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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
Because it’s always a good thing to have more FE music, he’s more FE music coming in 2017!
Because we can always use more things to eat up our room space.
And finally, here’s a look at the FE card game in Japan that should come over here but won’t. Buncha nice cards..
You know, my FE work isn’t exactly the cleanest. And it probably still won’t be, but I’ll do what I can to point out any news involving the series on the site. Gonna put it out there that if you like to write some FE pieces on the site, just email me (Waltersfe at yahoo dot com). It’ll help if you show me you can write so don’t just send me an invitation. Otherwise once I can see that you can, you can write without me looking over your shoulder; just with the knowledge that if it’s something bad, I’ll delete it 😀
Anyways, onto some news…