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Submitted by novacav 97d ago | opinion piece

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." (3DS, Fire Emblem: Awakening, Nintendo, Super Smash Bros., Wii U)

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JonnyBigBoss  +   97d ago
A Wii U Fire Emblem would be cool. Awakening is amazing!
novacav  +   97d 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.
Concertoine  +   97d ago
I honestly think the nintendo directs sold that game in the west. The series was never this popular before awakening.
randomass171  +   97d ago
The amount of JRPG success on 3DS surely helped as well.
lilbroRx  +   96d 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.
dafegamer  +   97d ago
yup my first fire emblem and loved every minute
3-4-5  +   97d 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.
EcoSos3  +   97d ago
I check all the dlc and it will cost at least $50+ for all it.
ftwrthtx  +   97d 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.
novacav  +   97d 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.
MilkMan  +   97d 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.
SteamPowered  +   97d 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.
JacketsNest101  +   96d 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?
Fullmetalevolust  +   97d 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?
randomass171  +   97d ago
Sadly no. I don't think we've seen anything since the first teaser. :[
Myst-Vearn  +   97d 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
PiNkFaIrYbOi  +   97d ago
Becoming? Isn't it a great franchise already?
novacav  +   97d ago
I think it's more like... Awakening raised the bar. It's now premier in that the announcement of a new game will be an OMG event. Maybe it already was for some fans, but not a huge slice of North American gamers.
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PiNkFaIrYbOi  +   97d ago
Eeeee, people just don't know good franchises than.
KonsoruMasuta  +   97d ago
Of course. Ever since they turned Fire Emblem into part waifu simulator, the fans have been pouring in.
Alinea  +   97d ago
waifu/hubby simulator :D
Are you making fun of my redhead merchant fetish? It's not my fault she has all the goods....
DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   97d ago
Hopefully Awakening is my favorite 3DS game
desolationstorm  +   97d ago
I love the series and the GBA Advance Wars is what sold me on Fire Emblem before I played it.

I think Melee was the coming out of the series to grab more attention from the masses.

Glad Nintendo was able to turn it into a bigger series and have regular releases.

Plus this series would work very well with the Wii U game pad.
dafegamer  +   97d ago
omg i fondly remember playing advance wars on my gba,
damn what a disturbingly addictive game :O
ChubbyLover  +   97d ago
I would think Advance was and Fire Emblem are both top tier. I think Advance Wars could use a little more depth on op of its gameplay like Fire Emblem.

But both are fantastic Franchises hence why I own a 3DS, I am still waiting for a new advance wars though!
TheTowelBoy  +   97d ago
So glad Lucina and Robin are getting the Smash nod. And the fact you can play Robin both genders is great and shows a lot of flexibility in their development. Really excited to play Robin. My second playthrough of Awakening was as the girl version, liked it quite a bit more. But I also was more confident in my second playthrough, obviously.
On its way?
I thought it already was..?

I guess you mean for everyone else.
Ac7iVe  +   97d ago
Fire emblem was sick on 3ds, I would love a Wii U one. And for the record metroid other m was not a flop nor a bad game, writer of this article should probably beat it first. I've played and beaten nearly every metroid and other m was a solid entry
FinalomegaS  +   96d ago
have my gamecube copy of FE:PoR

they could make one version like Valkyrie Chronicles... that would be cool also.

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