Today, during the latest Nintendo Direct presentation, Nintendo showcased a mysterious game called Illusory Revelations #FE. It’s actually the Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem cross-over that was announced back in January 2013! Nintendo calls it a “truly modern RPG, where everyday life exists alongside a secret world of fantasy that includes characters from the Fire Emblem series.”.
Right after the Nintendo Direct, the Japanese official website was launched. It is quite empty for the moment, but it does have a message from Shinjiro Takada (Producer, Atlus), known for his work on the Devil Survivor series. He starts by saying that believes many players found the game way different from what they were expecting.
He explains that it was actually quite hard to get the Fire Emblem aspect into the game (it was the real challenge of this collaboration project), but with Nintendo’s help, they were able to pull it off. According to him, the basic axis of the game is the following: “Realistic characters who suffer from many conflicts and worries in modern-day Japan”.
He’s aware that, with the trailer revealed during the Nintendo Direct, most people are wondering where the Fire Emblem essence is, but that’s something that will be explained at a later date. As for the character design, it’s done by toi8, who was actually requested by Atlus. The goal was to have a brand new, colourful world, but also to make it refined and familiar to fans of the two series.
He also explains that the 4 characters shown during the Nintendo Direct aren’t the only playable characters in the game, as more will be shown at a later date. Finally, more blog posts from various members of the development team will be posted on the official website in the upcoming weeks.
Here’s the trailer that was shown during the Nintendo Direct:
But that’s not all, there’s also some screenshots:
Illusory Revelations #FE (Wii U) comes out this Winter in Japan, and in 2016 in Europe and North America.
Interview translation: Tradukosoft