Nintendo Announces 'Fire Emblem: Heroes' and 'Gaiden' Remake

There's also a brand new 'Fire Emblem' coming to 'Switch' in 2018.


Nintendo unleashed a flood of information about upcoming games in its flagship fantasy strategy game series Fire Emblem during an event on Wednesday. There are four new games coming out in the near future, including a remake of a classic title for the 3DS, a mysterious game for Nintendo’s upcoming Switch console, and the highly anticipated mobile game.

The mobile game, Fire Emblem: Heroes, will be available on Android on February 2, though Nintendo says the title will join Super Mario Run on Apple devices at some point down the line. Heroes looks like it’s going to be a simplified version of the classic Fire Emblem combat system. Players will experience an all-new story and do battle on smaller, phone-sized maps while summoning characters from older Fire Emblem titles like Awakening, Fates, and Sacred Stones. The new game is going to be free-to-play with optional in-app purchases for items that can allow players to summon additional heroes.

Characters from games like 'Awakening' and 'Fates' will appear in 'Heroes.'


Nintendo also revealed Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia is headed to the 3DS on May 19. The game, a heavily upgraded remake of the 1992 Famicom-exclusive Fire Emblem Gaiden, will follow heroes Alm and Celica as they deal with a divided continent and warring kingdoms. The game will feature anime cutscenes. Amiibo figures of Alm and Celica will debut on the same day Echoes comes out.

Celica, one of the main characters.


The presentation also featured an extended trailer for Fire Emblem Warriors following the reveal of its initial trailer during last week’s Switch event. The spot showed off some combat, and Awakening’s Chrom fought his way through a swarm of enemies in classic Dynasty Warriors-style action. Warriors is also going to be available on new 3DS systems. Both versions are set to come out this fall.

Finally, Nintendo announced that an all-new game in the main Fire Emblem series would be coming to the Switch in 2018, although they didn’t reveal any additional details.

Watch the trailers and some gameplay from the newly announced titles below.

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