Fire Emblem has become a 'major IP' for Nintendo, details on move to mobile

As I mentioned before, the latest title, Fire Emblem Fates, is selling well in America and has found a wide audience outside of Japan as well. We have also released many spin-off titles and related products, and this has become a major IP for Nintendo, both in name and in substance.

We are currently developing an application for smart devices based on Fire Emblem. We expect that many consumers will experience Fire Emblem for the first time on their smart device, so this application will offer a more accessible style of gameplay compared to the titles for dedicated video game systems. At the same time, we still aim to provide a fully engaging experience as a role-playing simulation game.

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That's great news! I'm glad that Awakening truly did breathe life back into the series like this! I hope that we see the next Fire Emblem game as a console title. Ooo, could you imagine if the whole game was in the style of Awakening/Fates CG cutscenes? That would be so pretty!

My guess is it'll be some sort of battle simulator, using actual Fire Emblem battle mechanics.

Each stage puts you on a different map, with different playable units and different opponents, and challenges you to complete a specific objective, like 'defeat the opponents in X moves' and such.

Wed Apr 27 16 10:59pm
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An even more dumbed down FE is what is coming to mobile is what I'm geting.

Well, I guess I don't mind so long as the price is right and they bring back console FE.

Sakurai's plan, set in motion by including Marth and Roy in SSBM, is finally complete.

It won't be complete until Fire Emblem takes over everything within Nintendo.

It sells well because the core audience buys it. A mobile app doesn't make sense. Nintendo is out of touch with American gamers. Sad

Wed Apr 27 16 11:44pm
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It makes plenty of sense if you want to lure in new customers or expand outside the core audience though...

Not really sure if this will work though. I bet most people would just stop at the mobile game and wait for more mobile Fire Emblems rather than going out of their way to get the NX.

I wouldn't agree with that, the core audience bought Path of Radiance, Radiant Dawn, and those didn't sell well. Awakening introduced a casual mode and then the series took off in the west.
Fire Emblem is so good due to it's depth and challenge and the core fan base love it.

This will fundamentally be a Fire Emblem light that will be used to get people who don't own a Nintendo system hooked on this franchise. If they want a more deep fleshed out game, they will to buy a Nintendo system.
The goal is to create more "core Fire Emblem fan".

Actually, no, Fire Emblem fits in perfectly with the mobile market. Some of the most popular games on mobile are strategy games like Clash of Clans and that Fire Age game or whatever. Fire Emblem will fit in perfectly among those, the only challenge is going to be making it stand out.

Phones are like mini televisions and Nintendo realizing that the market has finally matured enough to be a viable platform.for their IPs. I have a YoKai Watch app by Level 5 and.it's well done despite being free to play. Nintendo should have little trouble thriving in this market.

It'll probably be like puzzles and dragons. New stages every few days, you gain, level up and change class of various characters, then share them with people online to help you be the best.

So when they say more accessible, what they really mean is that going to replaced turn-based combat with the match three game for the mobile market :-)

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