Nintendo Time Portal: Issue 40
Welcome back to the Nintendo Time Portal, where we take a look back through history at video game anniversaries for Nintendo’s platforms. Today we’re looking at the start of November, so let’s see what games came out this week in history.
November 5 – Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn comes to North America.
A few weeks ago, we celebrated the anniversary of Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance, and now it’s time for its sequel. Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn came to North America on November 5, 2007. It directly continued the story of its predecessor and was fairly well-received.
November 6 – Yo-kai Watch is localized.
After two years of hoping and wondering, Yo-kai Watch was finally localized with its North American release on November 6, 2015. While it didn’t see the same runaway success it had in Japan, Yo-kai Watch was enough of a hit for them to continue to localize games in the series after that, although a notable delay has persisted.
November 6 – Harvest Moon 3D is released in North America… at least, that was the plan…
After a February release date in Japan, Harvest Moon 3D: A New Beginning was set to be released in North America on November 6, 2012. However, it was accidentally released early, meaning that while November 6 is its official release date, copies started shipping on October 19. Harvest Moon 3D was the first game in the series to be released exclusively for the 3DS, and the last game in the series to be released under the Harvest Moon title.
November 9 – Rune Factory 3 is released in North America.
Speaking of Harvest Moon, the Rune Factory series also has an anniversary this week. Rune Factory 3 came to North America on November 9, 2010. As the third numbered title in the series and the fourth overall, it saw a positive reception and was heralded as the best in the series at that point.
These are just a few of the game anniversaries we celebrate this week. Which are your favorites?