Fire Emblem Engage Interview with CGWORLD

CGWORLD, a Japanese magazine that covers 3D digital content, has shared an interview with the Fire Emblem Engage development team on their website: interview link.

This interview was previously available via their printed magazine last month.

Note: The interview is in Japanese, but you can view a machine translated version using the language selector near the top of the page. It’s not perfect (for example, Emblems are referred to as “heralds”), but it gets the point across.

In the interview, the team discusses how they crafted the game’s visual identity, based on Mika Pikazo’s striking artwork. There are many fun development pictures, which we rarely get to see. Below is a small selection of them.

Fire Emblem Engage Original Soundtrack Releasing 20th March 2024

Similar to previous games, a soundtrack for Fire Emblem Engage will be released on 20th March 2024, 14 months after the game launched.

It contains all of the main game and DLC’s music across 7 disks, plus a bonus disk with extended versions of tracks (looped twice) and all of the wake up conversations.

Also, the soundtrack features a new illustration by Mika Pikazo, the game’s artist, shown above.

Pre-orders for the soundtrack are available at Intelligent System’s web store. You may also find it at the usual import stores like AmiAmi and CDJapan.

Information for the soundtrack, including a full track list, can be found via their website. (A translated track list is provided at the end of this article.)

Standard Edition

Retailing for 8,250 Yen (tax included), the standard edition includes:

  • 7 CDs containing all of the music from the main game and DLC, plus the opening and ending themes.
  • 1 data DVD containing sound effects, all wake up conversations and a selection of twice-looped songs.
  • Digistack case with a new illustration by Mika Pikazo.
  • Clear three-sided case.
  • Full colour 20-page booklet.

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FEE3 2023 is live!

FEE3 2023, the marquee romhacking showcase of the year, is now underway! The first four videos have got the event off to a flying start, with trailers from the Thracia-inspired and complete A Vestrian Tale and the avant-garde Two Milkmen Go Comedy, a mind-blowing LTC clear of Cerulean Coast, and more beautiful animation work from the peerless Nuramon.

Videos will be uploaded to this playlist, or you can keep up with the event as it progresses by subscribing to the FEUniverse channel.

Upcoming Event: FEE3 2023!

Things have changed a lot since the days of The Last Promise. New utilities have made hacking more accessible than ever, while continually pushing the envelope of how far the GBA engine can go. And if that’s not enough, the Tactile and Lex Talionis engines allow for even more innovation in gameplay and graphics.

But some traditions remain the same, and the highlight of every year in the hacking community is Fire Emblem E3 (FEE3), which has been running for over a decade and, by now, outlasted its namesake. FEE3 provides an opportunity for the community to come together and showcase their work, often with trailers or commentated gameplay footage. Many submissions are for projects still in the making, offering a proof of concept and progress, while others proudly showcase hacks and fangames completed over the past year.

This year, FEE3 is slated to run 58 videos over 15 days, starting on the 7th of October with a showcase of A Vestrian Tale, a recently-completed campaign that incorporates many features from Thracia 776. Along the way will be videos as varied as an animation showcase from Nuramon, who has gone on to work for Dark Deity, a number of different roguelike spins on the FE formula, and even Pokémblem, which is exactly what you think and hope it is. It concludes on the 21st, with a trailer for the revival of old stalwart Dream of Five.

The full schedule can be found here. Videos will be posted on the FEU YouTube channel, where you can also find previous years’ entries.