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[Interview] Keisuke Kikuchi and Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon


In case you didn’t hear, Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon became available worldwide on multiple platforms back in October and in a similar case with Panic Button, we got the chance to do an interview with Nights of Azure 2 Series Producer Keisuke Kikuchi. It took a bit of time to get our responses back and translated, but we have them now and we can’t wait to share them with you:

 

*All questions viewed below were written and penned two weeks prior to the October release of Nights of Azure 2

 

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Maid Camilla will Clean up when Fire Emblem Warriors Fates DLC Releases December 21st


*Feature image by Lucas-Zero on deviantart.com

 

Calling all Fire Emblem fans, it’s time to talk Warriors, Fates and DLC.

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[Patch Notes] Fire Emblem Warriors Version 1.2.0


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:

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Fire Emblem Warriors: New History Map, New Costumes & More Will be Available on November 16 Thanks to a Version 1.2 Update


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:

 

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[Review] Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon (Nintendo Switch)


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Developer: Gust

Publisher: Koei Tecmo

Platform: Nintendo Switch

Category: Action & Platformer

Release Date: 31st of August, 2017 (JP), 24th of October, 2017 (NA) & 27th of October, 2017 (EU) Continue reading [Review] Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon (Nintendo Switch)

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 Deluxe Edition is the Latest Warriors Game to be revealed for Switch


Just in case Koei Tecmo didn’t have enough Warriors games planned for the Nintendo Switch, another has been revealed.

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All New Fire Emblem Warriors DLC Details Reveals the Upcoming Content and just who exactly the new 9 Characters are


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:

 

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[Video] Fire Emblem Warriors DLC Plans Revealed In Launch Trailer


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.

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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.

[Video] Fire Emblem Warriors NA Trailer


Nintendo America have released a new trailer to help promote the upcoming launch of Fire Emblem Warriors. The trailer also includes in-game footage from the Nintendo Switch version of the game which you can check out below.

[Preview] Playing a More Interactive Fire Emblem Heroes on a Much Bigger Screen with Fire Emblem Warriors


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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

 

3 DLC Packs Have been Revealed for Fire Emblem Warriors as part of TGS 2017


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.

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[Video] The Heroes of Fire Emblem Warriors (Now includes Shadows of Valentia’s Celica)


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:

Source: NinEverything (YouTube) & Koei Tecmo (YouTube)

[Gallery] Fire Emblem Warriors: New Combat Details


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

[Europe] Fire Emblem Warriors Releases October 20th and First Details on European Limited Edition are Disclosed


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

[Gallery] Fire Emblem Warriors Screenshots


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.

Source: 4Gamer.net