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Fire Emblem: Awakening could have been the series' last entry if sales weren't good

by rawmeatcowboy
22 May 2013
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Coming from an interview with the Fire Emblem dev team, conducted by magazine Hobby Consola...

Question: Fire Emblem has had a long lifetime. Do you get the feeling it gets harder to release a new episode every time?

Yamagami: No doubt. Truth be told, sales are dropping. The sales manager of Nintendo, Mr. Hatano, told us that this could be the last Fire Emblem. Due to this progressive descend on sales, they told us that if the sales of this episode stayed below 250,000 copies, we'd stop working on the saga. I remember when I came back from the meeting and told the team "My God, what are we gonna do?! The end has come!". Our reaction was clear: if this was going to be the last Fire Emblem, we had to put everything we always wanted to include. That's how this new project was born!

Well then, isn't it wonderful to see the title have such big success!? Let's hope the series continues to climb from here no out. Thanks to VGAMER for the heads up.