New Fire Emblem Game Announced for Nintendo Switch; Coming in 2018

The Fire Emblem series will return with a mainline title on Nintendo Switch in 2018, after eleven years of absence from home consoles.

on January 18, 2017 5:09 PM

During a Nintendo Direct presentation, the house of Mario and Zelda announced that a new Fire Emblem game will come to the Nintendo Switch.

The game’s release is “planned” for a release in 2018, and it’s not the same game as Fire Emblem Warriors which is in development for Nintendo Switch and New 3DS by Koei Tecmo’s  Omega Force and Team Ninja studios.

Presumably, it’ll be a strategy RPG like the tradition of the series dictates, even if no further specific detail on gameplay has been provided by Nintendo at this time.

The accompanying press release does clarify that this will be a “new mainline game” for the series, and it’s the first developed for a home console since Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn on the Wii in 2007. That said, you’ll still be able to play it on the go since the Switch can be carried outside.

Looks like we’ll have to wait longer to know more about this one, and of course you’ll be able to read further information here on DualShockers as soon as Nintendo shares it.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.