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.