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.
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.
In just two days, Fire Emblem Fates finally arrives in Europe. Or maybe you’re one of the lucky few who got the game early… Either way, Nintendo UK wants us to remember there’s another Fire Emblem-related RPG coming out soon, in late June.
Last week, they added a nifty game page for Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE, detailing the premise, characters, gameplay, etc. Most of the information on the website isn’t new, but if you’re yet to be acquainted with the game, it’s a great place to start!
It took long enough, but on 31st May, following the oddly-timed Nintendo Direct, Nintendo revamped the official site, adding in a lot of details revealed in prior issues of Famitsu, plus a couple of things we didn’t know.
To start with, the front page has been compacted, with all the key details from the teaser site moved to the “About” page. Also, a piece of soothing background music plays while you’re navigating the site.
For your convenience, if you like the music, you can download it here! (You need to right click and press “Save as…”)
As you may have guessed, the “About” section explains the basics of Fire Emblem if, from the choice you make that divides the storyline in two and how it physically works, as two separate versions in Japan.
As reported earlier, the Japanese official site opened not long after the Nintendo Direct.
Right now, the site is just one page, but there are a lot of interesting things lurking within.
To begin with, here’s a blurb of the general story, loosely translated by me.
At the heart of this world is a conflict between the peace-loving kingdom of Hoshido and the glory-seeking kingdom of Nohr. As the strained relationship between the two nations reaches its critical point, a large-scaled conflict breaks out.
The protagonist was born in the Hoshidan royal family, but raised by the Nohrian royal family; he or she is faced with a great decision.
The keyword for this new Fire Emblem is “if”. With the conflict between Hoshido and Nohr as the backdrop, the player must make a choice of which nation to side with, resulting in two very contrasting stories with different events, battles and obtainable characters.