Since the release of Fire Emblem: Three Houses’ Cindered Shadows DLC pack, rumors have been swirling about where the franchise goes next. A remake? A new game? There’s one thing on which most rumors seem to agree: that new Fire Emblem game should be on the way soon. So what do you want to see?
The Tellius games have a special place in my heart. If only because they were the first Fire Emblem games I properly played! While my current playing of The Great Ace Attorney has no bearing on this topic, it did put into my head the idea of duology games being released as one bundle on another platform. I would very much like to see Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance and Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn together on the Nintendo Switch.
It’s been a long time since the two Tellius games came out, so it would be fun to experience the stories and characters again with modern Fire Emblem quality-of-life updates. Newer fans who have difficulty obtaining the game can also have the chance to properly meet Ike in his home game. — Stephanie
I think it is time for Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. The characters show up often in Fire Emblem Heroes, so there’s already a sense of familiarity. The game involves that “children” mechanic Intelligent Systems so loves to include in more recent installments. And if Nintendo really wanted to go above and beyond? Thracia 776 could be in there too. It’s a big part of the series’ history. It’s time we see it in some form worldwide. — Jenni
I’m excited for any new Fire Emblem console titles, including remakes of the classic gems. But as a Musou aficionado? I’m wondering whether Koei Tecmo’s Nintendo development team is going to start working on a sequel to Fire Emblem Warriors. After all, Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity is now completely done.
The first game showed potential with its gameplay systems that combined strategy and action well. However, the limited roster of characters and classes left a lot to be desired. I feel like the new game will be a blast if the team can let characters promote to different classes. — Kite
As a grizzled vet of the series, I’d love to see remakes and remasters of the old stuff! Of course I would. But looking to the future? I’d really like to see a return to the tactical crunch of the old games within Three Houses‘ larger, more modern framework. Where that game dropped the ball was in map design, difficulty and the unfortunate side effects of full character customization. If everyone can be everything? It limits how distinct they feel and the roles they can perform. I miss the feeling of units as precious resources with real specialties and picking the right team for each battle’s combat puzzles.
If that’s too much to ask? Yeah, I’ll settle for a Genealogy remake. That game could really benefit from modern conveniences. — Graham
I’ve said on the record that I’ve tried many Fire Emblem titles but ended up bouncing off them, the only exception so far being Fire Emblem: Three Houses. I don’t necessarily need a new Three Houses title! That game was a little too long for my taste. But a future Fire Emblem that can take some of its unique aspects? Like a focus on a home base, a time-management aspect, and the use of battalions to enhance the sense of scale? That would be welcome. — Josh