Chattycast 124: Super Breakout

Which franchise is next to become a star? We try to puzzle it out.


This week Fire Emblem Heroes releases on iOS, the latest salvo in Nintendo's mobile strategy and one of its leading franchises. But it wasn't always this way. The series languished for years in the United States, enjoying some niche, moderate success among tactical RPG fans, but mostly known for its inclusions in Smash Bros. It took the breakout success of Fire Emblem Awakenings to make US consumers sit up and really take notice, and Nintendo has been capitalizing on it since.

This week, the Chattycast plays prognosticator and talks all about other games on the verge of stardom. What niche franchises are one solid game away from becoming massive successes?

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