While a Warriors sequel to Fire Emblem: Three Houses is set to release later this month, Nintendo has been pretty quiet on the next new entry in the series. Well according to a new leak the next game has been finished for over a year, and we even got screenshots of what the game might look like.
More concrete details of Nintendo’s unannounced Fire Emblem game were revealed by Nintendo Insider, Emily Rogers, who claimed that the new game isn’t a remake but is a brand-new story. She adds that the game was originally planned to release as part of the franchise’s 30th anniversary in 2020 which would feature an “Emblems gimmick” that would summon characters from the game franchise’s past.
To add to those claims, Reddit user, miasmadelta claims the game has been reportedly finished for over a year and doesn’t know the reason behind the delay of the game’s announcement. It has been in development in collaboration between the main Fire Emblem developer, Intelligent Systems, Koei Tecmo and Gust – a division of Koei Tecmo Holdings who might be more well known for their work on the Atelier franchise. Twitter user, FavorDish released alleged screenshots of the game which miasmadelta says is “quite old at this point… not of great quality.”
The screenshots seem to feature the game’s main red and blue-haired protagonist from the back whose mother is a dragon. The Reddit user finds it interesting that the Fire Emblem title uses “some [reused] aspects… from the cancelled Wii FE game” and claims that rumours of a Fire Emblem 4 remake are real. While leaks should be taken with a grain of salt, the visual look of the game is more evident the game could be coming this year – maybe we are just waiting on the hardware manufacturer to reveal the unannounced title at an upcoming Nintendo Direct presentation.
Looking at the release schedule of past main entries – Fire Emblem: Three Houses in 2019, Fire Emblem Fates in 2015, and Fire Emblem: Awakening in 2012 – this upcoming title could release sometime in 2022 during Nintendo’s stacked year of releases.