Nintendo revealed four new Fire Emblem games slated to come out over the next two years.
The mobile title Fire Emblem Heroes will be the first, launching in the Google Play store on February 2 and in the App Store at a later date. The game features a shrunken down version of the series’ traditional turn-based strategy gameplay. Players will be able to recruit faces from past Fire Emblem games, along with brand new characters. A pricing model has not been announced, but there was a mention of optional microtransactions during the Direct.
A reimagining of Fire Emblem Gaiden, the second game in the series, is coming to the 3DS on May 19 under the title Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. The game will feature voice acting, redone character art and updated gameplay. However, Shadows of Valentia will also retain some of the unique gameplay elements found in the original game, like free-roaming dungeons.
Fire Emblem Warriors, the Koei Tecmo collaboration for the Switch, will also be coming to New Nintendo 3DS systems this fall. Nintendo confirmed that the game is being developed by the Hyrule Warriors team.
There will be a new mainline Fire Emblem title coming to the Switch. The only thing known is that it is expected to launch in 2018.
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At the start of today’s Animal Crossing: New Leaf Nintendo Direct, series producer Hisashi Nogami surprise announced that the game’s big amiibo update is now available to download.
As part of the update, towns get a new RV Campground area, where players can meet special villagers from amiibo cards and figures. By becoming friends with these villagers, players can ask them to move into their town permanently or even receive items, like a Wii U or New 3DS, that unlock the new mini-games Desert Island Escape and Animal Crossing Puzzle League.
There is even non-amiibo content in the new update. Players can now complete daily or weekly tasks called Town Initiatives to earn new Mutual Exchange of Wealth or MEOW Coupons. These coupons can be exchanged for exclusive items at the RV Campground or visiting animals.
Tom Nook also has a new house renovation for sale – a hidden storeroom that players can access from anywhere in their house. Additionally, once it is built, players get the ability to reorganize their furniture with the 3DS touchscreen.
As a bonus for players that have Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, their save data can be linked to New Leaf to unlock 20 giant furniture items that can be purchased in Timmy and Tommy’s store.
This December, Nintendo plans to re-release a physical version of the game, titled Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo, that includes the updated content. Also, on December 2, the company will launch the next set of Animal Crossing amiibo cards.
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The big fall update for Animal Crossing: New Leaf will be the focus of the next Nintendo Direct, which airs tomorrow, November 2 at 7:00 a.m. PST in North America.
As revealed last September, the update will add amiibo support to the game. Additionally, when the update comes out, Nintendo will remove all weeds that may have grown since the last time people played.
Similar Animal Crossing Directs will also air in Europe at 3 p.m. CET and in Japan at 11 p.m. JST. The Japanese broadcast will also include information on Miitopia, one of the games Nintendo teased earlier in the year.
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Capcom released the first trailer for Monster Hunter XX (pronounced Double Cross) for the 3DS during a special Japanese Monster Hunter Nintendo Direct today.
The new game will add more monsters, two new Hunting Styles and G-Rank quests. Players will also be able to transfer their data from Monster Hunter Generations (Monster Hunter X). If they have save data from Monster Hunter Stories, they will also receive a special Palico outfit.
Monster Hunter XX launches on March 18 in Japan.
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A new Nintendo Direct is on the way! Be sure to check it out this Thursday at 7 a.m. PT! pic.twitter.com/VcyH8lpy93
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) August 30, 2016
The next Nintendo Direct is scheduled to air this Thursday, September 1 and will focus exclusively on content for the 3DS.
Nintendo of Europe confirmed that there will not be any announcements about the NX or their mobile efforts.No comments
As if the Nintendo Treehouse presentation of Splatoon wasn’t enough, new Nintendo Directs have been announced for Europe, Japan and North America that will focus exclusively on the upcoming Wii U shooter.No comments
Members of the Nintendo Treehouse confirmed during today’s presentation of Xenoblade Chronicles X that the game is on track to come out in North America before the end of the year.
The game is set to come out next week in Japan, but there is still a lot of work to be done for the English localization. It was revealed during the showcase that there are many planned changes to in-game menu items and terms. One of the more prominent changes is that mechs are now “Skells” instead of “Dolls.”No comments
The next Nintendo Direct airs tomorrow, April 1 in North America and Europe and on April 2 in Japan. They will all focus on upcoming 3DS and Wii U games.
The stream schedule is as follows (with links to the stream sites):
- North America – 3 p.m. (PST) on April 1, 2015
- Europe – 12 a.m. (CEST) on April 1, 2015
- Japan – 7 a.m. (JST) on April 2, 2015
After the North American Direct, there will be a special presentation from the Nintendo Treehouse where they will take a look at one of their games coming out this spring.No comments