Community Spotlight: Nintendo @ Hyper Japan 2016

From 15th to 17th July 2016, Nintendo attended Hyper Japan 2016, the UK’s biggest Japanese culture event, to showcase upcoming and recent games. As big fans of both, we at Serenes Forest paid them a friendly visit to check out the hype.

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In terms of demos, there was a wide variety of Japanese-style games from Nintendo and third-parties. Of particular interest, there was a huge #3DSAdventures area, with all three versions of Fire Emblem Fates–Birthright, Conquest and Revelation–available to sample.

We spoke with many fans (incognito) and most were enjoying (or looking forward to) the new games. There were some incredibly hardcore FE fans as well, including one who’s favourite was Genealogy and another who’s hobby was replaying Hector Hard Mode.

Other highlights included demos of the recently released Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE, the upcoming Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 and Ace Attorney: Spirit of Justice, plus the first UK demo of Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past.

Of course, we had great fun playing all of them! (And Copen is a major badass as you’d expect.)

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Path of Radiance “Tellius Recollection” Update

Amazon Japan recently updated the product listing for the Path of Radiance artbook that was announced during the Cipher Series 5 pre-release livestream.


At the moment, the only image available is the front cover, which features a new piece of artwork of Ike by Senri Kita, the official artist for the two Tellius saga games. If you tuned into the Cipher livestream or read up about it, you may recognise it from there.

In addition, the book now has an “official” English name of sorts: Fire Emblem Path of Radiance Memorial Book Tellius Recollection: The First Volume. As hinted previously, the second volume will focus on the sequel, Radiant Dawn.

The text on the cover also informs prospective buyers that the Radiant Dawn edition is expected to release during Autumn 2016, so not long to go!

Here’s what the product description says about the first volume:

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UK: Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Giveaway Results

After a minor hiccup, it’s finally time to announce the results of our Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Giveaway! Once again, a big thanks to Nintendo UK for providing the prizes!

First place goes to Matthew K for his colourful pun.


In second place, we have Jake H. It seems quite a few people enjoyed poking fun at the rainbow-coloured silhouettes.

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Fire Emblem if Release Announced for South Korea

Fire Emblem if has finally been announced with its own release date for South Korea.


파이어 엠블렘 if (Fire Emblem if) and the Fire Emblem if New 3DS XL will be officially released in September 8th, 2016. This is the first game in the Fire Emblem series to be officially released overseas other than in Western countries.

Interestingly, both routes are in a single cartridge, and Revelations route will be available in the Nintendo eShop in near future. Its price is 69,000 won which is approximately $60 USD. No other information about a Special Edition exists thus far.

Credit to SF User Great Merchant for his fantastic news tracking efforts (1) (2)