Amazon Mexico started selling physical items today. As you can probably guess, the service took off. According to a tweet from CNN, the first item sold was actually an Ike Amiibo. Apparently, because the service just launched, it had items that are hard to find in other regions. This means all those hard to find Amiibos
are up for sale… were up for sale earlier today.
Amazon Mexico doesn’t ship items outside of Mexico so at least all those rare Amiibo’s aren’t easily obtainable by foreigners. Hopefully people were able to snag the goodies before the poachers flocked on this. To the person who was able to snag this first, good game.
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This rumor doesn’t really seem to be that plausible. One user on reddit claims to have broken the data for the latest Smash Bros update and claims that it includes info on at least two new characters that will come to Nintendo’s fighting franchise as DLC. One of them seems plausible. That would be Roy from the Fire Emblem series. He’s been in the game before. That would make sense.
The other one, however, doesn’t seem to jive so much. He claims that there is data for Ryu included. I’m talking the fireball throwing, hurricane kicking karate master from Street Fighter. Yes, he’s in a fighting game, but he doesn’t really seem to make that much sense for Smash Bros. Street Fighter hasn’t been that big a thing on a Nintendo platform in a long time. It’s a strange choice, if true. I would understand more if they were rumoring Ryu from the Ninja Gaiden series. That was a staple platformer on the NES and he’s been featured in a number of different games on Wii U and 3DS in recent year.
I’d hold off on getting too excited about this one until Nintendo make’s a solid announcement.
One of the more interesting things talked about during the recent Nintendo Direct on April 1st was the information revolving around Fire Emblem: If. Unlike previous iterations, you’ll be following the main character, not a supporting character. The game will also include two stories from different angles.
What wasn’t talked about in the western Direct’s though is the fact that, in Japan at least, the story paths are actually separate games. One version follows the White Kingdom – Hoshido, the more accessible version, and the the other version follows the Black Kingdom – Nohr, which offers both a more complex story and more challenging gameplay. The games will run at 4,700 yen per hard copy (roughly $40) however you can buy one copy of the game and download the other story as DLC for 2000 yen (roughly $16.50). To take it a step further, there will be a third path available for the same price as the DLC or you can buy a special version containing all three paths for 9,200 yen (roughly $80).
Whether or not they’ll decide to launch the game as separate releases in North America and Europe is unknown. However, there are many games that tend to change their contents and distribution methods from region to region. While the game is coming out June 25th in Japan, we won’t see it in the west till 2016. Likewise, we probably won’t know how they’ll handle the game’s release in the west till a few months before release. Till then, we’ll just have to wait and see.
How do you feel about this information? Are you still as interested in this as you were when you first heard about it?
Typically in a Fire Emblem game you play as a premade character or a character who’s not necessarily the main focus of the story. Nintendo showed off more details of the newest Fire Emblem game coming to 3DS in 2016. This time you create the character and you are put at the forefront of the story.
You choose one of two paths, Hoshido or Nohr. The path you choose determines your fate and the direction of the story. Hoshido gives you a more traditional experience while the Norh side turns up the difficulty and creates a more complex story to enjoy. Whichever you choose, you are the star.
Fire Emblem Awakening was a success on the 3DS when it launched last year. Intelligent Systems is currently working on Codename S.T.E.A.M. for the system, but that’s not stopping them from working on Fire Emblem. Today Nintendo announced a new title in the Fire Emblem series from the same team that brought you Awakening. It features the same visual style and gameplay, but with new characters, stories and battles to participate in. According to the company now any decisions you make in the game may affect not only your party, but the world as a whole. Aside from that details about the upcoming game are scarce, but we’ll keep you up to date as more information becomes available.
Nintendo owners have had a little bit of history with Koei Tecmo’s popular hack/slash series Dynasty Warriors, mainly through the spin-off series Samurai Warriors. The second spin-off series, Warriors Orochi hit Wii U with the release of Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper. Despite that the series is really getting attention from Wii U owners with the recent release of Hyrule Warriors, a game that mashes the Warriors series together with the Legend of Zelda.
The franchise is no stranger to mash-ups as it has partnered with other popular franchises in the past to help bridge the gap between fans of the Warrior series and other properties. Examples include Dynasty Warriors: Gundam, One Piece: Pirate Warriors and even the real world Trojan War in Warriors: Legends of Troy. That got me thinking what other franchises would make for good candidates for a mash-up and I thought of a few that might fit.
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