Let's Rank the Fire Emblem Games, From Worst to Best

Kotaku has been running a series called the Pecking Order, ranking games in a series from best to worst. In the spirit of this series, let's look at the Fire Emblem series today, ranking them from worst to best. All of the games in the Fire Emblem series are worth playing in their own right, but which are the best in… » 3/12/14 10:02am 3/12/14 10:02am

DLC Has Become One Of The Most Exciting Things In Gaming

It used to be that you couldn't even mention downloadable content's existence without someone getting upset, or without someone going off on how much of a money-grab scheme it all is. It's an understandable reaction, to some extent—sometimes, a game isn't out yet and already we're talking about the follow-ups? Geez,… » 7/05/13 7:00pm 7/05/13 7:00pm

The Ass Nintendo Doesn't Want You To See

There's new Fire Emblem DLC out today. The Summer Scramble pack. It adds a beach map to the game as well as "many conversations between the parent characters who normally do not support each other in the main game". Yet it also takes one thing away. » 5/02/13 7:20pm 5/02/13 7:20pm

Spot Your Favorite Fire Emblem Character In This Amazing Fan Art

One of the most endearing qualities of the fantastic Fire Emblem: Awakening is its massive cast of characters. Over the course of the game, we really came to know Chrom, Frederick and the gang as we fought alongisde them, watched them fall in love and get married, and sometimes watched them die. It's what sets Fire… » 4/26/13 8:00pm 4/26/13 8:00pm

Mystery Solved: Why No One In Fire Emblem: Awakening Has Feet

Here at Kotaku, we like Fire Emblem: Awakening. But a while back, we had to ask: Why on earth doesn't anyone in this game have any feet? Everything else about the characters' design is perfectly normal. But they don't have any feet. » 4/02/13 9:00pm 4/02/13 9:00pm

Even The People Behind Fire Emblem Hit Reset When Something Goes Wrong

When your characters die in Fire Emblem, that's it. They're dead, forever (unless you're playing on the new casual mode). The idea is that permanent death forces players to be mindful of their actions, the idea is that permadeath adds gravity to the situation. Idea is the key word there. Instead, permadeath adds… » 4/02/13 6:30pm 4/02/13 6:30pm

There's No Shame In Liking A Game For Your Own Reasons (No Matter How…

This weekend, I came upon a curious conversation: a stranger telling a friend of mine if they wanted to play Fire Emblem: Awakening for the "throwaway romantic skits," that they were doing it wrong. And all I could think was: those "throwaway" skits are the only reason I care about that game! » 2/18/13 9:00pm 2/18/13 9:00pm

A Tribute To Fire Emblem's Most Gloriously Overpowered Character

The opening hours of Fire Emblem: Awakening can be harrowing. As with most role-playing games, your characters all start out pretty weak. It's a long road to mastery—you'll have to win many battles, earn enough money to afford better gear, and plunder treasure chests for rare spells before it starts to feel like your… » 2/18/13 8:00pm 2/18/13 8:00pm