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All Articles: Fire Emblem Mobile
Some of your favorite video game characters (and one semi-famous spaceship) are featured in this week’s Nintendo Download…
Nintendo will add Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World, a portable re-release of Yoshi’s Woolly World, to the 3DS eShop beginning tomorrow. Players will be able to “unravel” secrets and “weave” platforms through all of the stages found in the Wii U original, as well as several 3DS-exclusive areas starring Poochy.
But starting today, Nintendo fans who own a smartphone or tablet will be able to try out their second mobile game… Fire Emblem Heroes. Available to download on iOS and Android devices, Fire Emblem Heroes is a free-to-play strategy RPG that includes characters from across the Fire Emblem universe.
Finally this week, a pair of classic games originally released for the TurboGrafx-16 are available to download on the Wii U. In Gradius, players will pilot the Vic Viper and fight back against an alien invasion. And in Bomberman ’94, players will use their bombs to blast away at everything else on the screen.
More information on all of these games (and a few other new releases) can be found after the break. (more…)
I don’t think anyone could have guessed how divisive Super Mario Run would turn out to be, but Nintendo is taking their second crack at a mobile game next month with the release of Fire Emblem Heroes.
Fully unveiled during last night’s Fire Emblem Direct presentation, Fire Emblem Heroes is a free-to-play strategy RPG that’ll feature a number of “legendary heroes” from the franchise:
Fire Emblem Heroes is an original strategy RPG about two warring kingdoms in a bitter clash. As a summoner, players build their army by calling upon popular Fire Emblem heroes from worlds that span the breadth of the series. Players will wage tactical battles streamlined for on-the-go play and level up a mix of new combatants and legendary heroes. Some familiar hero characters will become allies, while others will become enemy generals.
Players can enjoy the full majesty of tactical role playing on bite-sized maps designed to fit nicely on a smartphone screen, even when playing in short bursts. Players lead their armies with easy touch-and-drag controls, including the ability to attack by simply swiping an ally hero over an enemy. If they manage to defeat every enemy on a given map, victory will be theirs. The heroes are depicted in new art hand-drawn by a variety of illustrators, and their voices have been newly recorded.
A multiplayer mode will give players the option to practice battling with friends and strangers, and future updates will add new characters and content to the game.
Speaking of characters, fans can visit the game’s official website to vote on which legendary heroes they’d like to see in Fire Emblem Heroes. The hero and heroine who receive the most votes will be featured in the game as special “Choose Your Legends” event characters.
In a reverse of Super Mario Run’s situation, Fire Emblem Heroes will be available to download exclusively on Android devices on February 2. Nintendo will announce an iOS release schedule at a later date.
Everyone was understandably giddy over Nintendo’s Super Mario Run announcement during yesterday’s Apple Event. However, because the publisher is prioritizing Mario’s first mobile game for release this December, two other titles in their mobile pipeline have been pushed back.
Nintendo originally announced plans to release both Animal Crossing Mobile and Fire Emblem Mobile this Fall. But yesterday they confirmed that both titles will now launch in Early 2017, and more specifically, “before the end of March 2017.”
Like this Spring’s Miitomo, Animal Crossing Mobile and Fire Emblem Mobile will be co-developed by mobile developer DeNA.
Good news, everyone! Nintendo has announced that new Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem apps will soon be available for mobile platforms:
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) April 27, 2016
Best of all, it sounds like both will be full-fledged games, instead of communication apps like Miitomo:
For [Fire Emblem], while making it more accessible in comparison to the Fire Emblem games for Nintendo’s dedicated gaming systems, Nintendo aims to offer the great value of a role-playing strategy game. Nintendo will design [Animal Crossing] so that it will be connected with the world of Animal Crossing for dedicated gaming systems. By playing both Animal Crossing games, users will find increased enjoyment.
Both of these are pure game applications. Compared to Miitomo, they have more prominent game elements, and the game content will tie closely into Nintendo’s dedicated games business.
The currently untitled Animal Crossing Mobile and Fire Emblem Mobile should launch sometime this Fall.