With Hyrule Warriors we saw a narrative of realities and dimensions intertwining to justify character mash-ups that allowed for fun hack and slash action, and a similar trick is being pulled with Fire Emblem Warriors; the core plot is that heroes from multiple worlds are found and summoned to fight the good fight.

A fresh trailer for the game focuses on the characters from Fire Emblem: Awakening, a title that was important in giving the IP a major breakthrough in the West. Check it out below.

As Yosuke Hayashi of Koei Tecmo told us recently, the developers of the game have been keen to replicate the style of the animated cutscenes from the 3DS titles.

Rather than focusing on what the hardware specs were, it was more that a lot of the recent Fire Emblem games have attractive cutscenes in there, so we wanted to know what it would be like to have those characters that are shown in those movies as playable characters moving in real time in an action game, so that’s the visual aspect of it that we were interested in. Also, representing the visual style of the Fire Emblem characters in this game was really important to us.

Below is a Japanese version of the trailer (with more gameplay shown) that includes a release date, though it's worth noting it's still just Autumn / Fall in Europe and North America.

Are you looking forward to Fire Emblem Warriors on Switch and / or New 3DS? Are there any particular characters you're keen to see in the game?