One of the most anticipated upcoming 3DS titles would have to be Intelligent Systems’ Fire Emblem If, which is what it has been titled in it’s country of origin; Japan. The franchise was reborn not too long ago with the release of Fire Emblem: Awakening; a game that had people fall in love with tactical role-playing games all over again. This is why the new game has people in such an anxious uproar. Set for a release in Japan on the 25th of June, those of us living outside of Japan are going to have to wait until next year to get out hands on what will surely be the Nintendo 3DS’ greatest JRPG title to date.
It is fine though…because of the internet: Thanks to this wonder of science, news shared anywhere in the world will travel to all other parts of the world for the rest of the Earth’s population to see. This means any information released regarding Fire Emblem If over in Japan will quickly fall into the laps of those looking for a little more information about the game.
The latest issue of Japan’s Famitsu magazine introduces audiences to a few of the new characters set to appear in the upcoming game. In case you’ve been living under a rock for a while; the latest instalment in the Fire Emblem series will allow you, the player, to choose which side of a grand war you wish to be on. Two kingdoms; the Black and the White, will be the two different sides you may choose from and each of them will feature their own specific warriors. Some of the new additions are listed below:
Belka (Wyvern Rider): is a silver/blue-haired knight who serves under the Black Kingdom princess Camilla. Since Camilla likes “strong girls” she has taken a liking to Belka. She is voiced by Masumi Tazawa. She joins your party in Black Kingdom.
Luna (Mercenary): similar to Belka, Luna is a red-haired Mercenary who serves as a subordinate under princess Camilla. She hates to lose when it comes to just about anything, and she must always be first place at everything, otherwise she doesn’t feel quite right.Voiced by Saori Seto, Luna joins your party in Black Kingdom.
Nishiki (Mythological Fox): has the appearance of a fox-eared man. Nishiki is a “mythological fox spirit” who lives in the border of the White Kingdom. Following his father’s steps, he’s been gathering friends as the head of his tribe. Voiced by Yuuta Takahashi, Nishiki joins your forces in White Kingdom.
Kazahana (Samurai): in the White Kingdom, the light brown-haired Kazahana is known as the “Finger-Praying Samurai”. She is the princess Sakura’s personal loyal guard. Kazahana is voiced by Yayoi Sugaya and will join your party in White Kingdom.
Tsubaki (Pegasus Warrior): the fox-eyed redhead Tsubaki fights while mounted on his Pegasus. Based on his speech and behavior, he might seem like an easy-going person, but he’s actually very hard on himself. He’s voiced by Takamasa Mogi, and will join you in White Kingdom.