Shin Kibayashi Worked on Fire Emblem: Fates

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Fire Emblem: Fates | 3DS

What? Can you think of a better picture about a Senran Kagura writer working on Fire Emblem?

I keep thinking I can’t get any more excited for Fire Emblem: Fates, and Nintendo keeps proving me wrong. Though this isn’t a day for earth shattering news, it is exciting nonetheless. It was revealed today that one of the writers for the Senran Kagura series, Shin Kibayashi, worked on the third storyline for the game, titled Invisible Kingdom, along with the assistance of Yukinori Kitajima. If you hadn’t heard of Kitajima, he had a hand in such games as Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies, Okamiden, Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney and more.

Kitajima also has a script writing company called Synthese, who themselves are the primary script writers responsible for much of Senran Kagura. While the immature part of me hopes that Kibayashi and Kitajima’s involvement will mean lots of tongue and cheek drama, I’m sure the Invisible Kingdom storyline will maintain the strong and stoic nature Fire Emblem is known for. Though, to be fair, in the most recent Awakening there was a lot of naughty humor, so hopefully their involvement will only emphasize that trait.

Are you excited for Fire Emblem: Fates? Disappointed that Senran Kagura folks are working on it? Chime in with your comments below.


About Josh Speer

Josh is a passionate gamer, finding time to clock in around 30-40 hours of gaming a week. He discovered Operation Rainfall while avidly following the localization of the Big 3 Wii RPGs. He enjoys SHMUPS, Platformers, RPGs, Roguelikes and the occasional Fighter. He’s also an unashamedly giant Mega Man fan, having played the series since he was eight. As Head Editor and Review Manager, he spends far too much time editing reviews and random articles. In his limited spare time he devours indies whole and anticipates the release of quirky, unpredictable and innovative games.