Swords, spears, and axes at the ready! Nintendo has dropped a brand new action-packed Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes trailer. We got a sneaky little look at the game over the weekend courtesy of an Amazon Japan listing, but this is the first big look since the game's reveal during the February 2022 Nintendo Direct.

This trailer is absolutely feeding Fire Emblem: Three Houses fans and finally gives us a proper look at our new protagonist, Shez. This purple-haired warrior - who you can choose to be male or female - seems much cockier and self-assured than Three Houses' Byleth. Given the trailer's name, 'Mysterious Mercenary', and Shez's declaration during the trailer that his "pockets have been feeling awfully light, lately", it sounds like they will be the titular mercenary. Though Three Houses fans will remember that Byleth and their mentor Geralt were also originally mercenaries.

Speaking of Byleth, they make a few unusual appearances throughout the trailer. We don't want to spoil anything for those of you planning to go into the story entirely fresh, but it looks like Three Hopes will be a Muso game with every intention of continuing, or at least adding to, Three Houses' story in great detail.

As with Three Houses, Three Hopes is going to have three different paths that will pair you up with one of the three major houses from the original game. Scarlet Blaze pairs you with Edelgard and the Black Eagles, Azure Gleam puts you at Dimitri and the Blue Lion's side, and Golden Wildfire will have you take a shot with Claude and the Golden Deer House.

Depending on what route you pick, you'll get to play as different characters, and your choice of House will also determine which battlefields you can take part in. Some returning Three Houses features are the partner attacks, more base camp exploration, and tactics. We wonder if bonding events will also be making a return.

Three Hopes launches on 24th June, and this trailer just made that two-month wait even harder.

What did you think of the trailer? Also, why not tell us which route you're going to take first by voting in our poll and then commenting below!

Which path will pick on your first playthrough of Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes?

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