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Nintendo going all out on Fire Emblem with four new games in the works

Jason Clement

UPDATE: Nintendo of America has announced that Fire Emblem Heroes will release on both iOS and Android on February 2.


Today's Nintendo Direct focusing on new Fire Emblem games came and went, and if there's anything that fans should take away from it, it's that Nintendo is positioning the Fire Emblem series as a major pillar for the company from this point on.


First off, a new game is coming to the 3DS in the form of Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valencia -- a remake of the second game in the series, Fire Emblem Gaiden, which originally released on the NES.




Shadows of Valencia will feature fully updated visuals as well and full voiced characters along with a new gameplay twist -- exploration of dungeons with enemies. The story's two heroes -- Alm and Celica -- will also be available as amiibo for purchase alongside the game's release on May 19.


Next up is Fire Emblem Warriors, which we previously heard about during last week's official reveal of the Nintendo Switch.





Not much more was shown about the game, but we did get confirmation that the game is being developed by the Hyrule Warriors team and will release this Fall on both Nintendo Switch and New 3DS.


And speaking of Switch, a brand new game is in development for the platform and is targeting a release for 2018. It will be the first full Fire Emblem game on a console since Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn in 2007. No footage has been shown for the game yet.


Finally, Fire Emblem Heroes was announced for smart devices and will feature recruitable heroes from past Fire Emblem games as players wage tactical warfare on the go. There will be a complete story mode, and the game is being offered as a free-to-play title with optional in-app purchases (unlike Super Mario Run's fixed $9.99 price).




Fans can also go to this website to vote on Fire Emblem characters that they'd like to see in the game eventually (you'll get platinum points on MyNintendo for doing so as well).


All in all, the future looks bright for Fire Emblem. With three titles releasing this year and at least one for the next, it's clear that Nintendo is betting big on the franchise for now.




Are you looking forward to any of the upcoming Fire Emblem titles? Let us know below!

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