Release Date: 20/05/17

Platform: 3DS

It may not be in western non-gamers’ vocabularies like Mario and Zelda, yet Nintendo’s “RPG simulation” Fire Emblem series – which dates back to 1990 – has a huge fan base outside of its native Japan. But many in the series have never been available to us. A remake of 1992’s second Famicom release, Fire Emblem Gaiden, Shadows of Valentia finally brings the adventure – with all its inherent toughness – to us, totally remade for 2017. A captivating dungeon crawler, you’ll battle soldiers, monsters and more to stop a war and unify your continent, which is busy getting all fighty about warring gods. Stupid gods.