Fire Emblem News

News: An Impressive 1.79 Million Players Have Crossed Swords With Fire Emblem: Awakening

An Impressive 1.79 Million Players Have Crossed Swords With Fire Emblem: Awakening

...as of December 2014

Fire Emblem has traditionally struggled to make much of an impact in the West - we didn't even get to experience the franchise until the days of the Game Boy Advance - but it would appear that the turn-based series has finally caught the attention of players outside of Japan. A new promotional page has just gone live in Japan...

News: Official Nintendo UK Store Bundles Fire Emblem amiibo with Code Name S.T.E.A.M.

Official Nintendo UK Store Bundles Fire Emblem amiibo with Code Name S.T.E.A.M.

Sneaky strategy

Capitalism has some simple rules, one of which is to balance demand with strategy; if something's rare then you can get more money for it, or use it to promote other goods. A notorious example was GameStop's insane 'Massive Bundle' for a Majora's Mask 3D New Nintendo 3DS XL, which had a price tag of $500. Nintendo's not quite gone...

News: Nintendo Celebrates Japanese Launch Of Fire Emblem If With Themed Cover Plate & Bundle

Nintendo Celebrates Japanese Launch Of Fire Emblem If With Themed Cover Plate & Bundle

Another week, another cover plate

Since the launch of the New Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo has allowed users to accessorise their system with a wide selection of cover plate offerings. This trend won’t be stopping any time soon, with the latest cover plate reveal celebrating the upcoming Japanese launch of Fire Emblem If. The special Fire Emblem If...

News: Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem’s Character Designer Speaks Of New Challenge

Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem’s Character Designer Speaks Of New Challenge

Toi8 Tackles New Crossover

World renowned character designer, toi8, takes to Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem's Official Blog to share a little more about himself. We all know and love him for his work on hack//The Movie and Chain Chronicle movie, but did you know that working for Nintendo has been a huge dream of his? "As part of the generation...

News: Fire Emblem: If Special Edition Bundle Sold Out In Japan, Sparks Second Shipment for Pre-Orders

Fire Emblem: If Special Edition Bundle Sold Out In Japan, Sparks Second Shipment for Pre-Orders

If only it was out in the West this year

It seems Intelligent systems has pulled it out of the bag with its latest release. The brand new game in the Fire Emblem series has sold out of its pre-orders for the Special Edition pack, resulting in a second shipment being ordered for Japan. Some people may call this an ironic twist of fate, after Fire...

News: The New Fire Emblem For 3DS May Be Arriving Sooner Than Expected

The New Fire Emblem For 3DS May Be Arriving Sooner Than Expected

Update: Nintendo Australia issues an update dropping '2015' window

Update: It appears Nintendo Australia made an error with the listed 3DS release dates and has now sent out an updated version of the newsletter. The 3DS section now reads, "Games coming for Nintendo 3DS" rather than the existing header which indicated a 2015 launch for all titles...

News: A New Fire Emblem Game Is Marching Towards The 3DS

A New Fire Emblem Game Is Marching Towards The 3DS

From the same team behind Fire Emblem: Awakening

During today's Nintendo Direct it was confirmed that the 3DS family of systems is getting a new entry in the beloved Fire Emblem series, created by the same core team at Intelligent Systems which brought us the sublime Fire Emblem: Awakening. An entirely new story is on offer, but this time around...

Review: Fire Emblem (Wii U eShop / GBA)

Fire Emblem (Wii U eShop / GBA)

So much to love Lyndis game

Before Fire Emblem: Awakening started the Year of Luigi off with a bang, there was a great deal of concern at Nintendo regarding its future viability as a franchise. Sales were at an all-time low, and series producer Hitoshi Yamagami was given an ultimatum: at least 250,000 copies of the latest entry needed to be sold in...

News: Final Shots of Lucina Figma Make the Cut

Final Shots of Lucina Figma Make the Cut

Currently slated for an April 2015 release

Last month we had a first look at Good Smile Company's model of Lucina from its figma line. The company has posted further shots of the popular Fire Emblem: Awakening character, showing off more of the figure's versatility. According to Good Smile Company's page, the Lucina figma is designed

News: Fire Emblem Bringing The Battle to the Wii U in Europe This Week

Fire Emblem Bringing The Battle to the Wii U in Europe This Week

Launches at discount price

The growing Game Boy Advance library on the Wii U Virtual Console has already brought us some excellent titles, but the latest announcement will no doubt have strategy fans rather excited. Fire Emblem — the Game Boy Advance version that was the first in the series released outside Japan — will arrive in this week's...