Fire Emblem Fates’ avatar customization is impressive

Fire Emblem Fates’ avatar customization is impressive Like Fire Emblem Awakening, Fire Emblem Fates allows a player to adjust their avatar to their liking. This time, however, it goes beyond two female options and two male options, though. Instead, Fates takes a cue from BioWare and Bethesda games, allowing people far more control over their more »


Fire Emblem Fates will feature same-sex marriage

After the success of Fire Emblem Awakening, Nintendo’s newest entry in the series – Fire Emblem Fates – looks to take many of the existing features and give them a fresh coat of paint in the new entry. Most notably, the marriage system allows the main character to marry another character of the same gender. more »

Fire Emblem If gets a little more accommodating

With Fire Emblem Awakening, Nintendo and Intelligent Systems attempted to make the series more welcoming to newcomers. A new Casual difficulty level appeared, which saved people from the fear of permadeath. That is, in most Fire Emblem games a character is gone for good if he or she dies once in a battle. Fire Emblem more »

Important Importables: Fire Emblem’s Roy is our boy

Now that the Super Smash Bros. Smash Bros. Fighters Ballot is open, we’ve begun hearing rumblings over which characters do and don’t deserve to be back in the game. Data has even been mined that allegedly hints at the introduction of Street Fighter‘s Ryu and Fire Emblem‘s Roy to the game. However, the latter character more »

New Super Smash Bros update contains data for possible new characters

Today saw Mewtwo touch down in the land of the Super Smash Bros. roster, along with some Mii costumes or whatever. With the iconic final boss of the original Pokemon came a software update, and we all know people can’t help but mine the hell out of every line of code in the new data. more »


The Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem crossover isn’t Fire Emblem at all

After over two years of silence, Nintendo and Atlus revealed a gameplay trailer for the Shin Megami Tensei–Fire Emblem crossover project during the April 1, 2015 Nintendo Direct stream. Originally announced as Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem and now named Illusory Revelations#FE in Japan, the Wii U game looks lush and sweeping. It looks to have a multifaceted more »


Code Name: STEAM Preview: Amiibo change the game, but don’t break it

Want more ways to put your Amiibo to use?  lets you do just that with playable Fire Emblem characters, and for once, it may actually be worth the investment. Amiibo owners have been generally frustrated with functionality in games, usually for one of two reasons: either the effect on the game is too minimal (like more »


5 classic “Nintendo” characters who need to be Amiibo

This whole Amiibo thing is getting more and more out of control. Eventually, all the Smash Bros. waves are going to be released, and the question at that point will be: what next? Obviously, we know concurrent waves, such as the mostly double-dipping Super Mario set, are a thing. But, the way these things are more »

Nintendo to its Japanophile fans: ‘Be my Valentine’

Early February is an uncommon time to release games: it’s buried in the winter, and many releases are either fast-tracked to the holidays or held as long as possible before being released at the end of the fiscal year in March. Nintendo of America has transformed this void into a chance to appeal to its most more »


Code Name STEAM Preview: Running Out of Steam

Nintendo released a demo for Code Name STEAM, and I jumped right on it as soon as I could. To me, there is no word more magical than “free.” I’ll play almost anything for free. Anyway, I spent some time with the demo, and now I’d like to share my thoughts with you all, because more »

The 5 GBA Virtual Console games every Wii U owner needs

You always have to wonder about Virtual Console games on the Wii U eShop. Like, if you had the original system and looked online a little, could you find the same game at a much better price? Sometimes yes, sometimes no, and there are even sometimes when it’s worth buying a digital copy of a more »

Here’s the November 5, 2014 Nintendo Direct Roundup

Nintendo of America aired their latest Nintendo Direct video today, November 5, 2014, showcasing what the company has in store for the and over the coming months. Included were release dates, game footage, and a few brand new trailers. If you’re unable to watch the 33+ minute video or just want the highlights, here’s how more »