So let me start with probably the second biggest announcement. Mr. Iwata has announced that Wii U will be getting Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem. I feel like I’m supposed to be super excited about this, but really all I have is a big lump in my throat. The forty second trailer showed specifically that it’s going to be Nocturne x Devil Summoners x Digital Devil Saga x Fire Emblem x Fire Emblem Awakening…and now I’m just envisioning Fire Emblem full of people running around saying “DEMONS ARE SUPER GREAT AND AWESOME! LET’S MAKE A PACT WITH SATAN SO THAT WE CAN USE HIS MINIONS TO FIGHT…HIS MINIONS! YAY!!!”
I know, I know, you’re thinking “You Christian so and so, you just don’t get it! They’re not really demons, they’re—”
Devil Survivor 2’s plot has you join the Thirteen Devil Messengers to make a pact with Lucifer to gain the power to summon devils to go fight other devils so you can stop an alien invasion of powerful beings from beyond the stars…
Oh well, it was only a matter of time before Nintendo jumped on that bandwagon too. Their new marketing goal with the Wii U is to buy as many big games and franchises as they can to really push the Nintendo name, and part of the “Let’s make Nintendo a company for everyone” mentality meant scooping up an RPG franchise that is part of the big three in Japan (Dragon Quest, Final Fantasy, Shin Megami Tensei).