Intelligent Systems Rejected Modern-Day Fire Emblem Idea
Posted by James Newton
As we prepare for Fire Emblem: Awakening to reach the Western world, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata sat down with some of the game's development staff to discuss this latest entry in the tactical fantasy series.
Producer Hitoshi Yamagami and project manager Higuchi Masahiro began discussing the 3DS instalment while working on 2010's DS remake Fire Emblem: Shin Monsho no Nazo. Tossing around ideas for a new entry in the series, the two came up with setting the story on a different world or in modern times, but ditched those thoughts in favour of a title that sums up the best elements of its predecessors.
Guess that means we won't be seeing Marth swinging a baseball bat any time soon.