Fire Emblem Engage Release Date, Trailer, Characters, Romance, Gameplay and More

Official game graphics for Fire Emblem Engage featuring characters from the video game

I still don’t really know what I think of Nintendo Fire Emblem: Get involved. On the one hand, it looks really, really polished and pretty. Then again, this shit is high camp in the worst way. It’s like an “anime camp”. The women all look as if they are 12 years old, the plot both appear to be fictional and way too close to the tropes of the series’ past, and there’s something ridiculous about Dark Marth even existing. Good Guy Blue-Haired Marth (with pronouns) vs. Evil Guy Red-Haired Marth (no pronouns!!!). It’s absurd.

… Apart from that, yes, of course I will play it. I probably won’t enjoy it, but like a curious cat, I got caught. I have no idea if or not engage will enrich my remaining cat lives, but it sure can’t be that bad that I knock over a stake, can it?

If you are curious too engage‘s the whole thing, you’re in the right place. Here’s everything we know about the upcoming ones fire sign release, and then some.

Fire Emblem: Engage Release date and trailer

The game is currently scheduled for release January 23, 2023. According to various sources, the game has actually been brewing for a while, even before that Three houses, so I’m not worried about this relatively soon release date. If anything, this seems like a very conscientious move by Intelligent System, both in terms of the release date and the narration of the game itself.

Speaking of narration:

I mean… *sigh* It looks interesting, at least. I guess I’m just not a huge fan of anime-like designs in general because when I sit back and think about it, they’re my least favorite aspect of it all. The cool thing about the past fire sign games is that while they took inspiration from anime, they mostly adopted individualistic looks. When I look at Lyn The Flaming BladeSure, she looks a bit anime-esque, but mostly she looks like she belongs in a certain universe.

I really have no idea what’s going on with these clowns – mainly the women again. But we’ll get to them in a moment. For now, I’m just glad that Twitter seems to be on the same page with me:

And hey, I think there’s a plus in a simpler plot as well:

Who are the characters in Fire Emblem: Get involved?

So I want to say that I have a complete list here, but good god, there are a lot of characters to deal with in this trailer. I’ll definitely update as we get more information, but for now I’ll be sure to stick with who we know about.

New characters:

  • Alear: the protagonist, a divine dragon who has forgotten all his memories (typical).
  • Vander: a paladin and the filler of this game Fire Emblem Father Shoes. Specifically, he is a “Dragon Guardian” whose job within Lythos is to protect Alear.
  • Cramme and Framme: younger twin dragonguards under the mentorship of Vander. Cramme is gentle and quiet while Framme brings the energy between the two. They’re both a little bit in love with Alear.
  • Alfred: spirited Prince of Firene who visited Alear several times and is excited to join them in their quest.
  • Céline: Princess of Firene and Alfred’s sister. She prefers a pacifist approach to almost everything.
  • Louis: a Heavy Knight of Firene who is good-natured and observant, despite being a “Brock guy” and always keeping his eyes closed.
  • Chloé: a Pegasus Knight sworn to Céline. Chloe is full of whimsy and loves the fantastic (and her design actually resembles someone over the age of 18 – we have one!).
  • Etie: a chic palace archer who looks suspiciously pequeño despite a penchant for bodybuilding.
  • Boucheron: an axeman who seems as polite and mild as the other knights, but with a man’s bosom that puts me to shame.
  • Diamond: The crown prince of the neighboring kingdom of Brodia looks suspiciously like Sylvain and therefore has my love voice.

While we’re still awaiting names and details for several other characters starring in the trailer, some Black fans are particularly excited about these two:

Recurring Characters:

  • Marth: the crown prince of Altea and the Woobie of the franchise.
  • Celica: Everyone’s favorite evil bitch from Valentia.
  • Sigurd: The Patriarch of the Holy War got a big glow-up.
  • Grima: the fallen dragon that some creepy cultists are trying to revive.

There is a wheel of emblems containing other characters from previous entries that fans have identified as the following:

  • Leif, a Holy war Prince.
  • Roy, our boy.
  • Lyn, a popular lord who traveled with Roy’s father, Eliwood.
  • Eirika, the superior twin.
  • Ike, the closest the franchise will ever get berserk.
  • Micaiah, one of Ike’s companions, has one of the coolest femme designs in the franchise.
  • Lucina, everyone’s daughter (or wife, if you’re nasty).
  • Corrin, sweet dragon prince(s) is trapped inside fates.
  • Byleth, who appears to be male in this iteration, which is disappointing for my gay ass, but oh well.

Now that we have all these characters to work with, you might be wondering…

Can we romanticize her???????

The answer is: I have no idea! And we probably won’t know until close to release, because that’s Nintendo’s way. But romance was such a popular mechanic in the franchise’s later years that they would fail to give us at least a small sum. Many are especially hoping for some sweet, sweet action between Alear and Marth. I’d say that’s probably on the last end of the line, but thank god you ghost-loving freaks, I hope you get what you want.

So what is the gameplay in Fire Emblem: Get involved how?

The most exciting part engage The gameplay so far is the fact that we’re going back to the triangle system – yay! Many fans have missed this aspect of the franchise, so they’ll be happy to get some good old-fashioned gameplay here.

If you don’t know what that is, the triangle system is just a very simple metric for predicting battle outcomes. It’s like rock-paper-scissors, only more stinging. Essentially: sword beats axe, ax beats lance, lance beats sword. That doesn’t mean it’ll work for every fight (some characters are so OP the system hardly applies to them), but it’s a long-standing staple of the series and its return is very welcome.

The overall gameplay appears to be faithful to the series, of course with the added mechanic of equipping an Emblem Ring and then gaining the powers of an Emblem Hero. For example, equipping Sigurd’s Ring grants Canto – the power that allows mounted units to move again after being attacked. This applies to characters who aren’t even mounted, which is pretty stupid.

For a deeper dive into the gameplay, as well as some footage of how it’s translated into action, I highly recommend checking out this video by franchise superfan Faerghast:

Her thoughts?

I have to admit, so far I seem to be in the grumpy minority when it comes to this game. People seem pretty excited about it overall, albeit cautiously. Let us know your thoughts in the comments, and be sure to check back as we continue to update this article over the coming months.

(Selected image: Nintendo)

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