Nintendo is holding a Fire Emblem direct tomorrow, but one of the big announcements during the broadcast may well have been revealed.
The direct will no doubt focus on Fire Emblem Warriors and (perhaps) the announced mobile game, but digging into the source code of the Fire Emblem Warriors page on Nintendo.com has revealed a piece of code which says "Fire Emblem Fates: Revelations for Nintendo Switch". You can see the code in the image below.
Could this be the real deal, or is it simply a mistake? As one NeoGAF poster has pointed out, a lot of the other information included on the page relates to the 3DS version of the game, so this line of code could potentially have been included unintentionally.
However, an upscaled port of Fire Emblem Fates on Switch - which includes all of the versions and DLC released so far - would be very welcome and would help flesh out the Switch software library in 2017.
It'd be a welcome addition to the Switch - but i want to see less ports and more new titles tbh.
Considering the other information all pertains to the 3DS version I would be surprised to see a Switch version announced. I think that the effort it would take to get it on the Switch could be much better spent on either a new Fire Emblem game for the Switch, or just some more new games in general
Well if they do decided to port 3ds games to the switch then i hope we see Kid Icarus uprising joining the list soon.
Even so while i would not mind it i rather just get a new Fire emblem game if i am being honest.
I still haven't gotten around to playing Fates so I'd be down to get this... but come on, Nintendo, show us some more new games.
I love Fates but would struggle to see the point. It's not a big name system sells despite it being bigger than ever, and any FE fan will already have it on 3DS.
Get working on the next one instead!
As one of the few people doesn't have a 3DS but has a Wii U, I'd love a Switch FE: Fates. However, it would still be great to get a new one in addition.
Wouldn't be surprised to be honest. The early part of a console's lifespan is generally port and remaster heavy. Nintendo just hasn't embraced that approach yet hence why consoles like the Wii U were very drought heavy.
Would rather a new game, or a port of one I didn't just play to death in 2016
The Switch has been 'revealed' and still more rumours! I agree with people in the comments, Nintendo needs to stop porting over old games. Just get some new games shown which utilise the system, and get them shown QUICK!
Still have to complete Fates on 3DS, so can't say I'm interested in a Switch port.
Anyway the code could mean all or nothing, they wouldn't be the first ones to write down not real stuffs in the code for tests and tries (or just for silly fun, that's the way of the programmer afterall XD).
I guess the more people that get to play this great game the better, and the same is true for some of the other ports that are confirmed/rumoured.
Having said that, the trend towards endless 'game of the year editions' and remasters and ports is, along with micro-transactions, kind of stifling creativity within the industry - at least among some of the largest developers, in my opinion.
I rather hope we get some Fire Emblem Virtual Console games (I'm looking at you, Radiant Dawn / Path of Radiance).
Yes I will gladly buy it again but only if has all the DLCs and story chapters of all three games completely in there.
Ugh, hope this is wrong. A new unique FE for Switch would be desirable. I already have the collector's edition of FE Fates on 3DS, I won't be buying it again.
By the way...At a closer look, that's not even hidden code XD
The write "Fire Emblem Fates: Revelation for nintendo Switch" would appear to anyone entering into the Warriors' page and failing to load the logo of "Revelation" that links to the 3DS game (which is at the bottom of the page).
It's very hard to imagine they would reveal they're upcoming port to anyone failing to load a pic, most likely the programmer had to write "for nintendo Switch" so much that day that they went overboard and accidentally turned Revelation too in a Switch game >w>;;;
I'd be happy for this. I never got around to getting the 3DS versions. I'd definitely buy it to fill some of the Switch voids.
Could kinda see this coming. As it makes so much sense. So wouldn't be surprised. Problem now is people will expect it. So if it does not happen there will be dissipointment.
Also.....as people have stated ports and third party yearly games like fifa and cod are big parts of 1st year launch plans. Getting titles out there. Just look at Sony and their awful first party output. This yr has lots but before that it's slim pickings. No doubt we will get a new fire emblem. But this idea puts stock on shelves and in the east at least would sell well.
Well there are two ways to look at this. "Oh no another port" or "They're buying time before they release a new game."
Come on guys, it has only been 2 years since Japan got its release (less than that actually). There is no way they would have developed a game in that time. It is going to be a port.
But then XC 2 is on the way. I would love to be wrong. And what if we have a port and a new game? That would blow my tiny little mind.
Uncensor it for Switch or no buy!
Yes. Esp PoR since I managed to buy RD for Wii before THE HYPE
I would not mind this.. or FE title to Switch in general, either way. I still haven't bought Fates because lack of money, now I'd have birthday discount but my ID is linked to older XL and I don't think it has the space for it since never bought bigger sd card (and have to figure out how to move data since it has FEA preinstalled).
I can understand some of the Wii u ports for switch as they can go to a potentially bigger audience than they did on the Wii u but less so 3ds ports especially one which only recently came out and sold well. Don't see a big market for this one.
Even though I have the 3DS triple pack I would buy againg for Switch (my 3DS speaker randomly stops working) having said that I would want the in game assets to match the movie clips
If it's launch title, it would convince me to get Switch day 1. Switch needs more launch titles
Most likely right. Remember how the Breath of the Wild amiibo was listed as being released on the 4th March?
If it was all 3 parts and extras added for the price of €60 it will sell Switch like gang busters. Isn't FF a massive franchise for Nintendo now?
This is exactly what I was fearing. More ports than actual new titles and IPs. Not that porting games is a bad thing, but I probably rather save on new games for the Switch than ports of the games that I already own. If I had unlimited budget that would be a different thing, though. And what appealed to me about Switch was we will get a whole new experience on gaming. Getting ported games doesn't sound as exciting.
I usually ignore rumors but I really hope this is true. I am more than willing to start over if it means I can play on a tv. Either way whatever comes out I will be buying.
Well they'd have to remove the Streetpass components as the Switch won't have Streetpass
If it has all the content then perhaps it could sell well.
Do you remember the old days when there were still pleasant surprises and everything in the universe wasn't leaked, hacked and revealed early?
Looks like a mistake.
If you go to the FIFA game page and view the source code for the Mario and Sonic image, it says “Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games for nintendo switch”
If you go to the Just Dance 2017 game page and view the source code for the Rhythm Heaven Megamix image, it says “Rhythm Heaven Megamix for nintendo switch”
If you go to the Super Mario Odyssey game page and view the source code for the Pokemon Moon with bonus figure image, it says “Pokémon Moon with bonus Lunala Figure for nintendo switch”
@BionicDodo This doesn't really spoiler a lot. It is like a chapter title of a rumour. Do we know what the visual style will look like? New game content? Improvements? What is bundled with it?
This to me is not the bothersome stuff. Screenshots would both me more.
I never got around to buying it on the 3DS, so I would more than welcome this
I REALLY don't want this. It's so pointless. I'd rather have a Radiant Dawn/Path of Radiance port, or at least have them on VC.
I got both fate on 3ds but I never played it. My brother did however as he's a huge fe fan. Depending on what extra content they offer, I just might get it on the switch
Totally not out of the question but they'd have to include all three stories surely?
Could it not just be a DLC set for Fire Emblem Warriors?
@PotatoTheG Not even that Potato. You know what I would like to see? Ports of games that never got released western. The Fire Emblems we missed due to being Japan-exclusive.
@Folkloner I agree but its early days. It's very common for new consoles to get ports to fill in the gaps. I didn't actually pay for Revelations so I'd consider. Hopefully it's a port in year one and a new game in year 2-3.
I doubt there will be a port - It just mentions Revelations, it doesn't mention Birthright or Conquest. It may be a warning in the website that Fire Emblem Warriors potentially contains spoilers for the Revelations route, or an invitation to play that to understand better the characters in FE:W
I already own the special edition, so no need for this at all. But, for those who don't own it, it'd be better in high-def.
Now...gotta actually finish. I'm still on Birthright (got busy and forgot about it in favour of Ace Attorney and Xenoblade).
Can look at it this way,the Wii U ports are for the 3DS only upgraders and the 3DS ports are for Wii U only owners like myself.I don't really think you can say any FE fan that wanted to play it will already own it so who is it for?Just because one isn't interested in handheld gaming doesn't mean one isn't interested in any of it's games.My first FE game was on Wii U VC and I would love the chance to play the newest entry and now hopefully I'll get the opportunity to do so.An enhanced version on far more modern hardware at that.I hope to see a few more 3DS ports too like Link Between Worlds and Kid Icarus.
I've yet to finish Awakening let alone start Fates. At least my special edition game case remains sealed so if this is true; may just leave it as such.
It may also help the standard 3DS titles drop in price so i can grab a pie do shelving.
They're releasing a Fire Emblem mobile game later this year right? It would actually be pretty smart to have a full FE title ready for Switch by the time that comes out, port or not.
Personally I think this is great news, another game available on Switch. However, I think some people are making a bit of a fuss about porting Fates means that a new Fire Emblem would take longer... because it's a port there it's something that can be released quickly & by any staff not already assigned to the big games coming out soon.
I don't think dropping it would make any difference to when we'd get a new Fire Emblem. Would just mean a dozen junior programmers would have shorter days.
Revelations is the only version without a physical release so a port is possible.
That said, I would much rather see a TMS port since the 3DS has a huge install base already.
Japan will love it tho.
I would welcome that. Got review copies of all three games, but I wanted to go for a physical version of it, so that looks like that'll be my cue.
Very glad, then, that I've held off on buying a version of it after the "Special Edition" sold out and was never restocked!
@carlechu : Revelation is technically available as a physical release via the Special Edition. I did ponder the possibility of Nintendo releasing Revelation as its own standalone retail title, but it shares so much content with Birthright and Conquest that it makes more sense to leave it as a (mostly) DLC exclusive in order to prevent disappointment for those who may have purchased the retail editions of Birthright/Conquest individually.
Sigh, the presentation won't be as fun to watch now we know the big surprise
Now that would be quite good, looking forwad to tomorrows direct, what time is it.
@Grandpa_Pixel Just anything that isn't Fates and I will be happy.
I'd be all over this.
You know they're gonna make a new one, but I'll take a port to help pass the time till then
This is so obviously a bug with their website. Every game page has 4 "You may also like" games at the bottom. If you go to the page for a Switch game, the first listed game always has "for nintendo switch" at the end of it's alt text (a description for screen readers or if the image doesn't load). Other games that do this are FIFA, NBA 2k18 and Super Bomberman R. FIFA and NBA 2k18 for Mario and Sonic at the Rio Olympics and Bomberman for Pokemon Sun with Lunala Figure.
All 4 games on the Bomberman page are variations of Pokemon S/M and only the first listed Moon with the figurine come up as "for nintendo switch". Should I start a rumor that Pokemon Moon but not Sun is coming to the Switch and only with a figure? It shares 100% the same basis as this one. The only difference is that as a piece of DLC, Revelations doesn't have a cover so it doesn't have an immediately contradictory "3DS" running down the side.
I would prefer a new game, but I guess we will see what happens at the Fire Emblem Direct.
I'm taking this with the usual amount of salt, but a physical port of the Revelations DLC on the Switch would be amazing!
I'm also not opposed to a proper physical release for the 3DS itself.
Finally, FE on the go...
That would be incredible!
I'm not a huge Fire Emblem fan but I played a few of the games including Awakening, which took me a long time to get through but ultimately liked. I held off buying Fates because of the whole 3-episode thing and didn't feel like buying episodes indiviudually to get the whole game. If they release Fates as a complete title on Switch, I will likely buy it.
I wouldn't buy the port. I already have all 3 for fates on the 3DS. It is just to soon. If they were to upgrade Awakenings with better graphics, more maps and more voice acting then, I would bite. I liked Awakenings better.
Lol, another port!
Oh, I hope it's true, honestly. This would be a significant update to the visuals for one and a way to bring in some adult 3DS fans. Nintendo has a mobile Fire Emblem game releasing soon and I don't think it would do that if it didn't have a traditional game to funnel new fans into. The Warriors game along with it also makes more sense. Bring in the action people, bring in the Nintendo curious on mobile and bring them to the new console rather than the 3DS... or both. Makes sense.
@River3636 Awakenings is the one that made a big "first" impression in the US, too. So, I like your thinking on that. Problem is, if this turns out to be true, I bet Fates for Switch was in mind during the production of the 3DS game — at least in part.
@dsparil Good to know, and I think you are probably right. Still would be great if it happened.
@aaronsullivan I have most of the old school FE s. I just think the story was more engaging with Awakenings. If they release it on the Switch, they would have to add Another Segment. We already have Birthrights, Conquest, and Revelation, maybe they could add another like Evolution. For me to bite.
If true, good for people who actually enjoyed that steaming pile of crap. Though I'd imagine it's as a few others said, just a redirect to the 3DS version so people can play that while they wait.
I'm not against ports, be they from Wii U or 3DS. I'd prefer new games, or crazy amounts of new content, but they're fine. Fates was just a terrible experience; color me unimpressed if a Switch port turns out to be true.
If I took that literally, then I'd say "port". If I go by wishful thinking, perhaps it's saying that FEF:Revalations is one of the eventual DLCs for Fire Emblem Warriors (As I'm sure there'll be an Awakening pack, Path of Radiance pack, etc.). Who knows?
I would love to see fates with upgraded visuals but not getting my hopes up
@Arnold-Kage didn't think about that i would love to see uprising on there
If this happens then day one for sure.
Ouch...hurts for those like me who purchased the $100 special edition. But if more people get to play it, fine by me.
Same here to be honest but remember two years ago when their were rumors about 3ds games coming to the wii u . Well i think the same scenario could work with the switch as we already heard of the rumors for pokemon star to be released on the switch.
So any other 3ds title you think would work better on the switch then it did the 3ds?
@Syrek24 Are you actually serious? I like the 3DS games (except maybe Birthright), but your logic is so skewed. The old FE games are fine, the only "archaic" ones are the first three, and Gaiden is getting the remake it desperately needs (with the old artstyle you seem to pointlessly criticize no less).
Sales don't indicate quality, and vice-versa. You answered your own question, games like Shadow Dragon simply weren't marketable enough during the DS era. Awakening's boom in popularity is partially attributed to the fact that it was released at the right time, as well as the fact that it's more approachable to newcomers. Another thing that helped FE's boost in popularity was a lot of fanservice, which I personally do not mind, but the fact that it's there is undeniable at this point. (Also your complaints apply to Final Fantasy Tactics, a game similar in nature to the Fire Emblem games, but of course that had name power behind it... although using your logic Tactics would be a flop with these "archaic" elements... just goes to show using sales as an argument is very shallow.)
Compelling story and characters? Really? Even the biggest fans of Awakening and Fates had negative things to say about the plot, a poorly handled mess. Fire Emblem was never a story series to begin with, but if you think somehow Conquest had a more interesting and well written yarn than, say, Genealogy of the Holy War, I don't know what to tell you. Not to mention another big complaint people had about the 3DS games were the one note characters, uninteresting self insert MC's and overeliance on anime tropes. Not to say the cast for 13/14 is bad... but saying they're a step above is... something I really, REALLY disagree with. Moreover, your complaint about "political dialogue" is extremely silly, it was present in the 3DS games as well. It's a war... what do you expect? And honestly, I thought it was pretty cool.
Complaining about music and art style? Again, really? The GBA sprites are beautiful and haven't aged a bit, and they haven't aged to this day. The music is similarly great.
The only points I agree with are permadeath turning people off, and ho hum presentation. Although I prefer substance over style any day, something like FE8 provides to be a compelling game experience to this day. Awakening's abundance of "rout the enemy" missions and completely eliminating strategic elements like the magic triangle was questionable.
Sorry, I know it feels like I'm going round in circles but comments like yours really frustrate me. You're harping on the old FE fans and using exaggerated and even flawed logic to make it seem as if what they like is inferior to what YOU like. With that reasoning, if they can't be considered "real fire emblem fans" then neither can you. I personally disliked FE12 and won't pretend as if the older games are perfect, but all entries in the series have their strengths and flaws. Sorry for the text wall.
@Arnold-Kage rune factory 4 remastered would be cool
Could be fun but who owns the rights to the franchise as i thought the company behind the games is now bankrupted?
Yeah I think I read something about that, oh I got one dillons rolling western!
Why Fates??? Just more Nintendo out of the loop thinking. Fates is one of the least liked Fire Emblem stories.
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