So, you’ve hopefully by now heard of the upcoming Wii U title that’s a cross between two great gaming titles. If you haven’t, then you’re in luck because I’m here to let you know all abut Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE, as well as update you on all the information that’s been revealed about the upcoming title.
First things first, what exactly is Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE? Well, it’s a partnership between Nintendo and Atlus that brings two of their popular franchises together in a mash-up of epic proportions. It’s a cross between Shin Megami Tensei (Persona 4) and Fire Emblem (most recently Fire Emblem Fates) that brings unique gameplay, story elements and fan service all in one package. The game does this in an interesting way, with characters summoning Mirages (Personas) that are actually Fire Emblem characters instead of demons. These Mirages are an array of characters, some of whom try to steal the life force and creative energy that fuels humans known as Performa, through an alternate dimension known as the Idolsphere. That my friends, is Tokyo Mirage Sessions in a nutshell. Oh, you’ll also be playing as a pop star, as the game will center around you and your friends saving the world through “a fantastical barrage of style, fashion, music, and, of course, danger.”
The game lends a lot of its play style to the Persona form of play, with turn-based rounds and familiar skills and a bit of social interaction and character relationships. Fire Emblem is in turn expressed by having each characters mirage as an assigned Fire Emblem character, as well as providing character transformations that fuse the art styles of both series, having characters become a mixture of themselves and their Fire Emblem Mirage.
Now, what do we know about the title so far?
We found out that this new game would be localized by Atlus, and not Nintendo, something fans were looking forward to after experiencing the localization done by Nintendo of America for Fire Emblem Fates. Fans were noticeably upset at the job Nintendo had done, and based on Atlus’ history of game localization, were sure that they would get a title that mirrored the original version of the game. During Pax East this year, the game was on display and available for play, and fans found out just what that localization meant coming from Atlus, but under Nintendo of America. Below is a video from YouTube channel Censored Gaming, which goes over a bit of the censorship we can expect due to the Pax East localized version available for play.
Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE promises to be a beautiful title, whether we receive an overly censored version or not. The general consensus from everyone who has gotten their hands on the localized title at Pax East has been a positive review. The title will be released in the U.S. June 24, 2016 (that’s next month) and it’ll be interesting to see whether it’s a good title to tide us over as we wait for Persona 5. Check out the official Nintendo page HERE.