If you’re a Fire Emblem fan, you’ll be happy to know that it is now being labeled as a “major IP” for Nintendo. The publisher is pleased with how the franchise is being received in Japan as well as in Western territories. As such, you can look forward to more Fire Emblem content later this year and beyond. An application based on the popular RPG series is in the works, and it’s scheduled to launch in the fall for smart devices. You can read what Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima had to say on the matter below:
Fire Emblem is a pioneering role-playing simulation game series, combining the tactical elements of a simulation game with the character customization elements of a role-playing game.
It is also well known by the catchphrase “tough-to-beat simulation.” This high-quality simulation game depicts intense battles in a sword-and-sorcery world inhabited by unique and charming characters, making it well-loved by fans.
Fifteen titles have been released in this series, from Fire Emblem: Ankokuryu to Hikari no Ken (Japanese title) in 1990 to the latest title, Fire Emblem Fates.
This series has many passionate fans, particularly among gamers in their 20s and 30s.
As I mentioned before, the latest title, Fire Emblem Fates, is selling well in America and has found a wide audience outside of Japan as well.
We have also released many spin-off titles and related products, and this has become a major IP for Nintendo, both in name and in substance.
We are currently developing an application for smart devices based on Fire Emblem.
We expect that many consumers will experience Fire Emblem for the first time on their smart device, so this application will offer a more accessible style of gameplay compared to the titles for dedicated video game systems. At the same time, we still aim to provide a fully engaging experience as a role-playing simulation game.