Video Game: Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem
Currently known as Illusory Revelations#FE/Gen'ei Ibunroku♯FE, this game is, as the name obviously implies, a crossover between Shin Megami Tensei (specifically of Persona as implied by Ibunroku) and Fire Emblem, in development for the Wii U. Originally revealed in January 2013 in a Nintendo Direct, a full trailer was only revealed two years later, in another Direct in 2015, which can be viewed here.However, the flavour it is taking is rather unusual, even by both series' standards. What we know is that the setting is an Urban Fantasy and the gameplay looks similar to the later parts of the Persona series, but the weapons, abilities and entities are heavily based on Fire Emblem, including enemies styled like demons/shadows but based on Fire Emblem characters. According to Word of God, the game is more of a Fire Emblem game in the style of a Shin Megami Tensei title rather than a "traditional" crossover.
Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem/Illusory Revelations#FE provides examples of:
- Anime Theme Song: The debut trailer has one, Reincarnation, which in-universe is Kiria's chart-topping single.
- Battle Strip: In the trailer, a brief clip shows Tsubasa (the main girl) looking determinedly at something before twirling around and whipping off her clothing to reveal a white bikini/underwear.
- Color Motif: Following a trend set by the recent Persona games, this game features an abundance of a particular color throughout its theming and interface. This time around, it's green.
- Several of the characters also have surnames referring to colors such as Itsuki Aoi (blue), Kiria Kurono (black), and Toma Akagi (Red). The conspicuous exception of this is Tsubasa Oribe (though her first name means "wings", a reference to her being a Pegasus Knight).
- Conspicuous CGI: Utilized in the more elaborate non-gameplay parts of the trailer.
- Creator Provincialism: It's set in the Shibuya ward of Tokyo, Japan, and features female characters who are idol singers.
- Eyepatch of Power: Kiria appears throughout the trailer with her hair tied up Miku Hatsune-style, wearing green-and-black midrff-bearing armor with a black feathered trim, a devil tail, and a large black eyepatch.
- Gainaxing: Tsubasa has a large bust that jiggles conspicuously during some scenes in the trailer.
- Idol Singer: To the point of being a recurring motif in the reveal trailer.
- Tsubasa is shown wearing a black bra and short shorts with detached sleeves, gold bangles on her wrists and thighs, a collar, and a huge star-shaped necklace. Her Pegasus Knight outfit also resembles a frilly idol singer costume.
- Kiria, another female character who joins the party at some point, is also a famous idol singer - her Mage Class staff is even a microphone stand - who appears on a billboard on the Shibuya 106 building and on advertisements throughout the trailer.
- Tiki - or a nigh-identical character - also appears to be one, based on her appearance holding a microphone on a set of posters.
- The costumes worn in battle by the characters also resemble outfits you'd see worn by J-Pop groups.
- Lyrical Dissonance: When translated, the lyrics of the song playing over the second trailer (named Reincarnation) is rather dark while sounding incredibly peppy:I want to destroy all of the important things I've held ontoYou can heal me of this painful loneliness(Chorus) Reincarnation, RealizationÖI want to disappearThe noise of the endless city streetsThe melancholy of false smilesThe real face behind them, in a way that has never been seenWhenever someone is anxiousEven if they donít say it, we know itI want to destroy all of the important things Iíve held onto, give me the courageBut, I wonít be up front about itEven when Iím lost, even when Iím troubled, I still want youAt least, I will destroy this painful loneliness(Chorus) Reincarnation, RealizationI want to be reborn.
- Mythology Gag:
- Itsuki Aoi, the apparent lead, has the blue hair, blue outfit, cape, and rapier that almost every lord of the series has had. His outfit borrows most heavily from Sigurd, with a white cape and cravat, but also has elements of Marth's manga outfit, with the golden fringe on his shoulders, and Chrom's promoted armor. At one point in the trailer, he's also shown casting thunder magic, the preferred means of attack from Robin.
- Hitoshi Yamagami, a longtime producer of the Fire Emblem series, once stated he wanted to make a game set in modern-day Tokyo, where a pegasus lands on the roof of the Shibuya 9 department store. While it may not land on it, the Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem trailer opens and closes with a pegasus flying in front of the game's version of said building.
- Tsubasa Orie, the apparent female lead, has blue hair and a pegasus theme in her idol clothes and vehicle, which harkens back to Sheeda, a blue-haired pegasus rider who was the love interest of the main lead of her games. Furthering this connection, Tsubasa attacks with her lance at one point in the trailer, but the attack is labelled as wind-element: Sheeda had an exclusive spear for her own use in the Shadow Dragon and Mystery of the Emblem remakes called the "Wind Spear".
- Panty Shot: Tsubasa removes her clothes, revealing what is either a swimsuit or her underwear, while Kiria's idol costume consists of a BDSM-type chest harness, a corset, and black panties and garters.
- Power Dyes Your Hair: A blonde-haired female character joins the team, being shown as an Archer in the trailer, and her class-change turns her hair cyan.
- Rule of Cool: Quite blatant. If the various character designs didn't clue you in, then there's the futuristic motorcycles and the pegasai with rocket boosters...
- Urban Fantasy: As typical of Shin Megami Tensei and Persona.
- You Don't Look Like You: The trailer features Tiki's younger design, but not that far removed from her original design, but also Gangrel, Aversa and possibly Chrom, the former two looking incredibly monstrous.