Through their usual Nintendo Direct streams, Nintendo has unveiled several new Fire Emblem games, for several different platforms. Soon we can play the tactical RPG on the 3DS, Switch and our smartphones or tablets.
19-01-2017 - by Thijs Kaagman
The most surprising announcement is probably Fire Emblem Heroes, which will release on Android devices as soon as next month. An iOS release will follow shortly.
Heroes will be a free-to-play game, supported by microtransactions, in which you'll have to build your own kingdom and protect it with your army. Several familiar faces from the Fire Emblem franchise will show up as supporting or opposing characters. Nintendo promises full-fledged tactical battles on levels that are specifically designed for a smartphone or tablet screen.
Next up is a remake of the second part in the Fire Emblem series, Fire Emblem Gaiden, which was released in Japan only in 1992. Shadows of Valentia is based on this original, but remade on a bigger scale. It will feature fully voiced dialogs and several adjustments to the original gameplay have been made. It will release on the Nintendo 3DS on May 19.
Remember Hyrule Warriors and Hyrule Warriors Legends? Nintendo teams up with KOEI TECMO again to develop a hack-n-slash title in the Fire Emblem universe as well. Fire Emblems Warriors will release for the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Switch later this year.
For the first time since Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn on the Nintendo Wii (2008), the franchise will return to a home console. Nintendo is working on a yet unnamed Fire Emblem title for the Nintendo Switch, which will release somewhere in 2018.
We'll probably hear a lot more from all these games in the coming weeks and months, so keep it tuned to Startselect!