Today saw the airing of the latest Nintendo Direct Presentation which, as you already know, almost always brings about some sort of good news. Today we were given a new look at some of the upcoming Amiibo, it was announced that Lucas will be coming to the new “Super Smash Bros.” as a DLC character, and we were given a bunch more information on the upcoming IP “Splatoon”. Just making the entire presentation better was, without a doubt, the appearance of some new “Fire Emblem” footage which is set to star in the upcoming Nintendo 3DS title that has yet to be named.
Alongside what you can only call another teaser trailer is a little bit of information regarding the new game, the most important of all being that it is set to be released in the West sometime next year. Yes, Nintendo are going to make us wait an entire year before we’ll be able to get our hands on this incredible title but it’s always better to look on the bright side so hopefully this year will mean some major development for not only the game but the series as a whole.
Also revealed was a little more about the story of the upcoming game. Much like “Fire Emblem: Awakening” you’ll be able to create your very own character, male or female. UNlike “Fire Emblem: Awakening” your character will not be playing second fiddle to the likes of Chrom or Lucina, no sir, this time around YOU are the main character…something Nintendo made very clear during their presentation.
Your character will be the bridge between two warring kingdoms and you, as the protagonist, will have to do something about ending the war. Born to one side but raised by the other, your heart is set on the survival of both but it’ll take more than heart to end a war…it’ll take strength. Hoshido, who have set their sights on peace, and Nohr, who want nothing but battle, are the two armies that will go head-to-head throughout the game. It’s clear that uniting them will be no fool’s errand. Based in a land that seamlessly fuses both ancient Japanese and European styles, this game is looking to be incredible.
Most are hoping that it’ll outdo that of it’s predecessor “Fire Emblem: Awakening” but some are still sceptical. All I can say is that I’m far too excited for this game and I don’t think I’ll be able to wait for 2016!