Nintendo 3DS.
Smash Bros creator Masahiro Sakurai has revealed a new Fire Emblem stage for Super Smash Bros on the Wii U. The first image showcases Marth and Ike standing on the new battle stage. The second image shows off the Coliseum in its full glory. Sakurai said on Miiverse that the stage is filled with machinery in the ground that activates variable platforms. Smash Bros is coming out this summer on the Nintendo 3DS and winter on the Wii U.
Pic of the day. Here’s Ike, Marth and…a brand-new stage!
We’ve added a familiar setting from the Fire Emblem series, the Coliseum. In the original game, this place is filled with both hope and despair. There is machinery in the ground that activates variable platforms.
Ike from the Fire Emblem franchise has been confirmed for the forthcoming Super Smash Bros for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. Ike is a returning character and previously appeared in Wii game Radiant Dawn. Super Smash Bros is coming to Nintendo 3DS this summer, while the Wii U version will arrive this winter. Nintendo France confirmed yesterday that the game will utilise the Wii U’s NFC functionality.
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Nintendo’s latest music related title for the Nintendo 3DS which is called Jam With the Band, Band Bros. P, is being developed by Fire Emblem developer Intelligent Systems. The news was announced when Nintendo released a teaser website for the game which also states that the game is powered by Vocaloid, which is the synthesiser software used to compose Vocaloid music for virtual pop-stars like Hatsune Miku. You can check out the teaser site, right here.
Nintendo has registered two trademarks in Japan today for the words “Fire Emblem” and “EMBLEM“. Interestingly, this shouldn’t been seen as a simple renewal, as the trademarks weren’t about to expire anytime soon. The trademarks were filed by Intelligent Systems, the critically acclaimed developer behind the Fire Emblem franchise. We have no idea what the trademarks are for, but hopefully they are a sign that a new Fire Emblem game is starting development.
Hitoshi Yamagami, a prominent developer at Nintendo, has revealed that if the Fire Emblem franchise came to Wii U then it would need to sell around 700,000 copies to justify development. The Nintendo 3DS hit Fire Emblem: Awakening needed to sell 250k copies globally for Nintendo to be satisfied. Thankfully, the game sold over 900k globally. Would you like to see a dedicated Fire Emblem title on Wii U?
Shin Megami Tensei IV, the upcoming mature-themed role playing game from ATLUS for the Nintendo 3DS system, has a brand new limited-time offer for fans: players in the U.S. and Canada who purchase Shin Megami Tensei IV and Nintendo’s hit turn-based strategy game Fire Emblem Awakening and register both games on their free Club Nintendo account will receive a $30 credit to use in the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS. The promotion begins on the release date of Shin Megami Tensei IV – July 16, 2013 – and runs through August 31. Both retail and digital purchases of either game are eligible for the offer, so long as both games are registered to the same Club Nintendo account by August 31, 2013.
The Club Nintendo promotion is a first-of-its-kind offer from Nintendo and ATLUS. RPG fans, tacticians, strategists and other gamers who love deep story and turn-based combat that purchase both games and complete the promotion requirements will earn a $30 credit to the Nintendo 3DS eShop to put towards any paid content, including future games and downloadable content (DLC). After each game is registered to the same Club Nintendo account, players must complete a short web survey by the August 31 deadline to receive the credit.
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