Nintendo has officially re-branded their upcoming 3DS RPG, Fire Emblem If, to Fire Emblem Fates in the west.
The game will be getting both versions in North America and Europe, just like the Japanese release. Each version will let you fight for the nation tied to your bloodline, or the nation the follows heroic ideals.
Here’s the press release, via Nintendo:
Your Battle. Your Future. Your Fate.
Two kingdoms at war – the peace-loving Hoshido and the glory-seeking Nohr – It’s up to the player to decide which side to take. As the prince/princess of Hoshido, who was raised by Nohr royal family, you will be torn between two families you love. Whichever path you take, you will face different types of challenges.
- For the first time in the series, the player plays as the main character and commands his or her own army. The player character is customizable avatar, like in the Fire Emblem Awakening game. Select male or female with many options.
- During the game, the player must make the choice between Hoshido and Nohr. Each path will offer a completely different storyline with a different set of characters to recruit as allies.
- The Hoshido path is a more traditional path as you work together with your allies to fend off Nohrian invaders.
- The Nohr path will force you to revolutionize an unruly kingdom from the inside – this path offers a slightly more complex story and will be more challenging.
The game will launch in both North America and Europe some time next year.