Fire Emblem Echoes Launches in North America & Europe

The time has come: Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia is officially out in North America and Europe!

We hope you’re enjoying the game if you have it! Otherwise, if your copy has yet to arrive (or if you’re still waiting for the Australian launch tomorrow), we hope the wait isn’t long!

By the way, if you need any help with the game, do feel free to peruse our Echoes game section (which is being rapidly updated to reflect the Western release) or ask on our forums!

Finally, it goes without saying, but if you like Echoes, don’t forget to recommend it to your fellow RPG or gaming fans. Although the Fire Emblem series is bigger than it used to be, it still need our help to continue growing!

Hopefully if Echoes performs well, we may start seeing more remakes of its calibre further down the line.

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  • Kazuya

    Let’s be real, if this game fails IS’s expectations we will get fates 2. This series doesn’t need that, so yeah let’s just buy the game 15 times.

    • Natural Harmonia

      I’m not buying a shit game just so IS doesn’t make “Fates 2.”

      • Rockocalypse

        You haven’t even played the full release yet. So you can’t know it’s good or bad. Even though Gaiden has a lot of unique things to it’s gameplay, so does well, every single other FE ever. So if you like FE and the core gameplay, you will undoubtedly like Echoes.

        • MetalGear Lamia

          Unless they played the iso or jp version just saying

        • Natural Harmonia

          How do you know what I’ve played? I’ve completed the game two times.

      • Kazuya

        Echoes shit? That’s a great joke.

    • Ikewise

      I hear you, this game absolutely needs to sell.
      Let’s hope the DLC thing doesn’t affect the sales.

      • Kazuya

        It probably did, people are fickle beasts.

    • Noktis Zariah

      Not necessarily, if IntSys wasn’t confident in the decision to go back to classic FE then they wouldn’t have chosen GAIDEN of all things to remake. It should have been like their last choice but it was their first (technically their third but whatever). Something tells me this game will do well.

      • MetalGear Lamia

        We’ll see in a week but it’ll still place 3rd to Awakening and Fates.

        • Noktis Zariah

          You can’t forget that Awakening and Fates had hype buildup and Fates had multiple versions.

      • Kazuya

        It did do well, and yeah now that’s it is out, it’s so damn great and I’m loving it.

  • Suicunesol

    I thought it came out tomorrow????!!

  • MetalGear Lamia

    And thus we wait a week to see how this performs as first weeks always makes impressions in games but I doubt it’ll be high like the other 2 games.

  • Doctor Robert

    Just got mine! Wish me luck!! ^_^

    • Rockocalypse

      Good luck. May your Lukas be 80% as tanky as the one in Heroes (Relative to the two games stat caps)

  • Ember Hermin

    Jugdral remakes when

  • Oh the positive energy flowing through the comments like usual~

  • Suicunesol

    Hey um… so anyone who is already playing this game, is there any reason why the VERY FIRST first cutscene when you pop in the game shows Alm impaling Celica? It seems like a really spoilery scene. Is it, you know, not as spoilery as I think? Is there a reason why they showed that? Someone enlighten me.

    Or am I the only one who decided to go into this game blind and everyone already knew that was going to happen?

    • Espiritu

      I don’t want to spoil it bro, but its there to F with ur head, Its like watching a rely big scene and they live the last 30 secs out which MAYBE might change the hole thing. trying to not spoil it, just play the game and it will all game sense in the end.

      • Suicunesol

        Okay. Thank you.

        Come to think of it, the same thing happened in Awakening with Chrom and the player character. Only I didn’t care as much, hah.

  • Jedi

    Great game so far i’m quite enjoying it.

  • Ikewise

    This game needs to sell for the sake of bring the series back on track again.

    • MetalGear Lamia

      Nothings wrong with the series track just a better story.

      • Noktis Zariah

        Agreed

      • Ikewise

        I’d say the entire presentation, that’s artstyle and narrative, needs to not be terrible again.

      • Adrien Brown

        I’d agree with this. The relative direction wasn’t “bad,” the story itself just needed some work and I didn’t mind the art style one bit lol. If they ever do bring back the MU I suppose that would need some work to.

  • Adrien Brown

    This game is easily one of the top in the series for me. They held nothing back. The changes in narrative, the voice acting, the art-style, character development, it was all done really well. I just hope they put this much effort into the newer Fe games. Remakes are fun but I would much rather have a fresh experience that is just as fun.