Shin Megami Tensei and Fire Emblem Pair Up for Wii U Crossover RPG

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Franchise crossovers seem to be the hot new game design trend right now. Slapping two or more popular franchises together sure beats taking a risk on real innovation, and it’s a sure fire way for game makers to roll in stacks of cash from multiple fandoms.

But here’s a potentially awesome crossover surprise I don’t think any one saw coming.

Unveiled during this week’s Nintendo Direct presentation and re-confirmed via press release today, Atlus’ Shin Megami Tensei franchise is joining forces with Nintendo’s Fire Emblem series for an epic role-playing collaboration. The two sound like they make an odd couple, Fire Emblem rooted in traditional medieval fantasy and MegaTen consisting of a more modern to near-future setting with heavy themes of religion and the occult. But this stark difference in styles is exactly why it could work as a great crossover. It’ll be very interesting to see how this all comes together in the end.

Specific details surrounding the game haven’t been announced yet. This quick teaser will have to do for now. So, what’s your take on a Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem mash-up?

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