It’s 28th September 2017 today, which means Fire Emblem Warriors is now officially out in Japan!
To celebrate the occasion, Nintendo and Koei Tecmo have revealed the game’s opening movie. For those concerned, there are next to no spoilers, unless you’ve been actively avoiding the character reveals.
Speaking of, the final playable character (to our knowledge and not counting DLC) has been announced–and rather fittingly, the honour goes to Anna, the series mascot. On this occasion she fights with a bow like in Fates, although she’s a Trickster like in Awakening.
From here, we still have the DLC to look forward to (there’s a glimpse of the Bridal Lucina costume at the end of Anna’s trailer). Plus, of course, the game’s release in Western territories on 20th October 2017.
We have had another developers interview from Nintendo Dream that the great people at Nintendo Everything managed to translate.
The interview goes over several points; I will highlight some in quotes.
ND: I see. But it must be hectic to choose characters based on their relationships with each other. You might even end up having too many characters that couldn’t be removed. For example if you were to add Chrom, then how about Lucina?
Hayashi: But actually, we used to stray away regarding Lucina.
ND: And what do you mean by that?
Hayashi: At first there were talks in the development team of, “Should we remove Lucina?” However, after we talked with Nintendo and Intelligent Systems, we reconsidered that, thinking “That’s just not possible after all” (laughs).
ND: Why did you want to remove her?
Hayashi: It’s an obvious thing; it’s not because we hated her or something, but the reasons are because there are already too many sword characters, and because she’s of the children generation.
Usuda: Which means, when we were contemplating on whether to add people from the children generation, if Lucina wasn’t added, then we would’ve come to a conclusion that we wouldn’t add anyone from the children generation.
So Lucina was originally on the chopping block, which may shock quite a number of fans. However later on they stated that characters that shared the same class became more of a concern due to Lucina’s inclusion.
Hot off the heels of Fire Emblem Warriors‘s re-appearance in Famitsu this week (which our resident expert Jedi covered in detail), Koei Tecmo has unleashed the game’s official Japanese website.
At this current time, there’s not much new information, but you can sample some of the voice work from the game if you click on the characters. Plus the 3DS map sprites of Shion and Lian are a very neat touch.
In addition, an official Twitter account, @FireEmblemMusou, has been created so you can get your Warriors news straight from the horse’s mouth. Or in this case, the Warriors version of Anna, Fire Emblem‘s cheeky red-haired mascot.
Yes, despite being elusive to hackers and player alike, Anna has affirmed her role as an Outlaw and escaped from obscurity. If you’re lucky enough, you’ll find her on her map, simply titled Anna the Outlaw. The DLC for her single map will cost 250 Yen.
More information can be found on the official Nintendo.co.jp site here, though you may have to translate it. Fortunately, Serenes Forest has already taken on the task, and their efforts can be seen here.