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New Monolith Soft Title Heading to Wii U

Monolith Soft Mystery Game for Wii U | Nintendo Direct YouTube Video

Monolith Soft Mystery Game for Wii U | Nintendo Direct YouTube Video

Last Wednesday, all sorts of exciting news from Nintendo hit the World Wide Web following its Nintendo Direct broadcast. From a new Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem cross-over to upcoming Legends Zelda games on Wii U, goodies from the Japanese makers just keep on dropping. Add to it the new trailer from a Monolith Soft mystery game.

A Mystery Game from Monolith Soft

As reported by Erik Kain of Forbes, the mystery game resembles Xenoblade. However, it looks better and features a glorious theme song. Furthermore, the trailer ends with a big red “X,” firing up the speculation that it can be sequel or a continuation of the Xenoblade story.

In addition, the trailer reveals that the characters were designed by Kunihiko Takana, while the musical score was created by Hiroyuki Sawano. The mystery game’s executive director Tetsuya Takahashi

However, one of Kain’s readers pointed out that the “X” mark might point to a new Xenogears title instead of Xenoblade. But Nintendo doesn’t have the right to Xenogears, making an upcoming sequel or spin-off of Xenoblade more likely.

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Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem for Wii U

In another Wii U news, Nintendo announced that a major cross-over Japanese RPG—Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem—is heading to their latest console. The two popular franchises will join forces in what is deemed to be one of the landmark early Wii U titles.

Developed by Atlus, Shin Megami Tensei is a role-playing game based on a novel and Famicom game series Megami Tensei. Set in the 1990’s Tokyo, demons from Makai have found their way back to Earth, upsetting the balance of power. The main protagonist, on the other hand, becomes involved when sent a Devil Summoning Program via email. This enables the hero to converse with and recruit demons to fight for him. He even stores the demons as a digital data on his computer.

On the other hand, Fire Emblem is a fantasy tactical RPG developed by Intelligent Systems and published by Nintendo. The series is well-known for its innovation and being one of the first Eastern style, tactical RPG. It even has a strong emphasis on Western forms of medieval folklore. It is also renowned for having deeply developed characters as well as having a consistent play through of defeat in battle.

The cross-over RPG game is a joint development project of Nintendo and Index, Atlus’ parent company. Index says that it will be their first co-developed title.

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