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My Nintendo releases Fire Emblem rewards

Posted on April 3, 2017 by Jason Nason

It’s the start of another month and Nintendo has some fresh rewards for their My Nintendo loyalty program. April seems to Fire Emblem month, which is appropriate considering that Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia is right around the corner. That game is set to arrive in stores and the Nintendo 3DS eShop on May 19th.

Use your Nintendo account you can redeem points to score 30% off three classic Fire Emblem games. Two require the use of gold coins while the third can be redeemed with some affordable coins of the platinum variety, so if you have those laying around and don’t already have these Fire Emblem games then hop to it.
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New DLC Maps Headed to Fire Emblem Fates Starting May 5

Posted on April 29, 2016 by Jason Nason

The second round of DLC maps for Fire Emblem Fates is on the way, with the first round arriving next week.

Starting May 5th, the first map, I: In Endless Dreams, can be downloaded for only $0.49 USD, with subsequent maps launching weekly until June 9th for $1.99 USD each. As with before fans that want to automatically receive each new map as it releases can do so by purchasing Map Pack 2 for $7.99 USD. As an added incentive there a significant savings for purchasing Map Pack 2 as the content would run you more than $10 USD if purchased individually.

Unlike the contents of Map Pack 1, the stages included in Map Pack 2 tell an ongoing story.

Across dimensions, other versions of the Hoshidan and Nohrian children are under attack. Born and raised in the Deeprealms, these fledgling warriors must now rise up to save themselves and their parents as they unravel the mystery of their adversaries. In this six-map series, units leveled up in the main game cannot lend support. Players must devise a strategy using a fresh team to reap the rewards, but only if all units survive.

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March 17th Nintendo Download

Posted on March 18, 2016 by Jason Nason

Nintendo Wii U eShop

Pokkén Tournament – Battle Pokémon like never before in new action-packed arena fights. Perform vivid Pokémon moves using an intuitive fighting system and unleash devastating attacks upon your opponent to become the Pokkén Tournament champion! Pokkén Tournament will be available on March 18.

Mutant Mudds Super Challenge – Renegade Kid’s beloved dimension-defying platformer is back with a new game – Mutant Mudds Super Challenge – featuring a host of exciting, fresh platforming challenges and boss fights. The game supports cross-buy for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, and offers a 15 percent Loyalty Discount for the first 30 days if you purchased the original Mutant Mudds game or downloaded the Nindies@Home Preview demo of Mutant Mudds Super Challenge.​

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Nintendo Canada hosts Pre-Launch event in Advance of Fire Emblem Fates Release Next Week

Posted on February 13, 2016 by Jason Nason

Nintendo of Canada held a special pre-release event in Toronto on Friday evening, allowing the general public to get their hands on the game for the first time. The event was split between Birthright and Conquest, with the separate sides draped and lit in the colours of the respective themes.

The game was playable for a short time on either side, with both games available to play.

Overall the games look and play just like predecessor Fire Emblem Awakening, though there are some minor upgrades to the battles. These are mostly cosmetic, however they look great. Rather than just fading out between the map screen and the battles themselves, this time in Fates the camera zooms right down onto into the battle where you can see your characters doing battle. As well after the battle is complete the camera pulls back to show the entire battlefield.

The way the characters battle within these battles also looks and feels more natural, with more fluidity and more realism.

It’s a very minor and cosmetic thing, but got our attention so it was worth mentioning.

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Nintendo Canada Hosting Fire Emblem Fates Launch Event

Posted on February 6, 2016 by Jason Nason

Live in the Toronto area? Nintendo is hosting an event next Friday to celebrate the launch of Fire Emblem Fates on the Nintendo 3DS!

Grab your friends and come out to play these two highly anticipated Nintendo 3DS games on February 12th. Both will be launching for the Nintendo 3DS the following Friday, February 19th. There will also be exclusive T-shirts given to the first 100 people to choose each path!

Event Details: restricted to ages 13+
Date: February 12, 2016
Time: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Snell Hall, 65 Church St., Toronto, ON M5C 2E9

Space is limited, so if you’re interested in attending you can RSVP HERE.

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Fire Emblem Fates Special New Nintendo 3DS XL Coming February 19th

Posted on January 20, 2016 by Jason Nason

Nintendo provided new details about several of its upcoming role-playing games for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems on Tuesday. This included the announcement of a special Fire Emblem Fates Edition New Nintendo 3DS XL system launching February 19th.

“Fans of role-playing games have just received a boost to their excitement stat,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “Nintendo platforms have always been home to high-quality RPGs, and with even more games launching in 2016, this trend is set to continue in a big way.”

The Fire Emblem Fates Edition New Nintendo 3DS XL system (game sold separately) launches on Feb. 19th at $199.99. With the game not included in the special edition system itself, gamers can Fire Emblem Fates games separately for $39.99 each.

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BrokenCast EP 02: The Fire Emblem Conundrum

Posted on August 17, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

This week on BrokenCast Rae Michelle Richards sits down and talks with Andrea Ritsu and C.K Oliver about the recent controversy surrounding Nintendo’s upcoming Fire Emblem Fates for the Nintendo 3DS as well as queer relationships in videogames.

For those who are unaware there is a female NPC in the game named Soleil who is a canon lesbian. The male player character (Kamui) is able to slip her a “magic powder” that changes perception of the binary genders and after it has worn off a romance option opens up for the male main protagonist.

Andrea Ritsu published a post rightfully criticizing Nintendo for the inclusion of this rather disgusting date rape allegory and conversion of a character’s sexual orientation. In this episode Andrea recounts how the Fire Emblem Conundrum began and what it ensued when the gaming press began to pick up on her post that reached over 17,000 notes.

If you have any questions or comments you can reach us at: rae.michelle.pr[at]gmail[dot]com or follow our host & guests on twitter:

Rae Michelle Richards – http://twitter.com/kitsune86
Andrea Ritsu – https://twitter.com/andrearitsu
C.K Oliver – https://twitter.com/ckoliver_writes

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