Everything Announced in Nintendo’s E3 2019 Direct

As the last company to give a presentation at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), all eyes were on Nintendo to deliver a stellar presentation.  Before the show, Nintendo revealed that their direct would focus only on software for the Nintendo Switch.  Sorry, 3DS! Fans were treated to several surprises and well as received moreContinue reading “Everything Announced in Nintendo’s E3 2019 Direct”

Every Major Announcement From the February Nintendo Direct

Nintendo’s long-anticipated February direct was streamed yesterday, and with it, a slew of brand new announcements. As mentioned before the direct, the presentation put a spotlight on Fire Emblem Three Houses. We got an extended look at story details, combat, and several new game mechanics.  In the game, you play as a mercenary who is offeredContinue reading “Every Major Announcement From the February Nintendo Direct”

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Review (3DS)

Fire Emblem Gaiden on the Famicom was considered the black sheep of the Fire Emblem series. With changes to the fundamental gameplay and dungeon crawling elements, this title quickly stood out amongst its peers. That game was finally remade on the Nintendo 3DS, and reborn as Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. Echoes, as IContinue reading “Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Review (3DS)”

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Preview

What a comeback Fire Emblem has had in the past several years. Back when Fire Emblem Awakening released, the series had underperformed to the extent that Awakening was to be the last game for the series. Defying all expectations critically and commercially, the series was revitalized on the Nintendo 3DS with the release of FireContinue reading “Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Preview”

The Gamer Professionals Show Episode 10 is Now Live

Episode 10 of The Gamer Professionals Show (GPS) is now live! We run through some of the more interesting news items this week such as Square Enix selling off IO Interactive, Dynasty Warrior 9 being announced as an open-world game, and Overwatch allegedly getting a GOTY Edition in the near future. Finally, Mass Effect Andromeda has received a newContinue reading “The Gamer Professionals Show Episode 10 is Now Live”

Nintendo Plans to have All Major IP on NX ASAP

Nintendo doesn’t plan on seeing the NX go the way of the Wii U, with reports from MCV stating that all three of Nintendo’s major IP will launch within six months of the NX’s March release. Meaning that in addition to the confirmed NX launch of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario and PokémonContinue reading “Nintendo Plans to have All Major IP on NX ASAP”

Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE Review (Wii U)

Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE has had an interesting development cycle. Announced several years ago as Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem, it has now arrived at its current state, bringing the dungeon-crawling of Shin Megami Tensei and the strategy RPG elements of Fire Emblem together, in a package that contains self-aware Japanese and popular culture references,Continue reading “Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE Review (Wii U)”

Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Drops its First Beats

A new trailer for the uniquely-named Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE has surfaced (it’s SMT backwards!), courtesy of Nintendo’s YouTube channel. The brief video covers the established story beats and setting, before diving into the battle system. The distinct, if contrived anime style, plot and characters take the forefront, but if the Shin Megami Tensei rootsContinue reading “Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Drops its First Beats”

Fire Emblem Fates Outsells Awakening

Despite the controversy surrounding its release, Fire Emblem Fates has managed to launch to an overwhelmingly positive reception. In three days on the market, the title managed to notch up 300,000 sales across its two versions. The previous entry to the franchise, Fire Emblem Awakening only managed to break 100,000 units in a week, well behindContinue reading “Fire Emblem Fates Outsells Awakening”

No Dual Audio for Fire Emblem Fates

A lot of people seemed surprised (if not also disappointed) by the lack of dual audio, i.e. both English and Japanese voice-overs, in the Western release of Fire Emblem Fates, which has been recently reconfirmed across the internet thanks to review copies being sent out. That’s because Fire Emblem: Awakening did get dual audio, and aContinue reading “No Dual Audio for Fire Emblem Fates”

Nintendo Releases Two New Fire Emblem Fates Commercials

Two new commercials have come out for Fire Emblem Fates, the extremely controversial title coming out in North America for the Nintendo 3DS in just under three weeks. The first trailer, released yesterday, covers the basic premise of the game and how you can side with either the family you have blood ties to orContinue reading “Nintendo Releases Two New Fire Emblem Fates Commercials”

Fire Emblem Fates DLC Detailed

With only a little over three weeks until the release of Fire Emblem Fates, Nintendo has been sharing more and more information about the game (or pair of games, if you will), including the launch of their official site. The latest update covers Map Pack 1, the first set of downloadable content for the game.Continue reading “Fire Emblem Fates DLC Detailed”