Nintendo will have a booth at PAX East this weekend and will have a number of games playable at the event. One of them, which will be playable for the first time is Tokyo Mirage Sessions # FE, the game previously known as Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem. It takes place in real world Tokyo and features a number of familiar locations around the city.
Announced today is a Special Edition of the game which be be available on the June 24th launch. The package will be exclusive to Gamestop and Amazon.com and will cost $79.99. Included in the package is the game, a six song soundtrack CD, six song cards, and a sticker sheet. There will also be five DLC packs, all of which will have codes in the Special Edition. The DLC packs will each cost $1.99 when they launch and include additional quests and costumes.
If you’re heading to PAX this weekend and get to play the game let us know what you think of it. We’re all excited around here for the launch of this game.
We’re back after a week (and a day) off due to a ridiculous amount of wrestling kept us away. This week Nick is poorly and we talk about Nintendo going back to Red and White, Miitomo and a new Mega Man TV show. We also give our top 5 things that we’d like to see in the next Pokemon game and discuss our thoughts on the original Fire Emblem game.
Sorry for the audio issues this week. We were the victims of horrible lag thanks to Skype. We’re exploring options for a better more stable connection ready for next week. Continue reading NintendPals: Episode 51
Micah buys a Japanese bird, Shannon gets his mile-high groove on, Tony shuffles some swords and Shelby imports more toys.
Starring – Tony, Shannon, Micah, Shelby
Run time – 1:24:43
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Fire Emblem Fates has become the fastest selling launch title in the series in North America. Nintendo announced today that across both versions of the game currently available the title has sold a combined 300,000 units in the area. Birthright is the best selling of the two versions with Conquest close behind.
Previous to this Fire Emblem Awakening was the record holder, but this most recent game sold more than 5 times that title in the same amount of time. The series has come from virtual death with Awakening potentially being the last title in the series to one of the better selling franchises for Nintendo in the region.
Users who purchase one version of the game, whether digitally or through retail stores get a discount on the other title by purchasing it through the in-game store that becomes available after Chapter 6. Players who purchased the Collector’s Edition of the game have access to a third branch in the story, Revelation. Other players can begin playing that branch on March 10th by purchasing it for $19.99 through the in-game store.
If you want to add a little bit more to your game the map pack bundle is available for $17.99 and will give you access to 11 new maps and missions as they become available from now through April.
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.
It all about E3 this week. No what we’ve been playing, no what we’ve been buying, just E3 and our thoughts. It’s a long one, but here’s the thing, if you want an hour long podcast, just listen to an hour. Problem solved… right?
Starring – Tony, Micah, Shannon, Ethan, Kristian, Shelby
Run time – 1:59:32
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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.