In today's E3 Direct presentation, Nintendo has finally revealed Fire Emblem: Three Houses for Nintendo Switch, which is set to launch in Spring 2019.
The debut trailer shows our first look at a console Fire Emblem title in ten years, and we see quite a few dramatic improvements to the game's visuals and systems. Not only does the footage show the SRPG combat we expect to see with this franchise, but also the addition of troop formation and a 3D explorable castle town. The player can also build relationships with your army units, and influence their skills.
Find the trailer, fact sheet, and screenshots below.
A BRAND-NEW FIRE EMBLEM GAME WITH A NEW STORY AND CHARACTERS IS COMING TO NINTENDO SWITCH!
A brand-new Fire Emblem game with a new story and characters is coming to the Nintendo Switch system.The game takes place on Fódlan, where the Church of Seiros exercises great power over the land and its people. As the main character, the player must not only fight on the battlefield, but also can move the character freely and interact with other characters to build relationships and gather information at some parts. This turn-based tactical RPG will put new strategic twists on battling, with formations of troops supporting individual units on the battlefield. Do you have what it takes to survive and conquer in this brand-new Fire Emblem game?
- 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—Fodlan, 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 Japanese article from Nintendo's official blog also provided a couple more insights to the world setting in Three Houses. The three main characters mentioned above have full names: Edelgard von Hraesvelgr, Dimitri Alexandre Blaiddyd, and Claude von Regan. The big building where the player character is running around in the trailer is also said to have a relation with the Church of Seiros.