Just a week out from their Nintendo Switch event, the big N held another small gathering – this time to discuss the Fire Emblem franchise.
Nintendo went over the recently announced Nintendo Switch title, Fire Emblem Warriors, along with three other projects. Here are all the juicy details.
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia is a remake of Fire Emblem Gaiden, the second game in the series that released for the Famicom back in 1992 exclusively in Japan. Players will take on the role of duel protagonists Alm and Celica. It, like Fire Emblem Gaiden before it, introduces free-roaming dungeons instead of just tactical maps, along with stat progression you can manage freely. The game is set to release on 19 May 2017 for 3DS. A special Amiibo 2-pack of Alm and Celica will also be available on the same day.
Nintendo also announced, with no title or artwork, that a true Fire Emblem game is being developed for Nintendo Switch. The last Fire Emblem on a home console was Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn on the Wii in 2008. The only other detail given was a tentative 2018 release window.
Koei Tecmo’s Fire Emblem Warriors received an updated trailer that showed gameplay of Chrom facing off against hordes of soldiers. This is going to launch for both Switch and New 3DS systems. It’s set to release this autumn.
Nintendo spent most of the event showcasing Fire Emblem Heroes – their long teased mobile game. Two kingdoms are warring over the fate of the worlds, and you play a Summoner who can call forth heroes from the entire Fire Emblem series in order to keep the peace. Gameplay is similar to the other games, but on a smaller scale. Fire Emblem Heroes will launch on Android on 2nd February and soon after for iOS devices as a free to play title.