It’s only been a few months since a new Fire Emblem game–Three Houses–was released, but there’s a possibility that the wait for the next title in the series might not be that long.
We think Genealogy of the Holy War and Binding Blade are the most likely candidates for a remake.
In a recent episode of “Kinda Funny Games Daily”, Imran Khan–former senior editor at Game Informer–casually mentioned that a Fire Emblem game was being produced for the Nintendo 3DS at one point, but was cancelled. However, he also speculated that this project could be revived for the Nintendo Switch.
I know there was another Fire Emblem remake in the works for 3DS and that was one of the things that they shuttered. So maybe that’s one of the things they’ll bring forward [to the Switch] in the future.
(Thanks to Nintendo Enthusiast and many others for the heads up!)
His comments were a follow up to a recent article by Wall Street Journalist author Takashi Mochizuki who claimed that Nintendo wants more 3DS-like games created for the Nintendo Switch and also the recent announcement that “Mario & Luigi” developer AlphaDream would be going bankrupt.
(Via Games Radar and Polygon.)
It seems that one of the triggers for the game’s cancellation was the poor sales of Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story on Nintendo 3DS in February 2019. This caused Nintendo to re-evaluate their Nintendo 3DS projects, leading to the cancellation of the purported Fire Emblem remake.
This Sunday, 2018’s last Fire Emblem Cipher Festival event took place in Japan. Although these events are mainly focused on the Cipher card game, sometimes other snippets of information are brought to light.
(We only have official photographs from the event.)
According to event-goers on Twitter etc., a Fire Emblem Warriors character trailer for Tharja–one of the three new Awakening DLC characters–was shown on stage. Earlier, the official Japanese Warriors Twitter teased a surprise at the event, which appears to be this.
Sadly, because photography was prohibited at the event (outside of designated zones, like the artwork exhibits), we don’t have any pictures or videos to share
. From what we can tell, the fans who saw the trailer were all very hyped–and it may even have distracted some tournament players…
(A poster on 2ch commenting about the Tharja trailer.)
Apparently, Tharja is a Robin clone, which probably isn’t a huge surprise. One of the new History Maps is based on Chapter 9 of Awakening, where she’s recruited, which again anyone could’ve guessed. Finally, during her victory movie, she poses like her official figure. Hmm, how will she pull that one off?
Following last week’s Awakening characters trailer, the Fire Emblem Warriors Twitter has dropped two more trailers showcasing all of the currently-revealed warriors from Fates.
Trailer number 2 features the black-clad royals from Nohr.
Meanwhile, the 3rd trailer highlights the Hoshidan royals–and features our first look at Sakura in motion.
In other news, there have been rumours about a new image of the European limited edition boxart revealing the full roster (the main one anyway), including a couple of yet-to-be-announced characters.
Although we generally don’t report our rumours, this one is fairly substantial and has been slowly gaining traction, so we might as well grab our magnifying lens to take a look…
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