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Fire Emblem Engage Video Showcases Ike, the Emblem of Radiance

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Fire Emblem Engage Ike

Nintendo released more information on Ike, the Emblem of Radiance in Fire Emblem Engage. The legendary leader of a renowned mercenary band, he possesses unrivaled combat skills. As a result, Ike becomes more powerful the less health he has. He is particularly useful for tanking enemies with his defensive and offensive power ups when at low HP.

Emblems are the spirits of heroes of lore that reside within Emblem Rings and can be equipped to traditional units. This mechanic is new to Fire Emblem Engage. Emblems will have interactions with regular units and be story relevant.

Ike’s Link Skill is called “Brave General,” and it boosts Defence and Resistance when his HP is under 75%. His Link Weapon is simply called “Hammer.” It is perfect to inflict Smash on enemies, and also deals extra damage to armored units. “Immovable” is Ike’s Engage Skill, and it makes his Avoidance stat 0 in exchange for halving all incoming damage. When used by a unit of Draconic Lineage, damage is decreased by an extra 10%.

“Supreme Aether” is Ike’s Engage Attack. It increases defenses for one turn to withstand enemy attacks, then launches a powerful AoE attack on the next turn. “Supreme Aether” also recovers HP in proportion to damage dealt. Ike is the kind of Emblem who can charge into a cluster of enemies, gather their attention away from other units, and on the next turn decimate them in one go.

Michihiko Hagi voices Ike in the Japanese dub of Fire Emblem Engage. He’s also known for voicing Vitali in Soul Nomad & the World Eaters, the Mii Fighters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and being the original voice of Ike in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance & Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn.

Fire Emblem Engage will come out worldwide on January 20, 2023 for the Nintendo Switch.

Daniel Bueno
Daniel is a writer and translator from the Spaghetti Western land of Andalusia, Spain. He also has bylines at Xbox Outsider. His favorite genre is JRPGs, and not a single day passes that he does not think of Mistwalker's Blue Dragon and Lost Odyssey. In truth, he is a Dragon Quest slime in a human suit.