Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE is an intriguing upcoming release for the Wii U, finally making its way out of Japan to hit Europe and North America on 24th June.
The unique RPG - co-developed by Nintendo and Atlus - combines aspects of Shin Megami Tensei and Fire Emblem, though is so colourful and quirky when viewed that it's not so easily defined. Nevertheless there's buzz around it, and now Nintendo has announced a handsome 'Special Edition' - branded as the 'Fortissimo Edition' in Europe, a music term for 'very loud'. It includes "a 5x8 color artbook, a six-song soundtrack CD featuring some of the game's awesome music, six song cards and a sticker sheet", along with a DLC pack that includes five pieces of content that'll otherwise cost $1.99 each.
Below are the North American and European promotional images, starting with the NA version, which is listed by Nintendo of America as exclusive to GameStop and Amazon in its region.
It's going to have a recommended price of $79.99 in the US, with pricing to be confirmed in Europe.
Are you interested in picking this up in the Summer?
digital edition for me. wants them points.
ITS MINE YOU UNDERSTAND! ALL MINE!!!
Excited mess aside, my drawdown in purchases as I skip on collecting for the other eighth gen consoles is constantly being pushed to the right!
I can get that for 64$ from Best Buy. I may go that route as that's just a bit over regular price anyways.
For once I actually don't mind that it includes DLC, because it won't be exclusive to the LE.
I've already got the standard edition preordered. I don't really need stickers and a CD with music that I don't understand the lyrics to.
How big is the art book? Also what is with the weird box size? It seems anti-shelf size.
I was planning on getting this, will try and get this edition if I can. Hopefully it won't be that popular so shouldn't have issues trying to pre order it, here in the UK anyway (famous last words)
Already got a preorder and am getting a discount on it so I won't be getting the special edition.
Was hoping this edition would come to Europe, and it has. (Edited for clarity)
The EU box art kinda sucks in comparison. The US is so colorful, while the EU is way too black!
Still getting it though.
@Tsurii I should of clarified and said pages
Will be getting at launch, seems like the Wii U's final sendoff (don't count Color Splash)
Very interested in this, I wonder how much it'll be in the UK (I'm hoping £50)
This is going to sell out in seconds, anyone anywhere in Europe know where I can perorder this to post to Ireland?
I have a huge fear that I'll miss out on this SE
@Spoony_Tech Ah sorry, have added now but the press release says GameStop and Amazon.
@EllenJMiller Um, it is
@ThomasBW84 I didn't actually check to see if BB had it. Guess I didn't see the GameStop and amazon parts. I'll check now though.
Well I hope it gets added otherwise I'm happy with just the game.
$79.99 in the US which probably puts it at like $120 in Canada just because.
But then again, it was a flop in Japan and so i looked up gameplay and well... I won't be getting it anyway from what I watched
Meh. I've already got the normal physical edition preordered and paid off, and I'm running out of space for games, so I think I'll forego this special edition.
@Grumblevolcano Zelda U will likely be the Wii U's swan song.
@ThomasBW84 I know. I can see how my post could seem otherwise, so I made an edit.
PLEASE come to Australia. Normally, I favour the Aussie versions regardless, but if this doesn't arrive in these sunburnt lands, then I will consider importing an EU copy.
Probably "just" $100. FE Fates SE was $80 in US, and $100 here.
Still sucks though. When is that economy "kickstart" coming, Trudeau?
@Ralizah Have to disagree there, if Zelda U is cross gen launch then it doesn't count as the Wii U's swan song but if it isn't cross gen launch then the NX probably isn't coming until late 2017.
I'm not spending $80 on special edition game like that. I learned my lesson with XCX. Even though I like the extra goodies, it's not worth an extra $20.
I almost bought the special XCX, had it pre-ordered and when i went to pick it up, I was like ..."naw, give me the normal one"
Didn't this game fail miserably in Japan?
Pretty light on content for $80. For the same price you could get the FE Fates SE, and that contains 3 full games.
I will be getting this because yes! Stickers! And a CD! And Artbook. I am a female doggy for artbooks and the artist is amazing. The music in the game is awesome too (so glad they left the Japanese songs). Now I have to stalk Amazon for the prime 20% preorder bonus
@Detective_TeeJay I believe so, but I don't think that should affect one's decision to buy a game, even if you don't get the special edition.
@tsukipon No, it's just that, well, there was probably a reason for that. A lot of you guys will probably be pretty disappointed.
But by all means, do whatever you want. Don't let me stop you...
Will be buying the game, but probly just the standard edition. The soundtrack CD interests me but the rest of it is all tat.
@Grumblevolcano Yeah I feel the same way. Once I play this I'll be picking up a PS4.
@Detective_TeeJay Pretty sure the reason was Splatoon (and to some extent Super Mario Maker). Last holiday was when Splatoon popularity really became major in Japan.
@Detective_TeeJay it was my first JRPG and I loved it personally. There are some good games that just don't sell well for some reason.
If I didn't own the Japanese version, I'd probably get the special edition for NA, but now I'm not sure since it will probably be $100.
I really want that art book and CD though.
@Steelhead Do it. The Ps4 has a ton of great japanese games. Both rpg and non-rpg. I hope the NX won't screw over the Ps4 too much, I just started to love the thing.
Ick. This is the kind of special edition I hate. The contents here are something that can easily be obtained on the internet so I will pass. The CD is about the only thing that could be appealing but they only do a sample soundtrack. Why not do the entire thing? And stickers? Of all things...
For those interested in the game, I posted my thoughts on it spoiler free in the forums.
@Jayvir Hey man, stickers are cool. I was only thinking this morning - I don't know why I didn't get into stickers more as a kid, they're so cool for customising stuff (then I remembered (a) I had no money as a kid, and (b) stickers are far easier to make and get hold of nowadays).
I am interested in this SE, but only interested, I don't think I can justify it.
@NinjaWaddleDee I'll get both in the end. The NX will have to wait a while as I rarely buy a system til its at least two years old. Only bought my Wii U last year.
@Detective_TeeJay yeah, sales were abysmal I believe.
Nice I'll prob pick up the special edition.
ZE games are unpopular in Japan as well, and I love those.
I am really looking forward to pre-ordering this item.
I will simply put it away in my cupboard full of collectors items to never ever see the light of day again just like I shall eventually do with the Fire Emblem Fates - Limited Edition on 20th of May.
Eh I'll skip this. I'll still get the game but after Fates and XCX I feel that NoA makes some of the most overpriced LEs around.
At least use a better box Nintendo =_=
Boxes are important.
@AVahne - please refrain from the profanity. Thanks muchly
Hopefully this doesn't become a cluster____ like the Fire Emblem one was
Metroid Prime Trilogy was three full games. Even if two of them were older, each individual game in that collection was of far higher quality than the entirety of Fates, despite the genre difference, and the collection itself was far cheaper than Fates full version.
Knew this was eventully going to happen. As it happened in Japan, plus its ATLUS, they always do these special editions.
@AVahne What's your point? FE Fates and TMS#FS are new games. Collections are of old games.
@Steelhead Yeah I made the mistake of getting a Wii U at around launch. It didn't become worth it to me until about a year later with Mario 3D World. I made a promise to myself that I would only get an NX if nintendo releases a truly inventive and crazy Mario game, or a AAA Metroid game. I'm really enjoying my PS4 right now, and the thing that sucks about buying new systems, is that I miss out on games for consoles I already own.
I purchased my Wii U when it offered me a physical copy of Mario Kart 8, a Mario Wii remote, and a Mario Wii Wheel. Also I got a free download of Zelda: Windwaker HD for having Mario Kart 8. So a 400 dollar value for 300.
Meh. Still not interested in the game.
I believe they could have done better.
@NinjaWaddleDee That's precisely why I generally focus on one platform at a time, and maybe a handheld too. With my limited gaming time it makes sense.
YES! I was waiting on this announcement...just need pre-orders to open up. I hope I can snag it on amazon since I'm a prime member. Finally went back to playing it last week...at this point I'd buy the game just for the soundtrack alone.
I can finally preorder.
Yes, the Fortissimo Edition confirms Europe getting this game physical! I want to get my hands on this!
@Steelhead Yeah that's why I stopped buying hand-held games. I have to limit how many systems I buy for.
Let me comment this in my native language... "forte"! ("Cool!")
Wow, color me impressed. Despite bombing in its home country (it's the worst selling Atlus -and- Fire Emblem game -ever-... harsh), it's still getting a fairly nice treatment abroad.
@Sabrewing well...the game is still a solid game. 34/40 and even awarded Dengeki Online Award 2015: Dengeki referred to the game as a "masterpiece", calling it one of the best recent RPGs and applauding the evolved Megami Tensei battle system and lighter-toned story.
Then take account that it was release in December 26, the day after xmas might add and a on console that no one is buying. Along with Splatoon and Mario maker being what everyone it purchasing it no doubt why it sold 32000 units in January.
Again with the store exclusivity. And why is the soundtrack cd so short??? Last time I checked, cd's held either 74 or 80 minutes...
@NinjaWaddleDee I had to cut back once my kids came along. I was buying for so many systems, even picking up games for the PlayStation and Game Boy, that my backlog was ludicrous.
It may sound weird but I had so many unplayed games it was slightly depressing. Eventually I just wiped the slate clean. Now I hold back, play maybe half a dozen new titles a year and actually enjoy gaming again, rather than blazing my way through every game for the sake of crossing it off the list.
It's coming to Australia, got an ad from Nintendo for it on facebook last night, they also listed the price as AU$120
Here is url: https://www.facebook.com/NintendoAUNZ/photos/a.292223797601427.1073741828.285708024919671/614832788673858/?type=3
@SteelHead Good idea. I should start doing that too.
Q) Are you interested in picking this up in the Summer?
A) Yes, I am. I'm glad to hear that not only will there certainly be a physical release of the game (I was worried it was going to be digital only), but that there will also be a special edition available. I've long since had this game pre-ordered, so provided this special edition doesn't cost ridiculous amounts, I'll more than likely obtain it.
Now I just hope I'm able to complete Kirby Planet Robobot before Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE comes out. As much as I've been anticipating this game, a new Kirby game always proves difficult to pull myself away from. June looks to be a fantastic month of gaming for me.
Blast.... Just paid to import the Mega Yarn Yoshi, and my wallet is crying in pain.
It looks wonderful, though. If it comes to my local store, I'll pick it up and ignore my wallet and all the stuff a responsable adult should be
"Hey kids, did mom and dad accidentally buy you a Wii U for (festive holiday) this year? Are you worried you can't play Persona 5? Never fear, Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE is here!
With all the hyper censored, ignorant, super colorful garbage of a Nintendo game, and Japan's incessant attempts at bad humor and boob physics! Fire Emblem!"
@Detective_TeeJay reason console game, japan likes handheld games mainly. i trust in them they make amazing rpg's this might be a starting point. meaning it'll only get better if they or when they make a sequel.
@NodesforNoids um, boob physics, hate to let you know breasts bounce when in motion. kids see this in real life, like mother wearing a top, teacher turning around quickly and cartoons even show it as it's animation of a real life thing. you think it's easy to animate and such things try it, it's hard as hell some like to perfectionists also, if they don't bounce they will get called out saying they aren't a doll and such. but ya persona 5 will have all this in spades and get a free pass you watch.
a side note not all games are for everyone or children. there's a age rating for a reason, if the kids play such things and parents complain. they really don't have the right to say anything, it's there own fault for not being parents in the first place if you ask me.
I'm kind of fed up of all these awkward sized special edition boxes as I'm pretty much out of room for them, they're a lot more common than they used to be.
Will get the standard edition and I'm actually really looking forward to this game. However, I'm going to see what reviews say before I decide to buy.
@NinjaWaddleDee Who cares if you can't understand the lyrics? The voice is just another instrument in the song
@Gridatttack How better could it get?
@Jayvir they don't do the entire thing because it would up the price greatly.
@manu0 that's not even comparably fair
@Detective_TeeJay Well, I won't
be. I have been following it since its release in Japan and that game is literally all the things I didn't ask for or expect, but want. Especially when they all sing to the fire emblem theme. Yes.
Can someone explain to me why people are looking down on this game? It looks good :/
Am I the only one who can't find the listing for it on Amazon at all? Like, not even "Out of stock," but it's complete nonexistence?
The silver lining is that Gamestop seems to not have sold out of it's stock yet, so hopefully this won't be like Fire Emblem Fates SE and us normal non-scalping folks will actually have a shot at it.
Yay! Lets pre order it...erm...wait where is it? Why do Europeans have to wait while USA eats up the stock, or vice versa? Why cant the damn game be available to pre order everywhere? Getting sick of this.
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