Information is trickling out about a new Nintendo game, if rumors are to be believed. Emily Rogers, a gaming journalist known for leaking Nintendo-related news in the past, most notably having insider details about the Nintendo NX prior to its reveal as the Nintendo Switch. She recently posted on Famiboards, a gaming forum, regarding what we can expect to see in the next Nintendo Direct. According to "sources", a new Fire Emblem game is in development, with the following details:
- Upcoming Fire Emblem is a new game, not a remake. Brand new story.
- Collaboration between Intelligent Systems, Koei Tecmo and Gust (division of Koei Tecmo Holdings).
- Gust heavily assisted with the visuals / graphics. Graphics are an improvement over "Three Houses".
- Originally intended as an anniversary game to celebrate FE's 30th anniversary. The game has been finished for over a year.
- Main character (main lord) has strange red and blue hair. His mother is a dragon.
- New "Emblems" gimmick allows players to summon "FE characters from the past" for your squad.
Supposedly, Koei Tecmo will be involved once more, after assisting development on Fire Emblem: Three Houses. Gust is known for their work on the Atelier JRPG series. It's also being claimed that the game is fully complete, and was intended to release for the Fire Emblem franchise's 30th anniversary. Shortly after Rogers' post, some images were posted to Reddit, and featured details that backed up the initial post. The Redditor said that there are elements from this game that come from a canceled Fire Emblem game that was meant for the Nintendo Wii. These screenshots, shown below, are apparently from an early in-development build of the Chinese localization version.
I can confirm that this is a brand new FE game, and it has been completed for quite some time now. I'm not sure what the delay has been in announcing it. Interestingly, some aspects of it seem to be reused from the canceled Wii FE game. Additionally, the rumors of an FE4 remake are real as well. Gust has helped a lot with this development - if you aren't familiar with their work, you should take a look at the Atelier games on the Switch. There are many new characters in this game, and I believe people are overreacting a bit about the summoning with thinking of this as a full-blown FEH-style game. Other people with insider information have been mentioning the blue and red haired protagonist for awhile now and waiting for the Direct reveal, I've just decided to finally show a bit.
I can't do a full AMA or anything, but I wanted to share a bit since there were so many doubts about yesterday's leak! Now for the fun part, take a look at some of the new characters.
Edited to add - These screenshots are quite old at this point, and obviously not of great quality. Make of that what you will!
I'm just as surprised as the rest of you.— Emily Rogers (@EmilyRogersBlog) June 15, 2022
I've never seen those Fire Emblem (Reddit) screenshots before. So, I couldn't tell you if they're real or fake.
I'm leaning toward real. They look like they may have been leaked from Chinese localization.
This second leaker also claims that Fire Emblem 4: Genealogy of the Holy War, which has been rumored to get a remake for years, is indeed receiving one, at some point. That game was never officially released in the west, and remains only playable in English through a fan translation. For now, all of the above information remains as speculation, with no Nintendo Direct to potentially reveal these games in sight.