Screenshots of what rumors say is a new, already complete Fire Emblem game have seemingly leaked online.
Prompted by a FamiBoards post from industry insider Emily Rogers, which included several purported details of a new game, Reddit user miasmadelta posted what they claimed were screenshots from it alongside further details. The screenshots were then shared by FavorDish on Twitter (below).
“I can confirm that this is a brand new [Fire Emblem] game, and it has been completed for quite some time now. I’m not sure what the delay has been in announcing it,” said miasmadelta. “Interestingly, some aspects of it seem to be reused from the cancelled Wii [Fire Emblem] game. Additionally, the rumours of [a Fire Emblem 4] remake are real as well.”
For those who haven’t seen, there are apparently new Fire Emblem leaks going around. Marking as spoilers in case you don’t want to see, but if you do look at them, what do you think?#FireEmblem #FEHeroes pic.twitter.com/xFFoAHanwv
— Dish (@FavorDish) June 15, 2022
The posts claim the game is a brand new entry in the series with multiple new characters and a summoning mechanic that allows players to bring in past Fire Emblem characters – though apparently it isn’t like mobile game Fire Emblem Heroes (which includes a similar mechanic).
The main character apparently features red and blue hair (as seen in the alleged screenshots) and the roster of other characters seemingly includes regularly recurring character Anna.
The posts also said that Gust, the developer best known for its Atelier franchise, has been helping with the new Fire Emblem game, though it is mainly being developed between Intelligent Systems and Koei Tecmo (who worked on Fire Emblem: Three Houses together) and has been completed for more than a year.
All of this information needs taken with a pinch of salt until Nintendo itself confirms it, but the post suggested the publisher was waiting for a big Nintendo Direct presentation to announce it. Given that the company is yet to hold its usual E3-adjacent Nintendo Direct, however, a confirmation of a new Fire Emblem could be on the way soon.
Based on its rccent release schedule, a new entry may not be too far away. The last mainline game, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, was released in 2019, while Fates was released in 2015, and Awakening in 2012. In our 9/10 review of the previous game, IGN said: “Fire Emblem: Three Houses offers an incredible amount of choice, and a story that deserves to be viewed from more than one angle.”
Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer who occasionally remembers to tweet @thelastdinsdale. He’ll talk about The Witcher all day.
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