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Fire Emblem Heroes

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Fire Emblem Heroes

FEH icon.png
English Android app icon.
Developer(s)

Unknown

Publisher(s)

Nintendo

Release date(s)

February 2nd, 2017[1]

Platform(s)
Successor

None

Fire Emblem Heroes (Japanese: ファイアーエムブレム ヒーローズ Fire Emblem Heroes) is an upcoming game in the Fire Emblem series to be released for iOS and Android smartphone devices. The game will be sold under a "free-to-start" business model, where the base game itself is free but numerous purchases are made in the game itself to obtain characters.

Plot


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Heroes is set in a world divided between the Kingdom of Askr and its enemy, the Emblian Empire. The player assumes the role of a summoner who is able to summon legendary heroes from other Fire Emblem worlds to defend Askr from the Emblians. The princess of the Emblians, Veronica, is also a summoner and aims to use these heroes to destroy Askr.[1]

Gameplay

A battle in progress.

The gameplay of Heroes is a simplified version of the standard Fire Emblem gameplay. All battles are set on small battlefields, 8 spaces tall and 6 spaces wide, designed to fit entirely in the screen sizes of mobile devices, and pit a squad of up to four units chosen by the player against four enemy units.

The player obtains units, called heroes, to use in battle. The primary method of obtaining heroes is through the use of orbs, which are collected by completing maps or by purchasing them. On the summoning menu, five summoning stones are randomly generated, each with a color type, and the player can select to spend orbs on a stone to obtain one unit of that color type. Heroes can also be obtained in special limited-time events where the player enters a battle against that hero, and obtains them as a unit if they win. A hero's stats and skills are randomly generated when they are summoned, and are measured in star ratings.

Unlike in other games, units have only five major stats: HP, attack, speed, defense, and resistance. Due to the small size of the maps, movement ranges are much lower than in other Fire Emblem games. In addition to accumulating experience in battle, units also accumulate skill points, which can be spent to obtain new skills to equip onto the unit.

The game uses a variation of the traditional weapon triangle, which comes in the form of color types. Red (swords and fire magic) has an advantage over green (axes and wind magic), green has an advantage over blue (lances and thunder magic), and blue has an advantage over red. Bows, knives, and staves are categorized as gray and are not part of the weapon triangle.[1]

Characters

New characters

Returning characters

Currently, the following characters from prior Fire Emblem are confirmed to appear in Heroes. All known characters feature new art and voice acting.

Archanea games

Jugdral games

Elibe games

The Sacred Stones

Tellius games

Awakening

Fates

Other

Choose Your Legends

In the weeks prior to the game's release, Nintendo and Intelligent Systems are running a voting campaign known as Choose Your Legends. Visitors to the campaign's site are allowed to vote for their favourite characters, with the highest-polling character of each gender being selected to receive special playable versions of themselves wearing unique outfits. The candidates for voting include every playable character in the entire series, as well as significant bosses and non-player characters. Visitors may submit one vote per day, and voting with a My Nintendo account also awards them 200 platinum points for the My Nintendo service.

Development

This logo was used for the game before the Heroes title was announced.

The development of Fire Emblem Heroes - then known only as "a mobile Fire Emblem game" - was first announced on the 27th of April 2016, along with a mobile adaptation of the Animal Crossing series, as one of Nintendo's next mobile games after the releases of Miitomo and Pokémon Go.[2] The game was originally planned for release in the fall season of 2016,[3] but was later pushed back to the ambiguous date of "March 2017 or before".[4] Compared to Miitomo it was pitched as a "pure-game app"[4] and as a more accessible adaptation of the series.[3]

Heroes was properly revealed on the "Fire Emblem Direct" broadcast on February 18th 2017, at which time the "Choose Your Legends" campaign was also launched.

Trivia

  • Before the release of Heroes, assets relating to the game were found in the data of Miitomo.[5]

Gallery

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Fire Emblem Heroes
Japanese ファイアーエムブレム ヒーローズ Fire Emblem Heroes
Spanish Fire Emblem Heroes --
French Fire Emblem Heroes --
German Fire Emblem Heroes --
Italian Fire Emblem Heroes --

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Fire Emblem Heroes, Nintendo, Published: 2017-1-18, Retrieved: 2017-1-18
  2. NoA's Twitter
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Nintendo of Europe has now fully verified this news; both are targeting an Autumn / Fall release." — Thomas Whitehead, Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing Franchises Are Heading to Smart Devices, Nintendo Life, Published: 2016-4-27, Retrieved: 2016-9-8
  4. 4.0 4.1 Mochizuki, Takashi, Nintendo to Make Next Two Mobile Games Free, The Wall Street Journal, Published: 2016-5-11, Retrieved: 2016-9-8
  5. Miitomo, The Cutting Room Floor, Retrieved: 2017-1-1

External links

Fire Emblem series
Main series Shadow Dragon and the Blade of LightGaidenMystery of the EmblemGenealogy of the Holy WarThracia 776The Binding BladeFire EmblemThe Sacred StonesPath of RadianceRadiant DawnAwakeningFatesFire Emblem for Nintendo Switch
Remakes Shadow DragonNew Mystery of the Emblem, Heroes of Light and ShadowEchoes: Shadows of Valentia
Other BS Fire Emblem: Archanea War ChroniclesMario Kart: Double Dash!! bonus discFire Emblem Heroes
Crossover games Super Smash Bros. MeleeSuper Smash Bros. BrawlSuper Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii UCode Name: S.T.E.A.M.Project X Zone 2Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FEFire Emblem Warriors
Versions and releases List of regional version differencesLocalization of the Fire Emblem series