[UPDATE] Watch the Fire Emblem Nintendo Direct Here!
Update: Here are the major announcements from the recent Fire Emblem Nintendo Direct.
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadow of Valentia. A re-imagining of the Japan-only Fire Emblem Gaiden, a 1992 NES title. Coming to the 3DS, it features gameplay systems from the original, and things like dungeons to explore.
A new Fire Emblem game for the Switch. No major details about this one. It will be the first Fire Emblem game on home systems since 2007's Radiant Dawn on Wii. Planned for a 2018 release.
Fire Emblem Warriors. The Musou-style game, which was announced for the Switch, will also be coming to the New 3DS family of systems. It's unclear if the game will be available on older versions of the handheld.
Fire Emblem Heroes. The first Fire Emblem game for smart devices.
Form teams, composed of heroes from previous entries in the series.
8x6 combat grid, designed for vertical orientation on phones.
Drag allies over enemies to engage in combat, or choose from a menu.
Paper-scissors-rock elemental system.
Orbs are the microtransaction currency, but can be gained through regular play. Cashing them in adds a random hero to your roster.
Heros have a star rating, which indicates strength. This value can be different across the same hero.
Android users can pre-register via Google Play on January 20. The game is set to launch on February 2, but will be coming to iPhone and iPad later. We'll update you if New Zealand dates differ.
Players can vote for heroes to be added to the roster here.
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Are you a big Fire Emblem Fan? Then you’re in luck. Nintendo is hosting another Direct livestream, this time focused entirely around upcoming Fire Emblem titles. For your convenience, we’ve embedded the stream below.
The stream will begin at 11AM NZT.
Are you a big Fire Emblem fan? Any announcements you want to see? Let us know in the comments below!