An Abundance of Fire Emblem

Double Jump Kris MiiHappy Monday everyone! There are so many good games that have been announced for this year, both brand new and from beloved franchises alike. Recently a few new Fire Emblem games have been announced and, as a big fan of the franchise, I’m wicked excited!
The Fire Emblem franchise has been around since 1990 in Japan and 2003 in North America. With its tactical strategy, amazing character designs, decent storylines, and perma-death angle, it’s tons of fun to play. With the new year, there have been news of more Fire Emblem games to look forward to.
The first is Fire Emblem Heroes, following in the footsteps of Pokemon Go and Super Mario Run for mobile systems. It seems to run similar to the full games, where one has a team of characters to vanquish the enemy on the map, among other winning conditions. There’s a Choose Your Legends event happening where one can vote for special heroes to be put in the game in a special outfit. It brings back a sense of nostalgia scrolling through the characters of past games!
Considering the game will be free (with the typical in-app purchases, of course), I’ll most likely check it out. However, Nintendo’s mobile games haven’t been such a hit with me. Super Mario Run isn’t available to me (not yet, anyway) due to having an Android, and I’ve uninstalled Pokemon Go because I haven’t opened up that app in a good month or so. We’ll see how Heroes is soon, though, as it’s slated for release February 2nd.
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia is a reimagining of Fire Emblem Gaiden, which was only released in Japan. Echoes is new for the 3DS, and it boasts to have a free-flowing, character progression and dungeons reminiscent of Gaiden. It’ll be a bit of a switch up from the formulas we’ve seen in recent Fire Emblem games. Nonetheless, I’m looking forward to another Fire Emblem and will pick this game up after it’s released on May 19th.
Then there’s Fire Emblem Warriors slated for the Switch and the 3DS in the fall. There’s not too many details about it out right now, but I’m presuming it’ll be similar in game play as Hyrule Warriors. I had a great time with Hyrule Warriors, so I’m looking forward to the Fire Emblem version of the game.
Of course, there’s also rumors of another Fire Emblem for the Switch coming out in 2018… It’s a good time to be a Fire Emblem fan!
Are you looking forward to all the Fire Emblem goodies? If you’re voting in the Choose Your Legends event, what heroes do you have on your battle ballot?

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Readers Comments (5)

  1. Like yourselves, I’m also looking forward to the new Fire Emblem games this year! My first Fire Emblem game was Awakening and since then I’ve been hooked. I remember playing for 5 hours straight one afternoon and only stopped because I was hungry. Good to see that Nintendo is giving Fire Emblem a bit of a limelight this year.

    • I love Awakening! Fates has many similar mechanics, but after completing the Birthright and Conquest story lines, I believe Awakening is better. I may change my mind after going through Revelations, though.

      • Yes Awakening is a pretty awesome game! I would love to hear your thoughts on Revelations when you have played through it. I have to go back and play through the second half of Fire Emblem: Birthright and play through the other two games before getting the next game in the series.

  2. I’m looking forward to all of the upcoming Fire Emblem games, specifically Warriors. I loved Hyrule Warriors, and if the upcoming FEW is just as content-rich as that game, then I’ll be very pleased. I also will get the mobile game and have already chosen Felicia, Lyn, and Lucina, whom I assume are getting popular votes anyway.

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