Thursday21st May 2020
Top Five Emblems
The Fire Emblem series celebrated its 30th anniversary in April and in honour of the milestone Japanese gaming publication Famitsu polled its readers on their favourite games from Nintendo's celebrated strategy RPG series. Of course, Japan has received several entries in the franchise that we never got over here in the West--we...
Tuesday21st Apr 2020
'Triangle Attack' and 'Climax'
On 20th April 1990, the world was given its very first Fire Emblem game in Japan and to celebrate, Nintendo has released two new Fire Emblem offerings for Nintendo Switch Online users in the country. Intelligent Systems and Nintendo's R&D1 group co-developed Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light...
Saturday29th Feb 2020
Nintendo Life reader phase!
Earlier this week we posted our ranking of all the Fire Emblem games that have received an official release in the West. With a series this good our personal ranking was always going to be contentious, and judging from the comments that proved to be the case. With such a divide in public opinion, we've decided to put the...
Monday24th Feb 2020
Everything's on the up
Fire Emblem has gone from down-and-out strategy series to one of Nintendo's crown jewels, and its recent surge in popularity has predictably had a positive impact on its creator, Intelligent Systems. Prior to the launch of Fire Emblem: Awakening and Fire Emblem Fates on the 3DS – the former of which is credited with...
Tuesday18th Feb 2020
The art of cosplaying as your favourite gaming characters appears to be more popular than ever at the moment, but we doubt there are many who can say that they've cosplayed as themselves. Joe Zieja, voice actor of Fire Emblem: Three Houses' Golden Deer leader Claude, has shared a couple of images to his personal Twitter account...
Thursday13th Feb 2020
New and updated features, and plenty of bug fixes
Today marks the release of the fourth wave of paid DLC for Fire Emblem: Three Houses. Apart from this, there's also a new update for the game. Version 1.2.0 allows you to have tea with Lady Rhea, select a new Dancer Ensemble costume for the protagonist, and much more. If you have access to the...
Meet the Ashen Wolves
In January, Nintendo revealed a fourth house would be added to Fire Emblem: Three Houses as DLC. It's titled 'Cindered Shadows' and focuses on the Ashen Wolves – a house in name alone, as it's comprised of disenfranchised students who reside in the Abyss beneath Garreg Mach. This latest wave of Expansion Pass content is now...
Tuesday11th Feb 2020
And "progress is going well"
Fire Emblem: Three Houses may well have had a wonderfully successful time on Switch, generating a passionate legion of new fans experiencing the franchise for the first time, but series veterans will no doubt remember its 2D routes just as fondly, including several titles on the good old Game Boy Advance. Well, what if...
Sunday9th Feb 2020
"It’s something that’s already been decided"
Article updated - Sun 9th Feb, 2020 07:00 GMT: Earlier this week, in his latest Famitsu column, Masahiro Sakurai touched on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate having too many Fire Emblem characters and sword fighters. While he understands what the fanbase is
Thursday6th Feb 2020
Sign up today
Last weekend, the 'Feh Channel' on YouTube revealed Fire Emblem Heroes would be introducing a new subscription-based service. Version 4.2.0 is now live, meaning you can now purchase the 'Feh Pass' for $9.49 (or the regional equivalent). If you sign up, you'll gain access to multiple benefits. This includes the distribution of two...
Sunday2nd Feb 2020
Will cost $9.49 per month
Following in the footsteps of Mario Kart Tour, Nintendo's hit mobile game Fire Emblem Heroes will be introducing a subscription-based service. This news was shared in the official Feh Channel video update for this month. In exchange for a set monthly fee of $9.49 (or the regional equivalent), subscribers will be able to...
Wednesday29th Jan 2020
The Three Houses representative has arrived
Well, after a false alarm stating Byleth was available in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, we can now confirm the protagonist from Fire Emblem: Three Houses really has been added to Nintendo's all-star brawler as the fifth DLC fighter. If you already have your hands on the Fighters Pass, it's simply a matter...
Tuesday28th Jan 2020
Find out when within...
Update: A very recent update stated that Byleth is available right now, although as you may have found out for yourselves we’re still waiting for the fighter to drop. In our excitement, we pushed a button early - our apologies! We’ll be sure to update again when the fighter is actually available. If all goes according to...
Tuesday21st Jan 2020
Prepare for battle, again
Last week, the protagonist of Fire Emblem: Three Houses Byleth was announced for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as a DLC character and it was also revealed a fourth house would be added to the newest Fire Emblem entry on Switch. So far, we know the fourth house featured in the fourth Expansion DLC – Cindered Shadows – will...
Saturday18th Jan 2020
A big week for Fire Emblem fans
So, the secret is out and we now know the fifth paid DLC fighter for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is Byleth from Fire Emblem: Three Houses. Obviously, not everyone is happy that yet another character from this long-running tactical role-playing series will be represented and that's why our American-based video producer...
Friday17th Jan 2020
"a childhood dream come true"
A few months after Fire Emblem: Three Houses had been released on the Switch, Nintendo had to replace the voice of the male version of Blyeth, after the character's voice actor revealed he had abused and mistreated both friends and partners over the past decade. The
Thursday16th Jan 2020
Chin up, plenty more DLC in the sea
"Too many swordsmen, are there?" Challenger #5 - the final DLC fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's (first) Fighters Pass - has been revealed. Yes, feeling that the Fire Emblem series was under represented in its flagship crossover fighting game, Nintendo will be adding Byleth - the protagonist of F
Fire Emblem: Four Houses
As if the addition of Byleth to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate wasn't enough to please Fire Emblem fans, Nintendo has also dropped info on Twitter detailing the next wave of Expansion Pass DLC which introduces a secret fourth house into the mix. The Ashen Wolves are the lates
Tuesday14th Jan 2020
Promo starts next week
Remember that Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker promotion Nintendo ran last year that was exclusive to Switch Online subscribers? In case you forgot, it allowed users of the service to play the game for free for a 10-day period. Well now, a new game for this very same program has been
Tuesday7th Jan 2020
Gavin's personal pick for GOTD
Following on from our reader-voted Top 50 Games of the Decade, Nintendo Life staff members will be picking their personal favourite Nintendo games between the years 2010-2019. Today, Gavin looks back nearly seven years and tries to remember the name of his kid... Picking one's favourite game from a decade’s worth...
Saturday28th Dec 2019
Dragon Quest takes out second and third
Fire Emblem: Three Houses certainly hasn't gone unnoticed since it was released in July. Earlier this month at the Game Awards, it was awarded the 'best strategy' game of 2019 and at the same event, it won the Players Voice award – beating various other games like Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, EA's
Thursday19th Dec 2019
Provided you've purchased the Expansion Pass
Nintendo's certainly been busy with a lot of smaller announcements and reveals this week. Just yesterday, Cadence of Hyrule scored free DLC adding Octavo as a playable character and spooky
Friday13th Dec 2019
A critical hit
It's been a great year for the Nintendo Switch, with many top tier games released just about every month. One of the biggest highlights was Fire Emblem: Three Houses, developed by the talented team at Intelligent systems. We praised the game itself when it arrived in July and we're glad to say it's now been recognised at this year's...
Thursday28th Nov 2019
Path of the Midnight Sun could be Switch-bound
A game inspired by the popular Fire Emblem series has taken to Kickstarter, and a Switch release is on the table should it secure enough funding. Path of the Midnight Sun is a title which combines Visual Novel elements with turn-based strategy and boasts lavish 'Live2D' animation segments. It actually...
Wednesday13th Nov 2019
With all the Poké-drama doing the rounds today, we thought it might be a good idea to just sit back and chat about something a little bit silly. How about headless Fire Emblem characters? Yes, we're all familiar and in love with Fire Emblem: Three Houses at this point, with its lovely cast of characters and their intriguing,...
Friday8th Nov 2019
Updates and bug fixes
Fire Emblem: Three Houses third wave of content is now available, and alongside this is the release of Version 1.1.0. Unlike the new DLC, this patch is entirely free and will give you access to more save files and makes a few other quality of life changes. It also fixes some bugs and resolves a number of issues. If you have...
Spend some time in the sauna
Smash Bros. Ultimate isn't the only game getting some major updates this week. Nintendo's and Intelligence System's more recent release, Fire Emblem: Three Houses has just received its third wave of downloadable content. Provided you've purchased the Expansion Pass, you'll now have access additional quests, more units,...
Monday4th Nov 2019
"Maybe that’s one of the things they’ll bring forward in the future"
Ex-Game Informer senior editor Imran Khan has hinted that Nintendo could be bringing a previously-canned Fire Emblem remake to Nintendo Switch. Speaking to Kinda Funny's Greg Miller, Khan touches upon the topic of canned 3DS games, and Fire Emblem is one that comes up –...
Wednesday2nd Oct 2019
You can't be popular forever
Each of the three houses in Fire Emblem: Three Houses has its own set of dedicated, sometimes overly-passionate fans (we've all seen the fan art, you cheeky so-and-sos) and this love has also found its way to the game's supporting cast. Whoever you chose when the game first launched, there's sure to be a character or...
Friday20th Sep 2019
Spotted in a Japanese guidebook
As you'll no doubt be aware if you're an eager Fire Emblem fan, there's plenty of DLC on the way for Fire Emblem: Three Houses on Nintendo Switch. Previous descriptions of the upcoming DLC have been a little vague, which is perhaps to be expected so far in advance, but according to