As we step into the new year, here’s a look back at the events of 2017–by all means, a landmark year for Fire Emblem.
Image from the fake April Fool’s game.
Not only did we witness the release of Fire Emblem Heroes, which introduced the series to a wider audience, we received a highly-praised remake in Shadows of Valentia, plus another exciting spin-off in Fire Emblem Warriors.
Furthermore, there was the promise of a brand new console Fire Emblem for the Nintendo Switch in 2018. Truly, this was on-going proof of Nintendo treating Fire Emblem as one of their important franchises.
Disclaimer: This is meant to be a lighthearted look back, not an objective report of the entire year!
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.