Nintendo Provides New Details about Upcoming RPGs for Nintendo 3DS

Fire Emblem Fates Edition New Nintendo 3DS XL System and Bravely
Second: End Layer Collector’s Edition Among Announcements

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nintendo provided new details about several of its upcoming role-playing
games for the Nintendo
3DS
family of systems. This included the announcement of a special Fire
Emblem Fates
Edition New
Nintendo 3DS XL
system launching Feb. 19 and the reveal of a
Collector’s Edition for Bravely Second: End Layer, which includes
the upcoming sequel to the acclaimed Bravely
Default
game that launches on April 15.


“Fans of role-playing games have just received a boost to their
excitement stat,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s Executive
Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “Nintendo platforms have always
been home to high-quality RPGs, and with even more games launching in
2016, this trend is set to continue in a big way.”

The Fire Emblem Fates Edition New Nintendo 3DS XL system (game
sold separately) launches on Feb. 19 at a suggested retail price of
$199.99 and features gorgeous art inspired by the game on the front of
the hardware. Players can choose to purchase one of two versions when
the Fire Emblem Fates games launch on Feb. 19 at a suggested
retail price of $39.99 each. In Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright,
players battle a corrupted king. And in Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest,
a misguided kingdom must be changed from within. Each path is a complete
story and a complete game. Playing both will show players two different
sides of one brutal conflict. After completing Chapter 6, players will
have the option to download the other version of the game and experience
a new adventure for only $19.99. In addition, a third story, Fire
Emblem Fates: Revelation
, which finds the game’s main character
choosing neither the “Conquest” nor “Birthright” path in the story,
launches as DLC on March 10 for $19.99 for players that already own the
“Conquest” or “Birthright” version of the game. A special edition will
also be available that includes all three games on a single game card,
an artbook and a Nintendo 3DS XL pouch at a suggested retail price of
$79.99. When the game launches, further downloadable content in the form
of new maps will also be released on a regular basis, with the first map
launching on Feb. 19. Players can choose to buy each of these maps
individually, or purchase Map Pack 1 for $17.99 to get access to them
all at a discount once they are released. For more information about Fire
Emblem Fates
, visit http://fireemblemfates.nintendo.com/.

When Bravely Second: End Layer launches exclusively for the
Nintendo 3DS family of systems on April 15, a Collector’s Edition will
also launch alongside it at a suggested retail price of $69.99. The
Collector’s Edition includes the massive game, a 10-song original
soundtrack and gorgeous 250-page deluxe art book. A demo version of the
game, Bravely Second: End Layer – The Ballad of the Three Cavaliers,
will launch in the Nintendo eShop prior to the full game’s launch. This
demo includes a unique story different than the one found in Bravely
Second: End Layer
, as well as new jobs and areas to explore.
StreetPass tags and bonuses from the demo will also carry over to the
main game.

In addition to Fire Emblem Fates and Bravely Second: End Layer,
role-playing fans are in for an absolute treat in the first part of the
year, as a wide variety of RPGs will soon launch for the Nintendo 3DS
family of systems. These games include FINAL
FANTASY Fantasy Explorers
from Square Enix on Jan. 26, Project
X Zone 2
from Bandai Namco Entertainment America, Inc. on Feb.
16 and the original Pokémon games (Pokémon Red Version, Pokémon
Blue Version
, as well as Pokémon Yellow Version: Special Pikachu
Edition
) in the Nintendo eShop on Feb. 27. Dragon Quest VII:
Fragments of the Forgotten Past
will launch this summer, with Dragon
Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King
launching later this year.

Remember that Nintendo 3DS features parental controls that let adults
manage the content their children can access. For more information about
this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.

About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of
interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan,
manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U
and Wiihome consoles, and Nintendo 3DS and
Nintendo DS families of portable systems. Since 1983, when
it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo has
sold more than 4.3 billion video games and more than 686 million
hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U,
Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, as well as the Game Boy,
Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DSi
XL, Super NES, Nintendo 64, Nintendo
GameCube and Wii systems. It has also created industry icons
that have become well-known, household names such as Mario,
Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and
Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America
Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s
operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about
Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at http://www.nintendo.com.

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