During the latest Nintendo Direct Presentation, we got some new footage from Fire Emblem If’s new village-building feature, where you’ll get to make buildings, deepen bonds with allies, and interact with other players.
The video starts out with two Fire Emblem If characters with the maid Felicia and the butler Joker giving us the latest look at the upcoming title. This time around, we’re getting a look at the “My Castle” feature, where you’ll make your own village.
As seen in the video, you’ll get to walk around, and also get a look of the area in 3D. The first areas include “My Room,” which is basically your own room, followed by a farm where you can get crops to make foods, along with other materials from different parts.
You’ll be able to build new buildings like a weapon shop. They show Rinka running the store, and you’ll have other characters that will run the stores for you. These stores can be leveled up to have more and better items. The accessory shop will let you make equipment, including what looks like costume pieces like the scarecrow head shown in the video.
The My Castle area will also let you interact with Marth, Ike, Robin, and Lucina’s Amiibo figurines. Upon doing so, they’ll show up for a fight, and defeating them will let you recruit them into your party.
The Restaurant is where you’ll find Felicia serving food to customers. Eating foods will provide buffs, but they can also give you negative effects. The arena will let you fight other characters, and the Kujibiki Shop (a lottery wheel) will let you test your luck to win gear. There are plenty of other My Castle features that we’ll learn more about in the near future.
While in your village, you’ll get to spend some time bonding with allies at the bathhouse. Lilith’s Shrine will let you provide food to the creature Lilith, and can level up according to what you feed it. We’ll find out more about that later.
Next, at 6:00, the video provides another look at the My Room feature. You can call allies to your room to further deepen your bond. This applies to both male and female characters, by interacting with them on the bottom screen.
The following section shows how you’ll get to interact with other players. This is done through StreetPass, used to visit other players’ castles. You can visit their areas to purchase their weapons and items sold at the shops. Black Kingdom and White Kingdom will have different weapons, so this will be a good way to get other weapons not sold in your version. There are also unique material you can find in other castles.
Additionally, you can use the StreetPass to fight against other players in their castle or yours. The footage shows how buildings can be destroyed while fighting against other players, but they’ll be restored to normal once the fight is over. You can also recruit characters from the other player after the fight.
Fire Emblem If will release in Japan on June 25, 2015 for Nintendo 3DS and sometime in 2016 for the West.