Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Hits 3DS in March With Fire Emblem amiibo Crossover

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Nintendo’s somewhat off the wall 3DS strategy game, Code Name: S.T.E.A.M., has been locked in for a March 13th launch date.

Made by Intelligent Systems, the studio best known for Fire Emblem and Advance Wars, Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. is a weird amalgam of ideas and themes. It has turn-based battles mixing strategy with third-person shooter elements a la Valkyria Chronicles. It has visuals inspired by comic books. And it takes place in a fantasy steampunk fictionalization of London, in which Abraham Lincoln forms a team of heroes from classic literature and folklore to save Earth from an invasion of aliens influenced by the creature designs of H. P. Lovecraft. That’s definitely an out-there premise.

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This week it has also been confirmed that Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. will feature amiibo support in the form of a Fire Emblem crossover, allowing players to place figures of Marth, Ike, Robin, or Lucina on the 3DS touch screen to recruit them into Unit S.T.E.A.M. as playable characters. Now that’s the type of clever functionality that will make amiibo figures more than just collectibles.

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