Nintendo Treehouse tumblr update - Alm’ed and Dangerous

So if you’re like me and find yourself playing a certain mobile game somewhat obsessively (give me Camilla already!) while waiting for the next Fire Emblem game to come out, you might appreciate a peek at a few characters from the Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia game. All of these characters are members of one of the two armies you control (in this case, Alm’s). So without further ado, let’s jump into this roster of new heroes!

Raised in the quiet and rural Ram Village, this young warrior was trained in swordsmanship and military tactics and taught how to overcome challenging weather and terrain from a young age by his grandfather, the knight Mycen. At the start of the game, Alm is a formidable, if untested, Fighter. As the game progresses, his battle-filled journey will take him far from the village he’s called home

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Culdcept Revolt - Allen character profile, info

The main story takes place in “Quest Mode”, where you play as Allen, a man who wakes up in the city of Celphas with no memory of how he got there. He is discovered and rescued by the rebel group, the Free Bats, as he begins to recall his past and his powers as a Cepter. As you collect cards and search for Allen’s lost memories, the mystery of the city of Celphas slowly begins to reveal itself.

In addition to experiencing the story of Allen and the Free Bats, you will also be able to play optional challenge stages in Quest Mode for over 150 single player stages.

Nintendo might use the "Echoes" name for future Fire Emblem remakes, if there are any

The following comes from an Intelligent Systems dev...

"We put a lot of thought into a title like "echoes" that can let older games "echo" with the modern players. We were very pleased with it, and, if there were to be more remakes, we would likely use the "ECHOES" title again."

I guess future remakes all depend on how well Echoes sells. We'll find out interest from fans in just a few days!

Pokemon Sun/Moon - Global Mission #6 a success

Well, that was ridiculously quick. Remember the days when Global Missions for Sun/Moon were being failed?! I guess those days are long behind us now!

Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology - more character profiles, info on new scenario, battle system

■ Celestia

A simple society formed by the Satyros in the forests cast of Alistel and led by their Patriarch Barranca. The Satyros have power over Mana and are protected by a holy tree suffused with it. The Satyros that love to dance are mainly jovial and filled with curiosity.

Over the centuries, the Satyros have continued to isolate themselves from humans. However, in contract to the Gutrals, who have completely severed ties with humanity, the Satyros still enter human settlements from time to time and participate in cultural exchanges. Formally, though, Celestia has broken off diplomatic relations with humans; since the village of Celestia is protected by a magic barrier, humans cannot set foot inside.

Vanoss (voiced by Tomohiro Tsuboi)

The leader of a troupe of travelling performers which includes Aht and Liese, he is always a gentleman and acts as Aht’s “Uncle Vanos.” He seems happy with his life as a wandering performer, but he is personally acquainted with the Patriarch of the Satyros, and seems to have his own agenda…

Liese (voiced by Chinatsu Akasaki)

A Satyros dancer who acts as an older sister and caretaker for Aht in Vanoss’ troupe of travelling performers. She is affable and taklkative with a generally sunny disposition. Though she is a Satyros, she shares Aht and Vanoss’ warmth towards humanity.

Elm (voiced by Ayaka Suwa)

The most skilled warrior in Celestia, and the proud leader of Celestia’s Vigilante Corps. She has a high hostility against humans. That stubborn attitude seems to be the result of an incident that occurred in the past…

■ Forgia

The country of the Gutrals, led by their Elder, Galva. It is located to the southeast of the continent, deep within Abyssia Forest.

Unlike the Satyros, which rely on their mysterious powers to keep them on an even footing with humanity, the Gutrals take pride in their formidable physiques; any of them has power equal to or greater than the mightiest human warriors. Still, contrary to their appearance, the Gutrals are gentle and have honest hearts. They are deeply opposed to war and rarely ever resort to force.

Galva (voiced by Ken Uo)

The Gutrals’ Elder, said to be well over 150 years old. He is one of few living beings of who know of the continent’s history.

Because his race has been deceived countless times by humans, resulting in the loss of many of his kind, he is not kindly disposed towards humans and limits his people’s contact with the outside world to a bare minimum. At his insistence, the Gutrals are mere observers in the war between Alistel and Granorg.

Bergas (voiced by Itaru Yamamoto)

The chief of the Gutral warriors. He earned the nickname “Iron Armed” as being the strongest of the Gutral warriors. He is also Gafka’s master and worries about him from a distance. Like the rest of his race, he has no love for humans.

■ Cygnus

This loose alliance of wanderers, drifters, and refugees was founded in the desert to the southwest of Vainqueur. Many were attracted to Cygnus by its policy of no-questions-asked acceptance, despite one’s race or personal circumstances. The laws of the land are lax, but one side effect of this is that quarrels tend to break out quite often and the citizens living there tend to be rather coarse.

Cygnus was once divided among various small, quarreling factions, but they all have been united by Garland, current king of Cygnus. The unified country has maintained a neutral stance in the feud between Granorg and Alistel, though Granorg’s constant interference means there is little love lost between the two nations.

Garland (voiced by Akio Otsuka)

The king of Cygnus, nicknamed the “Desert Tiger.” Even before taking the throne, he was known as Cygnus’ strongest mercenary. He was the natural choice to unite the vagabond empire due ot his courage, grace, magnanimity, and strength.

He’s an honest, chivalrous man who hates to do wrong and values the golden rule above all. Outsiders typically assume that a man of his background would rule with an iron fist, but he always takes into account to opinions of his subjects and works hard to shape an orderly Cygnus form the chaos of its constituent parts.

■ New Scenario: “Sub-History”

The 3DS remake of Radiant Historia includes the additional “Sub-History” scenario, in which Stocke meets the mysterious historian Nemesia.

She seems to be gathering objects called “Artifacts” that are the key to stopping the continent’s desertification…

In the “Possibility World,” which you will visit in search of Artifacts, Rosch, for example, has become a general, and you can see sides of characters that you couldn’t see in the original histories.

■ Battle System

Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology uses a deep turn-based command battle system familiar to RPG fans. Enemies are arranged on a three-by-three grid, and by blowing them back, you can change their position. The “Change” command, which lets you change the turn order, is also one of the battle system’s characteristics.

Changing the Enemy’s Position

With skills that can change the position of the enemy, you can bundle all of the enemies into a single place. By unleashing a strong attack there, you can attack the enemies all at once.


Using the “Change” command, you can change the turn order. You can freely change the turn order between both allies and enemies. However, you are susceptible to a critical attack immediately after using the Change command.

—Connect a combo to a Change!

“Combos” occur when ally attacks connect. By skillfully using the “Change” command, you can connect these combos. Combos gradually increase the amount of damage dealt, so when fighting against formidable enemies, you should aim for a combo.

Mana Burst

When your “Mana Burst Gauge” fills up to its max, you can unleash a “Mana Burst,” which is a very powerful skill. As you progress through the story, each character will learn new “Mana Bursts” one by one.

■ New Battle System Element: “Support Skills”

“Support Skills” are a new element in the 3DS remake of Radiant Historia.

It allows characters that aren’t participating in battle to jump in and unleash a “Support Skill” to lend a hand in combat. There are various skills, including those that deal damage to enemies and those that exhibit support effects, and they don’t consume MP. Various Support Skills are being prepared for each member of the party, which can be learned by leveling up and obtaining items.

Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove - latest trailer

Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove is the full and complete edition of Shovel Knight, a sweeping classic action adventure game series with awesome gameplay, memorable characters, and an 8-bit retro aesthetic!

Monster Hunter barrel backpack releasing in Japan

This item will see release in Japan on April 27th, and will cost 9,800 yen. It's a must-have for the Monster Hunter player who's always on the move!

Swapdoodle - Version 1.1.2 available

- Release date: April 25th (North America) / April 26th (Europe, Japan)
- File size: 172 blocks / 21.5MB
- Patch notes: Introduces additional enhancements to improve the user’s experience and enjoyment