Fire Emblem Warriors devs on characters and handling of reveals, designs, story, systems, modes
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Leading up to the launch of Fire Emblem Warriors, Nintendo Dream published monthly interviews with the development team. In its most recent issue, the Japanese magazine had its biggest discussion yet. Producer Yosuke Hayashi and director Hiroya Usuda were brought back once again in addition to artist Yuta Matsunaga to talk about Fire Emblem Warriors, with the two being interviewed a few weeks before release (and just prior to the Tokyo Game Show).
Hayashi and Usuda had a ton to say about all aspects of Fire Emblem Warriors. There was more talk about certain characters in the game and the handling of their reveals (including why Azura wasn’t on the initial roster), some of the troubles encountered with designs, approach to the story (light spoilers here), gameplay systems, and different modes.
If you’re interested in Fire Emblem Warriors, you’ll likely want to read our full translation below. Just strap yourselves in, since it’s a long one.
Fire Emblem Warriors devs on Female Robin / Cordelia, Pegasus Knights gameplay, including Fire Emblem elements, more
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Nintendo Dream kept up with its monthly interviews with the Fire Emblem Warriors developers in its latest issue. Following the reveals of Female Robin and Cordelia, the Japanese magazine spoke with producer Yosuke Hayashi and director Hiroya Usuda.
Naturally the discussion had plenty of discussion about those two characters (including why Male Robin was chosen over Female Robin for the story). Hayashi and Usuda also discussed things like implementing the Pegasus Knights for gameplay and the difficulties there, incorporating strategic elements from the Fire Emblem franchise, and more.
Fire Emblem Warriors devs – Chrom was made first, Lissa / Lucina / Frederick / Robin talk, much more
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It wasn’t too long ago that Nintendo Dream published a lengthy interview with the developers of Fire Emblem Warriors. But in its latest issue, the Japanese magazine brought back producer Yosuke Hayashi and director Hiroya Usuda once again.
The second interview has its own interesting tidbits and discussion. Hayashi and Hiroya spoke about the reaction to Fire Emblem Warriors out of E3 and reveal that Chrom was the first character created. There’s also a lot of talk about why Lissa wields a staff, how there was initially some consideration about not including Lucina, the inclusions of Frederick and Robin, and more. Towards the end of the interview, Hayashi and Hiroya spoke further about how characters were selected for the game.
Continue on below for our full translation of Nintendo Dream’s new Fire Emblem Warriors interview.
Fire Emblem Warriors devs on how the game came to be, choosing characters / games, original characters, more
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This month’s issue of Nintendo Dream contains a lengthy interview with a couple of developers working on Fire Emblem Warriors. The Japanese magazine spoke with producer Yosuke Hayashi and director Hiroya Usuda. The interview covers some old topics, but also expands on previous interviews and throws new discussions into the mix as well.
Hayashi and Usuda first elaborated on Fire Emblem Warriors origins. The interview later talks about how the represented characters and games were chosen, including heated conversations between the developers, going with Shadow Dragon over the original game, choosing female Corrin over her male counterpart, and more. There’s also talk about the original characters and how their designs were updated after seeing the new characters in Fire Emblem Heroes – and plenty of other topics.
You can read the full Nintendo Dream interview with Hayashi and Usuda below.
Fire Emblem Warriors devs on hardcore mode, permadeath, choosing characters, more
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Kotaku caught up with Intelligent Systems’ Masahiro Higuchi and Koei Tecmo’s Yosuke Hayashi for a chat about Fire Emblem Warriors at E3. The developers spoke about the hardcore mode, permadeath, how they went about choosing characters, and more. Higuchi also showed some interest in wanting to remake Famicom Wars.
Head past the break for notable comments from Higuchi and Hayashi. The full interview is on Kotaku here.
Fire Emblem Warriors producer – characters, permadeath teased, New 3DS version
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This information comes from Fire Emblem Warriosr producer Yosuke Hayashi…
– Game will have more than the typical eight to fourteen playable characters that are usually in Warriors games
– Chose characters that there would be a good representation of different weapon types
“There’s definitely that element included in a way that makes sense for a Warriors game.”
– Content on Switch and New 3DS will be the same
“Of course, we’re talking about two different hardware, so how the game is rendered on the two different kinds of hardware – the specs might be different. In terms of the graphics, for example, the number of enemies of enemies that can appear on the screen [varies], but the gameplay is definitely the same.”
Fire Emblem Warriors devs on how the game came to be, appearing characters, more
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After several months of silence, Fire Emblem Warriors resurfaced this week. The news cycle started out with Famitsu with plenty of new details and an interview with the developers.
That interview has now been translated. It featured producer Yosuke Hayashi from Koei Tecmo, Nintendo’s Genki Yokota (Fire Emblem director since Awakening), and Masahiro Higuchi from Intelligent Systems. We’re now able to see their direct comments on the game’s origins, talk about the appearing characters, and more.
Read on below for some excerpts from the interview. Read up on the full discussion here.
Hyrule Warriors / Legends producer on the final batch of DLC
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The final wave of Hyrule Warriors / Legends DLC featured Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. It was highlighted by the addition of two new characters: Ravio and Yuga.
In a recent issue of Nintendo Dream, producer Yosuke Hayashi chatted about the final DLC in-depth. He commented on why two characters were included in the DLC, their weapons, and making them playable. Continue on below for our full translation.
Hyrule Warriors producer on Marin’s inclusion – bell weapon, appearance, movements
In a recent issue of Japanese magazine Nintendo Dream, producer Yosuke Hayashi was asked about the inclusion of Marin in Hyrule Warriors and Hyrule Warriors Legends. The character made it in as part of the Link’s Awakening DLC Pack.
Hayashi touched on why Marin uses a bell, her appearance, and movements. Head past the break for our full translation.
Street Fighter, Dead or Alive, Sony Japan Studio producers reflect on Iwata’s passing
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Recently, Japanese website 4Gamer caught up with a few developers to reflect on the passing of Satoru Iwata. Producers from Capcom, Team Ninja, and even Sony Japan Studio talked about the late Nintendo president, and in some cases, shared some of their memories with him.
Here’s an overview of what the different developers spoke about:
Capcom producer Yoshinori Ono (Street Fighter)
– Remembered several anecdotes, happened after the two had several chances to meet after the launch of the 3DS
– Iwata told stories about old gadgets, or about the era of old PC programmed in assembly
– Iwata responded courteously when Ono asked him to sign a cartridge of Balloon Fight he had brought from home
– Another memory: on a return flight from San Francisco, they sat side by side on the plane, talking about games, movies and the entertainment system
– He won’t forget the memory of sharing Iwata’s ideas and thoughtfulness
– Ono was shocked when he heard the news of Iwata-san’s passing,
– Will keep their conversations and the moments in which they dined together and had a chat engraved in his memory, holding them in mind for his life and work in the future