Nintendo’s first new Direct of 2015 brought the goods, including the official release date announcement for the New Nintendo 3DS XL. While that was pretty exciting, what good is a console without great games. Today, Nintendo revealed that an all new Fire Emblem game is coming to the 3DS, a follow-up to Fire Emblem Awakening…and that’s awesome. If you never got around to playing the strategy title, you’re missing out on some amazing content and easily one of the best reasons to have a 3DS.
This announcement trailer obviously doesn’t give us much information on the game’s story, nor do we know when it’ll come out, but it looks like another fun adventure with more innovations promised:
The latest game in the Fire Emblem series is coming exclusively to the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. Developed by the same team that created Fire Emblem Awakening, the new adventure adds challenges never before seen in the series and asks players to make decisions that will affect the game’s world in new ways.
Not enough for you? Need something in the RPG department for your Wii U? Today, Nintendo also released a new trailer for Xenoblade Chronicles X, a sequel to the Wii’s Xenoblade Chronicles (a critically beloved role-playing title), that shows off some of the locations gamers will be exploring when the game launches sometime later this year:
If you never got around to playing Xenoblade Chronicles on the Wii, then you’re in luck, as a remake of the game is coming to the 3DS in April!
In April, a remake of the well-received Xenoblade Chronicles game for the Wii system is launching exclusively for New Nintendo 3DS XL. The new version offers 3D visuals and allows players to view the maps and character stats on the bottom screen. An additional bonus mode lets players view 3D models of the characters and listen to music tracks from the game.
In short, this year seems like Nintendo is going to be fulfillling all of your RPG/strategy needs on both the handhelds on the Wii U. Frankly, I’m excited to get my hands on all of these. I never got around to Xenoblade on the Wii, so getting the chance to rectify that on the 3DS before the sequel hits is very enticing. Of these three things, what are you most excited to play? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!