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A brand new Fire Emblem game is on its way to 3DS in 2016, Nintendo announced during its live stream today. This new entry in the acclaimed role-playing series will be the first to star each player's customized character as the main protagonist. "The path you choose ultimately decides your charact...

April 1st 2015 at 7:28pm 0 Comments
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Outside of Super Smash Bros, the physical incarnations of Mario, Pikachu and other Nintendo icons don't have much to do on their plastic pedestals. While they transform into teachable, collectible opponents in Nintendo's flagship brawler, tapping an Amiibo toy into Mario Kart 8 or Hyrule Warriors...

January 15th 2015 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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This is your Captain speaking. There are other eShop games this week, like Virtual Console cats Lode Runner and Fire Emblem on Wii U, and Ultimate NES Remix on 3DS. For your own safety, I think it's high time you buckled up and got my game, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker. I'm behind the wheel and t...

December 4th 2014 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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The latest episode of Did You Know Gaming - an examination of Nintendo's long-running, turn-based strategy series Fire Emblem - is dedicated to anyone who still thinks of Marth as "that sword jerk from Super Smash Bros." You know who you are. [Image: Nintendo]

November 5th 2014 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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Super Smash Bros. uses the Wii U's near-field communication technology, if comments by Nintendo France MD Stephan Bole are accurate. Following the company's unveiling of NFC figurines, Bole told Le Figaro the tech features in the console version of the new fighter. "E3 will be an opportunity to...

May 23rd 2014 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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The latest returnee to make the Super Smash Bros. roster is Marth, the sword-brandishing hero of the Fire Emblem games. He's been in every Smash game since Melee, and is the 18th playable character confirmed for next year's Wii U and 3DS brawler. Of all the new Marth screenshots Nintendo posted on...

November 7th 2013 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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This is a column by Kat Bailey dedicated to the analysis of the once beloved Japanese RPG sub-genre. Tune in every Wednesday for thoughts on white-haired villains, giant robots, Infinity+1 swords, and everything else the wonderful world of JRPGs has to offer. In 2001, Nintendo of America had a deci...

February 1st 2013 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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Fire Emblem: Awakening for 3DS has an official North American release date, just announced during Nintendo Direct: February 4, 2013.Awakening features "relationship levels," which players can boost by putting two characters in close proximity on the battlefield, or having them engage in frequent co...

December 5th 2012 at 12:28pm 0 Comments
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Fire Emblem: Awakening, hastily announced at E3 for North America, has been given a 2013 release window. Nintendo showed some Japanese gameplay and a logo for the game that is, at the moment, called just "Fire Emblem."Like in Japan, there will be paid DLC.

June 22nd 2012 at 12:26am 0 Comments
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After a 3DS software showcase in which no new 3DS software was announced, Nintendo surprised us all by tweeting confirmation of a North American release for Fire Emblem: Awakening, the 3DS iteration of the popular strategy role-playing series. There's no release window, but Nintendo promised "more...

June 7th 2012 at 12:23am 0 Comments
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I give up. I can't for the life of me create a transmog for Princess Peach. I've tried and I've tried, but there just aren't enough pink clothes in the World of Warcraft to piece together a convincing Peach. I'm sorry, Mario, but you're going to have to settle for some other princess. Princess Po...

April 19th 2012 at 1:00pm 0 Comments