Fire Emblem Fates: video for the Skinship changes, illustrations and wallpapers

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In the past few days, a certain feature from Fire Emblem Fates has caused quite the controversy on the internet, when an article from Kotaku suggested it had been removed altogether. That feature is called Skinship, and here’s how Serenes Forest describes it:

Skinship in Fire Emblem Fates is a support boosting mechanic that allows you to use your touchscreen to caress your army members from the neckline, up, with intent to boost support ranks and acquire otherwise hard-to-get items.

We refrained from posting anything on the matter until we had an official statement from Nintendo (more than substantial than contradictory messages from Nintendo of America’s customer support). Unfortunately, we never got one in the end, but a gameplay video from Polygon recorded from the English version of the game finally allows us to get to the bottom of this story.

Basically, the Skinship feature was not removed altogether: only the “petting” part. Everything else is still there: the Live2D character model animations (that occur after tapping the screen in the Japanese version) are still there, just like the support bonuses you receive from the feature.

Here’s the video from Polygon:

If you’re interested in the other localisation changes, you can check out this post on Serenes Forest!

Illustrations and wallpapers

Today, the Fire Emblem if Background website was updated with new stories, illustrations, and some wallpapers.

Here’s the illustrations:

And here’s the wallpapers (more sizes available on the website!):

Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright / Conquest (3DS) comes out on February 19th in North America, and later this year in Europe. If you have a North America Nintendo 3DS, you can now pre-load the game from the Nintendo eShop.


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