This Was What Supporting Awakening and Fates Has Brought Us

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I was gonna use an Awakening and Fates picture but this artwork by this women was boss, so I used this instead

How did it feel to learn about a franchise from a 4 player free for all for friends?

How does it feel to support a franchise that managed to get progressively under the skin of its newcomers?

How did it feel when Awakening was intended to be the last in the series?

How does it feel today, January 19, 2017?

Well, let’s answer the questions.

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Fire Emblem Direct Scheduled on January 18

FE 22In 2007 at this time, Fire Emblem Radiant Dawn would be released in Japan a month later, and would go on to be the worst selling Fire Emblem in the franchise there and worldwide.

In 2017, on this day, we got the announcement that Fire Emblem Warriors will be a game, and Fire Emblem would be getting a Nintendo Direct.

Seriously, there’s no way any die-hard FE fan could’ve expected the limelight to be this bright back then, and no chance once the second DS iteration of the game was passed over for localization in 2010-2012.

Now, look where we’re at now.

Anyways, will attempt to make a prediction soon, but it’s clear the Fire Emblem mobile and Warriors will be a thing. What else will be in direct? How long is it? Whatever the case is, I’m super excited.

The Fire Emblem Direct will take place on Wednesday, 5PM EST

The Fire Emblem Times, Week 1

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No, these are not your newscasters. The teddy bear’s up for consideration however. 

Based entirely off the NYT, The Fire Emblem Times is either a weekly or semi-weekly series that rounds up any news or reviews involving all things Fire Emblem. Chances are you’ll see old news mixed in for a while, but that should change as the year goes on.

Rumor: Koei Tecmo working on new Nintendo themed warriors game for Switch

As you’ll note in the comments of the above article, if Koei Tecmo’s working on another game, it has to be a Fire Emblem game. It makes all the sense. Another suggestion is also a Super Smash themed musou game. I dunno about that. But it’s all rumor, so take it with a grain of salt for now.

Nintendo Switch Presentation

It’s scheduled for Thursday Jan 12 at 11PM EST. Obviously, we could get some FE news, though I’m not expecting it just yet. Guess we will see.

Fire Emblem Fates Manga Suspended

As I’m not the biggest manga reader, is this a rare thing to just suspend a manga like this? Seems a bit odd, but I guess SOMETHING happened. And it’s a bad something too.

Fire Emblem Fates Leo gets Manga adaptation

Maybe this had something to do with it? Probably not, but whatever the case, I don’t think I’m that interested in Leo though…

Fire Emblem Music Collection: Piano ~Faith & Engagement~ CD and Concerts

Because it’s always a good thing to have more FE music, he’s more FE music coming in 2017!

Fire Emblem Fates Corrin Inspires Figma and Nendoroid Figures

Because we can always use more things to eat up our room space.

Fire Emblem Cipher 8 Series Intro

And finally, here’s a look at the FE card game in Japan that should come over here but won’t. Buncha nice cards..

Top 5 Fire Emblem Hopes For 2017

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Happy New Year! Let’s begin 2017 by wishing for dreams to come true.

Not surprisingly, 2016 for Fire Emblem had its highs (Fates selling like crazy) and lows (the localization kerfuffle that you can’t escape from). 2017 seems to not promise too much craziness, but with what is now a major franchise like Fire Emblem, there definitely will be some news that will either be warm to our hearts or…just be simply disgusting.

With that in mind, let’s begin with 5 hopes involving Fire Emblem for 2017:

That Fire Emblem Mobile will not suck

Confession: I hate mobile games. Ok, hate is too strong, but I find no reason to waste my time downloading a game to play while I’m on the go…when I have a handheld. So you can assume I’ll be playing my first mobile game this year whenever Fire Emblem mobile comes out. I can only hope it doesn’t suck. From reading up on Super Mario Run, it seems like that game’s for the crowd that really doesn’t play Mario on the consoles, and it’s $10 to get everything. Maybe it’s worth a play, and I know I can’t expect a great FE on a mobile device — I just hope it’ll at least be interesting for a month. Then I can say it doesn’t suck.

The Tellius Series returns as an HD update

With Shadow Dragon of all Fire Emblem games getting a re-release on the Wii U virtual console, it’s almost a certainty that the two remaining series yet to get a re-release, Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn, will find themselves on the eShop at some point. If the rumor of Gamecube games being on the Switch is true, then it makes sense to put those two games on the Switch. If not, they should be released on the eShop for the Wii U and be HD upgraded. Short of that, the better play would be to release the Tellius Series on the Nintendo Switch as an HD upgrade. It most likely won’t happen, but I would definitely welcome it.

That Fire Emblem gets involved in another crossover

Crossovers are all the rage nowadays, so if Fire Emblem happens to get involved in another crazy crossover, it should happen. Whether it’s a fighting game, a musou game, etc.

That the Cipher card game gets released here

Honestly, this is the least likely thing to happen, but from seeing some of the cards out there on the internet (at some point I do want to write something about them), maybe it’s time to have them released officially in the U.S. Yes, I will buy them with much regret.

The 15th Fire Emblem Title should be for the 3DS

I guess there’s going to be two hopes in one paragraph, but here goes: I hope the next Fire Emblem game in the series gets announced during E3 week. Just me, but I think it would be nice to showcase it there for no real reason, aside from anticipating it for an Early 2018 release (probably Spring 2018 because localization!). If they do announce it, then my hope is that it’s for the 3DS. Eventually it will (or should) get its next iteration for the Switch. But with an established 3DS base and appeal of FE on the go, and also because I kind of want to see the system get 3 Fire Emblems, I think it’d be best to continue with its success and not worry about a Switch edition yet.

Quick Email Update

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Saying it now because I’m aiming to be back early 2017. I still very much desire to write about all things Fire Emblem.

For now, I’m letting you know I updated my email. I’ve been using Yahoo for a good few years. Well, let’s just say Yahoo has been awful. So I’ve moved to gmail. Hit me up at waltersfe20 at gmail dot com. I’ll try to be responsive as hell.

UPDATE: Side note: holy shit, WordPress is completely different now…