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New Footage Shows Leif is a One-Man Army in Fire Emblem Engage

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Fire Emblem Engage Leif

Nintendo released more information on Leif, from Fire Emblem: Thracia 776, who will appear in the upcoming Fire Emblem Engage. Leif, also known as The Emblem of Genealogy, is a brave prince and the descendant of two Crusaders. Emblems are special units, unique to this installment, that need to pair up with traditional units via rings in order to enhance their stats and transfer special abilities.

Leif’s Emblem Ring is in the hands of Clanne, a Steward of the Dragon that protects the Divine Dragon. Leif is a resourceful warrior that can use any weapon and pairs well with any physical fighter. He can offer coverage on the battlefield, thanks to being able to use bows along with sword, spears and axes.

Leif’s Link Skill is “Vital Shift.” It is a passive, defensive skill that reduces damage taken when the paired unit has a weapon advantage against the attacker. “Killer Axe” is his Link Weapon, a massive axe that allows the paired unit to deal critical hits with ease. “Adaptation” is the name of his Engage Skill, and it allows Leif to automatically change his weapon to the more advantageous one. For example, Leif’s unit will change to lances if the enemy is using swords, axes if the enemy is using lances, etc. When attacked from ranged units, he will change to prioritize counterattacks. “Tetra Trick” is Leif’s Engage Attack, and it consists of a series of attacks with sword, spear, axe, and bow, with a high chance of breaking the enemy. When a unit that uses Martial Arts performs this attack, it will always break the opponent.

Kenichi Suzumura will voice Leif. He is best known for his roles as Zack Fair in Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII, Demyx in the Kingdom Hearts franchise, and Shinn Asuka in Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny.

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.