Fates released! + Fire Emblem If 4Koma Kings Announced for Feb. 25th

Fire Emblem Fates released today in North America. I do hope they make an announcement for my friends in Europe soon… I am compiling things to compare over on serenesforest.net, and will soon start posting them rather regularly.

In other news, the game is also receiving a 4Koma book in Japan, titled: Fire Emblem If 4Koma Kings Sound familiar? That’s because there was a Fire Emblem Awakening 4Koma Kings that I translated in its entirety. It releases on February 25th, just a few days away!

This will differ slightly from the Fire Emblem if 4Koma Character Book as it will likely focus on random situations rather than per character.

I have already pre-ordered the book with the intention to translate the entire thing. This will make my third 4Koma project, so I do hope you look forward to it!

I do all the scanning/editing/translation by myself, and for free. But I do appreciate any and all donations people make to help keep the project going! If you’re feeling up to donating, and this link doesn’t work, then please click the button right over there on the right side of the page! : )

 

Contents of the Fire Emblem 25th Anniversary Book (Translation + Review)

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To give people (and potential importers) a better idea what exactly is in the 351 page Making of Fire Emblem: 25 Years of Development Secrets book, I decided the easiest way to cover that would be to simply translate the Table of Contents and write a personal commentary on it too. See the contents first, and my brief review after that. You can also scroll down to the bottom for a summary.

All the information I have translated thus far can be seen on my compilation post.

As you can imagine, the process of doing all this took a lot of my free time, and I am unemployed…so if you like what I did, then…

Please donate! It helps fund future projects!

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Fire Emblem 25th Anniversary Book on sale today!

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Fire Emblem’s 25th Anniversary book went on sale today in Japan. I bought it with money I  received from donations (thanks to all who donated!) and it should arrive on December 1st or 2nd. You can buy the book yourself here. Amazon Japan offers relatively cheap international shipping, so check if it can be delivered to you if interested!

I hope to translate any parts I find interesting from the book itself. If you have requests I may take those up too!

Please feel free to donate for that coming project! It will really help me out!

For those who want to know what the amazon description says, see below where I provide the same translation I made on an older post on the matter.

UPDATE: More reviews are in, some not as positive as others, so I gave a few more to give a spectrum of opinions. Please remember these are just reviews to give you an idea of what it’s like. I may provide my own review later.

5/5 (4 of 24 found helpful)

“A Must-Have for Series’ Fans:

Full of design documents and interviews, the largest amount that have been published to date. The large amount of information on the production cycle and inside story behind the games makes this an essential part of any fan’s collection.”

2/5 (of which 5 of 5 found helpful):

“A book for those who like Awakening and Fates, but not so much for the full 25 years”

Summary: “The book seems to focus on the two more recent installments over the rest of the series, so was a bit of a let down”

3/5 (of which 15 of 18 found helpful):

“A little disappointed”

Summary: A worthwhile read, but one may be let down by what the cover advertises versus what they actually get. Some good things are interviews with the development staff (such as the director), and other interesting tidbits such as info on map design and music composition.

However, 70-80% is Awakening and Fates information, leaving long-time series’ fans a little iffy. Also it lacks in illustrations, and the unused assets mostly pertain to Awakening and Fates as expected.

Would have preferred to see more of the other series’ works and information regarding them.”

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Fire Emblem 25th Anniversary Book on sale Nov. 28th. Info from amazon.jp translated!

Fire Emblem is getting a 25th Annivesary book which will go on sale on November 28th this year. I plan to import it on money I have received from donations (thanks to all who donated!) and hopefully translate any fun things that may come in there. The book itself can be pre-ordered here. Amazon Japan offers relatively cheap international shipping, so check if it can be delivered to you if interested!

Please feel free to donate for that coming project! It will really help me out!

For now, however, I translated Amazon.co.jp’s description on it, which can be seen in both text and image below!

The Making of Fire Emblem – 25th Anniversary Development Secrets, Awakening and Fates – Special Book

Release: November 28, 2015
Price: 3,888 Yen (~32 USD) [Import may add 10 USD on average]

Contents:

-Filled with developers discussing the path the series has taken and its evolution
-Approx. 300,000 characters of interviews
-100+ never before seen development materials from the beginning
-The ultimate book for understanding Awakening, Fates [if], and 25 years of series history

Summary:

Since the 1990 release of Dark Dragon and the Sword of Light, this year marks the monumental 25th anniversary of the Simulation RPG Fire Emblem.

This book mainly comprises of developer commentary from Nintendo and Intelligent Systems regarding development of the games, but has development documents and retrospectives on Awakening, Fates [if], and 25 years of Fire Emblem history as well in commemoration.

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Fire Emblem Fates 4-koma shipped! Will begin translation project as soon as it arrives.

Amazon.co.jp has shipped my copy of the Fire Emblem Fates 4-koma/Yonkoma (4 panel comic anthology). What that means for this site is I will begin posting translations everyday for that just like I did for the entire Fire Emblem Awakening: Yonkoma Kings.

This was bought on kind donation money! So thank you very much. I hope to receive more donations during this project too, it certainly is motivational (but certainly not required, of course!)

Fire Emblem Fates 4-koma coming September 25th, hope to translate!

Amazon.co.jp has listed a 4-koma/Yonkoma (4 panel comic anthology) for September 25th. What that means for this site is you may begin seeing me post translations for that just like I did for the entire Fire Emblem Awakening: Yonkoma Kings.

In addition to that is the standard manga anthology, which I am not sure if I will translate, but that releases at the end of this month on August 31st. I hope to use donation money to get the 4-koma to bring the translations to you all : )

It will also make for great practice!

Official Fire Emblem Fates Guide to be released July 15th in Japan

Hi everyone! Just wanted to let the curious know that amazon.co.jp has listed the Complete Fire Emblem Fates Strategy Guide for release on July 15th for 1,944 Yen (~16 USD). You can import these for just 10 or so US dollars and they deliver rather fast. I am importing one myself to iron out recruitment methods as well as to make more in depth chapter data, and eventually a guide on gameFAQs with this handy source!

It says it includes everything you need to know about the Invisible Kingdom path as well as My Castle, among other things!