Well I said I would write about Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem at some point, then forget about it until new information comes out. So when deciding on what exactly I wanted to say, here were the three options that came up:
- Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem is the greatest thing since sliced bread
- Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem is the weirdest combination ever
- Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem is the moment that Fire Emblem is now the hottest thing in the world, not Fire Emblem: Awakening.
That last one needed more explaining, so I decided to write about that.
You see, I can regurgitate all I want about how Fire Emblem has been a great series (you don’t get a bunch of games made if you weren’t); but in the end, it was not all that popular except for a very hardcore following. At best, only those who actually saw Nintendo promote the games (they didn’t lol) prior to Awakening may have kept in touch with the series, and at worst, those who were converted day one by Fire Emblem 7 kept track with the series. I don’t know about you, but that doesn’t mean the series would actually grow into something really popular. So of course, Fire Emblem Awakening had a lot going forward it: it was on the 3DS, it brought back supports, and was going to have DLC. It proceeded to sell bucket loads in Japan. But most FE games sell bucket loads in Japan. How would it do in the West? Well, Awakening was not off to a great start. For starters, Reggie Fils-Aime revealed Awakening was coming. By accident. Then of course, we had to wait until 2013 to get the game. Now, it was about the end of January, and that’s when those head honchos of video game publications got their hands on Awakening. The US was able to play the demo. While that game was being played by people and getting people hyped up, Nintendo ended up having a Nintendo Direct.
The rest is almost history.
You see, Awakening already had a decent push thanks to how available it was to the general public. Then out of nowhere, this ridiculous crossover is announced. Now, I haven’t played any of the Shin Megami Tensei games. After seeing the videos of the upcoming Shin Megami Tensei IV (which I’m probably going to buy…one day), I’m not even sure how this collaboration is gonna work out. But needless to say, I looped the trailer. Over and over and over and over and over…and over and over again! And I bet despite the fact that only the main characters of the respective series flashed by, people who aren’t steeped in Fire Emblem lore…were doing the same thing. Basically, the hype had started to build thanks to Awakening; the crescendo was reached when Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem was announced. And that’s kind of why you have this lowly FE fan like me wanting to blog all things Fire Emblem.
Anyways, in regards to this crossover, there’s not a lot of information out on it, just speculation. So there’s no point in me going over anything here. And I would to cover a bit of the Shin Megami Tensei stuff, but I’m definitely not qualified to talk about it at any point. So let it be known you fools: Fire Emblem would not be as well looked upon as it is now…if Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem trailer happened. Now, whether it actually is a good game, I’ll have to get back to you on that…