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New Fire Emblem game lets you summon old heroes in battle

Fire Emblem... Engage!

Petrana Radulovic is an entertainment reporter specializing in animation, fandom culture, theme parks, Disney, and young adult fantasy franchises.

A new mainline Fire Emblem game was announced at today’s Nintendo Direct. Titled Fire Emblem Engage, it will be a brand-new story and is currently set for a Jan. 20, 2023 release. In addition to the standard version, an edition with collectable items will also be available.

The brief preview showed the protagonist summoning previous Fire Emblem characters — such as the legendary Marth — to aid in battle. The main character, who sports strange blue and red hair, wakes up after a thousand years with amnesia. Apparently, though, they are a divine dragon, and they need to team up with allies to destroy a big bad dragon that threatens the realm.

The last totally new Fire Emblem game was Fire Emblem: Three Houses, which came out in 2019. That game offered four different storyline paths and introduced a host of intriguing (and romanceable) characters. Earlier this year, a spinoff musou game called Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes came out for Nintendo Switch.

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