Nintendo Announces Fire Emblem Games for Mobile, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS

Multiple Games in the Series Are in Development – the First
Launches Feb. 2

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nintendo surprised Fire Emblem fans today via a Nintendo
announcement with the news that multiple games from the hit
strategy-RPG franchise are in development. These include a new game for
smart devices, two games for Nintendo
and multiple games for the Nintendo
family of systems. There’s no question that this is by far the
most fiery, most emblematic Nintendo Direct ever.

“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
fan or jump in for the first time.”

Below is a sampling of the news that Nintendo announced today. To view
the Nintendo Direct video in its entirety, visit

  • Fire Emblem Heroes comes to smart devices:
    Nintendo launches its next adventure when Fire Emblem Heroes
    arrives soon on mobile. For detailed information about release timings
    by platform, please check
    Fire Emblem Heroes is an original strategy RPG about two
    warring kingdoms in a bitter clash. As a summoner, players build their
    army by calling upon popular Fire Emblem heroes from worlds
    that span the breadth of the series. Players will wage tactical
    battles streamlined for on-the-go play and level up a mix of new
    combatants and legendary heroes. Some familiar hero characters will
    become allies, while others will become enemy generals. Players can
    enjoy the full majesty of tactical role playing on bite-sized maps
    designed to fit nicely on a smartphone screen, even when playing in
    short bursts. Players lead their armies with easy touch-and-drag
    controls, including the ability to attack by simply swiping an ally
    hero over an enemy. If they manage to defeat every enemy on a given
    map, victory will be theirs. The heroes are depicted in new art
    hand-drawn by a variety of illustrators, and their voices have been
    newly recorded. Beyond the main story mode, players can engage in
    other modes to strengthen their army or to compete against others.
    Free and timely updates will add new characters and content for
    additional hours of gameplay as well. Fire Emblem Heroes will
    be available as a free download with optional in-app purchases
    available. Visit the Fire Emblem Heroes website for details
    about pre-registration.

    • To prepare for the launch of Fire Emblem Heroes, today
      Nintendo kicks off the Fire Emblem Heroes: Choose Your Legends
      event. Fans can visit
      to browse through characters from the Fire Emblem franchise
      and select the ones they’d like to see make an appearance in Fire
      Emblem Heroes
      . The global community’s top-ranked hero and
      heroine will then be featured in Fire Emblem Heroes as
      Choose Your Legends event characters. Nintendo Account holders
      will receive a Platinum point bonus for voting.
  • Fire
    Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
    : In 1992, the second
    game in the Fire Emblem series, Fire Emblem Gaiden,
    launched exclusively in Japan. Now, for the first time, fans outside
    of Japan will get a taste of this classic game on the Nintendo 3DS
    family of systems. Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia is
    inspired by the 1992 original, reimagined on a grander scale. Every
    aspect of the Fire Emblem Gaiden game’s presentation has been
    updated, along with the game being fully voiced. Fire Emblem
    Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
    recreates classic Fire Emblem
    gameplay with a modern twist, mixing in exploration of dungeons
    crawling with enemies. Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
    will launch on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems May 19. Characters
    from the game, Alm and Celica, will be available as amiibo figures in
    a two-pack, also on May 19.
  • Fire Emblem meets KOEI TECMO GAMES’ Warriors
    : Fire Emblem Warriors is coming to both the Nintendo
    Switch and New Nintendo 3DS systems, which includes New Nintendo 3DS
    and New Nintendo 3DS XL. It’s being developed by the team that created Hyrule
    , and is scheduled to launch this fall.
  • Fire Emblem is coming to Nintendo Switch: For the
    first time since Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn on the Wii console
    in 2007, a new mainline game in the series is being developed for a
    Nintendo home system, with the ability to also be played on the go!
    The new game is scheduled to launch in 2018. Nintendo Switch goes on
    sale March 3 at a suggested retail price of $299.99, and lets players
    take their home games with them wherever they go (games sold

Remember that Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Switch feature parental
that let adults manage the content their children can
access. For more information about this and other features, visit
Please consult with device manufacturers or mobile service providers for
information about parental controls on smart devices.

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interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan,
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and Wiihome consoles, and Nintendo 3DS and
Nintendo DS families of portable systems. Since 1983, when
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GameCube and Wii systems. It has also created industry icons
that have become well-known, household names such as Mario,
Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and
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Rich George