Nintendo Switch is home to countless original hits, indie sensations, and multi-platform major releases. Yet, one of the top requests for dedicated Nintendo fans on the latest piece of hardware from the company is a simple one; put the good Wii U games on there, please. There’s a pretty weighty selection of incredible games on the previous generation of Nintendo hardware that didn’t get the spotlight they deserve and, as of today, one of those games is getting a second chance at life. Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE, the anime-as-hell Wii U crossover between Shin Megami Tensei and Fire Emblem, is coming to the Nintendo Switch on January 17 2020.
Announced during the massive September Nintendo Direct, Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore brings the creative idol-fueled JRPG onto the Nintendo Switch for fans both old and new to check out. While there is of course the entirety of the original game for new and returning players to dive into there’s a brand new song featured in the game that wasn’t in the Wii U version, as well as exclusive new story content to experience. There are even extra party members and battle characters joining the fray, like Tiki.
Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE launched back in 2015 for the Wii U in Japan, with a 2016 localisation coming soon after. It’s an ambitious crossover game developed by Shin Megami Tensei household Atlus and published by Fire Emblem parents Nintendo. It combines the two iconic franchise in an inventive way, centering around a group of aspiring musical performers who use the powers of Fire Emblem-themed Personas to battle evil. We handed it a decent 7/10 at the time, and while it has a few problems, these are sandwiched between “moments of pure joy.”
Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore is set to launch exclusively on the Nintendo Switch on January 17, 2020.