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

Nintendo surprised Fire Emblem fans today via a Nintendo Direct 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 Switch and multiple games for the Nintendo 3DS 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 Emblem 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 theFire 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 series: 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 createdHyrule Warriors, 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 separately).


  1. To all the people who were saying Fire Emblem isn’t major and talking trash saying it won’t “hurr durr won’t last the test of time”. It’s getting 4 games in a span of two years! Hahahah. Fire Emblem is bursting with life as it should be and will stay that way.

    Wish Metroid can be in a similar case… but hey you never know. Hopefully Mother stays dead only with Mother 3 coming to the US. It died peacefully. No need to milk it.

    1. Nice bait. Nearly had me there blinded Metroid fanboy. Just because Fire Emblem is getting stuff and is going places doesn’t mean you can blame Metroid’s failure in worldwide popularity on us and the FE games.

    1. Lots of people care about this “weeb shit”. Thank you. Hell, the recently announced games have been leaning towards the classics. Even remastering a game that never made it outside of Japan. Leave us be please and thank you. :)

        1. Tell that to the furries that make vast amounts of Dedede porn.

          They definitely find that fat penguin sexy.

  2. I’ll be keeping an eye on that Switch one and the FE2 Remaster, not sure about FE Warriors (and now that it’s coming to 3DS like Hyrule Warriors did, I’m more apprehensive) and I care little for the mobile title. All in all, I think this was a fine Direct.

    Now bring on E3 and my F-Zero Switch, goddammit!

    1. Omega King Kalas Ridley X3 (Greatness Awaits at Nintendo Switch & Sony PlayStation 4! Come join us in the Light of Darkness!!) says:

      I liked what they showed of the mobile game. If it ever gets a Switch version some day, I wouldn’t mind picking it up since it looks like a traditional Fire Emblem game. But since it is a mobile game, I won’t go out of my way for it, either.

  3. Where can I pre-order those amiibo before they disappear into the land of scalpers and ridiculous pricing?

  4. Predictions for Fire Emblem Warriors:

    Most likely:
    Marth, Roy, Ike, Robin (Boy/Girl), Lucina, Chrom, Corrin (Boy/Girl)

    Possible candidates:
    Tiki, Alm, Celica, Sigurd, Seliph, Leif, Eliwood, Lyn, Hector, Ephraim, Eirika, Elincia, Micaiah, Sothe, Frederick, Lissa, Azura, Ryoma, Xander, Kris, Anna, Gharnef, Nergal, Idenn, Ashnard, Validar.

    1. Omega King Kalas Ridley X3 (Greatness Awaits at Nintendo Switch & Sony PlayStation 4! Come join us in the Light of Darkness!!) says:

      Since Lyndis was featured heavily in the trailer for Fire Emblem Heroes, I want to say she’s a most likely candidate. But I’ve been wrong before.

    2. if it’s anything like Hyrule Warriors it’ll probably have everyone you mentioned, although some might come later as dlc.

  5. Omega King Kalas Ridley X3 (Greatness Awaits at Nintendo Switch & Sony PlayStation 4! Come join us in the Light of Darkness!!) says:

    Fire Emblem Heroes looked awesome for a mobile game so I’ll gladly get it if it ever hits the Switch or 3DS since it seems to mostly play like a regular Fire Emblem game.

    Alm & Celica’s amiibo look nice. Too bad it’s the prototype & not the one that will be mass produced. Thankfully, the amiibo aren’t too badly made so I’ll definitely get these two.

    I wish they would have said a little bit more about Fire Emblem Warriors.

  6. Thank fucking God they haven’t forgotten about Sigurd. He’s definitely the Lord I’m voting for. Now to hope he’s at least in the Warriors game, which better not pander too much to the AwakaFates fans. Would have been nice to get more gameplay like the Hyrule Warriors trailer did.

    And now people are asking for Alm and Celicia to join Smash. No more, please no more. It’s fairly obvious some people just won’t want Fire Emblem to be shoved down their throats again. I would rather accept more Kirby bias over that.

    1. While I like some of the character designs in Awakening & Fates, I’ll be very annoyed if they have too many of those characters. I know these are the games that saved Fire Emblem from being canceled but COME ON!! Don’t over-saturate us with them!

  7. Guess I better finish up The Fates trilogy on my N3DS. D; FE storm incoming!

    This has been a good day of news. Basically…there might be one FE game exclusive to switch? If I understood correctly?

    Between ZeldaU and this new batch of FE games, not to mention a few coming out on my 3rd party box… I’m in way over my head in games. Good problem to have I guess.

    1. I use to think having a big backlog would be great but now… Ugh..! If I wasn’t so active online, the backlog wouldn’t be an issue. In a way, I miss being a bit anti-social since I had more time to devote to video games, movies, & television shows! xD

  8. Fire emblem warriors should be pretty cool. The switch doesn’t look any stronger than the Wii U but hopefully it will still get good first and second party games.

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