Latest Famitsu Confirms Marth, Chrom, Weapon Triangle, and More for Fire Emblem Warriors

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Latest Famitsu Confirms Marth, Chrom, Weapon Triangle, and More for Fire Emblem Warriors

If you were a fan of what Nintendo and Omega Force's combined efforts were able to dream up with Hyrule Warriors (the Zelda and Dynasty Warriors hack and slash spin-off), then you're likely just as thrilled regarding the upcoming Fire Emblem Warriors. Intelligent Systems will be more lenient with the Fire Emblem IP than Nintendo proper was with Zelda, meaning we can expect series staples and familiarities to find their way to the Musou side of the equation. In theory, the partnership makes plenty of sense.

Interview: Naoki Yoshida on Why FFXIV: Stormblood is Something Special

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Interview: Naoki Yoshida on Why FFXIV: Stormblood is Something Special

When it comes to the MMO genre, Final Fantasy XIV is something of an oddity. After a rather troubling launch back in 2010, they went back to the drawing board and overhauled the game in its entirety, and in three years time came A Realm Reborn, which breathed new life into Final Fantasy XIV. In the nearly four years since its launch, Final Fantasy XIV is one of the more active MMO games along with World of Warcraft and Guild Wars 2, and its fan-base is more passionate about the game than ever.

Interview: Naoki Yoshida on Why FFXIV: Stormblood Has as Much Content as a New MMO

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Interview: Naoki Yoshida on Why FFXIV: Stormblood Has as Much Content as a New MMO

When it comes to the MMO genre, Final Fantasy XIV is something of an oddity. After a rather troubling launch back in 2010, Square Enix went back to the drawing board and overhauled the game in its entirety, and in three years time came A Realm Reborn, which breathed new life into Final Fantasy XIV. In the nearly four years since its launch, Final Fantasy XIV is one of the more active MMO games along with World of Warcraft and Guild Wars 2, and its fan-base is more passionate about the game than ever.

Tell GR: When Did You Start Visiting GameRevolution?

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Tell GR: When Did You Start Visiting GameRevolution?

This week GameRevolution will undergo its biggest relaunch in history. With that, we want to take a moment to thank all the readers who have supported us over the years. You are a big part of the reason we enjoy writing about the gaming industry.

ESO: Morrowind Review in Progress - My Return From a 3-Year Hiatus

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ESO: Morrowind Review in Progress - My Return From a 3-Year Hiatus

Here I am playing The Elder Scrolls Online at a full time capacity for the first time since April 2014. I knew this day would come despite my early displeasure with the base game. At this point it's a much more well-rounded product, one with far fewer bugs and fewer barriers between myself and enjoyment. So, I made no hesitation as I entered my game code and began downloading the game.

A Guide to the Best Gifts for Each Friend in Samurai Warriors: Spirit of Sanada

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A Guide to the Best Gifts for Each Friend in Samurai Warriors: Spirit of Sanada

Taking a cue from games like Fire Emblem and Persona 5, Samurai Warriors: Spirit of Sanada features an interesting friendship system. This spin-off of the Japanese-themed Musou series takes the series in some new, exciting directions and this system is an example of that. The more intimate and personal story that Spirit of Sanada tells is carried over even into the gameplay. The tale of Masayuki Sanada and his family is so focused on putting his clan first that it makes sense that you get to have a direct hand in furthering his relationships.

Three More Years Is Too Long to Wait for Final Fantasy VII Remake and Kingdom Hearts III

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Three More Years Is Too Long to Wait for Final Fantasy VII Remake and Kingdom Hearts III

Sometimes the wait for a new entry in a favorite gaming franchise can be unbearable. There’s a cycle not dissimilar to the human grieving process, in which hype is established, built, nurtured, and in some cases grows old, dies, and never returns. In other cases there’s an ebb and flow, carefully managed by publishers and developers who keep close watch, making sure that fans’ anticipation is healthy and wanting rather than tortuous and unpleasant. Too much excitement can yield disappointment while staying too lowkey might rob a game of its potential, so clearly there’s an art to navigating the months and years leading toward a major title’s release.

Nintendo and Rockstar Games are probably the current reigning champions of this, trickling out information precisely when they intend to and not a moment sooner. In the case of Rockstar, there’s a fair chance so-called “leaks” are intentional or at the very least expected, while with Nintendo (in particular new mainline Zelda titles), years often elapse without a single detail about the next major franchise release. Then, suddenly, we learn of existence, we wait, we’re fed details about the game, and before you know it launch day has nearly arrived. Silence can be deafening if you obsess about it, but if you’re distracted by other things then it’s really not that bad. The dormancy of the Metroid series is oft complained about, but imagine how much worse it would be had you been following a carrot on a string the entire time? I consider Square Enix more effective than most at this very same approach, but the prevalence of leaks and the internet (not always explicitly related, by the way) has made things more difficult in recent years regarding some of the company’s larger forthcoming titles. Recently a transcript of Square Enix’s recent earnings Q&A was published online by Square itself, and as you might expect, denizens of the internet poured over it almost immediately. In addition to a handful of worthwhile info-bits extracted regarding the success of Nier: Automata and the localization of mobile apps for the West, fans noticed a slide regarding upcoming releases. Contained on the slide were logos for Kingdom Hearts III, Final Fantasy VII Remake, and others. The caption? “We plan to launch each of these titles in the next three years or so.”