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Nintendo’s 2018 E3 Direct: All Details Fire Emblem Related (Fire Emblem Three Houses & Smash Bros)

If you’ve been keeping up with E3 over the past years, you’ll know that it’s one of the biggest tech conventions out there. Nintendo annually attends E3 and puts on a pretty huge presentation, dropping teasers and highlights of games and merchandise that’ll hit shelves for either the same day, or within the year.

Nintendo’s E3 2018 Recap

This year is no different, as Nintendo highlighted quite a bit this year in terms of gaming. We’re interested in how Fire Emblem fits into their grand scheme, and with Fire Emblem previously announced for the Switch, plus the presence of the Super Smash Bros invitational, you can bet that there’s at least some news in there for Fire Emblem fans.

Fire Emblem Three Houses comes out, looking downright incredible, with lightning fast load times, brigade based tiles, quite a bit of overworld exploration on foot, squad based controls, and an art style familiar to fans of the Fire Emblem Echoes Shadows of Valentia series.

With dialogue choices impacting your future, there’s quite a bit to consider for the future, and with almost one more year of wait time ahead of us, it’s time to start your speculation. We’ll have a separate post breaking down Fire Emblem Three Houses in full, so keep your eyes open for that.

We’ve got quite a wait ahead of us though, as it was announced for Spring 2019.

That’s not all to look forward to, however.

Super Smash Bros returns to the switch, as expected, as Super Smash Bros Ultimate, and brings with it classic fan favorites, like Mario and Lukas, well missed but returning hits like Snake and Pichu, as well as Fire Emblem staples such as Marth and Ike. To quote the devs, they’re all back. Interestingly, while Corrin and Robins were also present, Lucina’s presence indicated herself with a 21 E for her appearance placement, while many other characters didn’t have anything specially displayed. Don’t worry, they cover it.

The twist to this game, is that like in the N64 days, you start with a small roster (8 playables), and constantly unlock new characters as you proceed through the game.

Neat inclusions include confirmation on Ike having palettes for both his Path of Radiance version, as well as his Radiant Dawn version, both of which are voiced slightly differently.

Marth also comes in, fully voiced in English.

The Epsilon character indicates Echo Fighters, which are characters built in such a way that they’re more recognizable as similar but not identical to other character, characters.

Lyn remains as an Assist Trophy, but a slight modification makes it so that defeating Assist Trophy characters nets you a point in point based matches.

Lastly, we see other staples of things expected, such as inclusion of all stages previously seen, GameCube controller, enhanced amiibo compatibility, before the tease of new playable character Ridley from the Metroid franchise, all of which can be experienced first hand on December 7, 2018.

Nintendo Direct: Updates on Fire Emblem Echoes and Smash Bros amiibo

Today, Nintendo posted their short and sweet Nintendo Direct, which covered quite a bit of incoming Nintendo goodness for the remainder of the year. Fortunately, Fire Emblem did get a bit of screentime in this quicker than quick Direct.

Fire Emblem Echoes Shadows of Valentia will feature DLC (some free, some paid). Fans can take advantage of these by purchasing the DLC maps one at a time, or invest in a Season Pass, giving immediate access at a likely discounted rate. No information was confirmed for timing, content or pricing, but the Direct did hint at some new character backstories being fleshed out, as well as some new dungeons to explore.

The Japanese web site already covers this, so we can expect four initial maps to be available. Japanese players can purchase, in Japan, a 5000 Yen card which covers the cost for the first map free (with payment required for the following three sets of DLC). For translated details on what to expect, check out our Forum post covering the specs.

Lastly, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS will be releasing the final batch of amiibo, including Corrin, in June 21 worldwide. Interestingly, we’re getting both Male and Female versions of Corrin, which was revealed through some shared information covered from Fire Emblem Echoes’ usage of amiibo in battle, featuring both genders of Corrin.

Get Your Fire Emblem Fix a Bit Early

Nintendo released Pre-load downloadable data for digital versions of Fire Emblem if’s three versions in Japan about a month before its release in Japan. Nintendo is now doing the same for those in North America.


Image cited from NintendoEverything.com

You can purchase and download most of Fates now, with only a small update required on launch day to begin playing.

Do be aware, the eShop page recommends not purchasing both and downloading both individually:

“Please make sure not to purchase both Birthright and Conquest at full price on Nintendo eShop. To purchase second path at a discounted price, please select the Explore Fates option that appears at the beginning of Chapter Six, or purchase a download code at retail to redeem within the in-game shop Dragon’s Gate.”

And if you haven’t already, you may want to add both male and female Corrin to your Super Smash Bros for Wii U and 3DS roster. Corrin is now available for download from the Nintendo eShop for $4.99 (for Wii U or 3DS) or $5.99 (for both).


Corrin is included in several more pricey bundles, which include a small handful of soundtracks and trophies of Ryoma and Xander.


Super Smash Bros. Corrin on February 3

That’s right. According to a Twitter post by Nintendo Of America, Corrin and Bayonetta will be available internationally for DLC on February 3rd!TWITTER


This marks the 6th character from the Fire Emblem franchise to cross into the Smash Bros. universe, tying it with the world-famous Pokémon series’ characters. Mark your calendars, folks; February is a huge month for Fire Emblem!

February 3: Corrin debutes in Super Smash Bros for Wii U & Super Smash Bros for 3DSAvailable Feb 4 in JP.

February 16: Project X Zone 2 feat. Chrom & Lucina. Available Feb 12 in EU regions and Feb 19 in Australia.

February 19: Fire Emblem Fates Birthright & Fire Emblem Fates Conquest. Still no other international release dates