Nintendo Life sat down with Yosuke Hayashi of Koei Tecmo and Masahiro Higuchi of Intelligent Systems for an interview that took place at this year’s E3. They discussed their upcoming project, Fire Emblem Warriors, which releases worldwide on the Nintendo Switch later this year. At one point, local and online multiplayer was discussed, and Hayashi answered them very bluntly. Here’s what he had to say:
Is Fire Emblem Warriors going to have local split screen, similar to Hyrule Warriors?
Hayashi-san: Yes. We anticipated people would like that kind of gameplay, so we’ve made local co-op available where you can separate the joy-con from the system and play split screen.
Is there any plan for any type of online functionality?
Hayashi-san: At this point we don’t have any online functionality, it’s more offline multiplayer.