What’s Next for Fire Emblem?

What is next for the Fire Emblem series? It has been well over two years since the release of Three Houses and there are upcoming anniversaries for old titles. From remakes to spinoffs, there are multiple ways for the series to do for its next title.

What's Next for Fire Emblem?

At the time of this writing, Fire Emblem: Three Houses is well over two years old. The series has reached a new high thanks to the recent installment in the hit SRPG series. Many fans, such as myself have thought about what would be next for the series following the third anniversary of Three Houses‘ released in 2022. There are many ways we could see the series go for the next entry in the series when looking back at older trends of the series. Join me as we take a look at the many options we can see Fire Emblem take for 2022 and beyond. Since the mobile game is still receiving content to this day, we’ll exclude it from the conversation for now.  

A New Mainline Entry

An obvious option would be a new mainline entry for the next Fire Emblem. We could see Intelligent System improve upon Three Houses‘ gameplay style for something more refined. It would be amazing to see the gameplay style make a return but hopefully, we can see some changes instead of just a copy-paste of the past game. One thing that I could see being changed for the better was changing the school element into something more interactive and less of a slog to play on repeat playthroughs. Building your favorite units is one of the main appeals to the series so it should be more interesting to do. 

I doubt that we could see a sequel to Three Houses given its story format based on routes. It would be neat to see another new continent to go into or perhaps even a look into a different aspect of the same world. Similar to how Shadows of Valentia and Awakening make use of the same world of Archanea from the first games. 

Fire Emblem: Three Houses - Accolades Trailer - Nintendo Switch

Remakes and Remasters

Remakes and rereleases are common within the Fire Emblem series. Last year there was the rerelease of the very Fire Emblem game to the Switch. Hopefully, we could see more rereleases and remakes of past entries that aren’t going to be temporary. There are still many old titles that could benefit from being released on modern systems, especially the ones without proper translations. 2022 will mark the 20th anniversary of Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade. This year will be the perfect chance to translate it and the GBA titles for the Switch. 

As for remakes, Intelligent Systems could potentially remake the SNES titles as the next Fire Emblem. It seems to be the most reasonable remake to do next since all of the NES titles have had a remake and rerelease in some way. If you wish to know more about Fire Emblem titles that are possible for remakes, check out this article on Fire Emblem games that deserve a rerelease.

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light - Launch Trailer - Nintendo Switch

Spinoff Titles

Fire Emblem isn’t a stranger to spinoff games. For example, Fire Emblem Warriors is a major deviation while still retaining some of the aspects of the past games. It would be amazing to have a sequel to Warriors as the next Fire Emblem. We could see a larger roster with characters from older and newer games in the mix. It could also go the route of Hyrule Warriors being a prequel or sequel of a past game.

There are also genres and themes that the series could delve into. Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE  is also a major deviation from the series by taking in elements from Persona and other modern JRPGs. It could be worth it for Intelligent Systems and Atlus to try something with a spin-off game after its release on the switch. It would be interesting to see a sequel to the game or perhaps another spin-off that takes more influence from the Megami Tensei series.

Fire Emblem Warriors – Launch Trailer (Nintendo Switch)

What about you? What do you think is next for Fire Emblem? Do you want to see a new entry, remake, or spin-off next? Perhaps something not mentioned in this article? Feel free to let me know in the comments below!

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