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Fire Emblem Engage Announced as Next New Game in the Franchise

Fire Emblem Engage Nintendo Switch release date January 20, 2023 Intelligent Systems RPG

At the Nintendo Direct, Nintendo and Intelligent Systems announced Fire Emblem Engage, a new turn-based strategy RPG in the Fire Emblem franchise, which has a release date of January 20, 2023. It has lots of new characters rendered with beautiful visuals, but classic characters from the franchise return as well, like Marth, who are evidently summoned into action. A Fire Emblem Engage Divine Edition has been announced as well, a collector’s edition whose contents you can view below.

Fire Emblem Engage Nintendo Switch release date January 20, 2023 Intelligent Systems RPG

In the game, you are a Divine Dragon, which comes with pluses and minuses. Check out the announcement trailer below, as well as much more new information about this strategy RPG directly from Nintendo:

In a war against the Fell Dragon, four kingdoms worked together with heroes from other worlds to seal away this great evil. One thousand years later, this seal has weakened and the Fell Dragon is about to reawaken. As a Divine Dragon, use rich strategies and robust customization to meet your destiny – to collect Emblem Rings scattered across the world and bring peace back to the Continent of Elyos. Summon and fight alongside legendary heroes from past Fire Emblem games, like Marth and Celica, and add their power to yours in this new story. The turn-based, tactical battle system the Fire Emblem series is known for returns with a fresh cast of characters you can customize and Engage with to carefully craft your strategy. Fire Emblem Engage launches for Nintendo Switch on Jan. 20, 2023, alongside Fire Emblem Engage: Divine Edition featuring a steelbook case and art book. Pre-orders for the game are now available in Nintendo eShop

There are many, many more announcements where this came from in today’s Direct, such as the name reveal of the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and the announcement of Octopath Traveler II.

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