Rumored to be a new, already-finished Fire Emblem game, screenshots appear to have leaked online.
Prompted by industry insider Emily Rogers’ FamiBoards post, Reddit user miasmadelta posted what they claim to be screenshots along with more details, including some of what is said to be a new game.Screenshots were later shared favorite dish on Twitter (below).
“I can confirm this is a brand new [Fire Emblem] game, and it’s been done for a while.I’m not sure what the delay in announcing it was,” miasmadelta said. “Interestingly, some aspects of it seem to be reused from the canceled Wii. [Fire Emblem] game.In addition, rumors [a Fire Emblem 4] Remakes are also real. “
For those who haven’t seen it, there’s apparently a new Fire Emblem leak going on. Marked as spoilers in case you don’t want to see them, but if you do see them, what do you think?#fire emblem #FEHero pic.twitter.com/xFFoAHanwv
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The post claims that the game is a brand new entry in the series, with multiple new characters and a summoning mechanic that allows players to bring in Fire Emblem characters from the past – although it’s clearly not like the mobile game Fire Emblem Heroes (which includes similar Mechanisms).
The main character apparently has red and blue hair (as seen in the alleged screenshots), and the roster of other characters appears to include the recurring character Anna.
The posts also say that developer Gust, best known for his Atelier franchise, has been helping to develop the new Fire Emblem game, though it’s mostly being developed by Intelligent Systems and Koei Tecmo (who together developed Fire Emblem: Three Houses) and It has been completed for over a year.
All of this information needs to be handled with caution until Nintendo itself confirms it, but the post suggests the publisher is waiting for a big Nintendo Direct presentation to announce it. However, the new Fire Emblem could be confirmed soon, given that the company has yet to hold its Nintendo Direct, which is usually adjacent to E3.
Based on its recent release schedule, a new entry might not be too far away. The last mainline game, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, was released in 2019, while Destiny was released in 2015 and Awakening in 2012. In our 9/10 review of the last game, IGN said: “Fire Emblem: Three Houses offers an incredible selection and a story worth watching from multiple angles.”
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Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer who occasionally remembers tweeting @thelastdinsdale. He would talk about wizards all day.