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Three Houses: E3 2019 Nintendo Direct Analysis

Well, well, well… the cat is truly out of the bag now. During today’s E3 Nintendo Direct, a new trailer was shown for Three Houses, revealing the much-rumoured 5 year time skip. According to Nintendo Japan, the game’s story will will be divided into two parts: the academy and a huge war 5 years later.

First things first, a bunch of you are probably aware of the purported leak by Thanibomb from around a month ago. We’ve purposefully avoided discussing the leak because of its uncertain nature. But over time, the leak has correctly predicted a lot of information, such as names, character backgrounds and whatnot.

Of the predictions, the most outlandish ones were the time skip (including the exact number of years) and the aged up appearances of the three house leaders, which we now know are completely true. As such, when I have time later, I’m planning to properly dig through the rest of the leaks.

For now though, let’s see if we can break down the trailer shown to us!

Our third trailer focuses exclusively on cutscenes, with no gameplay in sight. This isn’t a bad thing, as we’ve learned a lot of gameplay details from the various Famitsu articles. Also, Three Houses will be featured during Treehouse Live, so it’s extremely likely that we’ll see some gameplay sooner or later.

The trailer begins by stating that a reunion is waiting for for the students in the future. It then briefly showcases some scenes from the students’ academy days. Some of these scenes we’ve seen before (in previous trailers or screenshots), although the very first one–in the abbey–is new.

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Three Houses: E3 Nintendo Direct Announces Release: July 26, 2019, with Trailer

Nintendo’s E3 direct started of immediately with a Super Smash Bros Ultimate showcase, bringing in a shadow Marth getting his butt kicked by Dragon Quest’s, before several other alts of the eponymous luminairy showcase their moves in a very beautiful display. T’was a rough start for our franchise. Something much better came along though…

We got a long-awaited view of Fire Emblem Three Houses, showcasing all of our lord characters, as well as some villains, loads of English voice acting, and the three house leader’s grown up selves? I certainly can’t do it justice, but if you happen to have been keeping up with leaks on Reddit, perhaps /u/Thanibomb can elighten you on more details. They brought quite a bit to light way ahead of time, so an accolade is due!


I’m sure VincentASM will follow me up with a stellar analysis, as he always does

 

*Edit: NintendoUK posted on YouTube, the trailer, so here it is for you.

FE Three Houses is set to release on July 26, 2019, so get your wallets ready!

Three Houses: February 2019 Direct Analysis

The wait for new Fire Emblem: Three Houses information has been painful for fans, but we can breathe a sigh of relief for now. During the February 2019 Nintendo Direct, we got our first look at the brand new Switch title since its E3 2018 debut.

The new trailer seems to open where the last one left off, with the mysterious young green-haired girl–presumably a dragon, because of her pointy ears–waking up from her slumber. Well, we’ve had dragons sleeping for centuries with Tiki, but 200+ days is quite a long time for us humans to wait!

As we suspected, this girl isn’t Tiki herself, but a brand new character that we later learn is called Sothis. She seems a bit surprised to see you here–and we’ll learn why later.

Right afterwards, we’re shown the game’s logo, which has been slightly updated. In particular, the “Three Houses” text now has a fancier, cursive font. The Japanese logo has been updated too, with the “moon” kanji (getsu) resembling a crescent moon.

It’s not just the logo that’s different, the world map of Fodlan has a few changes too. Most notably, the name of the three key nations–and the name of the continent itself–have been updated with their English translations.

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First Nintendo Direct of 2019 Brings News on Fire Emblem Three Houses, Releasing July 26

Nintendo is usually pretty good about giving us just enough information to want more, and this is no exception. During E3 2018, Fire Emblem: Three Houses was lightly detailed, and immediately, the internet took to storm. For the first time in nearly 250 days, we’re getting some real news, in today’s Nintendo Direct that in its own wait screen, mentions solely our game by name.

We’re given an intro by Sothis, our guide through the world.

Shortly afterwards, we’re introduced to Fodlan, the continent of the game, and its many countries and alliances (much like the way Radiant Dawn handled its introductions).

Continuing on, we learn a bit about the game’s primary worlds and religion of Seiros, in which we are part of. The Black Eagles (Adrestian, Edelgard), Blue Lions (Faerghus, Dimitri) and Golden Deer (Leicester, Claude) are introduced as the primary “houses” within the game’s introductory academy, and each house has its own colorful cast.

What’s the quirk? You’re the Professor of Battle of one of these houses.

You’re in charge of raising and teaching your students, guiding their specialties and lesson plans, as well as helping in socialization and battle coordination.

Not much was detailed about battle or the lesson plans itself, but there were quite a bit of names, clips and screenshots to analyze.

Fire Emblem Three Houses is set with its NA release on July 26 of this year.

Of note, there will be a special release including an Artbook, Steelbook, Calendar and Sound Selection CD, in the Seasons of Warfare Edition release.

 

For those interested in a much more detailed breakdown, keep an eye open for a post by VincentASM later today, our resident overlord and master of all things analysis when it comes to Fire Emblem teasers.