In search of Fire Emblem Wii

By Spencer . July 3, 2007 . 11:05am

fewii.jpgAt E3 ’06 there were quick glimpses of Fire Emblem: Akatsuki no Megami spliced into the Nintendo Wii video montage. Back in February the final game came out in Japan and we covered it. Shortly after the Japanese release Nintendo Power claimed that “Goddess of Dawn” (translation of Akatsuki no Megami) was not the final US name for the first Fire Emblem game on the Wii. Since then Nintendo has not mentioned anything about Fire Emblem Wii.

 

Nintendo has been unusually quick with localization for the other Fire Emblem games, with only a seven month gap between the US and Japanese releases. We’re about to reach the end of that timeline and there are no signs of a localized version of Fire Emblem in sight. I hope Nintendo isn’t going to skip over Fire Emblem because it’s “traditional”. The Wii is seriously lacking in the RPG department at the moment and Fire Emblem has the potential to get RPGs fans not sold on motion controlled bowling to consider a Wii.


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  • badfish

    Nintendos downward dominance was related to the depature of Square making Final Fantasy 7 an RPG. Now at least two game consoles later, Nintendo still has not learned so far. RPG’s are more in demand than ever before.

  • Veilknight

    I’m hoping for Goddess of Dawn to be released in America, but with Nintendo’s stake in Monolith Soft as one of their second party developers there may be a chance we can see future RPGs on the Wii eventually in the near future. After they finish developing Disaster: Day of Crisis, of course. A follow-up to Baten Kaitos wouldn’t hurt and should make for a great start.

  • Angelous

    They seriously need to release this game in the US and UK. Just because the Wii is expanding the market to casual gamers, doesn’t mean hardcore gamers wouldn’t buy and support “traditional” games such as Fire Emblem.

  • monkeypox

    wow, glad you brought this up, because I totally forgot about this game, and it seems to have completely dropped off the radar of most sites.

  • http://www.siliconera.com Spencer

    @badfish – I hope the purchase in Monolith Soft shows that Nintendo is going to break the trend!

    @Veilknight – A Baten Kaitos sequel would be a good start, an original series would be much better

    @Angelous – preach on ;)

    @monkeypox – I never let it drop off my radar and I’m going to see if I can find out more at E3

  • Veilknight

    I’m all with you on an original RPG series from Monolith Soft on the Wii, Spencer, I just simply suggested continuing Baten Kaitos because to most gamers, its a fairly recognizable brand. Along with Tales of Symphonia, it was one of the few good role playing titles on the RPG-starved Gamecube. As long as they decide to tackle another RPG in general, I’ll be pleased.

  • http://www.siliconera.com Spencer

    @Veilknight – gotcha! Yeah a new Baten Kaitos game would be a good start maybe we’ll see something about it next week at E3.

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