Fire Emblem On Switch Might Be “Completely Different” From The Portable Games

By Sato . May 29, 2017 . 6:00am

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Fire Emblem developers in Hitoshi Yamagami and Kenta Nakanishi from Nintendo recently spoke with French gaming site, JeuxVideo, about  their thoughts on seeing Fire Emblem as a portable series, and a little teaser on what we can expect from it on Switch.

 

Do you primarily consider Fire Emblem a portable series? It’s been ten years since its last home console release, Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn, and while we’re getting Fire Emblem for Nintendo Switch next year, a lot of players were hoping to get an installment on Wii U. Do you feel that the Wii U wasn’t a good fit for a series like Fire Emblem or were there other reasons for concentrating on the 3DS?

Hitoshi Yamagami: The Fire Emblem series has a long history of games on home console. During our development on portable console, we felt that we’ve reached the peak of our work on Nintendo 3DS. Looking back, we don’t think of it as a series that must be portable first. We hope to have other opportunities to make games on home console in the future.

 

Kenta Nakanishi: As stated previously, we’re currently working on a Fire Emblem for Nintendo Switch. For this title made for home console, we should be able to breathe life into characters like never before, and show you a completely different Fire Emblem.

 

Fire Emblem‘s Nintendo Switch title is expected to release in 2018.


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