Calling all Fire Emblem fans, it’s time to talk Warriors, Fates and DLC.
Calling all Fire Emblem fans, it’s time to talk Warriors, Fates and DLC.
The latest update for has begun to roll out and for a reminder of what the update entails, which includes free content, feel free to check out the patch notes below, or the video that follows them:
While those who purchased the Season Pass for Fire Emblem Warriors might have to wait a little longer for the first Pack of content to come into effect, but next week a new update will be available and it comes packed with quite a bit of new content. The following is a breakdown provided by Gematsu after translating the original information on the official Japanese website:
Guess what guys? As well as Japan, Fire Emblem Warriors is out now in Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) and thanks to its Day 1 update, the DLC can be purchased and that DLC has taught us a whole lot, so here’s what you can expect from each pack:
However you choose to pick up Fire Emblem Warriors this week (physically or digitally and on New 3DS or Switch,) a Day 1 update is also available and we’ve got the details right here, after having updated our Switch version of the game, due to it now being available in Oceania:
Developer: Omega Force, Team Ninja
Publisher: Nintendo & Koei Tecmo
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Category: Action & Platformer
Release Date: 28th of September, 2017 (JP) & 20th of October, 2017 (EU & NA) Continue reading [Review] Fire Emblem Warriors (Nintendo Switch)
With the release of the Fire Emblem Warriors North American Launch Trailer, details about the upcoming DLC for the game were revealed including dates, pricing and content. The DLC can be bought separately or via Season Pass and will bring three new characters, three new history scenarios, new weapons and scenario conversations. Purchasing the Season Pass will also reward players with a bonus costume.
The three new DLC packs include; Fire Emblem Fates Pack, Shadow Dragon Pack and Fire Emblem Awakening which will release in December, February and March respectively.
You can check out the Launch Trailer below.
In 2015 having banded together, Omega Force and Team Ninja had brought Hyrule Warriors to the Wii U and I couldn’t get enough of it. I love my hack-and-slash games and Hyrule Warriors was almost exactly the game I had wanted it to be. Then in 2016 Hyrule Warriors was improved and brought to the Nintendo 3DS as Hyrule Warriors Legends and now that we’re in 2017, instead of yet another improved Hyrule Warriors port, we got something else entirely.
Already out in Japan and soon to release in the Americas, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, Fire Emblem Warriors is already in the hands of members of the press and today is the day we get to share our impressions of it and for me, my impressions are a little mixed. It is not a dead ringer for Hyrule Warriors as the game does actually try to be a true Fire Emblem adventure, whilst living up to what we expect from a game based on the Warriors brand, but despite a lot of the originality all parties tried to give it to make it feel like something entirely new, there is no denying one little fact. A fact that is Fire Emblem Warriors is what I had feared it would be, a game that is quite literally a mash-up of Hyrule Warriors meets Fire Emblem Heroes.
Now I don’t have a problem with that, as I enjoy both games, but if you were hoping for a story that was more originally to explain why Heroes from other worlds/previous games were appearing in the world where Aytolis resides, then be ready for a disappointment, because the explanation is pretty much what you expect it to be, but while Fire Emblem Warriors may not have a story as grand as games in the Fire Emblem series, there is no reason to write it off just yet.
Both Story Mode and History Mode are action packed and talking of the action, it is superb. For a game that has more Sword users than it actually needed, each one fights with a style different than the other and their Special Attacks aren’t too bad either. They don’t just deal massive damage, but they look utterly fantastic! What Fire Emblem Warriors lacks in story originality, it greatly makes up for it with superb artwork that makes characters from previous Fire Emblem games look exactly like we always pictured them and as for the cut-scenes, they’re like miniature movies.
Yes there are times when dialogue is voiced and presented in text boxes while characters, set the scene for a battle that is about to start, or after a battle has finished, but there are still plenty of cut-scenes that brings certain crucial scenes to life as an anime-like movie and if they do not impress you, than you must clearly not be an anime fan. The scenes can feel magical, suspenseful and downright brilliant, so while I might be an absolute fan of the original characters Lianna and Rowen, or the voice they have when they talk, they do still make the cinematic imagery worth watching.
Out of the two of them though, hands down Lianna is the better one of the two, not just because she is the better fighter as her sword skills can be rather exemplary and worthy enough to take on Link with the Master Sword. But she also comes across as a decent, considerate and very caring character, who can be reserved most of the time, but anything but when she really needs to, whereas Rowan comes across as more of a hot-head.
Still, aside from all the hack-and-slash action that does make Fire Emblem Warriors look and feel more like a Warriors game than Hyrule Warriors ever did, Fire Emblem Warriors is still very much so Fire Emblem at its core. The Heroes from other worlds are the Heroes we know and love, the overall presentation of the game and its menus is that which you’d expect from Fire Emblem and Master Seals, Attack Triangle, Support Conversations and Permadeath are all very nicely implemented, as well as strategy. Granted things like Support Conversations haven’t always been part of the Fire Emblem series, but they have been around for a long time and they tie in rather nicely, since they are the result of pairing two units when out in the field of battle. Sure once units are paired, you will suddenly have one less AI controlled ally/character you can swap out to when in a tight fix, but Pairing up can result in some highly entertaining and devastating Special Attacks are triggered and more life, which always comes in handy when battling more powerful foes.
Now I would love to talk more about Fire Emblem Warriors as I am immensely enjoying the game, and am still absolutely loving it as both a single player And multiplayer experience, it is still under embargo at the moment so while a preview is okay, my full thoughts will need to go unspoken until the 18th of October. But don’t worry, Fire Emblem Warriors is a game that captures the essence of what a Fire Emblem game and quest should be, but if you’re going to play it, it really is better on Switch!
After first being revealed as part of TGS 2017, Nintendo has come forwards to announce DLC plans and amiibo details for the West and while the press release we’ll be sharing below is the American version (Nintendo UK sent out a slightly different one,) we’ll also be including the prices for those who use pound sterling:
As Koei Tecmo’s presence at the Tokyo Game Show continues, as does new news reveals for Fire Emblem Warriors.
In addition to new character reveals, officially revealing characters for the game, who have been known about for quite some time and lots of new footage, it has also been confirmed at Fire Emblem Warriors will also see an array of DLC, much like the more recent Hyrule Warriors games did.
The Tokyo Games Show is now in full swing and Koei Tecmo has revealed that Celica from Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia will also be another playable warrior and you can see footage of her in action right here, followed by another video of the newest Fire Emblem Warriors trailer. Enjoy:
Nintendo have issued a Press release announcing the Special editions of Fire Emblem Warriors and Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon and what each special edition comes with and also what their recommended retail price will be. The FE Warriors Special edition will set you back $79.99 and the Dual pack for Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon will also cost $79.99.
REDMOND, Wash., Aug. 28, 2017 – During the GameStop Expo in Las Vegas, Nintendo announced a special edition of the Fire Emblem Warriors game for the Nintendo Switch system and a dual pack of the Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon games for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. Both will be available this fall in the Americas, and will come with a variety of items sure to provide game fans with lots of additional entertainment. “The incredible fans of the Fire Emblem and Pokémon franchises not only love the games themselves, but also the features behind the games,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “These special versions are great options for dedicated fans who want to enjoy all facets of their favorite series, from amazing gameplay to bonus artwork.”
The details are as follows: Fire Emblem Warriors Special Edition This special edition comes with the Nintendo Switch game, plus three CDs with music from the game. Fans also will receive character art cards on 5-by-7-inch premium card stock, and a slip case to hold the cards. Finally, the special edition will come with a dual-sided poster showing the first Fire Emblem games the characters appeared in. One side of the poster will be in English, while the other will be in Japanese. The special edition for Nintendo Switch goes on sale Oct. 20 at a suggested retail price of $79.99, the same day the game launches for the Nintendo Switch and New Nintendo 3DS, New Nintendo 3DS XL and New Nintendo 2DS XL systems.
For more information about Fire Emblem Warriors, visit http://fireemblemwarriors.nintendo.com/.
Pokémon Ultra Sun & Pokémon Ultra Moon Veteran Trainer’s Dual Pack This dual pack, which will be available at select retailers, includes both the Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon games for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, as well as 16 art cards. Fans also will receive a digital download card for 200 Poké Balls. This special dual pack goes on sale Nov. 17 at a suggested retail price of $79.99.
For more information about Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon, visit http://pokemon.com/ultrasunmoon. Remember that Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS feature parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access.
Source: Nintendo PR
More details have emerged for Fire Emblem Warriors that give insight into new combat mechanics along with plenty of new screenshots, courtesy of the latest issue of Famitsu Magazine
The “Pair Up” system from Fire Emblem Awakening will be making a return and will allow you to pair up your fighter with an ally to do a joint attack. One character will be in front and the other will be behind.
Once you have two characters paired up, a “Dual Attack Gauge” and “Dual Guard Gauge” will appear on screen. Once the Dual Attack gauge is full, you will be able to break an enemy’s guard and Dual Guard will nullify enemy attacks once full.
The last combat mechanic to be mentioned is the “Dual Mystery Attack.” Once the Special Gauge of both warriors is filled up, you can unleash a special combo technique upon your enemies. Footage of Marth & Lucina’s Mystery Attack can be seen in the short clip below.
And to finish off, we have some new screenshots of Hinoka, Takumi, Camilla & Leo as they appear in Fire Emblem Warriors.
Source: Nintendo Japan
For too long Fire Emblem Warriors has gone without a release date for Western audiences and while a North America release date has yet to arrive, the European one has!
As part of Nintendo’s Gamescom reveals and new trailers shared, Fire Emblem Warriors releases on the 20th of October and as well as a standard edition release, there will also be a Limited Edition release as well. An edition that includes a three-disc original soundtrack, but only applies to Nintendo Switch. Continue reading [Europe] Fire Emblem Warriors Releases October 20th and First Details on European Limited Edition are Disclosed
4Gamer.net has gotten their hands on some screenshots for Koei Tecmo’s upcoming game for Nintendo Switch, Fire Emblem Warriors. We have provided some of them for you to take a gander at below.
You can check out the full article and the rest of the images at 4Gamer.net via this link.