2010-2020: Reviewing This Decade of Fire Emblem

Fire Emblem New Mystery of the Emblem, Fire Emblem Awakening, Fire Emblem Fates, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, Fire Emblem Three HousesYes it’s not 2020 at all, and there could be a new Fire Emblem game or spinoff announced for 2020. BUT with Three Houses’ release and DLC coming down the line for it, I feel it’s safe to say this decade of Fire Emblem has wrapped up. Guess that means it’s time to take a look back at one of the most harrowing but most successful decade for the tactical RPG franchise.

The Numbers (13)

Remakes: New Mystery of the Emblem, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Mainline Games: Awakening, Fates, Three Houses
Spinoffs: Tokyo Mirage Sessions, Fire Emblem Heroes, Fire Emblem Warriors
Misc: Super Smash Bros (Wii U, Ultimate), Fire Emblem: Cipher, Code Name: S.T.E.A.M, Project X Zone 2

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So Yes, It’s a Fire Emblem Day: SMT x FE Revealed, More Info on Fire Emblem If



I mean, two Fire Emblem inclusions in one direct?!? It’s definitely a FE day/banner moment for a franchise that’s run for so long, but now is starting to gain the awareness that possibly should have came earlier!

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Fire Emblem Fans, Things You Probably Want To Know About Shin Megami Tensei

Shin Megami Tensei

Well, I did claim that I would not be writing any more about the Shin Megami Tensei series since I lack any knowledge about the franchise unless I met someone who does know just what they’re talking about. Well guess what, I found someone who does! Aayai knows a bunch about the franchise, so this is your chance, especially those who’ve been playing Fire Emblem but know nothing about SMT like me, to know just what this series is all about. Feel free to also ask any more questions about the series that Aayai just might be able to answer below. I got things started by asking her some questions about the franchise.

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Why Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem Was Fire Emblem’s Awakening, Not Fire Emblem: Awakening

Demifiend vs Ephraim

Well I said I would write about Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem at some point, then forget about it until new information comes out. So when deciding on what exactly I wanted to say, here were the three options that came up:

  1. Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem is the greatest thing since sliced bread
  2. Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem is the weirdest combination ever
  3. Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem is the moment that Fire Emblem is now the hottest thing in the world, not Fire Emblem: Awakening.

That last one needed more explaining, so I decided to write about that.

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The Side Stories To Fire Emblem

Tetris AttackFire Emblem TharjaFE anime

Obviously, a lot of coverage will go to the mainline games in the series. But…for a long standing franchise such as Fire Emblem, there’s just a bunch of stuff outside of its realm that I think I should go cover. And this shall appropriately be named, “The Side Stories to Fire Emblem.” What are those side stories? Well, I guess I shall share a few…

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