At the recent Nintendo Direct live stream, the first full trailer has been revealed for the anticipated crossover between Japan’s two largest RPG franchises, Shin Megami Tensei and Fire Emblem. The new trailer for the game, which is being titled Genei Ibunroku #FE, introduces to viewers the first snippet of gameplay, characters and the world in the upcoming game. It will be set in a modern contemporary Japan where magic and fantasy exists in a parallel secret location. It will be solely developed by Intelligent Systems.
The crossover, titled Genei Ibunroku #FE, will release in Japan this Winter on the Nintendo Wii U.
Here is the main visual of the game:
Atlas producer Shinjiro Takada posted a comment about the game:
Given that this is a collaborative Fire Emblem project, I can imagine that many of you are feeling that what we’ve some is considerably contrary to your expectation. Indeed, on our side of things, we spent a long time at the beginning of development worrying over just how much we should incorporate from the main series and we’ve had a lot of serious consultations with Nintendo on this point as a result.
In the end, though, we all came to the conclusion that if all we wanted was a more traditional Fire Emblem game, then it would have been best to have Intelligent Systems work on it. If we at Atlus are the ones who are going to be making this game, then we should be making something that plays up our strength.
As a result, #FE is an RPG set in contemporary Japan, but focuses on the growth of a group of realistic characters with their fair shares of worries and conflicts. As the essence of the main series has been woven into it, ultimate we strive to make this a game that goes beyond just being a typical collaborative project.
It might be hard to see just where that essence lies in the game right now, but we’ll touch upon that point in later updates as time goes on.
For this trailer [posted below], there are four characters that take up the spotlight, but of course we have other great characters lined up as well. (Although some we may only show off briefly by design.)
It’s also worth noting that for #FE, we’ve also working with other renowned outside creators. As this is the first entry in the developer blog, I thought it was right that I go first, but future entries will feature these outside creators, as well as staff members from Atlus proper as well, so look forward to that.