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Genei Ibun Roku #FE

The game formerly known as Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem now has an official release date for Japan. Nintendo has just announced that the Wii U exclusive title will be making its way to store shelves on December 26th this year.

The game will come in three different formats: Standard, the “Fortissimo Edition”, and a Wii U bundle. Standard edition gives you just the game for normal retail price, while the Fortissimo Edition will give tons of extra goodies typically found in ATLUS releases — this includes an art book, a soundtrack, codes for costume DLC, as well as a special boxart. The Wii U bundle has everything included in the Fortissimo Edition, plus, of course, the console, added stickers, and DLC for three extra quests. Additionally, those who purchase the Fortissimo Edition or Wii U bundle will be able to obtain tickets for a concert taking place in Japan on May 15.

No official date yet on when Genei Ibun Roku #FE will be coming west, but it is slated for 2016 in Europe and North America.

Below you can find photos on all the contents contained in the aforementioned Genei Ibun Roku #FE editions.

 

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Towards the very end of August, the Genei Ibun Roku #FE website was updated with two new staff blogs. Art director Fumitaka Yano and Hideo Minaba from CyDesignation both discussed the designs of Mirages. While battling, the main characters merge themselves with Mirages, who take the appearance of characters from the Fire Emblem series.

We now have complete translations of the two blog posts. You’ll find them after the break.

This new information comes from a developer interview published in last week’s issue of Famitsu. Some of this will actually be familiar if you’ve watched the Nintendo Treehouse Live @E3 segment which featured this game, but I’ll highlight some of the interesting new stuff.

Various things will be displayed on the Game Pad while you’re playing, such as:

– a chat app in the vein of WhatsApp or LINE (including emoji), which features interactions between the various characters

– a map

– details about the characters and enemies in combat

– one additional option (unknown at the moment)

The # in the game’s title is the musical symbol for “sharp”, which symbolizes the fact that Genei Ibun Roku #FE is more than just a collaboration title, according to the developers.

As you’ve seen in the various trailers, the main characters will be able to fuse with the Mirages, which are the Fire Emblem characters found in the game such as Chrom and Caeda. We now know that that form is known as Carnage Form.

The live musical performances in the game (such as the one shown in the Treehouse segment) are done via motion capturing. This is common practice these days for various music / idol anime series and games such as Love Live! and Idolmaster.

Finally, here are some of the companies / staff members that are contributing to the game:

– Character design: toi8
– Mirage design: CyDesignation (Shingeki no Bahamut), Hideo Minaba (Final Fantasy XI) and more
– Music Production and choreography: avex group
– Music: Fujisawa Yoshiaki (Love Live!)
– Animation: Anima (Love Live!), STUDIO4°C (Catherine)

Finally, check out some new screenshots in our gallery below:

Genei Ibun Roku #FE will be released in Japan later this year and in Europe and North America next year.

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