Following the reveal during Nintendo’s Direct presentation from E3 2018 in Los Angeles, the house of Mario and Zelda released the first screenshots of Fire Emblem: Three Houses.
The game is the first Fire Emblem mainline title native to the Nintendo Switch, and it certainly looks the part, with beautiful anime cutscenes and a completely renewed set of looks compared to its 3DS predecessors.
We also get a description of the setting directly from Nintendo itself.
“A brand-new Fire Emblem game with a new story and characters is coming to Nintendo Switch. The Fire Emblem: Three Housesgame takes place on Fódlan, where the Church of Seiros exercises great power over the land and its people. This turn-based tactical RPG will put new strategic twists on battling, with formations of troops supporting individual units on the battlefield.”
We also get a list of official bullet points, describing gameplay and features. Speaking of Edelgard, Dimitri and Claude, you can see their looks in the gallery as well.
- A traditional turn-based tactical RPG that puts new twists on strategic battling. Now when the player maneuvers a unit, formations of troops move with them and support them in battle.
- In some parts, the player can move the main character freely, and interact with other characters and gather information.
- The game is set in a new world—Focilan, where the Church of Seiros exercises great power over the land and people.
- Your protagonist meets three main characters—Edelgard, Dimitri, and Claude—who play important roles in the story.
The character design is especially lovely, so I’m definitely looking forward to trying this one. In the meanwhile, you’ll have to make do with the screenshots, which you can check out below.
Of course, this was just one of the many news shared at Nintendo’s E3 presentation. If you want to check out the rest, you can enjoy the full recording.