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Will Fire Emblem Show up At The E3 2021 Nintendo Direct? Predictions and Theories

June 15, 2021

Nintendo will hold in a few hours its special Nintendo Direct for E3 2021, and many fans believe this could be where a new Fire Emblem will be revealed, most notably a remake of Fire Emblem 4 Genealogy of the Holy War.

Fire Emblem Seisen no Keifu, officially titled Genealogy of the Holy War in English, was actually never released outside Japan. Just like every Fire Emblem game until Fire Emblem The Blazing Blade, also known as Fire Emblem 6, released on Game Boy Advance in 2003.

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Why would Nintendo announce a new Fire Emblem game?

Released in May 14, 1996, Fire Emblem Genealogy of the Holy War, also known as Fire Emblem 4, is the oldest Fire Emblem game that has yet to receive a remake.

Moreover, when Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadow of Valencia was released on 3DS, Nintendo also specified that Echoes would be a series of remakes. I could definitely see an Echoes version of Fire Emblem Genealogy of the Holy War being announced soon.

Fire Emblem 4 was also added to the Nintendo Switch Online list of playable Super Famicom games this May 26, 2021 in Japan, which feels like a sign to the fans.

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Moreover, Fire Emblem as a franchise is also currently livelier than ever, with the first game on Switch, Three Houses, breaking record sales for the series. And with good reason, as personally speaking, I believe Three Houses is one of the few games that actually managed to renew the series in a good way.

One particular example is FE Three Houses‘ extensive character development, which might not please every longtime fan seeing the dialogues are way longer than in any other Fire Emblem. Three Houses is also one of the only Fire Emblem games where the playable characters aren’t based on the series’ molds of archetypes.

Similarly, Fire Emblem 4 was also the first time the series went through huge changes, and is the game who introduced the model of a story spanning two eras, with a time skip and a children system. Personally speaking, while I do agree the “weeb” aspect of the series has been increased with Awakening, it’s important to note “husbandos” and “waifus” were always a thing in Fire Emblem, especially in Genealogy of the Holy War, as Awakening and Fates simply borrowed its marriage and children system.

Lastly, Fire Emblem 4 is also unique in the series, with a completely different map system. The game features fewer, but much bigger maps than in the rest of the series, and It’ll be interesting to see it re-imagined in a remake.

What are your thoughts on the future of the Fire Emblem series, and do you also believe in a Fire Emblem 4 Remake? You can always hit me up on Twitter @A_iyane07 to share with me your own theories.

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Iyane Agossah
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Living near Paris, Iyane (He/Him) is the head of Japanese content at DualShockers. He speaks Japanese, has been watching anime for over 25 years, and plays Genshin Impact mainly for its story. You can reach him on Twitter at @A_iyane07.

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