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Fire Emblem: Three Houses

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Fire Emblem: Three Houses

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North American logo and box art.
Developer(s)

Intelligent Systems
Koei Tecmo[1]

Publisher(s)

Nintendo

Release date(s)

July 26, 2019[2]

Rating(s)

PEGI: 12

Platform(s)

Nintendo Switch

Predecessor

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Successor

None

Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Japanese: ファイアーエムブレム 風花雪月 Fire Emblem: Wind, Flower, Snow, Moon) is a new Fire Emblem series game releasing for the Nintendo Switch on July 26, 2019. Currently, little information is known on it.

Plot


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The game features four main characters: Byleth, the playable Avatar unit, and the leaders of the titular three houses, Edelgard, Dimitri, and Claude.[3] After an "unexpected incident", Byleth travels to the Officer's Academy at the Garreg Mach Monastery and is offered a position as a teacher. S/he also begins having visions of a mysterious girl named Sothis.

Gameplay


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Byleth running to the exit of an alley from the reveal trailer, possibly an exploration segment mentioned in the press release.

During the trailer the character Byleth is shown in what appear to be third-person exploration segments. He is seen walking outdoors near a castle and in an indoors room. The official press release mentions that during these segments the player can interact with allies to build relationships or gather information.[4] This sounds very similar to Fire Emblem Fates's My Castle and Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia's village exploration segments. The wording of the press release implies Byleth is the character called "your protagonist" here, as he is the character shown in what appear to be exploration segments, though it is still unconfirmed if he is an Avatar or if the mechanic is present at all.

Choosing which weapon to tell Edelgard to train with.

Later in the trailer, Byleth is shown talking to Edelgard. It appears that Edelgard is asking Byleth what weapon she should hone her skill in during the mock battle. The two options are axes and swords. Magic is absent, despite it being shown she has a magic command during combat elsewhere in the trailer. The exact gameplay benefits of this command are unknown, but doing this presumably provides some sort of statistical bonus to the training character, possibly an increase to their respective weapon level or equivalent stat.

Attack speed can be seen in the trailer, but it is as of yet unknown if weight returns, though the AS being zero suggests that it does. Weapon durability returns as well, after its absence in Fates and Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. Two new battle stats can also be seen: "End" (for endurance; Japanese: 防御 defense) and "Rsl" (for resilience; Japanese: 耐魔 magic endurance), and they are possibly the battle equivalents to defense and resistance, akin to strength/magic and attack.

The 2/13/2019 Direct reveals that the player can choose which of the titular three houses to focus on teaching. Gameplay revolves around teaching the protagonists the art of war. The player can go out on missions such as bandit eradication, have their students interact with each other, and teach their students new skills and classes. A new gameplay mechanic involves "Gambits", where four characters team up to deal a powerful attack; the exact mechanics are still unknown.

Characters

Main article: List of characters in Fire Emblem: Three Houses

Chapters

Main article: List of chapters in Fire Emblem: Three Houses

Development

According to credits on promotional images of the Seasons of Warfare edition of the game, Koei Tecmo is involved with the development of the game in some way,[1] though details are currently unknown. Koei Tecmo has previously come into contact with the Fire Emblem series through Fire Emblem Warriors.

Pre-release

Main article: Fire Emblem: Three Houses pre-release information

The game was initially announced early in 2017 on January 18th in the Fire Emblem Nintendo Direct. At the time it was announced without subtitle and was only presented with the broad release date of "2018". Nothing of the game was shown during its initial announcing except for a generic Fire Emblem logo. No further details were given on the game for over a year until a reveal trailer aired at Nintendo's 2018 E3 showing on June 12th. During the reveal trailer they revealed that the game would release in Spring 2019, marking a delay from its initial 2018 release window.

After another lengthy absence the game resurfaced again in February 2019 during Nintendo's Nintendo Direct presentation and received a story trailer and confirmed release date of July 26, 2019, marking another, though much smaller, delay, from spring 2019 to early summer 2019.

Reception

Trivia

  • Three Houses is the first mainstream Fire Emblem game to have a single, worldwide release date.
  • The name of the Seasons of Warfare limited edition of the game appears to be in reference to the game's Japanese title. See the etymology and other languages section below for details.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Fire Emblem: Three Houses Three Houses appears to refer to the three houses that students of the Officer's Academy at the Garreg Mach Monastery are sorted into: the Black Eagles, Blue Lions, and Golden Deer.
English
(unofficial)
Fire Emblem for Nintendo Switch The tentative title used at the game's initial reveal in 2017.
Japanese ファイアーエムブレム 風花雪月フウカセツゲツ Fire Emblem: Wind, Flower, Snow, Moon. This combination of characters is used when describing the beauty of the four seasons in a poetic fashion.[5] It is rearranged compared to the poem and adds wind as the summer aspect, which is not present in the original poem.

Gallery

Screenshots

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 File:FETH seasons of warfare edition.jpg
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCME2yPJKWk
  3. "Your protagonist meets three main characters—Edelgard, Dimitri, and Claude—who play important roles in the story."Fire Emblem: Three Houses revealed for Nintendo Switch, rpgsite.net, Published: June 12, 2018, Retrieved: June 12, 2018
  4. "As the main character, the player must not only fight on the battlefield, but also can move the character freely and interact with other characters to build relationships and gather information at some parts."Fire Emblem: Three Houses revealed for Nintendo Switch, rpgsite.net, Published: June 12, 2018, Retrieved: June 12, 2018
  5. https://kantopia.wordpress.com/2018/06/11/fire-emblem-three-houses-vs-fire-emblem-風花雪月/

External links

Fire Emblem series
Main series Shadow Dragon and the Blade of LightGaidenMystery of the EmblemGenealogy of the Holy WarThracia 776The Binding BladeThe Blazing BladeThe Sacred StonesPath of RadianceRadiant DawnAwakeningFatesThree Houses
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 USuper Smash Bros. UltimateCode Name: S.T.E.A.M.Project X Zone 2Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FEFire Emblem WarriorsDragalia Lost
Versions and releases List of regional version differencesLocalization of the Fire Emblem series
Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Playable characters (TBA) BernadettaBylethCasparClaudeDimitriDorotheaEdelgardFerdinandLinhardtPetra
Characters of unconfirmed status (TBA) AnnetteAsheHildaJeraltLeonieMercedesRaphaelSothisSylvain
Bosses (TBA) Kostas
Personal weapons (TBA)
Chapters (TBA)
Locations (TBA) FódlanAdrestiaFaerghusGarreg Mach MonasteryLeicester
Groups, objects and concepts (TBA) Black EaglesBlue LionsChurch of SeirosGolden Deer
Related topics (TBA) Name chartPre-release informationUnused content