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The lack of weapon degradation isn't the only difference to the upcoming Fire Emblem If's combat. The swords-beat-axes-beat-lances-beat-swords triangle is changing, too, Famitsu reports (picked up by Hachima Kikou and transla... read
We've talked about it at length before -- the great Marth amiibo restock of May. Well, it doesn't seem all that great so far. Amazon was trickling out select orders through the day last Saturday (and were, for all intents and... read
In addition to the whole "permadeath" thing, having a limit on weapon uses is one of the most taxing aspects of the Fire Emblem series. You have to constantly decide whether or not it's even worth attacking someone with ... read
When Nintendo announced the Marth amiibo restock for this year, I had a feeling it wouldn't end well. It was originally scheduled for April, then May, and now that the month is here, the publisher is still completely silent a... read
More lukewarm Fire Emblem If news (out June 25 in Japan, 2016 in North America).
Remember, the game is being sold Pokemon style (or Oracle of Ages/Oracle of Seasons style) with separate Black and White releases with a third, ... read
The sequel to the 3DS's Fire Emblem: Awakening, Fire Emblem If, comes out June 25 in Japan (next year for us). As we've noted, it comes in two different versions with alternate storylines each the size of Awakening, while a t... read
Fire Emblem: Awakening's success saved it from being the last in the series and Nintendo seems to be trying real hard to capitalize on it. The upcoming 3DS turn-based strategy -- Fire Emblem If in Japan, where it releases in ... read
Yesterday's peek at Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem raised as many questions as it did fanboy squeals. A new blog today (with somewhat differing translations between Siliconera and Mystic of Traduko Soft) answers and ra... read
While we were all getting too excited by the trailer for the upcoming Fire Emblem in the UK and North America Nintendo Direct, further details are breaking on the Japan side of things, courtesy of the Japanese website.
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[Update: Watch the trailer!]
The new Fire Emblem trailer is just as amazing as the announcement trailer. There's also deep talk of fate and choosing a path (some stark black and white dichotomy) between siding with the peace... read
Nintendo has announced that our lord and savior and one true amiibo, Marth, will be back in stores in late April. A little late for him and his friend Ike to join the fight in Code Name: S.T.E.A.M., which will have already been released in March.
Finally, our prayers to Reggie have worked. Praise to Iwata. May our enemies' amiibo burn in hell.
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Letting the player draw her own difficulty curve [Destructoid likes to invite game developers to write editorials for us from time to time. Their opinions don't necessarily represent Destructoid as a whole, but they sure are interesting. Here is a fun one on how Fire Emblem... read feature
Marth re-release, New 3DS XL dated, new Fire Emblem trailer, new amiibos -- all here
Doozy of a Nintendo Direct today. Watch it above in full, or see our coverage below in summation, with all the key trailers rounded up. Highlights include: New Nintendo 3DS (just XL) release date and price, a special Ma... read feature
Good news, everyone! Nintendo announced a new entry in the Fire Emblem series today.
The strategy role-playing game is in development for Nintendo 3DS at Intelligent Systems. As was the case with Fire Emblem: Awakening,... read
Japan is getting an amazing Figma figure next year -- Lucina from Fire Emblem: Awakening. It's up for pre-order now from retailers like AmiAmi, and it'll drop in April 2015. I think I'm going to have the mask on permanently -- it looks too cool.
Of course, this figure makes me lament the fact that Lucina doesn't have a mask-variant costume in Smash Bros. read
I let out an involuntary "hell yeah!" upon hearing that Fire Emblem for Game Boy Advance is coming to the Wii U Virtual Console tomorrow, December 4. In fact, I think my body even twisted in excitement for a few seconds there... read
When I was younger, I would spend months -- and in some cases years, on and off -- completing the same videogames repeatedly. Forget new game plus. I didn't need extra motivation.
This was back when I could only afford to buy... read
Robin, the vanilla, wrong representation of Fire Emblem: Awakening's main character, is a bit of a sneak in Smash Bros. First it's the flirtation with dark magic, now it's word that Robin's Nosferatu attack will damage e... read
Lucina, originally introduced to us as Marth in Fire Emblem: Awakening, will in fact share his move set in the upcoming Smash Bros. Masahiro Sakurai explained on the Miiverse:
"Her physical ablilites are identical to Mar... read
This evening at a special event, Nintendo and Intelligent Systems announced a new intellectual property for 3DS, a turn-based strategy game with shooter elements called Code Name: STEAM. During a post-presentation Q&A ses... read
Ike, the mercenary swordsman from Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn, is reprising his role in Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and 3DS, Nintendo revealed today.
And from the looks of things, the dude's been hitting the gym pretty hard since we last saw him in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Just look at those bulging muscles! Beefcake! BEEFCAKE!
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I've always wanted arms like a blacksmith. Not weaponry. I'm talking those sinewy anchor arms and mallet fists that would have you coughing up blood with a few quick pummels. Yet, they're delicate and expert enough to emboss... read
One of the best games of this year, Fire Emblem: Awakening, is currently $15 at Best Buy. For comparison, Amazon, Gamestop, and WalMart are all selling it for $40 still.
The catch is that, while you can order it online, you w... read
Fire Emblem: Awakening opened to phenomenal reception both critically and commercially, and if early reviews are anything to go by, Shin Megami Tensei IV will follow suit. Naturally, this seems like the perfect opportunity to... read
First deal of its kind runs through August 31 Niiiiiiiiice! When I caught early word of this deal I just grinned. What a wonderful way to get two of the best role-playing games I've played in a long time in the hands of more gamers.
Here's how it works: Register both upc... read feature
Okay, I think I bought a girl's shirt. Cruising the floor at Anime Expo today, I saw and had to have this shirt featuring Gato from Chrono Trigger, but with the purple backing and pink font, I'm not sure it's meant for me. I'... read
Fire Emblem: Awakening surprised just about everyone with its critical and commercial success. In Japan, the 3DS strategy RPG had sold over 400K units through June 2012, and it's likely continued to grow since then. In the US... read
Nintendo has done a fantastic job supporting Fire Emblem: Awakening so far, with new DLC dropping so frequently it's hard to make time for it all. However it was yesterday's map release that caught the eye of NeoGAF board mem... read
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Two of the more mind-blowing Wii U announcements in the past few months have been Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem and Monolith Soft's "X," the spiritual successor to Xenoblade. For the soft... read