A rumour currently circulating the internet suggests that Fire Emblem: Awakening’s Tharja was removed as an assist trophy in Super Smash Bros so that the company could avoid giving the game a higher ESRB age rating. The reason for her removal was apparently due to her revealing clothing which supposedly didn’t go down to well with the ERSB. Tharja was previously censored by Nintendo of America in Fire Emblem: Awakening’s “Summer Scramble” DLC.
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?