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Three Houses: E3 2018 Trailer Analysis

After a year and a half of waiting, Nintendo finally removed the curtains from their Switch Fire Emblem title, now officially known as Fire Emblem: Three Houses, during their E3 2018 Nintendo Direct

It’s been almost that long since I last dusted off my magnifying glass, so without further ado, here’s my analysis of the reveal trailer plus other promotional materials!

First things first, over in Japan, the game is instead known as Fire Emblem Fūkasetsugetsu, which can be read as Fire Emblem Four Seasons, but it means a whole lot more than that.

The subtitle is poetic and evokes the wonders of the four seasons: the winds of Summer, flowers of Spring, snows of Winter and the moon of Autumn. It also has romantic allusions and can refer to a love affair.

Either way, it seems like the three houses–presumably noble houses or even individual nations–will be very important. Perhaps romance will also play a key role, similar to Genealogy of the Holy War?

Speaking of nations, the very first thing we’re shown is the game’s world map. This map is reminiscent of previous Fire Emblem maps, but does not appear to be a world we’ve seen before. Read more

Nintendo’s 2018 E3 Direct: All Details Fire Emblem Related (Fire Emblem Three Houses & Smash Bros)

If you’ve been keeping up with E3 over the past years, you’ll know that it’s one of the biggest tech conventions out there. Nintendo annually attends E3 and puts on a pretty huge presentation, dropping teasers and highlights of games and merchandise that’ll hit shelves for either the same day, or within the year.

Nintendo’s E3 2018 Recap

This year is no different, as Nintendo highlighted quite a bit this year in terms of gaming. We’re interested in how Fire Emblem fits into their grand scheme, and with Fire Emblem previously announced for the Switch, plus the presence of the Super Smash Bros invitational, you can bet that there’s at least some news in there for Fire Emblem fans.

Fire Emblem Three Houses comes out, looking downright incredible, with lightning fast load times, brigade based tiles, quite a bit of overworld exploration on foot, squad based controls, and an art style familiar to fans of the Fire Emblem Echoes Shadows of Valentia series.

With dialogue choices impacting your future, there’s quite a bit to consider for the future, and with almost one more year of wait time ahead of us, it’s time to start your speculation. We’ll have a separate post breaking down Fire Emblem Three Houses in full, so keep your eyes open for that.

We’ve got quite a wait ahead of us though, as it was announced for Spring 2019.

That’s not all to look forward to, however.

Super Smash Bros returns to the switch, as expected, as Super Smash Bros Ultimate, and brings with it classic fan favorites, like Mario and Lukas, well missed but returning hits like Snake and Pichu, as well as Fire Emblem staples such as Marth and Ike. To quote the devs, they’re all back. Interestingly, while Corrin and Robins were also present, Lucina’s presence indicated herself with a 21 E for her appearance placement, while many other characters didn’t have anything specially displayed. Don’t worry, they cover it.

The twist to this game, is that like in the N64 days, you start with a small roster (8 playables), and constantly unlock new characters as you proceed through the game.

Neat inclusions include confirmation on Ike having palettes for both his Path of Radiance version, as well as his Radiant Dawn version, both of which are voiced slightly differently.

Marth also comes in, fully voiced in English.

The Epsilon character indicates Echo Fighters, which are characters built in such a way that they’re more recognizable as similar but not identical to other character, characters.

Lyn remains as an Assist Trophy, but a slight modification makes it so that defeating Assist Trophy characters nets you a point in point based matches.

Lastly, we see other staples of things expected, such as inclusion of all stages previously seen, GameCube controller, enhanced amiibo compatibility, before the tease of new playable character Ridley from the Metroid franchise, all of which can be experienced first hand on December 7, 2018.

E3: Fire Emblem Fates at Nintendo Treehouse (Day 3)

At last, the final piece of Fire Emblem-related E3 coverage is done and dusted!

On the third and final day of E3 (on Thursday), Nintendo Treehouse played even more Fire Emblem Fates–this time, a chapter from the Hoshido path.

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If you missed the playthrough, you can watch it here (uploaded by Nintendo Everything).

Here is my report as well.

Compared to Day 2, there’s even less new information to gleam, but a few important ones, such as Aqua’s English name: Azura.

E3: Genei Ibun Roku #FE at Treehouse Live

E3 is over for this year, but I still have a lot to write about…

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On the second day of E3, Nintendo Treehouse gave us an in-depth look at Genei Ibun Roku #FE (the Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem crossover).

If you haven’t seen the Treehouse footage and you’re even a tiny bit interested in the game, do give it a gander as it’s our best glimpse into the game yet–featuring actual gameplay (no, really).

To supplement the footage, here is my report, which summarises everything we learned and some more. I dunno about you, but I’m looking forward to playing FErsona!