Nintendo is looking to have a rather strong year with the recent release of "Bravely Second" as well as the upcoming "Star Fox Zero" and "Pokemon Sun & Moon." However, not to lose out to these titles are others that had been announced during March's Nintendo Direct, such as "Monster Hunter Generations" and "Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE."
Players will get the chance to see what Nintendo has in store this year once it heads to PAX East at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center this weekend, bringing a collection of upcoming Wii U and 3DS games along with it.
The collection of games aims to please, with most of them being available to play on the show floor ahead of their official release dates. The full list of games includes:
- "Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE"
- "Star Fox Zero"
- "Kirby: Planet Robobot"
- "Monster Hunter Generations"
- "Metroid Prime: Federation Force"
"Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE," "Kirby: Planet Robobot" and "Monster Hunter Generations" are the notable offerings on the list because PAX East will be the first time that a U.S. audience will be able to get their hands on any of these titles. Both "Star Fox Zero" and "Metroid Prime: Federation Force" were playable during last month's WonderCon, not to mention the former will be released on the first day of this event.
"Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE" is made by ATLUS, the developers of the critically acclaimed "Shin Megami Tensei" and "Persona" series. Originally branded as "Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem" in 2013, the game takes inspiration from both series (with a little bit of "Persona" as well) and brings it to various aspects of the game. For example, the battle system is highly reminiscent of what players would expect from SMT or "Persona," but the personas that are linked to various characters are unique versions of characters from the "Fire Emblem" franchise. While on the topic, Nintendo has announced that "Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE" will be getting a special edition when it launches on June 24, details for which can be viewed HERE.
On the opposite side of the spectrum are "Kirby: Planet Robobot" and "Monster Hunters Generations" which will be coming out on the 3DS later this year. "Kirby: Planet Robobot" has Kirby equipping the powerful Robobot Armor to destroy obstacles and copy enemies. The game will launch with a new line of Kirby series amiibo that, along with other amiibo, gives Kirby character-specific and random Copy abilities. Meanwhile, "Monster Hunter Generations" is the latest entry in the popular RPG series. Introducing new mechanics such as styles and hunter skills, this "Monster Hunter" will be the most customizable one yet.
The game demos are only part of the fun, however. Nintendo will also be hosting a "Bravely Default: End Layer" panel on Sunday, April 24, from 1 to 2 p.m. EST in the Dragonfly Theatre. The panel will feature developers from SQUARE ENIX discussing the creation of the recently released RPG. The event will be concluded with an audience Q&A. Fans can visit the Nintendo booth the day before from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. EST for a meet and greet with SQUARE ENIX developers who will sign autographs.
The Nintendo booth (No. 8093) is located at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center at 415 St., Boston, Mass. 02210. The booth will be open from April 22 to 24, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. For more information about the event, check out the PAX East website.