A new Fire Emblem game headlined this week’s Nintendo Direct. Nintendo announced Fire Emblem Engage as the latest in the tactical turn-based series. It’s launching on January 20, 2023 on Nintendo Switch.
Although the Fire Emblem games generally take place in different worlds (like Final Fantasy), they’re no stranger to multiverse shenanigans. Fire Emblem Engage looks to incorporate mobile game Fire Emblem Heroes’ feature of collecting and utilizing other heroes from past games, such as Marth and Celica.
In Fire Emblem Engage, you play as a Divine Dragon (Alear, if I’m reading the trailer correctly), a special character class that must battle against an ancient evil about to be reawakened: the Fell Dragon.
Thankfully you have the power of Emblem Rings. Emblem Rings allow your forces to summon heroes from other Fire Emblem games to bolster their attacks. Using Fire Emblem Rings allows heroes to inherit new weapon skills and appearances from these past legends.
The last main Fire Emblem game was Fire Emblem Three Houses in 2019. From the trailer it looks like you’ll be able to walk around a central base to talk with your forces and merchants as in Three Houses.
The once underrated tactical series has been riding a high since the 3DS era, with Three Houses being the best-selling title in the series to date.
Fire Emblem Engage will release on January 20, 2023. It’s rated T for Teen. A special Divine Edition is also available for pre-order, featuring a special steelbook case and art book.