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Nintendo Direct Wii U And 3DS Announcement Wrap-Up

Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem 2

Nintendo unveils a stylish trailer for the anticipated Wii U crossover between Fire Emblem and Shin Megami Tensei.

Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem (Wii U)

As part of the new Nintendo Direct, the company showed off an impressive and extremely stylish trailer for the anticipated Wii U crossover of Shin Megami Tensei and Fire Emblem.

Little is known about the Atlus/Nintendo crossover, but it’s described as a “modern RPG” that seamlessly blends the two worlds together with compelling and colorful gameplay. From the footage I can honestly say this looks to be a strong Wii U game, and hopefully we’ll see more updates in the coming months.

Fire Emblem 3DS

The new Fire Emblem game on 3DS lets players customize their own hero and weave their own story arcs and origins.

Fire Emblem (3DS)

The showcase delivers a snippet of news regarding the new Fire Emblem game for the 3DS, giving us some details on the game’s main character and a rather sizable trailer that chronicles the game’s setting, characters and more.

For the first time in the series the player is now the main hero of Fire Emblem.

Gamers will be able to fully customize their own protagonist, as well as customize their backstories that will have dynamic effects later on in the game.

The trailer depicts two main kingdoms: the peace-seeking Hoshido, and the glory-seeking Nohr, and the hero character will be interwoven between the two forces. There’s a distinct feel of destinies and fates at play, as you’ll be able to choose a variety of paths and roads that lead to different outcomes, reinforcing a new fresh spin for the franchise.

All in all the new Fire Emblem looks amazingly solid, and it’ll be available in 2016 for the Nintendo 3DS.

Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer (N3DS)

Just as we thought Animal Crossing couldn’t get more cute and smile-inducing, Nintendo has announced a brand new game for the 3DS centered on your home decorating skills.

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer features your favorite animal characters who request that players design the layouts of their homes to meet their specific tastes. Sometimes you’ll be contracted to make a house fit for a bookworm with shelves of books and a nice fireplace, all the while stylizing the placement of furnishings and the like.

The new game takes some of the most creative and fun elements from the previous Animal Crossing games and makes it into a standalone title. And the game will use Nintendo’s brand new Amiibo Card system.

Amiibo Animal Crossing Cards

The Animal Crossing cards are a stylized new form of Amiibos that come loaded with different characters.

These new “Amiibo cards” come pre-loaded with a specific character that can be added to Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer. After scanning in the character, you’ll get the opportunity to make up and design their houses.

Also you can even scan in different cards to invite other animals to the furnished houses, which is pretty whimsical and hilarious.

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer and the new Amiibo Cards will be released Fall 2015 for the Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL.

A standalone NFC scanner peripheral will also be released the same day as the game so that regular 3DS owners can get in on the fun, as well as scan in their Amiibos with other games.