In today’s Nintendo Direct, we started with a bombshell: Fire Emblem is getting a second Musou (Warriors) game. Seeing as Koei Tecmo did assist with making Three Houses, it’ll be quite the graceful spin from Fire Emblem fare to Warriors fare.
With Age of Calamity‘s massive success for Zelda, not to mention modest success for the original Fire Emblem Warriors, KT and Nintendo saw fit to give us a Three Houses Warriors in a similar vein.
The game weighs at 15.6 GB. Various text languages are included* and there will be English and Japanese dual audio. There is 2 player multi-player (requires 1 Joy-Con each). The Switch Pro Controller is supported.
* German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Chinese (Simplified and Traditional). Some languages aren’t available in the physical release (maybe they need to be downloaded?).
Digital editions of the game come with an “Owl Perch” bonus. An owl will appear in your personal quarters; talking to it will give you an Owl Feather, used for gaining support points with allies. This is not included with the physical edition, but may be offered for purchase later on (as DLC).
Japan and Europe, at least, will be receiving limited edition bundles. Both include the game itself, an artbook, tapestry map, set of 5 acrylic figures and a character postcard set.
More details on the Japanese side of things can be found on the game’s official website.
Nintendo Switch Online recruits a new classic Fire Emblem title.
Nintendo has announced more retro games to be available to play for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers at no extra cost starting May 26th. While the lineup update won’t be the same across regions, users with access to the Japanese Super Famicom app will soon be able to play Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War on Nintendo Switch.
Check out some official gameplay footage of Genealogy of the Holy War on Nintendo Switch in a video montage with other titles here.
Today is a rather historic moment for the Fire Emblem series. 30 years after its original release, the NES version of Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light is now available in English via the Nintendo Switch eShop!
This newly translated version of the game celebrates 30 years of Fire Emblem, starting with the original launch on 20th April 1990. A special 30th Anniversary Edition was also up for pre-order in North America, although you had to be pretty fast and lucky to snag one up.
Please note that the English version of Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light will be discontinued after 31st March 2021. Similar to Super Mario 3D All Stars. We’re not quite sure why Nintendo chose to do this, but that’s how it is.