Mercenaries Blaze: Dawn of the Twin Dragons, the latest entry in CIRCLE Entertainment and Rideon's tactical RPG series, will launch on Nintendo Switch on 17th December.
Featured in our very own Nintendo Life Indie Spotlight presentation earlier this year, Mercenaries Blaze promises a "lengthy campaign with gameplay depth and a fascinating story." Players will come up against a series of strategic turn-based battles, upgrading their character, choosing between certain equipment and skills, and taking on optional side missions along the way.
Just like previous Mercenaries titles, battles are fought through an isometric viewpoint, and it's up to you to position your characters in such a way that you'll be able to get the most out of your offensive and defensive abilities. Here's a feature list:
● Experience an amazing story with two distinct paths and a diverse cast of characters.
● Lots of optional battles that allow you to see more of the world and level up your team.
● 3D Battle Maps, giving greater control and depth in strategic play.
● Use Blaze Exceed, a key power that can turn the tide of battle.
● Incredible depth beyond battles, as you carefully manage equipment, skills and classes for your team.
Fans of Mercenaries Saga Chronicles and Mercenaries Wings: The False Phoenix will already know what to expect, but the game's publisher assures us that you won't need to have played past games to get stuck in here thanks to Blaze's new, standalone story.
Will you be picking this one up on 17th December? Let us know with a comment.
I think it is a copy of a fire emblem game
@Jacobpower It looks more like Final Fantasy Tactics Advance. If it's anything like that, it's a must buy.
Yeah, FFTA clone. It's another one with very small text, but the presentation looks nice and clean. Will wait for reviews.
Every other Mercenaries game has been middling at best.
@nilcam Came here to say this. They aren't bad by any means. They are, however, the very definition of mediocre.
Totally agreed! Loved FFTA so I bought the latest Mercenaries game. It's not bad by any means but it lacks distinctiveness and an original spirit.
I loved the trilogy of the first 3 games by the problem was they were basically all identical , I can’t imagine this will be much different to the rest as it already looks pretty much the same
I played the one before this. Like others said, it is fine. But missing some punch and flavor.
I played one of these games on DS and liked it well enough, but not enough to finish it. Nothing fundamentally wrong with them, but the very definition of playing things safe.
Mercenaries Saga 2 and 3 on the 3DS were great. Fairly priced games that took around 10 hours to beat. I keep waiting for a decent discount on Mercenaries Wings: The False Phoenix. I'll add this to my wish list.
Nice one, still need to get into this, but I enjoy other "tactics"-series games.
This series is kind of hard to recommend because it's just the most average of average games, and there are several tactical RPGs on the Switch I'd recommend over it: Fire Emblem, Disgaea, Brigandine: Legend of Runersia, Divinity: Original Sin 2, Valkyria Chronicles, Mario + Rabbids...
That being said, average is not bad, and if you're a desperate tactics fan that has exhausted all of your other options, I guess the Mercenaries series is there.
It is a pretty good series. People tend to find it lacking vs FFT or FE series or even VC but then these are budget priced games. They really shouldn't be compared to AAA titles. For the money they are excellent buys. Story , mechanics are all decent. I am hoping this new iteration has some new additions.
Would like this as a physical option.
this feels like a lesser Valkyrie profile DS sequel ive always wanted. to bad its lesser* lol. its missing slightly flashier moves, and a party member sacrafice god mode lol. otherwise looks very similar.
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