Fire Emblem Warriors Coming Fall 2017; Shadows of Valentia (3DS), Heroes (iOS/Android) Also On Way

Last night, Nintendo announced Fire Emblem Warriors will be arriving for the 3DS and for the Nintendo Switch in the Fall of 2017.

The hack and slash title was announced at the Nintendo Switch Presentation last week, and while we got a small trailer, we have now, last night got a full insight into the game.

This Fall will see the arrival of Fire Emblem Warriors, the new title from Koei Tecmo which is a cross over of the Fire Emblem, and Warriors worlds. It will be coming to 3DS and Nintendo Switch, and from the sounds of it, they’ll both be arriving on both systems together.

The arrival to both systems solidifies the words of Nintendo of America president, Reggie Fils-Amie, when he attended an interview with WIRED,

“There are a number of big games coming. And in our view, the Nintendo 3DS and the Nintendo Switch are going to live side-by-side.”

The launch of the game for both consoles just confirms that they’re not shunning the 3DS aside for the Nintendo Switch. Phew. I’ve only just dug mine back out again!

Nintendo also announced that there will be an entirely new Fire Emblem instalment coming to the Switch, but they gave no details away except from mentioning that it holds a 2018 release window.

Also, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia will be arriving on the 3DS eShop for the 19th May 2017, so that will be a title to hold you over while you wait for Fall! It is said to be inspired by the Fire Emblem Gaiden game from 1992. This was a Japanese only release, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia will apparently feature a flexible character progression system, and free-roaming dungeons.

Another title related to Fire Emblem is of course the above video, Fire Emblem: Heroes for iOS and Android that will be launching very soon on the 2nd February 2017. It’s a turn-based RPG that allows players gather an army of characters from the history of the Fire Emblem Series. Gameplay seems to feature the usual grid layout, and players will need to collect orbs, or purchase them as in-app purchases in order to summon their favourite Fire Emblem characters. The game appears to bring well known features to the game, but loses the permadeath function allowing fallen heroes to return to the army.

The trailer for Fire Emblem Warriors that was shown last night can be seen below. The gameplay shown after the cinematic looks fantastic, and very, very slashy.

Source: Nintendo Direct Live Stream

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