Nintendo of America details 3DS RPGs in 2016
With many role playing titles coming to the 3DS system in 2016, Nintendo held a presentation today in San Francisco dedicated to RPGs. Quite a bit of information was revealed alongside new screenshots and trailers. We break it down below, game-by-game.
Bravely Second: End Layer
The most notable announcement was that of an April 15th release date for Bravely Second in North America. A Collector's Edition was also announced, available for $69.99, which includes a 10-track OST disc as well as a 250 page artbook.
Much like with Bravely Default, there will also be a demo available prior to the release of the game. Called The Ballad of the Three Cavaliers, this includes a unique story not found in the main game, and is said to be about ten hours long. Some in-game bonuses for completing the demo will transfer to Bravely Second.
Fire Emblem Fates
Set to release on February 19th in North America, Nintendo announced a special Fire Emblem Fates New 3DS XL, which will be available on the same date for $199.99. The system does not include the game however, which must be purchased separately.
Downloadable content returns in the form of new maps that will be available via Nintendo eShop - which will release weekly starting Feb 19th. These maps can be purchased separately or as a bundle with Map Pack 1, which comes to $17.99 and allows all the initial DLC maps to be downloaded as they release.
The DLC "third scenario" - Revelations - will be available to download on March 10th for $19.99.
Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam
The 5th entry in the quirky Nintendo RPG series, Mario and Luigi: Paper Jam releases on Friday in North America. Our review goes up tomorrow! Only a couple of screenshots for now:
Dragon Quest VII and Dragon Quest VIII
While no release dates have been nailed down yet for Dragon Quest, Nintendo reconfirmed a "Summer" launch window for Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past, while the 3DS version of Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King will follow later in the year.
Dragon Quest VII features on-screen enemies instead of random encounters, and has a completely redone localization. Dragon Quest VIII adds new party members in Red and Morrie, as well as additional story scenarios.
Final Fantasy Explorers
Final Fantasy Explorers releases on Jan 26 in North America, and Square Enix has released a new trailer featuring the character cameos from the mainline Final Fantasy series. An infographic, trailer, and screenshots are posted below.
Project X Zone 2: Brave New World
Lastly, Project X Zone 2: Brave New World releases on February 16 in North America, with a demo available on Jan 26. Completing the demo allows content to be transferred the the full game.