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 we told you that you might soon be able to experience Fire Emblem: Three Houses as if it was released on the GBA? A team of Fire Emblem fans has been hard at work, creating a demake of the game in the style of Nintendo's old handheld console. It all started with a demake of the game's prologue, which was originally "supposed to stay a one-shot".
Things have taken an exciting turn since then, however, and the team are now working to make a full version of the game. A new update was shared to YouTube recently, showing off a GBA-style rendition of the game's main theme and revealing that "progress is going well".
This fan-made project will be focusing on the Blue Lions route available in Fire Emblem: Three Houses (recreating the entire thing would have been an even more monstrous task) and the team is currently working on Chapter 5. If you're keen on following the story behind this one, the team's Discord is the best place to go. We must say, it's pretty cool seeing our favourite Three Houses stars looking like this.
Would you play this given the chance? Can you imagine what it'd be like if Nintendo decided to release official demakes? We can dream.
Cease and Desist in 3...2...1...
These people do these things to find a job or for just a hobby?? It is so much work to do! It is not an easy task to do such a thing. It's not like a translation from Japanese to English ..
@nkarafo P A S S I O N
I can see a cease and desist happening to protect IP.
This is really cool! Seeing a Switch game turned into a Gameboy-styled fangame is very fascinating. Sure, the first game was on Gameboy, but this is still cool nonetheless.
Sadly, I think Nintendo's going to make them stop working on it.
Don't let Nintendo find out about this one!
The nostalgia feels... I miss the GBA Fire Emblems.
Let's keep it in the DL so they don't get slapped with a C&D
Nintendo should bloody just hire passionate talent like this. Even if it's just for the 1 game. They are not creating it to be dicks but because they are passionate about the project in hand.
This is amazing work! I love seeing projects like this.
@Dethraxx I can't imagine all the work that you must have put into that! It really shows!
And media leaks like this is how Nintendo find out about these tyoe of projects....
All the modders in the whole universe: Let's make a mod to improve the graphics of this such and such game!
These modders, who broke away from the universe of other modders: I know, let's take this game and make it for a old system with old graphics! I just know that people will love this game! I have a good feeling in my butt and it won't come out!
Maybe they could make it better by removing all the pointless fluff in between maps and maybe spread out the cast through the game and give the units a bit more of an identity of their own, maybe even add some new units in because the roster in 3 Houses is so depressingly tiny.
@Dethraxx Good luck. Just remember that Nintendo could strike you with a cease and desist. Consider also creating an original IP, perhaps you could publish it one day.
As long as they don't charge money and try to profit, Nintendo is cool with these fan projects. Nintendo is the best.
Dedue... You cad
@nkarafo Are you implying a proper Japanese to English translation doesn't take a lot of work? If so, you have no idea what you're talking about.
@Ryu_Niiyama This only happens when people try to sell a game for money. Fan projects that are free to download or not available to the public are left alone 99% of the time
@LinkSword I know of course that its needs a lot of work BUT it is not so much for creating somehow a "new" game. A translation even for movies is difficult from English to language for a different country. I have done it and I didn't want to do it again! But the translation is only one thing. For creating is graphics, sound, music, text, game mechanics, etc.
Dont let the smash players find out!
I've put 230 hours into all four routes of FE3H. I'm still planning at least two more runs because (a) the story DLC and (b) must unlock ALL the supports. I'd still play the hell out of this demake.
Please don't cancel it Nintendo please don't cancel it Nintendo please dont cancel it Nintendo
It would be really cool if Nintendo hired these guys to make an official demake of Three Houses. I loved the GBA Fire Emblem games, but the 3D iterations just don't have the same charm for me.
There’ll be some way to play it. If it’s a ROM hack, there’s plenty out there that are brilliant and if Nintendo shut it down, I’ll find it.
only if they up their game to true 16bit.. even Sega Genesis has better graphics and that is system way old. I know they want to stay true to GBA... but lets be honest those graphics weren't everything. Why keeping low 2d graphics while you can get 16bit era graphics... this is gba is more like 8 or 12 bit. we've seen better
There are some really good ROM hacks of Fire Emblem out there. My brother was really into GhebSaga when that came out.
Update: Nintendo has snipers at the ready.
@mesome713 You forgot to add an "/s" at the end of your comment.
@Ryu_Niiyama damn, you beat me to this comment haha
Why? Just play the originals.
When you realise you know what comes next.
Fans are wasting time working on a remake that will inevitably be shut down by Nintendo.
You can walk RIGHT up to the line and no legal stuff would happen. These types of projects just baffle me brain.
The GBA FEs have a lengthy amount of tools and docs for hacking, so it's probably not as time consuming as if one were to go at e.g. Advance Wars.
This is awesome! I would absolutely love to play it. I'll have to keep an eye on it. When it's ready I'll get it, stick it in my Everdrive, and play it on the Analogue pocket when it comes out!
Totally agree. No other pixel art hits my nostalgia sensors quite like the distinct, softer style of GBA games.
Journalists snitched. We all know what this means.
In other words, they're fixing the game, making it to what it should have been before (previously) Intell. Sys. watered it down for a cash grab making it a [dating] SIms/Style Savvy crossover.
It's about dam time and thanks to those brave and true souls.
This sounds like a truly herculean task and I love and appreciate every single bit of it!
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