Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem, the upcoming crossover RPG co-developed by Nintendo and Atlus will reportedly be set in modern times, a producer at Nintendo has revealed.
In an interview with Hobby Consolas magazine (via Siliconera), Hitoshi Yamagami said: "For a long time, I’ve wanted to create a Fire Emblem in our times, in the real world. Imagine a Pegasus that comes from the sky and lands on Building 109 of Shibuya, Tokyo. I always thought that would be incredible."
"At the same time, I know it’s hard because of how Fire Emblem is. I visited many companies to express these ideas. When I went to Atlus, I was told that Shin Megami Tensei together with Fire Emblem is what I wanted. So, I soon said that to Intelligent Systems and started this very special collaboration."
Yamagami ended, “Oops! I shouldn’t say that the game takes place in the real world. We haven’t announced it, right?"
Yamagami was a producer on Xenoblade, Pandora’s Tower and the recently released Fire Emblem: Awakening. While a Fire Emblem game set in modern times has pretty much never happened within the mythos, series developer Intelligent Systems have previously considered the idea of a modern-day and sci-fi settings during the development of Fire Emblem: Awakening.
Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem is still set for an exclusive release on Wii U but without a date. The game will feature characters from both the Shin Megami Tensei series and Intelligent Systems's Fire Emblem franchise.