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With Super Smash Bros., Fire Emblem Is on Its Way to Becoming a Premier Nintendo Franchise

CraveOnline: "The announcement of Robin and Lucina is something of a final drive to propel Fire Emblem to Zelda levels of quality and industry respect. Does it sound crazy? A little bit. But anyone who spent time with Fire Emblem Awakening last year knows it’s perfectly possible."

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JonnyBigBoss879d ago

A Wii U Fire Emblem would be cool. Awakening is amazing!

novacav879d ago

Agreed! If Smash can hype up the series then a Wii U entry could be perfectly timed. They also have the SMT x Fire Emblem crossover for Wii U in the works.

Concertoine879d ago

I honestly think the nintendo directs sold that game in the west. The series was never this popular before awakening.

randomass171879d ago

The amount of JRPG success on 3DS surely helped as well.

lilbroRx878d ago

I'll probably catch flak for pointing this out, but Fire Emblem "was" a premier Nintendo franchise in its homeland. It wouldn't be becoming one. It would be returning to one.

Its actually been in steep decline. Awakening just managed to keep the Franchise above water as far as its head developers were concerned.

How the writer drew the title from that is beyond me.

dafegamer879d ago

yup my first fire emblem and loved every minute

3-4-5879d ago

I might re-buy FE:Awakening and then all the DLC.

I bought it day one and only downloaded the 1 free dlc and I bought another for $3.99

I thought I remember seeing a list of like 20 different DLC you could buy which I'm guessing increases the replay value of the game.

I can't believe I sold it, as it's a great game.

EcoSos3879d ago

I check all the dlc and it will cost at least $50+ for all it.

ftwrthtx879d ago

Nintendo has always done a good job of finding that sweet spot when it comes to gaming. They may not always have the largest chunk of the market, but they do seem to have the loyalty of the masses.

novacav879d ago

Definitely. Even during dark times they never do anything TOO alienating (though they have cut it close a handful of times).

Recently though, even with Wii U struggles pre-E3, everyone seemed to like them well enough.

MilkMan879d ago

Fire Emblem was always hot. Guess it took more people to find that out. I've been playing that series for years. Always loved it.

SteamPowered879d ago

Same. Not to be the hipster " I was into it before it was cool" but I cant believe nobody took note of this series before now. Played the series since GBA. Cant wait for it to hit mainstream and hopefully crank one out for Wii U.

JacketsNest101878d ago

FE was of the first series I thought of when announced the Wii U. It just seems built for strategy games. A Wii U Fire Emblem would be amazing.

Here's my idea for what the could be like:

All of the menu selection, and tactical gameplay is done on the gamepad/touchscreen with cinematic troop movement in full 720 or 1080 on the main screen. All of the battle animations would also be on the main screen with the playback controls mapped to the buttons on the gamepad. Essentially, it would be exactly FE:Awakening did on the 3DS, but in HD on the Wii U. Would that not be absolutely amazing?

Fullmetalevolust879d ago

I love Fire Emblem as a series, and I can't wait to see more of SMT x Fire Emblem :) is there any gameplay available yet?

randomass171879d ago

Sadly no. I don't think we've seen anything since the first teaser. :[

Myst-Vearn879d ago

I absolutely love this series. My first was like many Fire Emblem 7 on the GBA, and since then I have played every English FE multiple times

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