Last week, I came up with a list of predictions and then my hopes for the Fire Emblem direct. Let’s review said predictions shall we?
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.
Considering I wasn’t quite so hyped about a smartphone version of Fire Emblem, what was shown in the trailer was certainly…interesting.
Coming to Google Play and Android February 2, Fire Emblem Heroes is definitely out for all the moneysss! Highlights:
- Story: “A world with two kingdoms: the Emblian Empire, which wishes to rule all worlds, and the Askran Kingdom, which stands in its way. You are a summoner with the special ability to call upon legendary Heroes from different Fire Emblem worlds. In order to save the Kingdom of Askr from destruction, join the Order of Heroes and face a never-ending challenge.”
This is probably the best way to integrate Fire Emblem onto mobile: be able to summon different types of characters from different FE games and fight on pretty simple maps. Not a surprise.
- There’s a lot to digest, which includes understanding the “Weapons Triangle”, “Summoning Heroes”, Skills, etc. My guess is it’ll be way easier to understand when we can actually play it.
- I was wondering how we would be able to interact with others, and having arena battles is definitely it. Definitely something to prep for.
- February 2 seems super early, until you realize this was already delayed. So they might have had time to refine things and do additional artwork for the characters. It’s pretty cool to see.
What do you guys think of this mobile iteration of Fire Emblem? Does this just make you want to play FE all over again until its release next month?
So when it was revealed last week that Fire Emblem Warriors was a thing, we got a very small teaser. This was a bit more than that, as it showed Chrom fighting off enemies and man does it feel weird for FE to be this type of 3D.
But anyways, the two biggest surprises is that it’s gonna be coming out sometime in the Fall, and there’s gonna be a New 3Ds version of this. I dunno about the 3Ds version, but I guess it makes sense. People still have that, no?
Look out for some roster predictions in the near future.
(Ok, it’s called Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, but why)
Out of all the remakes to be announced in the Fire Emblem Direct, Fire Emblem Gaiden was the one I believed had no chance to come back, mostly because of its status as the black sheep of the series.
So I was flipping the fuck out immediately when I saw the two kids talking about Duma and Mila and was like, “Gaiden remake?!?”
So yeah, more thoughts on this soon, but this was one of the newest announcements of the Fire Emblem direct. Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia will be released on the 3DS May 19.
Update: Added some screenshots, and the JP trailer of Fire Emblem Echoes:
The Fire Emblem Direct is tomorrow. At 5PM EST. Focused on upcoming Fire Emblem titles.
Ok, shrieking aside, this is a pretty important direct, since it’s expected to showcase some stuff for the future. I can’t exactly know what they will share with the public, but I can guess.
But I’m actually saving my hopes for the end. Now think of this post like the Kickstarter model, but convert the money into time. That’s what I’m doing — however lengthy the direct is, that’s what will be revealed. The shortest direct of an individual game is 6 minutes (The Pokemon Sun and Moon reveal direct), the absolute longest is 39 minutes (Super Smash Bros direct April 2014). Ignoring that Smash is a crossover though, the longest non-crossover was Bayonetta 2 at 30 minutes.
So ascribing to this model, what could possibly be announced in this span of time?
In 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