|Mystery of the Emblem Remake + Official Manga!
||[Jun. 3rd, 2010|12:50 am]
Marth from Super Smash Brothers Melee
Now for something new! FE3 Book 2 is going to be remade for the DS. Apparently it also consists of a sidestory long enough to be its own game starring a protagonist that isn't Marth. (But there is a purple afro pirate. I think you can make him/her up yourself...?) It's coming out in Japan July 15th but no word yet on a translation. You can catch a video consisting of a couple of pans of Marth having no eyes at the official FE website. The acutal site for the game is here.
Now for something old! In case the new game doesn't interest you, I've found a site that hosts the FE1/3 Book 1 Manga up to Chapter 10 and offers it up for download. If you can't get enough of Marth acting perpetually calm/stoned and *~*beautiful*~*, then this manga's for you!
Original Site | Megaupload Mirror
Hope the image isn't against the rules...
Against the rules or not, the inclusion of that manga on top of the game news frigging made my day, so allow me to translate that demo clip of eyeless Marth to complement your marvelous post:
There isn't anyone who doesn't know the name of Marth, the hero king that saved the world (so he ascended to the status of 'hero king' now, THEN WE MUST BOW FOR HIM)
But there are only few who know the name of 'that person'.
Marth as he swung his sword in battle
had various famous heroes
and the figure of "that person" beside him.
"That person" was Marth's confidant and his friend.
He was Marth's shadow that supported his victory.
He is the shadow hero that isn't written about in history books.
The protagonist in this war of heroes, his name is.."
And there it ends, which further affirms your theory that you can create your own protagonist from the start, and judging from the official site this can be a man or woman, sorta as in pokemon (let's hope we won't get professor Oak inquiring about your gender after the intro then). It also seem true that you have even more control over the creation of the protagonist yourself （the site lists: name, gender, facial features, initial army branch, and personal history), so this should be good news if you were already jubilant about the idea of having your own afro pirate join Marth's gang.
Apropos, the official title is 'Shin monshou no nazo ~Hikari to kage no eiyuu~' / 'New Mystery of the Emblem ~The Hero(es) of Light and Shadow~'. Personally I'm much in favor of this whole emphasis on a best friend/right-hand man/shadow relationship and the intimacy implied by it, especially in regard to the default protagonist that almost looks like Marth's twin. My inner pervert is rejoicing already.
I saw this and knew you'd be happy.
I won't doubt that you did, I can't help it either..! I do my best at staying at least a little unpredictable (see previous post for instance, I bet noone saw all those blank lines coming at the end of it), but my kinks have been surprisingly conservative over the years.
Coincidentally a day before this I had commemorated the day me and a friend unlocked Marth in Melee which became my first introduction to him. That was seven years ago now, and as you can see I STILL TAKE PRIDE in fanboying his royal ass. I mean, unlike some of us who appear to have traded him off for frigging Ike.. right, psychox? <3
"unlike some of us who appear to have traded him off for frigging Ike."
First of all, my interest in Ike is strictly platonic. I have a thing for low tier characters. I played a lot of Roy in Melee, for example.
Second of all, Ike has the best worst victory line ever.
"a day before this I had commemorated the day me and a friend unlocked Marth in Melee which became my first introduction to him."
Let's reminisce. I unlocked Marth while a friend was watching me play. She's one who will play games on occasion, but she's not really a serious gamer or anything. I think she was expecting another Pokemon or something. Instead, it was Marth. Her reaction was: *gasp* @.@
I was like: LOL you nerd.
She said: Those are cute fairy boots.
And then we unlocked Roy, and she almost died in an ocean of "Squeeeeeee...!"
A few days ago, I was going through my SSB snapshot album. So many memories....
Thanks a lot for the translation. It was being talked about on a couple of forums, but this translation confirms it...I think.
I think I actually kind of want to make a monocle-wearing general first. :3 And then someone with pigtails. And then a white-haired Navarre recolour 'cause for some reason I kinda like Marth/Navarre.