Nintendo’s Fire Emblem centric direct just ended and they had a whole lot to show for what was a mostly dormant franchise until fairly recently. It seems Nintendo is going all in on Fire Emblem in 2017 and that is all good with me.
The first up was the next Fire Emblem game for the 3DS, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valeria. Echoes is a ground up remake of Fire Emblem Gaiden, the second game in the FE series which launched exclusively in Japan in 1992. It’ll be exciting for non-Japanese players to experience this title for the first time, especially considering its strange mechanics like dungeon crawling not found in your typical FE game. The game was built from the ground up in the style of FE Fates and will launch for the 3DS on May 19th, 2017, two new FE Amiibo of the main characters Duma and Mila will launch beside it.
Next, we got confirmation of a Fire Emblem game in development for the Nintendo Switch planned for a 2018 release. No further details were provided, and it was revealed to have the working title “Fire Emblem for Nintendo Switch.” Working really hard on the names over there. Hopefully, we’ll find out more on that soon.
We then briefly got a new trailer for Fire Emblem Warriors but not much is needed, we all know what a Musou game looks like, and this one looks super pretty.
Last but not least was a look at Fire Emblem Heros a brand new FE game for smart devices. Now we’ve had our Super Mario Run and Miitomo, but goddamn does FE Heros look like a real game. The tactics based RPG looks at home on mobile devices and features gorgeous new hand drawn art as well as brand new voice work. The game seems to focus on pulling heroes from diffrent FE games to fight for you and will use a microtransactions system where you can purchase orbs to summon new heroes at random. The game will be out on February 2nd, 2017 for Android devices and come to Apple devices at a later date. You can preregister on Android right now. As well as vote for heroes you would like to see in the game over on Nintendo’s website.