Tag Archive for Amiibo

Echoes: Japanese Official Website Revamped

Ahead of its release in just over a month’s time (in Japan), Nintendo has upgraded the Japanese website for Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia with lots of new information.

Some of this information is also covered in this week’s Famitsu, which we’re still waiting to officially come out. Although oddly the website hasn’t bothered explaining the Mila’s Gear feature at all.

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The first section of the website discusses what Echoes is all about–which we all know already. More importantly, it has a couple of interesting comparison screenshots between the original Gaiden and its remake Echoes.

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Fire Emblem Echoes Trailer Info + Analysis

The first ever Fire Emblem Direct started with a bang, giving us Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, a Nintendo 3DS remake of the 2nd game in the series: Fire Emblem Gaiden.

Echoes is scheduled for release in Japan on 20th April 2017, which coincides with the series’s 27th anniversary, and 19th May 2017 in Europe, North America and presumably other territories.

In addition to the game itself, an Amiibo double pack featuring the dual protagonists Alm and Celica will be available from launch.

That’s all the important details from the trailer, but of course we can do better than that! Below is our detailed analysis of the trailer and supporting materials.

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Camilla Figure Hits the Stage & Lucina amiibo Returns

Figure collectors may already know about Good Smile’s release of anime and video game themed figures and figmas (they sell the super cute Elise Nendoroid, for instance). This week, Good Smile Co. and several other vendors announced pre-orders for a new figure, a gorgeous full-“figured” 1/7 scale Camilla statue manufactured by our good friends at Intelligent Systems Inc.

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Pre-orders at Good Smile Co. run at ¥16,800, though you can score a deal if you pre-order from AmiAmi, down to ¥13,820 (both available in September 2017), and for $171.99 from RightStuf (available in October 2017).

If you’re on the hunt for collectibles but find Camilla’s price tag to be a bit steep, be sure to keep a lookout for upcoming for amiibo re-releases, including the hard to find Lucina amiibo, now available at Best Buy for $12.99 but dipping as low as $9.99 on Black Friday (November 25). Ike and Roy can be found at GameStop for $12.99 as well, though Robin remains as the most difficult to find of the Fire Emblem cast, not being spotted on re-release charts anytime soon.

Amiibo News! New Zealand Gets Surprise Fates Bundles

That’s right folks. Nintendo appears to be releasing a special bundle for New Zealand (and hopefully, other EU/PAL regions), that will not feature a 3DS of any kind, but instead, will feature an amiibo and a NFC Reader/Writer.

The bundles announced for New Zealand thus far include:

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The Birthright Bundle, including an Ike amiibo, Fire Emblem Fates Birthright and the NFC Reader/Writer.

The Conquest Bundle, including a Marth amiibo, Fire Emblem Fates Conquest and the NFC Reader/Writer.

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