Oh, boy. Time for me to start seriously considering a Wii U. It seems Nintendo have carpet-bombed the gaming public with a new slate of announcements, enough to send our own Dale North into a tizzy.
First and strangest on the list is Shin Megami Tensei meets Fire Emblem, which as of the moment, no one knows anything much about beyond a vague teaser. Despite my being a fan of both MegaTen and Fire Emblem (the former more than the latter), I can't help but be wary without further details. After all, not every cross-franchise crossover effort has turned out well *cough*CrossEdge*cough*. But hey, it's early.
More definitively exciting, however, was the announcement of a new game from Monolith Soft. It looks to be another "Xeno-" game, and judging by the mecha fighting seen in the brief snippets of gameplay footage, one with a slightly closer relationship to the actual Xenogears/Xenosaga franchise than Xenoblade Chronicles, which astute players may remember was originally named Monado.
In first-party news, the Big N announced new features for the Miiverse social network (as well as a smartphone-based iteration), a Yoshi game from the makers of the Kirby games (go figure), yet another party game (besides the theme-park themed Wonderful 101), and an HD remake of The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker. I wonder if that last announcement will spawn petitions by "fans" to rework Wind Waker's stylized look into something more realistic.
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