The Fire Emblem series is known for many things, including complex strategy battling, multi-faceted storylines, and incredibly anime hairstyles. Now, new Fire Emblem details and screenshots appear to have leaked, and yes, the protagonist's hair is even more anime than ever before.
What do these new Fire Emblem rumors and screenshots tell us?
These rumors come via gaming journalist Emily Rogers, who has a strong track record of leaking Nintendo information. According to Rogers, the new game will be a brand new story and not a remake, and will star a new main character whose mother is a dragon. Unlike the upcoming Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes, this new Fire Emblem game will be a full mainline installment in the series. It'll be a collaboration between three studios: longtime Fire Emblem custodians Intelligent Systems alongside Koei Tecmo and Gust. Koei Tecmo worked on Fire Emblem: Three Houses, so its presence isn't a surprise. Gust is perhaps best-known for anime RPGs like the Atelier series; Rogers says that studio is mostly involved in helping with graphics.
As well as Rogers' leaks, Reddit user miasmadelta also shared what appear to be screenshots of the new Fire Emblem title. As the user points out, these screenshots are "quite old at this point" and aren't brilliant quality, but they do give us an idea of what the game and its improbably-coiffured main character might look like. It's worth noting here that Rogers says she can't confirm the authenticity of these screenshots, but that she's "leaning toward real". Rogers says the screenshots look like they might come from a Chinese localization of the game. Bear that in mind as you take a look at what could well be the new Fire Emblem game's semi-draconic protagonist.
As well as these leaks, there are also three screenshots depicting characters who are somewhat soberer in appearance, along with what looks to be support relationships and character conversation options. You can see those screenshots right here.
Could the new Fire Emblem game be revealed soon?
We could be about to get a reveal for the new Fire Emblem, if rumors are to be believed. Sony writer Alanah Pearce suggested that a Nintendo Direct presentation could be coming on June 29th (thanks, VGC). Since there hasn't been a major Nintendo Direct presentation since February, Nintendo could well be gearing up to reveal some new info about its upcoming slate of games. According to Emily Rogers, the new Fire Emblem has been finished "for over a year", with miasmadelta further adding that they're not sure why it hasn't been unveiled yet. It was originally intended to celebrate Fire Emblem's 30th anniversary, which fell in 2020 and saw the very first game in the series coming to Western shores for a limited time. It looks like an announcement already seems to be long overdue.
Here's hoping we get a new Fire Emblem announcement sometime this month. The last piece of true Fire Emblem content arrived with the final Three Houses DLC, which launched all the way back in early 2020. It's been nearly three years since Three Houses launched, so Fire Emblem fans, myself included, are jonesing for something new in this long-running strategy series. As ever, we'll bring you more on this as soon as we get it, so stay tuned to TechRaptor for more info.