Fire Emblem Heroes Event Hands Out Orbs Like Candy

Fire Emblem Heroes players can look forward to earning some extra orbs right through to February 27, thanks some limited-time quests.

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Orbs in Fire Emblem Heroes are the currency players can spend to get a random selection of five new heroes to add to their pool.

The limited quests are focused on weapon mastery, requiring players to clear sections of the story mode and the training tower with full teams of either sword, lance, or axe characters.

The event also includes three special maps which are especially useful for new players to get a feel for the strengths and weaknesses of the three primary weapon categories in the game. Swords, axes, and lances each have a special map, with one normal and one hard difficulty mission each for players to beat to earn orbs.

Players that log into the game each day of the event will receive the daily bonus of two orbs. Couple that with the orbs received for completing all 12 event battles, and you have the chance to earn a total of 26 orbs, reports Polygon.

In other Fire Emblem Heroes news, new characters and changes to the game were reported last week, one player dropped $1000 into the game and still didn’t get the heroes they wanted, and here are 10 thing we’ve learned from playing Nintendo’s digital gashapon hero dispenser.

Reader Discussion: What Game Do You Wish You Had Played Earlier?

We've all got that one game, right (well, maybe more than one)? The one we put off playing for a year, saying we'd get to it later. A year passed. Five years passed. A decade.And then you actually try it for the first time and it just hasn't aged well at all, or you don't get why people loved it.

For me, that game is Psychonauts.

I've always appreciated Double Fine's humor and had heard about how good Psychonauts was. However, I loaded up the game for the first time nearly 10 years after it released and it was…fine. I didn't love it. I found the game's characters enchanting, its world interesting, but it was such a chore to play. Not necessarily the game's fault since it was nearly a decade old, but I still couldn't help but be disappointed.

What about you, reader? Let us know in the comments below.

What Game Do You Wish You Had Played Earlier?

We've all got that one game, right (well, maybe more than one)? The one we put off playing for a year, saying we'd get to it later. A year passed. Five years passed. A decade.And then you actually try it for the first time and it just hasn't aged well at all, or you don't get why people loved it.

For me, that game is Psychonauts.

I've always appreciated Double Fine's humor and had heard about how good Psychonauts was. However, I loaded up the game for the first time nearly 10 years after it released and it was…fine. I didn't love it. I found the game's characters enchanting, its world interesting, but it was such a chore to play. Not necessarily the game's fault since it was nearly a decade old, but I still couldn't help but be disappointed.

What about you, reader? Let us know in the comments below.

The Metal Gear Solid Movie Is Still Happening

The Metal Gear Solid movie is still happening. Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts told Collider that Metal Gear Solid is “probably the most important franchise to me on the planet.” He praised Hideo Kojima’s creation, saying it’s a “genius, idiosyncratic work.” He went on to say that he recently has been meeting with Kojima himself and that’s been “like a dream.”

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As for how the Metal Gear Solid movie is actually coming along, he said the script is being worked on right now.

“That is a property that I will fight tooth and nail to make sure is done properly because it’s so easy to screw it up and so easy for a studio to try and make it into G.I. Joe or try and make it into Mission: Impossible or try and make it into something that it’s not,” he said. “Metal Gear Solid needs to be exactly what it needs to be, which is Metal Gear Solid.”

Vogt-Roberts added that Metal Gear Solid is somewhat unique in that, unlike a comic book that has had dozens of writers over the years, Metal Gear Solid has had “essentially one voice,” referring to Kojima.

“I think it’d be a massive film, I think it’d be an incredible film, but it needs to be done in a way that completely honors what Metal Gear is because it’s a classic and it’s a seminal work not just in video games, but in media,” he explained.

It sounds like very early days for the Metal Gear Solid movie. Vogt-Roberts went on to say that the film could be PG-13 with a big budget or R-rated with a smaller budget.

There are hyper-violent parts to Metal Gear but I would not necessarily call the hyper-violent part the core element of it versus like the tone and the voice and the philosophies that the characters exhibit,” he said. “Those characters sort of are these walking philosophies, so I think nailing that part is far more important necessarily than thinking about the rating at this point, because right now we’re just trying to get the best version of it.”

This is just a small sample of what Vogt-Roberts had to say about the Metal Gear movie. He is clearly very enthusiastic about the film and doing it right, which is good news indeed. Get all the quotes here at Collider.

Next up for Vogt-Roberts is Kong: Skull Island, which premieres in March.

The Metal Gear movie has now been in various stages of development for more than a decade, as the film was officially confirmed at E3 2006.

The latest video game movie was Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, the sixth movie in the series. It pushed the entire franchise to more than $1 billion at the worldwide box office.

The next Metal Gear game is this year’s Metal Gear Survive. It’s the first new entry in the series since Kojima left publisher Konami last year to form his own studio.

Now Is The Time To Claim Your Nintendo Switch ID, It Seems

With the Nintendo Switch lined up to launch in just a few short weeks, one more important development has come to light, it seems. According to Kotaku, Nintendo is now letting people claim their own Nintendo Account User IDs for the soon-to-launch console.

The site reports that people who already have a Nintendo Account might not have a Nintendo Account User ID, so if you want to reserve something special, now seems to be the time to do so.

Go to this website–https://accounts.nintendo.com/–to get started.

The Nintendo Switch launches on March 3, priced at $300. In other news, the digital file sizes for some games, including Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Mario Kart 8, have been announced. Additionally, Nintendo says some of the Switch systems that showed up in the wild early were stolen and resold illegally.

For more on the system, check out all of GameSpot’s previous written coverage and videos here.

Watch Emma Watson Sing A Famous Beauty And The Beast Song In New Movie Clip

Ahead of its release next month, Disney today released a new clip from its live-action Beauty and the Beast. The clip shows Emma Watson as Belle singing the famous opening tune “Belle,” which is undoubtedly one of the movie’s best and most classic songs.

The video also spotlights the movie’s incredible-looking sets. Take a look:

Beauty and the Beast opens in theaters on March 17. In addition to Watson, the film stars Dan Stevens as the Beast, Luke Evans as Gaston, and Josh Gad as LeFou. Ian McKellan plays Cogsworth and Ewan McGregor portrays Lumiere.

It is just the latest live-action adaptation of a classic Disney film, following Maleficent, Cinderella, The Jungle Book, and Alice in Wonderland.