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Project X Zone 2 photo
Project X Zone 2

Nintendo characters join Project X Zone 2 cast

Chrom, Lucina, Fiora, oh my!
Sep 19
// Kyle MacGregor
Project X Zone was a nice bit of fan service, and the sequel seems to be taking things up a notch. In addition to featuring a procession of familiar faces from the vaults of Sega, Capcom, and Bandai Namco, Project X Zone 2 wi...
Genei Ibun Roku #FE photo
Genei Ibun Roku #FE

Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem is coming to Japan on December 26

2016 in the West
Sep 12
// Kyle MacGregor
The Shin Megami Tensei and Fire Emblem crossover project, otherwise known as Genei Ibun Roku #FE, will arrive in Japan on December 26, Nintendo just announced via the RPG's blog. It was also revealed that first print cop...
Fire Emblem Fates photo
Fire Emblem Fates

Fire Emblem Fates might get one bundled package in the west

Sure, I'll take it
Aug 10
// Chris Carter
Take this with a grain of salt, but the west might be getting a package for Fire Emblem Fates. For those of you who are unaware, in Japan, Fire Emblem if as it's called, was released with two different versions -- Birthright,...
FEF(os) photo

Fire Emblem Fates gets Awakening characters as DLC

Jul 23
// Steven Hansen
Fire Emblem Fates, which is not coming to the United States until 2016, has been out in Japan for a while and is being supported with DLC. Today marks the start of a month's worth of free maps, one of which includes character...

Vestaria Saga  photo
Vestaria Saga

Fire Emblem creator's new strategy RPG is Vestaria Saga

A bit basic, or 'old school'
Jul 17
// Steven Hansen
Shouzou Kaga was last involved in the Fire Emblem series in 1999 announced in May he was working on a new turn-based strategy RPG that would be released for free when it is finished. This isn't some mobile turn, but maybe tem...
SMT x FE photo

Genei Ibun Roku #FE is long like its title

Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem
Jul 08
// Steven Hansen
I'm no longer trying to cram "Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem" into headlines along with the Wii U crossover's already-lengthy name, Genei Ibun Roku #FE, so I'm counting on you all to remember it. Say it with me: Genei Ibun ...
Fire Emblem Fates photo
Fire Emblem Fates

Fire Emblem Fates has straightforward amiibo functionality

A simple guest interaction
Jul 07
// Chris Carter
Fire Emblem fates will ship with amiibo support for Ike, Marth, Robin, and Lucina -- for the select few of you who were able to actually find them (I was one of the lucky few). According to Siliconera, they will all be m...
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Promoted blog

The Fire Emblem Fates controversy: Clearing up the muck

Promoted from our community blogs
Jul 04
// Ckarasu
[Editor's note: Following Destructoid's coverage of some questionable dialogue found in the Japanese version of Fire Emblem Fates, community member Ckarasu has delved deeper into the translation and offers his own take on the...
Virtual Console photo
Virtual Console

Lucky! Europe gets Advance Wars 2 on Wii U

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon, too
Jul 01
// Jordan Devore
One of my most-played Wii U games is, I kid you not, Advance Wars. That's not a judgment on the quality of the console's (lovely) exclusives, it's just that the game is really damn good. I'm dying for the sequel, my favorite ...
Japanese charts photo
Japanese charts

Fire Emblem Fates outsells Persona 4: Dancing All Night

Good thing Nintendo didn't kill it
Jul 01
// Kyle MacGregor
Last week was a great time to be a portable gaming enthusiast in Japan, as not one, but two highly anticipated titles launched on Thursday in Fire Emblem Fates and Persona 4: Dancing All Night. Fire Emblem Fates was far and a...
Fire Emblem maker photo
Fire Emblem maker

I'm hooked on this Fire Emblem character creator

Don't mind if I do!
Jun 29
// Jordan Devore
Since Fire Emblem Fates isn't going to release outside of Japan until next year, let's melt some time away with this web-based character creator put together by LuminescentBlade. I want to see your angsty people. [Via Tiny Cartridge]
Fire Emblem Dates XXX photo
Fire Emblem Dates XXX

Strip and get your poke on with Fire Emblem Fates characters

Who needs a stylus anyways?
Jun 26
// Jed Whitaker
The Japanese version of Fire Emblem Fates -- called Fire Emblem If there -- is available to purchase as of yesterday and new information and spoilers are starting to pour out. If you consider minor features of a gam...
Newstoid #4 photo
Newstoid #4

Steamy drama, marriage equality in Fire Emblem, Final Fantasy VII changes - Newstoid #4

It's about to get gay in here
Jun 26
// Jed Whitaker
Last night the boyfriend and I got together -- giggitty -- and shot this latest episode of Newstoid since Jess Brohard is out hunting fugitives with Dog the bounty hunter or whatever. Who knew we would talk about marriage eq...
Fire Emblem photo
Fire Emblem

Awakening saved the Fire Emblem series from cancellation

'Wasn't making numbers'
Jun 24
// Brett Makedonski
Fire Emblem has a rich history, with 11 titles and 25 years to its name. However, around the turn of the decade, Nintendo planned to kill off the series, as it just wasn't successful enough. Awakening changed those ...
That's so Raven photo
That's so Raven

Same-sex marriage confirmed for Fire Emblem Fates!

The fates have spoken!
Jun 23
// Jed Whitaker
Nintendo has confirmed in a statement to Polygon that same-sex marriage is an option available to players in the upcoming Fire Emblem Fates for 3DS: We can confirm that Fire Emblem Fates for Nintendo 3DS, whic...
Genei Ibun Roku #FE  photo
Genei Ibun Roku #FE

Gameplay from the Fire Emblem & SMT inspired idol RPG

Genei Ibun Roku #FE
Jun 21
// Steven Hansen
It is almost as difficult to discuss Genei Ibun Roku #FE as it is to fit it into a headline. The JRPG was borne from what was previously "Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblemi," but turned into "an entirely new experience" that ...
GIRFE photo

What we thought was a Shin Megami Tensei/Fire Emblem crossover is 'an entirely new experience'

A new thing with hints of both series
Jun 17
// Steven Hansen
Nintendo showed off some weird Japanese idol game during its digital event. I figured it was not Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem, just like last time they showed what ended up indeed being Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem. ...
Something something FE photo
Something something FE

Nintendo announces a new idol sim or was that SMT X FE?

Either way, boobies
Jun 16
// Jed Whitaker
[Update: The game is titled Genei Ibun Roku #FE and it is for Wii U.] Nintendo just showed of a trailer for what appeared to be an idol sim...or SMT X FE.  No real information was provided about the game or ev...
SSB DLC photo
Dreamland 64, Splatoon Inkling and more!
[Update: Even more information has been extracted and leaked from the update file such as Ryu's alternate colors, Roy's alternate colors, Dreamland 64 stage for Wii U, pictures of each new character's special moves inclu...

Fire Emblem if photo
Fire Emblem if

Here's roughly 10 minutes of Fire Emblem if gameplay

Can I inject it into my bloodstream?
May 31
// Chris Carter
Fire Emblem if has been lighting up headlines lately, and like Awakening, it looks really, really good. During today's Nintendo Direct presentation the publisher gave us a better look at what to expect, including some.....
Sup Holmes photo
Sup Holmes

Sup Holmes hears a hundred voices with Stephanie Sheh

Sup Holmes every Sunday at 4pm EST!
May 24
// Jonathan Holmes
[Sup Holmes is a weekly talk show for people that make great videogames. It airs live every Sunday at 4pm EST on YouTube, and can be found in Podcast form on Libsyn and iTunes.] [Update: Show's over folks...
No weapon durability photo
No weapon durability

Fire Emblem If changes up series-staple weapon triangle

Magic, bows, concealed weapons
May 19
// Steven Hansen
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...
Marth photo

The Marth amiibo restock situation doesn't look good at GameStop either

Only a few per store
May 12
// Chris Carter
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...
Fire Emblem photo
Fire Emblem

Fire Emblem if will have a 'Phoenix Mode,' also removes weapon limit

Also, nine save files
May 12
// Chris Carter
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 ...
Marth photo

That Marth amiibo restock may have already came and went on Amazon

Mash F5
May 09
// Chris Carter
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...
Fire Emblem If photo
Fire Emblem If

Fire Emblem If's third campaign is harder than White, easier than Black

Black Kingdom has additional victory requirements
Apr 29
// Steven Hansen
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, ...
Fire Emblem If photo
Fire Emblem If

Fire Emblem If special edition sold out in Japan, second shipment coming

Fire Emblem goes from its final fantasy to power selling franchise
Apr 20
// Steven Hansen
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...
Fire Emblem DLC photo
Fire Emblem DLC

New Fire Emblem 3DS has Marth and Lucina as DLC characters

Available through a Japanese trading card game
Apr 15
// Steven Hansen
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 ...
SMT x FE photo

Why Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem is light on the SMT, Fire Emblem

Well, I don't know why it's light on the SMT
Apr 02
// Steven Hansen
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...
Divide and conquer? photo
Divide and conquer?

Fire Emblem 3DS pulling a Pokemon with separate Black and White versions

Including an additional third storyling DLC
Apr 01
// Steven Hansen
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. There ...

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