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Much like the Nintendo Direct that aired back in November, today’s was peppered with several JRPGs of different shapes and sizes. Here’s a general guide to what was shown:


Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE

Finally, after months of having to grapple with its long winded Japanese title, we have an English name for Genei Ibun Roku: Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE. Not only that but we also have a Western release date: June 24th, 2016. That’s right, North America and Europe will be able to experience this game on the same day!

Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE combines the themes and mechanics of Fire Emblem and Shin Megami Tensei into a totally new IP. You follow a group of young high schoolers in Tokyo as they deal with their personal problems, an enigmatic talent agency and the mysterious world of mirages known as the Idolosphere.

The Western releases won’t feature English voice acting; instead there will be Japanese voiceovers with subtitles.


Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past

The 3DS remake of the PlayStation’s Dragon Quest VII was first launched in Japan back in 2013. Now, after 3 years, it’s heading West.

Players will explore a vibrant world, meet a colorful cast of characters and travel through time. With over 30 different classes to choose from, JRPG fanatics will no doubt have plenty of content to enjoy.

Dragon Quest VII will launch later this year.

Bravely Second (US)

The long-awaited Bravely Second is hitting U.S. shores next month on April 15th; to build up the hype today’s Direct unveiled more of the game and revealed the plans for the upcoming demo.

Unlike most demos, which are typically a slice of gameplay lifted from the main game, Ballad of the Three Cavaliers acts as a prequel, filling in the gaps between Bravely Default and Bravely Second. Completing certain objectives in the demo will grant the player some items in the full game.

The demo will be available in the eShop from March 10th, but members of the Best Buy Gamer’s Club Unlocked will be receiving a unique 16 digit code to download the demo a few days early, on March 7th.


Fire Emblem Fates (Europe)

Fire Emblem fans have been enjoying Fates for a few weeks now, but Europe didn’t even have a release date until today. Both Birthright and Conquest will be launching on May 20th in the region.

European fans will also be able to pick up a special edition (pictured above), featuring all three editions of the game, a steel book case, a double sided poster/map, and an artbook. A limited edition New 3DS XL will also be available.

As was the case with the American release, the third story, Revelation, will be exclusive to the special edition for a few weeks. From June 9th, players of Birthright and Conquest will be able to buy it separately.


Yo-Kai Watch (Europe)

Level-5’s ghost busting series is taking even longer than Fire Emblem Fates to make its way from the U.S. to Europe, but the wait will soon be over as the game has been given an April 29th release date in the region.

A demo for the title is also now available to download from the 3DS eShop, if you want to try it out!

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Written by Tom Brown

Whether it’s an exciting new entry in a series long established or a weird experiment meant only for the dedicated, Tom is eager to report on it. Rest assured, if Nintendo ever announces Elite Beat Agents 2, he’ll be there.