January 19, 2017

Nintendo Delivers Fire Emblem To Fans With Four New Titles

This morning, Nintendo held a brand new Nintendo Direct, which focused on the Fire Emblem series, in the direct we got news of Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia coming this May to Nintendo 3DS, another look at Fire Emblem Warriors coming later this year to Nintendo Switch and New Nintendo 3DS, a tease of a new Switch Fire Emblem game coming in 2018 and finally details and a detailed look at Fire Emblem Heroes coming to Android and iPhone. You can watch the repeat of the direct right below.

Kicking things off is Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, a re-imagined take on the 1992 classic Fire Emblem Gaiden, which was not released outside of Japan.

Now, for the first time, fans outside of Japan will get a taste of this classic game on Nintendo 3DS family systems. Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia is inspired by the 1992 original, reimagined on a grander scale. Every aspect of the Fire Emblem Gaiden game’s presentation has been updated, along with the game being fully-voiced. Fire Emblem: Shadows of Valentia recreates classic Fire Emblem gameplay with a modern twist, mixing in exploration of dungeons crawling with enemies.

In addition the to game, new amiibo for characters Alm and Celica will be released on the same day, so look for the game and amiibo on May 20th.

During the Nintendo Switch event last week, we got a micro tease of the Fire Emblem Warriors title, coming to the Switch, well today we got more of a look and the announcement that the game is also coming to New Nintendo 3DS platforms as well. In addition the game will be released sometime this Spring.

Also coming to Nintendo Switch is an all new Fire Emblem game, while no other details were announced, the game is currently set for release in 2018.

Of course the big news was details on Fire Emblem Heroes, the all new game coming to smart devices, launching first on Android and then soon after iOS.

Fire Emblem Heroes is an original strategy-RPG about two warring kingdoms in a bitter clash. As a summoner, players build their army by calling upon Fire Emblem heroes from worlds that span the breadth of the series. Players will wage strategic tactical battles streamlined for on-the-go play and level up a mix of new combatants and legendary heroes. Some familiar hero characters will become allies, while others will become enemy generals and take arms against you.

Players can enjoy the full majesty of tactical role playing on bite sized maps designed fit nicely on a smartphone screen, even when playing in short bursts. Lead your army with easy touch and drag controls, including the ability to attack by simply swiping an ally hero over an enemy. If you manage to defeat every enemy on a given map, victory will be yours. The heroes are depicted in new art hand-drawn by a variety of illustrators, and their voices have been newly recorded.

Beyond the main story mode, players can engage in other modes to strengthen your army, compete against others, and more. Free and timely updates will continue to add new characters and content for additional hours of gameplay as well.

Kicking off the hype train today, players can vote on characters they would like to see in the game at launch and they will be released in the game as legendary characters.

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