Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE is the brilliant Atlus / Nintendo mashup that no one knew they wanted until it was announced. It’s got it all: J-Pop, idol culture, psychology, walls of text, grinding, Fire Emblem heroes, and the satisfying combat and dungeon crawling that the Shine Megami Tensei games are known for – all in a hip and stylish wrapping. If you’re wondering just how on earth you’ll bear the wait until Persona 5 releases in the West, this is the game to tide you over. In addition to what will no doubt be a lengthy story out of the box, there will be some extra DLC that, for the completionists out there, will make Mirage Sessions a dream come true.
- Costume Set: Get new costumes for Itsuki, Tsubasa, Touma and Kiria.
Tokyo Millennium Collection: Participate in a fashion show and get extra outfits for Tsubasa, Kiria and Eleonora.
EXPeditious Hunter: Battle through a dungeon filled with enemies that yield experience.
Masterful Hunter: Gain materials used to level up weapons by fighting enemies in this dungeon.
Savage Hunter: Defeat difficult enemies in this dungeon to earn rare items.
Most of the DLC sounds very similar to the type of map packs we see in games like Fire Emblem (go figure). They don’t provide a lot of additional story or mainline quests, but instead offer a more efficient method for grinding and upgrading your gear. I’m totally fine with this, and this type of DLC is what made Fire Emblem Awakening worth a second, lengthy playthrough for me. The Japanese version of Tokyo Mirage Sessions also got a “Hot Springs” DLC that provided a bunch of extra swimsuits for all of the characters, but I guess it was a little too pervy for North America. It doesn’t affect me either way – I just hope the internet doesn’t decide to ruin another [completely uninvolved, no less -ed.] Nintendo employee’s career because of it. Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE arrives June 24.