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  • Blog Post: Fire Emblem's Creators Considered Taking The Franchise To Modern Day Or Mars

    In the latest entry of the Iwata Asks series, the titular president of Nintendo speaks with Intelligent systems about the Fire Emblem series focusing specifically on Awakening and the game it almost became. There's a wealth of interesting tidbits in the interview, but one of the more interesting... More
  • Blog Post: Awakening Was Supposed To Be The Last Fire Emblem Game – Until It Sold Well

    In a recent Iwata Asks interview, Fire Emblem developer Intelligent Systems revealed it created Fire Emblem Awakening understanding it would be the last game in the series. The game sold well, despite expectations, and became the best-selling Fire Emblem outside of Japan. When the team started development... More
  • Blog Post: Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones Available Now On Wii U Virtual Console

    Alongside the surprise announcement of Earthbound Beginnings last week, the Wii U Virtual Console got another classic game with Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones. The Sacred Stones released in 2005 for Game Boy Advance and joins the 2003 Game Boy Advance titled simply Fire Emblem , which released for Wii... More
  • Blog Post: Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem Emerges, Trailer Added [Update]

    Update : You can view the trailer for Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem for yourself below. The long awaited Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem has finally emerged with it's first real trailer in the latest Nintendo Direct. We now know that Atlus will be the ones developing the game and that it will... More
  • Blog Post: Choose Your Fate In The New Fire Emblem, Two Versions Possible [Update]

    Update: According to the Japanese version of the Nintendo Direct, Fire Emblem will release in two separate versions – white and black – each featuring different characters and stories. No such distinction was made regarding the North American release (compare the two logos show in the presentations... More
  • Blog Post: New, As Yet Unnamed Fire Emblem Announced For 3DS

    To kick off its first Nintendo Direct of 2015, Nintendo announced a brand new Fire Emblem game for 3DS. The title includes a new story, but a familiar battle system and art style. No title was announced, and the game is simply being labeled as the next Fire Emblem game. No release window was specified... More
  • Blog Post: Classic Nintendo Tunes Played On Traditional Japanese Instruments

    Music from classic Nintendo games has stood the test of time, but you’ve likely not heard it quite like this. Famikoto is an ensemble from Japan that performs video game music on traditional instruments, recently adapting some of the most recognizable tunes in gaming. The group has adapted the... More
  • Blog Post: North America's First Fire Emblem Now Available On Wii U Virtual Console

    Fire Emblem for Game Boy Advance, the first Fire Emblem game to come to North America, is now available on Wii U Virtual Console. Released in 2003, Fire Emblem finally made its way to North America thanks in part to the popularity of Advance Wars and the appearance of Fire Emblem characters in Super... More
  • Blog Post: Advance Wars' Popularity Helped Finally Bring Fire Emblem To America

    After the recent success of Fire Emblem on 3DS, and the plethora of Fire Emblem characters in Smash Bros., it's easy to forget that the franchise nearly never came to America. You can check out the newest video from Did You Know Gaming below that looks at the history of the series, before and after... More
  • Blog Post: Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem "On Schedule"

    Neither Nintendo or Atlus had substantial details on the Fire Emblem/Shin Megami Tensei crossover at E3, but Nintendo designer Hitoshi Yamagami did say the game is on track. At the end of the presentation of the upcoming Code Name S.T.E.A.M ., the question of whether that game was slowing down production... More
  • Blog Post: Fire Emblem Developers Promise More Ankles In Future Releases

    Fire Emblem's character models have odd feet, and in a recent interview between the North American localization team and the Japanese developers, we find out why, along with a number of other Fire Emblem tidbits. In regard to the feet, this is what Awakening's Toshiyuki Kusakihara had to say... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Comments On Fire Emblem: Awakening Delay

    Fire Emblem fans have it tough. The series took its sweet time coming stateside, and even as Japan receives new entries in the series, we can never be certain which will arrive here. So it's understandable why fans would be upset by the Fire Emblem: Awakening's delay, reported yesterday . Nintendo... More
  • Blog Post: Fire Emblem: Awakening Delayed Due To Shipping Error

    Concrete answers have been ambiguous, but according to a few different retailers, Fire Emblem: Awakening has been delayed by a few days. I called a few Best Buy and GameStop stores, some nearby, some far away, and most were reporting a small delay. The Best Buys I spoke to said the game probably wouldn't... More
  • Blog Post: Fire Emblem: Awakening Video Details The Leveling Process

    Fire Emblem: Awakening is coming to 3DS next week, but you can go ahead and get an early start on your strategies by watching this video. It's not surprising to learn that characters level up as they battle, but things get a little complicated when you factor in bases classes, advanced classes, and... More
  • Blog Post: Fire Emblem And Shin Megami Tensei Mash-Up In The Works

    The Shin Megami Tensei series and the Fire Emblem series are teaming up for a new game. Nintendo wasn't able to offer any details on how the game plays, or when it's coming, or what it is exactly, but it looks like it features many characters from assorted games across both series. Nintendo cited... More
  • Blog Post: Here's Nintendo's Full Release Schedule For The Beginning Of 2013

    Nintendo revealed a number of release dates this morning for games we're all very excited about. Here's the list of release dates for everything else, both physical and digital. A note for those unfamiliar with release date lingo: Q1 stands for quarter one, which means it should be showing up... More
  • Blog Post: New 3DS Bundle To Launch Alongside Fire Emblem: Awakening

    Fire Emblem: Awakening is the next title in the turn-based series, and it's set to release on February 4th. It won't be the only new product Nintendo is shipping to stores on that day, however, as a new 3DS bundle will come with the game pre-installed. Previously rumored , this $199.99 package... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Confirms Fire Emblem: Awakening 3DS Bundle

    Nintendo hasn't discussed price, or release date, but it has confirmed that a very cool Fire Emblem: Awakening bundle is coming to United States. I'm disappointed to see that it is the original model of 3DS, and not the superior 3DS XL, but it is very nice looking, and not garish, which sometimes... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Releases A Rough Look At Its Upcoming Schedule

    Nintendo laid out a rough idea of what it's planning to release in Japan, Europe, and the United States from July onward as part of its earnings report. There aren't any revelatory details in the document , but the list does provide a glimpse at the differences of both timing and release dates... More
  • Blog Post: Fire Emblem Awakening Confirmed For North America

    Nintendo's 3DS had to give up most of the spotlight to the Wii U at E3 this year, but that doesn't mean that nothing exciting is happening on the system. Nintendo of America's Reggie Fils-Aime has confirmed that Fire Emblem Awakening (recently released in Japan) will be coming overseas. Fils... More
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