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Fire Emblem Warriors Coming Fall 2017 for Switch and New 3DS

An extended trailer has been released for Fire Emblem Warriors, and with it comes a release window and a 3DS port.

The 3DS is exclusive to N3DS systems but will release alongside the Switch version.

Not much is known about the game, but we should find out more before launch.

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48 comments
  1. Sphericaljosh
    Sphericaljosh
    January 18, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    All I want is Ike and maybe the black knight and that’s all.

  2. Matz
    Matz
    January 18, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    Why? Why do we need the game of the 3DS? I’m really worried that the Switch version is held back because they need to make sure the game works in both consoles…

  3. Izzy Lichi
    Izzy Lichi
    January 18, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    ah…. a dynasty warriors clone… already got my fill from Dragon quest heroes

  4. Maelstrom
    Maelstrom
    January 18, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    This had better have Lyon.
    Or Alvis.

  5. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    January 18, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    You were expecting something else?

  6. SuuLoliBoob
    SuuLoliBoob
    January 18, 2017 at 5:51 pm

    Pretty sure hyrule warriors wasn’t held back because of the 3ds/N3ds.

    It was just downgraded for it (Less enemies on screen and such)

  7. gwadahunter2222
    gwadahunter2222
    January 18, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    To make people believe the switch is not a handheld

  8. randomdude
    randomdude
    January 18, 2017 at 5:53 pm

    Will the west even get half the game, though?

  9. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    January 18, 2017 at 5:53 pm

    I don’t know why they couldn’t have just shown this at the presentation, it’s only 20 seconds longer. Game looks real pretty though.

  10. British_Otaku
    British_Otaku
    January 18, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    I guess they don’t want to overshadow the Gaiden release which is sharing one platform (NN3DS) with this game and releasing earlier.

    Koei Tecmo don’t mess up their visuals often, time will tell if they nickle and dime us though.

  11. Dewey Defeats Truman
    Dewey Defeats Truman
    January 18, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    They’re probably making a 3DS version because they don’t have a lot of faith in the Switch and think it’ll do another Wii U, so they’re setting up a backup plan.

  12. Michael Richardson
    Michael Richardson
    January 18, 2017 at 6:07 pm

    I wouldn’t worry. It’ll probably just be like HW, where the 3DS version has downgraded visual performance.

  13. Eldhin Hellknight
    Eldhin Hellknight
    January 18, 2017 at 6:07 pm

    Well, we all knew that this would happend sooner or later.

  14. totenglocke
    totenglocke
    January 18, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    There were massive graphical differences between the Wii U and 3DS versions of Hyrule Warriors (hell, there were decent differences between playing the 3DS version on a 3DS vs New 3DS), so there’s no reason to think it’s being held back. As to why it’s coming out on 3DS as well? Because, just like when the original DS came out, Nintendo wants to hedge their bets and will continue to make games for the 3DS until they know the Switch is a success. If the Switch takes off like a bat out of hell, we’ll quickly see first party 3DS games dwindle and it’ll be officially ended around two years after the Switch releases (that was the gap between the DS launch and the GBA death).

  15. Kiwi Hoy
    Kiwi Hoy
    January 18, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    Lon’qu or bust

  16. sanic
    sanic
    January 18, 2017 at 10:14 pm

    huh might be cool.

  17. Daryl Corey
    Daryl Corey
    January 18, 2017 at 10:33 pm

    Do we know if Treehouse is gonna localize of KoeiTecmo? If it is KT we may avoid the damned memes

  18. Trouble Man
    Trouble Man
    January 18, 2017 at 11:40 pm

    Warriors games usually get a “Chronicles” version for handheld

  19. bdp
    bdp
    January 19, 2017 at 12:35 am

    A mix of that and a spin off game isn’t likely to sell a ton on a brand new system. The super dedicated fans would probably buy one for it but not enough to recoup the costs. I’ll likely get it myself since i have a N3DS.

  20. Sebastian Mikulec
    Sebastian Mikulec
    January 19, 2017 at 6:12 am

    27 Fire Emblem games are in development. Meanwhile, Samus Aran sits collecting dust in some dark basement waiting for the next Smash Bros. game, since she’ll never get a game of her own again.

  21. Travis Touchdown
    Travis Touchdown
    January 19, 2017 at 7:39 am

    The fact that complaints about the ENTIRE translation revolve around one or two lines of dialogue is laughable to me.

  22. Travis Touchdown
    Travis Touchdown
    January 19, 2017 at 7:40 am

    Metroid games don’t sell.

  23. Captain Vidya
    Captain Vidya
    January 19, 2017 at 8:09 am

    The fact that you think the ONLY issue people can come up with is “one or two lines of dialogue” is laughable to me.

  24. Captain Vidya
    Captain Vidya
    January 19, 2017 at 8:11 am

    When they’re not marketed for or, hell, even created, you don’t fucking say.

  25. Loli de 42 Anos & uns bolinhos
    Loli de 42 Anos & uns bolinhos
    January 19, 2017 at 8:29 am

    you clearly didn’t look at the translation comparisons. it’s WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYY more than one or two lines.

  26. Loli de 42 Anos & uns bolinhos
    Loli de 42 Anos & uns bolinhos
    January 19, 2017 at 8:30 am

    considering Koei was responsible for Hyrule Warrirors, I guess it’s safe to say they’ll do this one too. not too worried about it.

    Now Fire Emblem Echoes is the one I fear for.

  27. Loli de 42 Anos & uns bolinhos
    Loli de 42 Anos & uns bolinhos
    January 19, 2017 at 8:33 am

    I’m not too worried about it (and glad there’s a N3DS version)

    the new 3DS can take a lot more than people think, considering it could run something as big as Xenoblade and it got ports from Wii U games with more content than the original, I don’t think you need to worry about the Switch version being held back

  28. Travis Touchdown
    Travis Touchdown
    January 19, 2017 at 9:11 am

    Other M was heavily marketed. Still did poorly.

    The last Prime game came out during the Wii years. Still did poorly.

  29. Travis Touchdown
    Travis Touchdown
    January 19, 2017 at 9:12 am

    You would have a lot more examples if that was the case.

  30. Daryl Corey
    Daryl Corey
    January 19, 2017 at 10:06 am

    The completely changed characterizations, inserted brain dead memes everywhere and turned an entire conversation into … either on purpose since it was two assassins comparing notes or out of sheer fucking incompetence by forgetting to put the finished text in. Either way they ruined most of the lines in that game not a couple

  31. Daryl Corey
    Daryl Corey
    January 19, 2017 at 10:07 am

    Lets be honest Echoes and the new Fire emblem games are already lost causes unless someone kills Treehouse

  32. Malcolm_Ecks
    Malcolm_Ecks
    January 19, 2017 at 11:33 am

    Metroid Prime 3 sold 1.31 million copies. What crack are you smoking Travis? Do you seriously enjoy embarrassing yourself on this site daily?

  33. RetroGamer
    RetroGamer
    January 19, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    Other M was also the worst game in the entire series.

  34. alex9234
    alex9234
    January 19, 2017 at 9:59 pm

    On an install base of 100 million. So yes, it was not a success. Do you seriously do any actual research or just listen to what everyone else repeats?

  35. Loli de 42 Anos & uns bolinhos
    Loli de 42 Anos & uns bolinhos
    January 20, 2017 at 12:02 am

    I don’t wanna consider them a lost cause just yet. I, for one, try to always stay positive. The hint that needs to be done is: people need to be loud enough for tree house to get the message.

  36. Loli de 42 Anos & uns bolinhos
    Loli de 42 Anos & uns bolinhos
    January 20, 2017 at 12:03 am

    I can give you the entire list of absolutely everything wrong with the English version. Would you like to see it?

  37. VLOCKUP
    VLOCKUP
    January 20, 2017 at 2:53 am

    I don’t think he knows “embarrassment”.

  38. VLOCKUP
    VLOCKUP
    January 20, 2017 at 2:55 am

    He is blind in more than one ways. It would be a wasteful effort to do so.

  39. Slartibartfast
    Slartibartfast
    January 20, 2017 at 4:33 am

    I wonder how they’re gonna handle character deaths, since character mortality is a staple of Fire Emblem.

    While it is possible for officers to die in the Empires spin off of the Dynasty Warriors series, you’d usually need to fuck up royally to have an officer die on you.

  40. Travis Touchdown
    Travis Touchdown
    January 20, 2017 at 10:56 am

    “Making changes is bad!”

    This guy doesn’t know anything about localization. I also like how he admits he doesn’t actually speak Japanese and had to have someone else do it for him.

    Thanks for the dead hash tag, though… that’ll be a laugh.

  41. Malcolm_Ecks
    Malcolm_Ecks
    January 20, 2017 at 11:44 am

    That’s actually a success dummy. No PS2 game sold 70 million on that console with an install base of 140+ million. What are you smoking and can I have some? Are you aware that success of a game is based on how much profit the game makes vs. budget of the DEVELOPING STUDIO? Again, share the dank. By your logic Smash Bros Brawl and Super Mario Galaxy were failures too.

  42. Malcolm_Ecks
    Malcolm_Ecks
    January 20, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    You’d have to have a point in the first place.

  43. DeeeFoo
    DeeeFoo
    January 20, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    At this point, I think Koei Tecmo. Seeing as how the publisher usually is the one who localizes, and Koei Tecmo is listed as the publisher for this game.

    If KT localizes, we can avoid censorship as well.

  44. alex9234
    alex9234
    January 20, 2017 at 7:16 pm

    I really don’t feel like wasting my time with this, but whatever, I will bite.

    Sure, Metroid may not be a commercial flop of a franchise, but it’s not what you would call successful, when you compare it to how well other Nintendo franchises have sold. Super Metroid may have sold well in the west but it bombed in Japan because of the PS1 and Saturn launches. Plus, Donkey Kong Country sold 9x the amount Super Metroid sold. 9x. Think about that for a while.

    http://www.gamesradar.com/the-history-of-metroid/4/

    “And for Metroid that was three strikes – and it was out. All three games had failed to reach the stellar expectations created by the success of Mario and Zelda, and unfortunately in those days Nintendo wasn’t too big on funding franchises solely for a Western audience.”

    You mentioned Super Smash Bros. Brawl in your previous comment. To give you an example as to why Metroid isn’t very popular, Brawl sold over 13 million copies, which is about 13x the amount of what Prime 3 sold. Also, did you know that Donkey Kong Country Returns has outsold all 3 of the Prime games COMBINED? And did you know that Super Mario Sunshine has sold more copies than all 3 Prime games combined? And don’t even get me started on Mario Kart Wii, which has outsold every game in the Metroid franchise.

    Sure, Metroid may not be a failure, but it’s not really a success either. It’s not a franchise that sells well enough to meet Nintendo’s expectations. Right now, to Nintendo, Metroid looks like a dead end. It’s fanbase is only big enough to support about 1.5 million in sales, to about 2 million at best, and shows no sign of selling any better. Will Nintendo continue to put out Metroid games? No doubt, but the franchise is probably going to be handheld only from now on until development costs for consoles decreases well enough for them to put out a console Metroid. It’s just not doing as well on consoles as they would like it to, and because of the jump to HD, development costs are just too much for them.

    Why do you think Atlus put Shin Megami Tensei IV on the 3DS? Because development costs have gotten too high for them and mainline MegaTen games are not very popular when compared to the likes of Persona.

    I’d rather Nintendo wait until they can produce a Metroid game that won’t outright kill the series if it doesn’t sell up to expectations.

  45. Malcolm_Ecks
    Malcolm_Ecks
    January 20, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    So you’re taking the very asinine Square Enix approach of “successful” and applying that to Metroid? That’s ridiculous for a multitude of reasons. The Metroid Prime games were critically acclaimed and financially successful. There’s no good reasoning for sidelining a profitable product because its not selling like Mario or Zelda.

    Why in the hell are we getting a fucking 4th Pikmin game when the sales since the 1st game have decreased, but Nintendo doesn’t consider a mainline Metroid game successful enough (by your logic) to continue in a respectful manner?

  46. alex9234
    alex9234
    January 20, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    “So you’re taking the very asinine Square Enix approach of “successful” and applying that to Metroid? That’s ridiculous for a multitude of reasons” – No. Did you even read my comment? Apparently not.

    “Why in the hell are we getting a fucking 4th Pikmin game when the sales since the 1st game have decreased” – Completely different situation. You’re comparing apples to oranges. And isn’t Pikmin a much cheaper game to develop than Metroid?

    “but Nintendo doesn’t consider a mainline Metroid game successful enough (by your logic) to continue in a respectful manner?” – Again, Did. You. Read. My. Comment? I never said that Nintendo would stop making Metroid games. I said that it would be a while before they would make a Metroid game for consoles and that it would probably be a handheld only franchise for a while. Dumping out an HD Metroid on the Wii U or Switch right now with only a guaranteed sales cap between 1 and 2 million would be idiotic. It would be too expensive for them to make an HD Metroid at this point. Also, there’s a history of Nintendo putting out more Metroid games on handhelds than on consoles already. Every handheld Nintendo has released has seen at least one Metroid game while two of their home consoles – the N64 and Wii U – have seen none. Also, only western consumers buy Metroid games. The series is not popular in Japan. Nintendo isn’t going to fund franchises for western audiences only. They focus on their home market first and foremost.