Today, Nintendo hosted a Nintendo Direct event focused on the Fire Emblem series, announcing that multiple titles are in the works. These include a new game for mobile devices, two games for the upcoming Nintendo Switch and multiple games for the Nintendo 2DS and 3DS handheld consoles.
The first to arrive will be Fire Emblem Heroes for mobile devices, an original strategy RPG about two warring kingdoms in a bitter clash. Players take on the role of a summoner, building their army by calling upon popular heroes from worlds that span the storied franchise. In addition to the main story mode, the game will offer the opportunity for players to engage in other modes to strengthen their army or to compete against others. The game will be available as a free download with optional in-app purchases available when it launches February 2, 2017.
Next up and for the first time outside of Japan will be Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. Inspired by the original 1992 game titled Fire Emblem Gaiden, which has never been offered outside Japan, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia has been reimagined on a grander scale with every aspect of the original game’s presentation having been updated, along with the game being fully voiced. It will head to the 3DS family of systems on May 19, 2017. Accompanying the game will be two amiibo figures, Alm and Celica, both characters from the game.
Then there’s Fire Emblem Warriors, heading to both the Nintendo Switch and New Nintendo 3DS systems. It’s being developed by the same team behind Hyrule Warriors and is scheduled to launch this fall.
Lastly, Nintendo confirmed a new Fire Emblem game is in development for the Switch and is scheduled to launch in 2018.
“In recent years, the popularity of the Fire Emblem franchise has grown exponentially,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “The devoted fan base and series newcomers alike will soon have an abundance of new games to play on a variety of devices. There’s never been a better time to be a Fire Emblem fan or jump in for the first time.”
You can watch the entire Nintendo Direct above.