clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

The latest Fire Emblem is coming in 2016, asks you to choose a side

The latest entry in the Fire Emblem series is heading to Nintendo 3DS in 2016, Nintendo's Bill Trinen announced today during a Nintendo Direct presentation.

The new Fire Emblem — which has yet to be named in full — is the story of two kingdoms at war. Players will customize the game's protagonist and choose to side with one kingdom or the other — the peace-love Hoshido, or the glory-seeking Nohr. The game's battles, outcomes and story will differ accordingly.

Those that side with the Hoshido, Trinen said, are in for a "more accessible," traditional path in regards to the Fire Emblem series. As for those that side with the Nohr, the experience will prove to be more of a challenge as players attempt to revolutionize the kingdom from inside.

The tactical role-playing game was revealed earlier this year for Nintendo 3DS, though details have been scarce. Nintendo President Iwata Satoru previously said the game will feature a new storyline and decisions that will "affect the game's world in new ways."

Fire Emblem Awakening — the most recent game in the series — was released in 2012 in Japan and 2013 in North America for Nintendo 3DS. Read our review for more on the title.

The next level of puzzles.

Take a break from your day by playing a puzzle or two! We’ve got SpellTower, Typeshift, crosswords, and more.