Fire Emblem Heroes was finally launched yesterday! The game is available for download worldwide in both App Store and Play Store. However it may still be rolling out for certain countries and it will take some time before it is available in your market. So be patient and check the store from time to time. While you’re waiting, check out what Fire Emblem Heroes has in stores for us!
Here’s a full overview of the game, via Nintendo:
Open the gateways between worlds, Heroes at your side.
Nintendo’s hit strategy-RPG Fire Emblem series is now re-imagined for smart devices.
Fight battles customized for touch screens and on-the-go gameplay. Summon characters from across the Fire Emblem universe. Develop your Heroes’ skills, and take them to new heights. This is your adventure—a Fire Emblem that’s like nothing you’ve seen before!
This application is free to download and offers some optional in-app purchases.
■ An Epic Quest
A world with two kingdoms: the Emblian Empire, which wishes to rule all worlds, and the Askran Kingdom, which stands in its way.
You are a summoner with the special ability to call upon legendary Heroes from different Fire Emblem worlds. In order to save the Kingdom of Askr from destruction, join the Order of Heroes and face a never-ending challenge.
■ Intense Battles
Take part in strategic turn-based battles streamlined for on-the-go play with maps that fit in the palm of your hand! You’ll need to think hard about the advantages and disadvantages of each Hero’s weapon—and even evaluate the map itself as you battle. Lead your army with easy touch and drag controls, including the ability to attack by simply swiping an ally over an enemy.
■ Original Characters Meet Legendary Heroes
The game features numerous Hero characters from the Fire Emblem series and a few brand-new Heroes created by artist Yusuke Kozaki, known for his work on Fire Emblem Awakening and Fire Emblem Fates. Some Heroes will fight at your side as allies, while others may stand in your way as fierce enemies to be defeated and added to your army.
■ Many Modes Let You Play Again and Again
In addition to the main story, there are many other modes where you can strengthen your allies, compete against other players, and more. Also, free and timely updates will continue to add new Hero characters, content, and other surprises to keep you engrossed with hours of additional gameplay.
- Story Maps: The story brings together new Hero characters along with familiar faces from the Fire Emblem series. Lead your army to victory to save the Kingdom of Askr.
- Training Tower: Engage in battle scenarios of varying difficulty that you can play over and over to earn rewards and experience (EXP) for your allies. Each time you take on these maps, the enemies and terrain change to offer a new challenge.
- Arena Duels: Fight against your rivals around the world. Your high score and ranking will determine your rewards—items that can increase your Heroes’ abilities.
- Hero Battles: Under Special Maps, discover various battle scenarios that are available for a limited time. Defeat the Heroes who oppose you to convince them to join you as an ally.
Last week, Nintendo has uploaded the second installment of its “Heroes and Heroines” trailer for its upcoming mobile game, Fire Emblem Heroes.
Introduced in the second trailer are heroes such as Eliwood, Xander, Sakura and Subaki. In the event you missed the first trailer, be sure to check it out as well. If you do not already know, Fire Emblem Heroes is a free-to-play derivative of its console counterpart, complete with stamina meters, in-game currency and of course, microtransactions.
One of the many new heroes revealed in the trailer
Combat will be familiar to veterans
The Fire Emblem franchise has been huge since its first release for the console platform back in 1990. I believe Nintendo will not stop here for the mobile gaming world. We may be able to see more Fire Emblem sequels for the mobile platform in the future.