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Fire Emblem Fates Has Online Multiplayer

Published June 27, 2015 by Amanda B. Greene

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According to Gematsu, Fire Emblem If has online multiplayer, a feature not announced by Nintendo before the release in Japan. It’s interesting how you can have five versus five battles with friends or strangers. I’m don’t know whether or not your characters die in this, but if they do, then I’m sure there will be bloodshed (not just in the game).

What do you think? If your units do die, would you dare to try fighting other people or not touch this mode? Myself, I’d probably be too scared to try it if that’s the case. Still, it’s great that Nintendo is attempting different ways of trying to implement multiplayer in the series like Awakening and Shadow Dragon did.

The End Of E3

Published June 20, 2015 by Amanda B. Greene

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GameInformer has done recaps for the rest of the days: #2, #3, and #4. I have some catching up to do myself, but from what I’ve heard, Sony really nailed E3. The return of the long awaited Last Guardian really got people back on the hype train. Microsoft didn’t do bad either with their latest Gears Of War and Halo titles.

Nintendo has been getting a lot of criticism on multiple fronts, but there was still some redeeming qualities despite no-shows like The Legend Of Zelda (Wii U). Both Fire Emblem Fates and Xenoblade Chronicles X look incredible with their latest trailers. The Digital Event focused heavily on Mario, more specifically Mario Maker, due to his 30th Anniversary.

That’s all I have for now, and I’ll post again soon!

Here’s The First English Trailer Of Fire Emblem If (Now Called Fates)

Published June 16, 2015 by Amanda B. Greene

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Fire Emblem If is now changed to Fire Emblem Fates for the west. I’m unsure how I feel about the English voices (especially male Kamui), but other than that this trailer is making the long 2016 wait even more painful. It keeps looking better with every update… I need this game. Anyways, here it is:

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E3 2015 – Day One Done!

Published June 16, 2015 by Amanda B. Greene

Thanks to GameInformer, for those who may have not been able to watch the presentations, they did a recap of everything covered yesterday. Click here to see their collection of articles. There was a lot of good stuff so far to kick off E3.

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Of the many things that took stage, Virtual Reality was heavily focused on by everyone. Microsoft took a significant amount of time showing off Minecraft in 3D, for example. This kind of technology can truly succeed if it is accessible and affordable to the majority of gamers.

There is still more to come with Nintendo and others, so stay tuned!

 

First Impressions: Splatoon

Published June 14, 2015 by Amanda B. Greene

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Splatoon is Nintendo’s hippest new IP that really shows that Nintendo still has plenty of creative juices flowing. Everything is enjoyable from transforming into a squid to seeing the Miiverse community (mostly funny memes) in the plaza. I got to do the whole single-player campaign and a little of the Battle Dojo, but unfortunately not the main event. I’ll hold off from doing the review until then, but from what I’ve played, I highly recommend it to any Wii U owner.

*I apologize for taking so long to publish this. I was planning on waiting until I was able to go online to play the main “Turf War” mode or regular battles, but it wouldn’t work for me. From what I’ve heard, the servers actually do very well, it’s just that my internet connection sucks.
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Two New Videos For Fire Emblem If!

Published June 11, 2015 by Amanda B. Greene

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Thanks to Rey (shadowofchaos725), we now have translated versions of the two new videos that popped up this week. While there’s not a lot of new information, they’re still worth watching. One thing for certain is that this game will have a lot of beautiful cutscenes.

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Introduction Trailer (Translated)

I also have some screenshots below from Serenes Forest. The videos are fast, so I couldn’t quite get good screenshots myself. Enjoy! Read the rest of this entry →

A Lot Of Released Details On Fire Emblem If!

Published June 6, 2015 by Amanda B. Greene

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^ This is from Renka’s website (the singing voice of Aqua). It’s more evidence that she has some kind of control over water, which reminds me of Avatar: The Last Airbender.

Thanks to mainly Famitsu and others like Serenes Forest, fans have been learning many things about the upcoming epic. New gameplay mechanics, characters, and so on… all the news is building up hype for Japan’s release date on June 25th.

I’ve been following them to keep up to date on it, so I can give you a brief overview of major changes and additions to Fire Emblem If. I can’t wait for this game! Read the rest of this entry →