Fire Emblem Engage has just launched and it seems that some fans have pointed out potential changes in its English script.
When comparing the original Japanese script to that of the English version, changes were seemingly made. Warning the following contains spoilers for the recently released game.
One user @iuntue pointed out the differences in the Anna support ending, where the Japanese version of the series mainstay admits they’re too young to be “lovers” with Alear, the main character.
However, she wishes to still be “partners” and considering the ring shown in the final image, the pair are then presumably engaged.
Meanwhile, the English version makes no mention of romance at all between the two characters. Instead, Anna refers to their partnership more as a business relationship instead.
Fire Emblem Engage Localization pic.twitter.com/So1C1qY6e1
— エニ (@iuntue) January 21, 2023
Alleged changes have also occurred with multiple other characters in Fire Emblem Engage, where the English script has removed romantic implications, but only for those underaged.
Some have pointed out how strange this decision is given that Alear is only 17 themselves and is therefore underage, but is able to romance adult characters without alleged changes.
This is far from the only time there has been changes due to the localization process for the franchise.
Fire Emblem Fates was famously known for numerous changes and censoring which caused backlash from the fans. The previous entry, Fire Emblem Three Houses, also had changes done after the game had been released as well.
Fire Emblem Engage is out now exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.