Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. (リンカーン VS エイリアン Rinkan Basasu Eirian, Lincoln vs. Aliens) is a turn-based strategy game on the Nintendo 3DS. The game was developed by Intelligent Systems and released on March 13, 2015 in North America, May 14th, 2015 in Japan, and May 15, 2015 in Europe.
Relation to Fire EmblemEdit
As the developers for the game, Intelligent Systems added Amiibo compatibility with the game with the four Fire Emblem Amiibos produced for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. Each must be scanned into the game via Near Field Communication on the New Nintendo 3DS or through a special extra device for the original Nintendo 3DS. Unlike the other characters in game, if a Fire Emblem character falls in a level, they cannot be revived at a checkpoint. However they can be resummoned after a level has been completed by scanning their Amiibo figure again.
Marth wields the Falchion which deals heavy damage per swing. He also wields a Rapier to strike weak spots much more easily and effectively. Marth's special ability in game is Lodestar which heals a substantial amount of health to his nearby allies. His passive Ability is Destiny, which lets him absorb overwatch attacks without taking damage (though you still may lose steam if you moved)
Ike wields Ragnell which retains its signature ability to launch shockwaves at distant enemies. He also wields Urvan which deals heavy damage to a wide area around him. Ike's signature ability is Aether which heavily damages enemies in front of Ike. Ike also has an additional ability to push objects, enemies, or even player characters (the only other character to use this ability is the game's protagonist, Henry Fleming).
Robin wields a Levin Sword, which calls a bolt of lightning that stuns enemies within range, preventing them from using overwatch attacks. He also uses an Arcfire tome, which blasts far away enemies with a fire blast, dealing heavy damage. Robin's special ability is Thoron where he fires off a beam of lighting in front of himself. Robin's passive is Tactician, which raises the strength of critical attacks.
Lucina wields her Parallel Falchion and the Nidhogg bow to attack distant enemies. Lucina's special ability is Awakening which causes her to lunge forward, dashing in a straight line and attacking enemies as she moves.
- In honour of 25 years of Fire Emblem, art director Takao Sakai illustrated Marth, Caeda, Jagen, Abel, Draug, Cain, Gordin, Norne, and Frey for the Intelligent Systems Official Staff Book in Code Name S.T.E.A.M. style.
- Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. is the first game to feature Marth with English voice acting.