update [Wed 15th Jun, 2022 09:20 BST] More details of the supposed next Fire Emblem game have been leaked. This time, Reddit user miasmadelta has shared some apparent screenshots from the 18th mainline Fire Emblem title over on r/fireemblem.
Of course, this game is still unannounced, so we won’t know if they are real until we get an official look, but the screenshots do confirm the “strange red and blue” hair that Rogers mentioned on Famiboards yesterday.
We won’t include the screenshots here, but miasmadelta has linked to them in the below Reddit post. So, if you don’t want to be spoiled on anything else from this rumored Fire Emblem game, don’t click the ‘characters’ link.
Rogers has also commented on Twitter on these screenshots. Again, if you’re spoiler averse and want to be surprised by the look of this game, be careful as a few of the replies to Rogers’ tweet include some of the screens.
original article [Tue 14th Jun, 2022 15:15 BST] Fire Emblem fans are feasting right now. We’re just a little under two weeks away from the release of Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes, a Musou game set in the Fire Emblem: Three Houses world. Three Houses itself has been hugely successful for Intelligent Systems on Switch. And Fire Emblem Heroes continues to be extremely popular with fans.
Yet there’s more to come for those that love this strategy RPG series. Known Nintendo leaker and Nintendo World Report contributor Emily Rogers has revealed that Intelligent Systems has been working on a new Fire Emblem game for the Switch — and it’s a brand new game, not a remake or a rerelease.
Rogers shared the details of this over on Famiboards, where she states that the game is a collaborative effort between Intelligent Systems, Warriors developer Koei Tecmo, and Gust — a division of Koei Tecmo and creators of the Workshop series. Rogers also has some tidbits about the potential new entry:
Here is what I can share about the new Fire Emblem game.
– Upcoming Fire Emblem is a new game, not a remake. Brand new story.
– Collaboration between Intelligent Systems, Koei Tecmo and taste (division of Koei Tecmo Holdings).
– Gust heavily assisted with the visuals / graphics. Graphics are an improvement over “Three Houses”.
– Originally intended as an anniversary game to celebrate FE’s 30th anniversary. The game has been finished for over a year.
– Main character (main lord) has strange red and blue hair. His mother is a dragon.
– New “Emblems” gimmick allows players to summon “FE characters from the past” for your squad.
There are some really interesting things we can pick out here — the fact that Emblems will be used to summon fan-favorite Fire Emblem characters sounds really fun. Also, we think Gust’s lovely cel-shaded visual style would work perfectly in the Fire Emblem universe; just look at Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream! And, lastly, the game is already finished—and has been for a year.
That last one is particularly interesting, because if the game is ready, and has been for more than a year, when will we be getting it? We’re already getting a new Fire Emblem game this year with Three Hopes — albeit it isn’t a traditional strategy game — so would Nintendo release a second in 2022? It wouldn’t be the first time as Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones and Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance both launched in 2005 in North America and Europe, but perhaps Nintendo will hold out until next year.
We’ll have to wait and see if this turns out to be true!