Not even an hour ago, Nintendo of America tweeted the following, that a Nintendo Direct geared specifically for Fire Emblem, is coming next week.
January 18, at 5p EST, you can catch the event at Nintendo’s Switch site.
In 5 days, we can look forward to discussion covering the rarely discussed Fire Emblem Mobile, and potentially more details on Nintendo Switch’s plans to handle Fire Emblem, including their announced Fire Emblem Warriors, due to release in the Holiday season of 2017. We may even hear about the Corrin amiibo, announced many months ago, for Super Smash Bros. Fan speculation is through the roof…are you excited yet?!
Well folks, the rumors were true. Koei Tecmo, with the help of Omega Force and Team NINJA, has officially released a trailer, shown during today’s Nintendo Switch Event, advertising the upcoming release of Fire Emblem Warriors.
Having just stepped into the new year, it’s difficult to know what 2017 will bring to the Fire Emblem landscape. That said, we can count on Fire Emblem Cipher to keep us amazed throughout the year, starting with the upcoming release of Series 8. So let’s take a look at what we know about the set so far…
Series 8, titled “Life and Death: Crossroads of Fates”, was first announced during the summer livestream and is scheduled for release on March 17th, 2017. It will feature characters from the 2nd Generation of Genealogy of the Holy War and will see our first return to Fire Emblem Awakening since S4 earlier this year.
Although the official site has not yet been updated for the coming set, we’ve already learned some information from various livestreams and other information sources over the last few months.
2016 is soon coming to an end. As we prepare to welcome the new year and hope that it brings with it new joy, let’s take a moment to reflect on the events of this year.
Artwork by Tetsu Kurosawa.
For those of in the West, this year was probably the closest we’ll get to a “Year of Fire Emblem”; for Japan, that was 2015, which coincided with the series’s 25th anniversary.
Not only was there a major release with Fire Emblem Fates, which itself could be considered three games in one, 2016 also saw the release of spin-off Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE.
While 2016 wasn’t without a few bumps and tumbles, it was undoubtedly a fantastic year to be a Fire Emblem fan.