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Fire Emblem: Three Houses pre-release information

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Fire Emblem: Three Houses was announced in the Fire Emblem Nintendo Direct in early 2017, though no more information on it was provided for about a year and a half until Nintendo's E3 presentation on June 12th 2018.

Pre-release history

Generic logo from the initial announcement in 2017.

Initial announcement (January 18, 2017)

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. This drought of information would continue for the entirety of 2017, with Intelligent Systems focusing on the soon-to-be-released products Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, Fire Emblem Heroes and Fire Emblem Warriors instead.

English gameplay from the June 12th reveal trailer.

Full reveal (June 12, 2018)

After about a year and a half of no information the game finally received a proper reveal trailer and gameplay at Nintendo's 2018 E3 showing on June 12th. They announced that the game would release in Spring 2019, marking a delay from its initial 2018 release window.

Notably, unlike previous Fire Emblem series reveals, the first footage revealed in any region showed English gameplay instead of Japanese. Unlike Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE, Fire Emblem Fates, and Fire Emblem Warriors, Three Houses was not played by the Treehouse Staff during the post-presentation live stream.

Outside of Nintendo's official pre-release materials, 8-4, the company responsible for translating Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon, Fire Emblem Awakening, and Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, announced on Twitter that they were not involved with the localization of Three Houses.

Reveal trailer observations

Curiously, there are minor statistical differences between the English and Japanese trailers. It is unclear what this may imply, such as semi-random base stats or ongoing balancing, at this point. A compilation of the differences are featured below

Japanese vs English trailer comparisons
Japanese footage English footage
Ss fe16 edelgard class jp.png Ss fe16 edelgard class.png
Edelgard appears to possess more defense (end) and resistance (rsl) in the Japanese trailer, according to her battle stats in the bottom right.
Ss fe16 edelgard vs mercedes combat forecast jp.png Ss fe16 edelgard vs mercedes combat forecast.png
Matching Edelgard's increased defensive stats, Mercedes is forecast to do less damage to Edelgard in the Japanese trailer. In the English trailer it seems Mercedes may have fought someone before this footage was recorded, as her Iron Sword has been reduced by two durability points compared to the Japanese trailer.
Ss fe16 cursor on edelgard jp.png Ss fe16 cursor on edelgard.png
Edelgard's HP is inconsistent in this scene between the two trailers, possessing 30 in the Japanese one and 29 in the English one. Additionally, Edelgard's HP is at 29 in an earlier point of the Japanese trailer, despite being the same level, 3, as this segment.
Ss fe16 byleth vs hilda combat forecast jp.png Ss fe16 byleth vs hilda combat forecast.png
Byleth's damage output and critical chance is higher in the English trailer. Hilda is also forecast to do more damage to Byleth in the Japanese trailer than the English trailer. In the English trailer Hilda's Iron Bow and Byleth's Iron Sword both have less durability (45) than in the Japanese trailer (50); it is unclear if the durability has been lowered or if the characters used their weapons some before the footage was taken in the English trailer.

Trailers

A list of promotional trailers and videos are provided below in chronological order.

Trailer List
Thumbnail Links Initial airdate Summary
FETH E3 reveal thumbnail.pngFETH E3 reveal thumbnail Japanese.jpg E3 reveal trailer:
English
Japanese
June 12, 2018 Initial reveal, shows first gameplay; notably in English. Several characters make their first appearances in this trailer: Byleth, Edelgard, Dimitri, Claude, Hilda, and Mercedes make their debut appearances in the gameplay segment.


Gallery

Main article: Category:Three Houses pre-release screenshots

January 18, 2017 announcement

June 12, 2018 initial reveal images

The first screenshots of the game, most of these were provided in the E3 press kit and feature scenes from the reveal trailer.

External links

References

Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Playable characters (TBA) BylethClaudeDimitriEdelgard
Non-playable characters (TBA)
Bosses (TBA) HildaMercedes
Personal weapons (TBA)
Chapters (TBA)
Locations (TBA) Fódlan
Groups, objects and concepts (TBA) Church of Seiros
Related topics (TBA) Name chartPre-release informationUnused content
Preliminary data and content
Pre-release information Shadow Dragon and the Blade of LightGaidenMystery of the EmblemGenealogy of the Holy WarThracia 776The Binding BladeThe Blazing BladeThe Sacred StonesPath of RadianceRadiant DawnShadow Dragon DSNew Mystery of the EmblemAwakeningFatesTokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FEEchoes: Shadows of ValentiaHeroesWarriorsThree Houses
Unused content Shadow Dragon NESGaidenMystery of the EmblemGenealogy of the Holy WarThracia 776The Binding BladeThe Blazing BladeThe Sacred StonesPath of RadianceRadiant DawnShadow Dragon DSNew Mystery of the EmblemAwakeningFatesTokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FEEchoes: Shadows of ValentiaHeroesWarriorsThree Houses
Prototype builds The Blazing Blade prototype build 0205The Blazing Blade prototype build 0219The Sacred Stones prototype
Other Fire Emblem 64Fire Emblem Wii