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Fire Emblem: Three Houses delayed to Spring 2019

The next game in the Fire Emblem series has been revealed as Fire Emblem: Three Houses. Although it was initially announced for 2018 in the January 2017 Fire Emblem Direct, the game has been delayed to Spring 2019.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses takes place in a new setting called Fódlan and is not a sequel, prequel, or remake of any previous game. The gameplay showed massive battles with coordinated attacks. The main character appears to have equal proficiency with both swords and axes, and it appeared that the player would be able to walk around towns and castles as well, somewhat like in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. The battlefield graphics resemble a combination of the graphics from the Tellius games and the 3DS games, with 3D models appearing on the grid; when a character attacks, the camera zooms in to show it, then zooms back out afterwards. The rest of the soldiers on the battlefield remain visible while zoomed in.

A voice-over gave the first hints at what the story will be like. It mentions the revelation of a gift from a goddess to the Church of Seiros, a powerful governing organization. The goddess’s power takes the form of crests, which are said by some to maintain order and by others to be the cause of unrest.

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