Some details for Fire Emblem Warriors, and the future of Warriors styled Nintendo games have been detailed. Going into local multiplayer features, no word on online multiplayer yet. Along with how some basic leveling works, and how some of the features of the Fire Emblem franchise has made it’s way into Fire Emblem Warriors. Fire Emblem Warriors will launch on Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3ds family of systems sometime in Q3/Q4.
– Includes local co-op, which will be splitscreen
– Not any details on any plans for post-launch DLC
– You can level up and change classes
– You can change the character’s appearance as well
– Will be a more difficult mode where you have to think strategically or else you’ll lose characters
– A more casual mode where you will not lose characters
– Forge bonds between characters, but there is no marriage
– Shadow Dragon, Awakening and Fates are the games they’re “focusing” on for the roster
– No plans to develop Pikmin Warriors or Wave Race Warriors
Fire Emblem had a small title card earlier this, letting us know the franchise is coming to the Nintendo Switch sometime next year. Speculation is key here to what it could be like, but I’d like to share my thoughts. We have seen recently with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and the upcoming Super Mario Odyssey, embracing larger worlds, new mechanics, and heavily changing up the game, but still staying Mario and Zelda. Fire Emblem has the potential for the same thing.
Fire Emblem could go open world, let you walk through the wilds and towns of the kingdom, running into combat arenas and engaging in classic strategic gameplay. Letting you build up your fortress, but letting you walk into the buildings you built, engaging more directly with NPCs and your party members. Make the games graphics look like the cut scenes from Fire Emblem Fates except in beautiful HD with the power of the Nintendo Switch.
These are just some basic ideas on what the game could be like. I have a feeling with Nintendo’s current resonance of their titles, making Fire Emblem to a much bigger and complex title in all ways in the right direction to go in. We will see and I am sure whatever it is, will be great.
Amazon has listed the hit 3ds title, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia for 25%, which is $29.99, off on their site. Fire Emblem as you know is a strategic turn based game, with heavy plot elements. Check the link below for the sale if you have yet to pick this title up.
Nintendo Direct Preview of The Latest in the Fire Emblem Series.
Americana Dawn is a recent kickstarter game that is going to attract a lot of attention since its a classic JRPG set in Colonial America. Americana Dawn is a Suikoden game that has elements from great titles like Fire Emblem, Grandia, Chrono Trigger and also have the writings of the classic Mark Twain. Americana Dawn take place over two centuries of American history where the player will get to journey across three wars which include: the French and Indian War, and the American Revolution. They will travel the entire eastern seaboard of North America from the colony of Georgia to Quebec City. Players are taking the role of Foster who is a spirit of the sea, he is a gentle and innocent being when he arrives in America with no heritage and no home he gets lost in the wilderness of the Shenandoah Valley which is between Virginia and West Virginia where is has been by himself for one hundred years. Foster is found and recruited into the Virginia colonial militia by Colonel George Washington. The player will begin their journey as Foster where he will get to see how the world can change a man with loyal English becoming American rebels, he will have to fight friends who have turned to the enemy, he will also witness events that would create the United States of America.
The combat systems found in Americana Dawn are turn-based there are several different types of combat as well. Microbattles are a much smaller combat system where players take control of up to three characters. The combat system is based on utilizing cool downs instead of using ability points, this will force players to strategize their own approach to each battle. Enemies in-game have huge blows that can knock a character out of battle in just a few hits so the game uses DIS (Dynamic Interrupt System) to keep enemies fair, using this and using powerful timed abilities to emerge to victory in battle. Each main character in the game has different weapon types each with their own strength in battle, each weapon has 15 levels to master per item. The game’s progression is based upon skill acquisition unlike other games in this genre there will be no: EXP, no random battles, or statistical improvements offered. In addition to microbattles the game also offered macrobatttles which are large-scale battles that are based on historical battles. Players will control historical figured and large number of units that include: cavalry, infantry, brave, ranger, rifleman, and sapper. The music for Americana Dawn is a custom engine that has been inspired by the sound of classic Super Nintendo RPG’s, the sound is lower resolution instruments which is found in the first part of the game where the user will reflect Foster and how innocent and naive he is. Another part of the game the Super Nintendo instruments will evolve into a very rich high quality soundscape as Foster is understanding the world around him.
Americana Dawn can he funded up to Tuesday December 23, 2014 at 1:59AM CST, they are looking to gain a pledge goal of $70,000. Of course with Kickstarter there are several different tiers to donating to a game of this magnitude the all have different rewards. To get a copy of Americana Dawn they are asking for a pledge of $15 and this will get you a copy of the game for PC and Wallpapers and Icons, as the tiers go from $1 dollar to $5,000 there are many different tiers for donating and everyone can find something they are looking for and the rewards are placed all across the board.
Nintendo 3DS First-Party Software Sales Are Up 52 Percent in 2013 according to a new report released today by Nintendo. Some titles that are being credited for this success include LEGO® City Undercover: The Chase Begins with optimistic numbers for the future pointing to upcoming releases Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Pokémon, Mario Golf, and Zelda.
More April Sales news quoted directly from Nintendo:
“LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins sold nearly 94,000 combined physical and digital copies after launching on April 24.
Luigi’s Mansion™: Dark Moon sold more than 140,000 combined physical and digital units in April and has now sold more than 530,000 total units to date.
In its sixth month on the market, New Super Mario Bros.™ U for the Wii U™ system increased its lifetime sales total to nearly 770,000 combined physical and digital units.”