Today, Nintendo UK released a short video detailing the history of the Fire Emblem series in Europe.
While there’s nothing particular new for diehard fans (and a few incorrect or misleading facts), it’s nice to see Nintendo trying to hype up the series in the launch up to Christmas.
In addition, Nintendo has started up an official Facebook page for the Fire Emblem series (for the UK).
Although this can be seen as a push for Fire Emblem Fates, which we imagine is still selling well, we do wonder if this is all related to the upcoming Fire Emblem mobile game launching in early 2017.
Especially as the page promises to share news for the series–and there’s not much else on the radar. Of course, news of a new mainline entry wouldn’t be amiss!
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.
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.)
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.
Update: The giveaway is now over. Thanks for all the entries!
Because our website was offline (or extremely slow) for a considerable amount of time between 2nd and 3rd July 2016, we’re extending the deadline for our Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE UK Giveaway to 23:59, 5th July 2016.
In addition, because of the aforementioned change, please allow up to 48 hours (instead of 24) before the winners are announced and notified. Apologies for any inconveniences caused.
By the way, we’ve received a lot of great entries so far, so it should be a lot of fun judging. Besides the winners’ entries, we’ll also try to publish as many entries as we can once the giveaway is over.