Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem is now Genei Ibun Roku FE

Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem has apparently undergone a name change as Nintendo reannounced the Atlus-developed RPG with the working title Genei Ibun Roku FE. According to GameSpot, the temporary English title is loosely translated as “Mirage Spinoff FE,” though the game will likely have a different title altogether when it launches for the Wii U in 2016.

The E3 2015 trailer embedded is typical of the Persona franchise’s hyperkinetic style, and the GameSpot profile describes the game as a Persona game that uses elements of the Fire Emblem franchise. Put simply, that means the game takes place in modern day Tokyo, but includes Fire Emblem characters as summons (known as Mirages) for the two pop idols at the center of the story.

“If you’re going to be very strict about it, it is a Shin Megami Tensei game, but it’s only similar to it, it’s not exactly like Shin Megami Tensei,” [Atlus Producer Shinjiro] Takada explained. “But we put Fire Emblem elements into that kind of framework.”

Yesterday, Takada was a guest on the Nintendo Treehouse Live set, where he sat down to discuss Genei Ibun Roku FE and show off some additional gameplay. You can find that video after the break.

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