Nintendo has delivered gameplay of Fire Emblem Warriors at last, and there’s quite a bit to talk about. So get cozy and grab a bite to eat.
First off, it should be noted that our protagonists Shion & Lian have been given the localized names of Rowan & Lianna.
The Koei-Tecmo devs go over a bit of information, like how switching between a group of characters was inspired by the 3DS Hyrule Warriors Legends and how they felt it would fit with Fire Emblem.
There are various missions to complete around the map. This is strikingly similar to Samurai Warriors 4-II‘s progression through maps where if you followed the missions you’d be better off in terms of the overall map. However they weren’t 100% mandatory, even if ignoring them usually puts you at a disadvantage.
Missions in 4-II are also unique to each character, although since FE Warriors is more open to who is on what map (due to not being a historical simulation of sorts), I doubt it’ll be character dependent here.
Today, during Nintendo Treehouse’s coverage of Fire Emblem Warriors at E3, we not only got to see about 10 minutes of gameplay, but were also introduced to two new supported amiibo for the game!
Chrom and young Tiki will be joining the amiibo lineup, most likely being released with the game itself.
Additionally, while there was a lot of discussion brought up during the gameplay, some dialogue from Nintendo did make some statements addressing the high volume of sword users and limited characters being available, stating that it will not be something to worry about.
Finally, some pre-orders are up for Fire Emblem Warriors. Click here for the New 3DS version, and here for the Switch version.
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*Edit: Added demonstration video
Today, Nintendo’s presence at E3 kicked off with their E3 Spotlight, which showcased a variety of upcoming Nintendo Switch titles, including Fire Emblem Warriors as expected.
The new trailer briefly touches on the game’s story and characters. Some of this information was previously covered by Famitsu, such as the royal twins and the inclusion of Marth.
Despite the obvious tease in the debut trailer, this our the first formal confirmation that Corrin (female at least), Ryoma and Xander from Fire Emblem Fates will be appearing in the game, presumably as playable characters.
That’s about it for now, but if we’re lucky, we may yet see more of Warriors at Nintendo Treehouse Live, which runs from 13th to 15th June 2017.