Over the last week, I've put in about 15 hours into Code Name: STEAM, a steampunk turn-based strategy game from Intelligent Systems. As Intelligent Systems has proven itself before with games like Fire Emblem and Advance Wars, it's pretty easy to get hyped up about the idea of Code Name: STEAM. It's a new Nintendo…
Whatever happened to Fire Emblem 64? What's with Casual Mode? How come we had to wait so long for the Fire Emblem series to come West? Did You Know Gaming has the answers.
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.
The grand finale of Fire Emblem: Awakening made me feel things. Emotional things. In fact, it made me feel so many things it kinda knocked me out. This was unexpected.
I'm not sure how many times I've seen the cover of the recent 3DS strategy game Fire Emblem: Awakening. Dozens, at least. And yet I never noticed that there's a great little inside-joke hidden in plain sight.
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…
There are games that I like. And then there are games that I like that I become obsessed with. Fire Emblem: Awakening falls into the second category.
My enthusiasm for 2011 puzzle game Pushmo was borderline unprofessional. Also: nearly irrational.
There might not have even been a Nintendo Download post today if not for the brave efforts of Pushmo, Intelligent Systems' endlessly entertaining block jumping game for the Nintendo 3DS. The rest of this week's games can go straight to hell.
One reason why we haven't had a new Wars game in a while is that Nintendo studio Intelligent Systems has been busy working on other projects. Like Hiku-osu, this adorable puzzle game for the 3DS.
Even though Zelda has killing and even Mario has head-stomping, when you think about it, nearly all of Nintendo's first-party properties are harmless affairs. Bright colours, innocent storylines, big-eyed cartoon mascots and candy-coloured fantasy worlds where everything turns out just fine.
The latest Nintendo-published downloadable game for the DS may be one of the worst-named Nintendo games of all time. It's also another proof that top Nintendo-affiliated developers could school a lot of iPhone game creators.
Nintendo has given Western audiences a chance to experience the very first entry in the 19-year-old series with Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon, a remake of Fire Emblem, originally released on the Famicom.