War. War never changes.
Nintendo’s Fire Emblem Direct came and went earlier today with a few short-but-sweet announcements. Here’s what we’ve got:
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia was announced for release on May 19, 2017. The game serves as a spiritual successor to/remake of Fire Emblem Gaiden for the Famicom, following two siblings caught on the edge of an oncoming war between two kingdoms with opposing ideologies. A pair of amiibo based on the two main characters, Alm and Celica, will drop the same day.
The Direct added a new scene to the Fire Emblem: Warriors trailer shown at Nintendo’s Switch presentation on January 12. There’s not really much to it, just a couple shots of Chrom slicing and dicing up generic enemy mooks. Must be working out some of that anger from when Captain Falcon beat him down. The game will also be coming to the New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL, similar to its predecessor Hyrule Warriors.
The bulk of the Direct actually focused on the new Fire Emblem game for smartphones and mobile devices, Fire Emblem: Heroes. The game casts the player as a summoner attempting to fight off the evil Emblian Empire with the help of heroes from various FE titles. Players can bring heroes to their side either by fighting them in-game or by summoning them with the help of orbs, which can be won or purchased with micro-transactions. The game hits Google Play on February 2, 2017, with the Apple Store soon to follow.
Stay tuned to Bit Cultures for more Fire Emblem news as it breaks.