Earlier today, Nintendo posted several URLs for their Fire Emblem Direct coverage, which can be found here (English) and here (Japanese). They were kind enough to leave us with some details that we can decipher from their direct, including guaranteed coverage of more than one Fire Emblem title.
A neat little spoiler shared by Nintendo’s twitter let us know that we can definitely anticipate coverage of the Fire Emblem Mobile release, set to come out rather soon (within the next few months).
By the way, you may have seen some websites report about a rumoured Nintendo Switch port of Fire Emblem Fates Revelation, based on a line of source code found on the official Nintendo website.
However we have every reason to believe this line of code is merely an error, since the section of the page it corresponds to is for the 3DS version of Revelation. In addition, a similar error can be found on pages for other Switch games.
Regardless, the Direct still happens tomorrow at 5pm EST, so get hyped!
Originally planned for release by the end of 2016, Fire Emblem Mobile (along with Animal Crossing Mobile) was delayed to “some time before 31st March 2017”, to make space for Nintendo’s other big mobile project, Super Mario Run.
However it seems Nintendo is secretly preparing for its launch, with the introduction of the new official Fire Emblem Facebook page for European markets, plus this cool map discovered by Ehm2k from The Cutting Room Floor.
In truth, we don’t actually know if it’s related to Fire Emblem Mobile, as it was found during a recent datamine of Miitomo, Nintendo’s first mobile app, of all places. Although, in addition to the map, the following image was also found: Read more
At today’s Apple Event, Shigeru Miyamoto himself joined Apple team on stage to announce his first official video of Nintendo on iOS gameplay since Miitomo, and news about more coming Nintendo games.
Fire Emblem’s mobile installment was announced to be delayed, with a new expected release date of no later than the end of March, 2017. With their plan to release Super Mario Run first, during the 2016 Holiday Season, Fire Emblem Mobile will be available sometime between then.
Today, Nintendo announced two new mobile apps releasing this Fall–one of which would be based on the Fire Emblem series.
According to Nintendo of Europe, the Fire Emblem app will be designed to be more accessible compared to previous games, but still retain the key values of a strategy RPG game, with prominent gameplay.
Other than that, few details are currently known about the app. Still, with Fire Emblem achieving great sales all round and its popularity reaching new heights, this is a very interesting time to be a fan of the series!
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