In her ZAM review of Fire Emblem: Fates, one of my favorite games of last year, Aevee Bee opens with the description “Fire Emblem: Fates is a fantasy chess game where you can make the chess pieces kiss.” It shouldn’t be surprising then that the strategy RPG franchise been pretty niche for most of its existence. No American child had any idea who Marth was outside of Super Smash Bros. Melee. But no more! Fire Emblem is now bigger than it’s ever been, so big it’s leaping off of Nintendo’s hardware and onto your smartphone. Fire Emblem Heroes is Nintendo’s next mobile game.
Remember when Star Trek: Discovery was supposed to premiere this month? Those were the good ol’ days.
Back when the announcement came that Sony and Marvel Studios would reboot the Spider-Man franchise, many hoped Miles Morales, and not Peter Parker, would be the film’s titular hero. Shortly after it was announced that Peter Parker would, in fact, be Spider-Man in the live-action Sony and Marvel Studios films, rumors began to circulate that Miles Morales would be the star of an animated movie by Sony. Today, those rumors became a reality.
Very little is known about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild‘s backstory, but it seems some dedicated fans have uncovered an important part of it. This is all thanks to a map that comes with the special edition of the game.
To clarify, that doesn’t mean your likeness will be immortalized as the first professor minifig. They’ve already made a few (like these three fellows). This is about a very real job. One that pays over $100,000.
According to a new FCC filing, Amazon is working on some new, secret project. Business Insider discovered the documents which suggest that the digital retailer is testing some new, experimental communications tech over the next few months.
Our international popular culture is already inundated with Attack on Titan. There’s the manga, of course. Then there’s the anime, which is about to debut its second season, two live-action movies, a live-action TV spinoff, video games, and a high school manga AU. What’s another adaptation?
Of all the announcements from the recent Nintendo Switch presentation, the one that probably caused the most buzz was the debut of Super Mario Odyssey. The trailer showed Mario’s return to expansive 3D platforming for the first time in over a decade. But that’s not all it showed. Let’s talk about New Donk City.
We now know more about the Nintendo Switch than we did a few days ago. Nintendo gave a presentation about its new system, and the day after Jordan Minor and I actually got hands on the system at a preview event in New York (you can read his account here and my own preview on PCMag.com). It looks like a promising game system you can use as both a home console and a handheld, and we’re both pretty excited.
Today is Wednesday, better known as New Comic Book Day, the best day of the week. A lot of great comics came out today, but this column is meant to focus on the best of the best, the must have books that should be in everyone’s stack for the week. DC Comics has been releasing a series of one-shots to set up characters for their new Justice League series, which makes the book of the week Justice League of America: The Ray Rebirth #1 (That is a mouthful), by writer Steve Orlando, artist Stephen Byrne, and publisher DC Comics.