Trivia / Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE

  • #EngineeredHashtag: Averted. There is a "#" in the title, but it's supposed to be read as musical notation ("sharp") rather than as a hashtag, to go with the game's many musical motifs.
  • Acclaimed Flop: Despite good to stellar reviews in both Japan and the US by critics and players alike, the game sold poorly due to poor marketing and bitter fandoms which were exacerbated by the Audience-Alienating Premise and Contested Sequel nature of the game. It sold only around 33,000 units in Japan and 50,000 units in the U.S. For reference, Shin Megami Tensei IV sold 188,562 in its first week, Fire Emblem Fates ended up selling 303,666 in the same amount of time, and Persona 5 debuted with 337,767 on the PS4 / PS3.
  • The Cast Show Off: A challenge of casting (and localization), as said during the Treehouse stream, was that many of the voice actors NEEDED to be this. Due to the central theme being the entertainment industry, which includes music, many of the actors involved had to be capable of singing. This likely part of the reason why the game lacks an English dub.
  • Fan Nickname: Variants of "Persona: Fire Emblem Edition" or "Persona Not-5" have been floating around since the trailer. Whether said nicknames are meant to be derogatory or not is dependent on the speaker.
  • Meaningful Release Date: Possibly unintentional, but the date of the games Australian release (June 25) is the one-year anniversary of the release of Fire Emblem Fates in Japan.
  • No Dub for You: When the game was localized, it was chosen to not make a localized audio track and instead keep the Japanese audio. The team has claimed it was meant to keep up the Japanese atmosphere and setting, but, considering the steep cost of localizing music and hiring lots of voice talent, combined with the game's commercial failure in its native country, it's widely-believed that financial concerns were also a factor.
  • No Export for You: The "Hotsprings DLC" - which unlocked bathing suit alternate costumes for the characters - was deemed too inappropriate to localize for the NA release.
  • Role Reprisal
  • The Other Darrin: Caeda, Jagen, Cain, Draug, Abel and Tiki have new voice actors.
  • Old Shame: Due to the controversy caused both during and after it's gameplay reveal and it's poor sales, neither Nintendo or Atlus/Sega has mentioned the game or comment on it's finantial failure.
  • What Could Have Been: Nintendo initially wanted Fire Emblem to cross over with Pokemon. However, TPCI already had a crossover planned which would become Pokémon Conquest.
  • Working Title: Stainless. The original name for the entertainment agency appears to be 'Stainless Entertainment', so it is connected in some way. A few placeholder graphics also call the game Fire Emblem Tensei ~A1 version~.
  • The dance numbers were choreographed by professional dancers.
  • A lot of the original music was produced by Avex Group with professional song writers writing the lyrics.

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