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Check out more footage from Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore

The official Japanese website for Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore has opened, and's full of various gameplay snippets that haven't been shown in any other trailers or clips. Check out a compilation of that footage in the video above.

New content revealed for 'Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore' in the latest Famitsu

The highly anticipated Switch port of the Fire Emblem/Shin Megami Tensei crossover game, Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE, is launching in just a couple months. New content was promised for the 'Encore' version of the Wii U title, but the details haven't been outlined until today. Thanks to a feature in the December 5th issue of Famitsu, more information has been provided on the differences between the two versions. Screenshots from the Switch port have also been released via the Famitsu scan. Check out the full details below!

- New songs and music videos have been added.
- All songs, including the new songs by Kiria Kurono and Tsubasa Oribe, are produced by the Japanese production company Avex.
- New costumes have been added.
- Players can choose to keep or remove Tsubasa’s glasses.
- The president of Fortuna Entertainment Maiko Shimazaki (voiced by Ami Koshimizu) participates in battle in the form of Sessions (and not as a whole new playable character) with a new costume.
- Tiki (voiced by Sumire Morohoshi) also participates in battle via Sessions, with additional story elements.
- Encore features a new adventure for the protagonists, with an additional dungon.

Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore to include new songs, costumes, and more

Looking sharp

The latest issue of Famitsu includes a feature on Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore, which includes a slew of info on some new aspects of this re-release. Those looking to pick up this port can look forward to the following new content.

- new songs and music videos
- all songs, including the new songs by Kiria Kurono and Tsubasa Oribe, are produced by the Japanese production company Avex
- new costumes
- players can choose to keep or remove Tsubasa’s glasses.
- the president of Fortuna Entertainment Maiko Shimazaki (voiced by Ami Koshimizu) participates in battle in the form of Sessions (and not as a whole new playable character) with a new costume
- Tiki (voiced by Sumire Morohoshi) also participates in battle via Sessions, with additional story elements
- features a new adventure for the protagonists, with an additional dungeon

Nintendo details the refund process for Nintendo apologizes for misinformation on Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore in Japan

Fixing a messy situation

As you know, Nintendo failed to let consumers know that the Japanese version of Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore is based on the Western release of Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE, which altered some content. As an apology, Nintendo is offering customers who preordered a refund. We now have details on how those refunds work.

For those who went with a digital purchase, your eShop account will be credited the balance. If you used Gold Points, those will be returned. If a Nintendo Catalog Ticket was used, you'll be issued a new ticket. If you purchased physically via the My Nintendo Store, you will be refunded by your credit card company or by PayPal.

Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE hits #1 on the Amazon Japan Wii U charts after backlash concerning the Switch port's content

Yes, Wii U!

Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore is coming to the Switch, and this version of the game is based on the Western localization of Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE. That Western version had some toned-down content compared to the Japanese release, which some saw as censorship.

When Nintendo announced Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore, they failed to say that it would be based on the Western version of Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE, which had numerous fans feeling mislead. Those who preordered were expecting the Japanese version of the Switch port to be the same content-wise as the original Japanese launch. Nintendo has since apologized for the issue, and is issuing refunds.

All this fuss surrounding the game's launch has had an interesting side effect. Over on the Amazon Japan Wii U charts, Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE has shot straight up to the #1 position. It looks like people want to make sure they lock in a purchase of the original Japanese release, rather than go with the Switch port!

Nintendo apologizes for misinformation on Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE (Encore), offers full refund for Japanese customers

Sorry...

Following the recent announcement that the Nintendo Switch version of Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE (Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore) will be based on the Western version of the original Wii U title, Nintendo has issued an apology. Many fans are upset by the removal of the original Japanese version's fan-service, and some even plan on boycotting the release. Alongside the apology for not being clear about the game's censorship beforehand, Nintendo says an order cancellation will be offered (with full refund) for pre-orders of the game from the Nintendo eShop or My Nintendo Store.

Here is the full English translation, courtesy of @bk2128 on Twitter:

We hereby apologize to customers for the mistake and for not delivering enough information regarding the contents of prior notification for Genei Ibun Roku #FE Encore, the software for Nintendo Switch scheduled for release on 17 January 2020.

This title adds new feature into Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE (released in 2016), the Western version of Genei Ibun Roku #FE, the software for Wii U that was released in 2015. We are proceeding with the development with a worldwide common specification and aiming for a worldwide simultaneous release (You can enjoy Japanese language voices in the game).

However despite that, on the promotional activities for Genei Ibun Roku #FE Encore, we did not inform from the beginning that this title would be based on Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE. And also in the official home page, we mistakenly posted game screenshots from the Wii U domestic version of Genei Ibun Roku #FE that wouldn’t have been included in this title, so the situation caused a misunderstanding to our customers regarding the content of this title.

So on 10 October 2019, we performed replacements of game screenshots in the home page. And on the 17th we posted that this title would be based on Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE. But we acknowledge that we did not deliver enough information to our customers from the beginning.

Concerning this, for all customers who have purchased / pre-ordered Genei Ibun Roku #FE Encore through Nintendo eShop or My Nintendo Store, and want to request a cancellation caused by this matter, we will provide the procedures in this page at a later date.

You can read the full Japanese statement here!

Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore releases for Nintendo Switch on Jan 17th, 2020.

Famitsu most wanted for Oct. 3rd to Oct. 9th, 2019

Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE makes the rankings

Pokémon Sword & Shield continues to be the most wanted Switch game from Famitsu readers for the third week in a row! Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore takes a ranking for the first time at spot #11 based on votes. Check out the full list of Famitsu Most Wanted from October 3rd-9th below.

Pokémon Sword/Shield (Switch) – 678
Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch) – 416
Bayonetta 3 (Switch) – 297
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 (Switch) – 267
Shin Megami Tensei V (Switch) – 225
Ushiro (Switch) – 186
Luigi’s Mansion 3 (Switch) – 182
Rune Factory 5 (Switch) – 117
Momotaro Dentetsu ~Showa Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban!~ (Switch) – 92
TRIALS of MANA (Switch) – 85
Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE (Switch) – below 85
Super Robot Taisen X (Switch) – below 85

Switch port of 'Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE' (Encore) to be censored in Japanese release, following reports of Western censorship

Tokyo Mirage Censorship

With the release of the Tokyo Mirage Sessions/Fire Emblem crossover title on Wii U in 2015 'Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE', the game became an instant critically acclaimed classic. However, there was one major complaint for some Western players. The Western release of Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE received some censorship, removing some of the game's fan-service.

Now, with the upcoming Nintendo Switch port of the game, it looks like both Japanese and Western versions will be censored this time around. According to the official listing on the Nintendo of Japan website, 'Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore' will be based on the Western Wii U release of the game, with new added content and features. This means all versions on Nintendo Switch will lack any of the moderately mature content, including minor details such as female characters in bikinis.

Nintendo shares more details on what's new in Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore

Not just a straight port

Looking for new info on Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore? Nintendo has opened a page that details some of the changes and added content for the game. You can check out all the details below, and check out more screens here.

Fighting Alongside Mirages

Fights are done with Mirages like Chrom by your side, and they are essential weapons to defeating your enemies. By attacking enemy weaknesses, Sessions are started where your other party members will follow up with attacks. Apart from elemental attacks, there is also the Fire Emblem series’ weapon triangle, and as such it’s a must to keep track of enemy weaknesses.

For example, in the above screenshots Kiria starts off with an ice element attack, which is followed by Itsuki’s ice-element Session skill, then followed up by Touma’s sword-type skill.

Idol Life

Even with an invasion of Mirages, the other side to Tokyo Mirage Sessions is watching our crew try to fulfill their entertainment industry dreams, including singing, live concerts, appearing in dramas and performances, in order to reach the top.

A New Song, New Outfits, New Story

The Nintendo Switch version is adding in new content, such as a new song, new outfits, as well as more story content, including a new dungeon. Additionally, Maiko, Barry, and Tiki will also participate in battles, helping extend Sessions to even greater heights.

We see Mamori, one of the playable characters, wearing a new costume based on the Garreg Mach Officer’s Academy uniform from Fire Emblem: Three Houses.

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