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Fire Emblem: Three Houses - French commercial

Here, order is maintained by the Church of Seiros, which hosts the prestigious Officer’s Academy within its headquarters. You are invited to teach one of its three mighty houses, each comprised of students brimming with personality and represented by a royal from one of three territories. As their professor, you must lead your students in their academic lives and in turn-based, tactical RPG battles wrought with strategic, new twists to overcome. Which house, and which path, will you choose?

Nintendo shares a statement with Japanese audiences on the same-sex relationships in Fire Emblem: Three Houses

Nintendo elaborates upon their earlier comments

Last week, Nintendo of America confirmed that Fire Emblem: Three Houses will have same-sex relationships. This was after some rumors and speculation from various outlets, so it was nice to have a confirmation from Nintendo themselves. Today we have yet another statement from Nintendo on the matter, but this one was shared with Japanese audiences. This is a bit more fleshed out than their initial comment.

In Fire Emblem Three Houses, it is possible for the Protagonist to have same-sex relationships with certain characters. However, we cannot explain this topic in more detail as to not ruin the excitement of all users who are looking forward to it.
Regarding character raising, we have prepared a lot of options, so please kindly anticipate it.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses - "Officers Academy" trailer

Class is in session

Go for a trip round Garreg Mach Monastery and get a glimpse of a typical day in the life of a professor in Fire Emblem: Three Houses, coming July 26th on Nintendo Switch!

Game Informer Video - Why We're Loving Fire Emblem: Three Houses So Far

In this excerpt from The Game Informer Show podcast, Kimberley Wallace talks about her time playing Fire Emblem: Three Houses on the Nintendo Switch and how the new game compares to Fire Emblem: Awakening.

Max Games releasing Fire Emblem: Three Houses and Super Mario Switch accessories

Spruce up your Switch and keep it safe

Max Games has a line of Fire Emblem: Three Houses and Super Mario-themed Switch accessories. The Fire Emblem: Three Houses lineup includes a Smart Pouch and Game Card case. The pouch is made of highly durable EVA material and contains slots for up to three game cards. The Game Card Case is a book-style case that stores up to 24 game cards.

The Super Mario-themed content includes Smart Pouches and Game Card Cases. These products have exactly the same specs as the Fire Emblem line.

The entire run of Fire Emblem: Three Houses and Super Mario-themed cases and pouches will hit Japan on July 26th, 2019.

Check out Famitsu's fantastic Splatoon 2 cover, and read full details on their Fire Emblem: Three Houses review

I need this cover...bad

Man, oh man...what an AWESOME cover! This week's issue of Famitsu includes a 78-page feature on Splatoon 2 in honor of the upcoming final Splatfest. With a feature that big, you knew Splatoon 2 was going to take the cover as well! Just look at that beautiful work of art!

That's not all there is to enjoy, though. Last night we shared Famitsu's review score for Fire Emblem: Three Houses, which came in at a 37 out of 40. Now we have the actual details from the 4 reviewers who sat down with the game. Check out what they had to say below.

1st reviewer: The livelihood in the Officer Academy is much more fun than I thought. When I hold my teacher cane, I gradually grew affections to even students whom I hated before; what a mystery. As you can also teach very freely, you’re guaranteed to get addicted into raising yourself and your students. [This game] is kind with a lot of convenient features such as the Divine Pulse which lets you rewind time, auto-movements and more. Thanks to the Gambits and Combat Arts, the strategy breadth has also broadened. There are also some hype moments in the story development. 9

2nd reviewer: Due to the two-part [story] composition, raising characters have a higher degree of freedom when compared to past series title, and the story is also depicted dramatically which is well done. Although interacting with and raising characters in the Officer Academy era is rather tedious, it’s fun to think how one should grow up, and furthermore you’ll also grow affection towards the characters due to that. The structure where the scenario splits based on the chosen house also heightens the desire to do another playthrough quickly. 9

3rd reviewer: As you raise the students’ abilities through lessons and deepen interactions through events and more, before you know it they have become irreplaceable. I’m glad that the Support Conversations between students are plentiful and also fully voiced. As the school life is lively, I’m surprised at the second part’s serious story development, but I get hyped when I can see the students’ growth. Battles are comfortable while having a sense of presence. There is also a liveliness of variations on things like using the new Battalion feature against gigantic beasts. 10

4th reviewer: The prominent thing here is the broad range where beginners can enjoy like a beginner would, and experts can enjoy like an expert would. To be honest, although there is a lot of information that must be memorised, I didn’t really find it to be complicated; it has an appeal where I can smoothly get into the game even when it is my first time playing this genre. The story progression, interweaved by characters with a plenty of personalities, feels pleasant as if you’re watching a good-quality drama. With the Officer Academy life as the axis, the way it’s created – where you can taste even more fun in interacting with and sensing the growth of characters – is excellent and great. 9

Amazon Japan reveals their preorder bonus for Fire Emblem: Three Houses

Amazon Japan is offering a very unique preorder bonus for Fire Emblem: Three Houses. Those who grab a copy will be able to take home an “Original Panorama Artwork.” You can see what the panorama looks like in the image above, which apparently lets you close it up for safe keeping.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses' Follow-Up Attacks detailed

The one-two punch

The Fire Emblem Twitter account has shared another round of info on Fire Emblem: Three Houses. Today we get a deeper look at Follow-Up Attacks.

Follow-Up Attacks let you attack twice per turn, which is determined by the speed difference between the two units engaging in battle. Speed is determined by the Speed stat, and also the weight of the weapon equipped. Strong weapons with high Attack can deal lots of damage, but they are generally quite heavy and will slow your units down.

Watch Nintendo's Fire Emblem: Three Houses presentation from Japan Expo 2019

Quite the masterclass

We've already run through all the details that were shared at Nintendo's Japan Expo presentation for Fire Emblem: Three Houses, but perhaps you'd like to see the game in motion while the devs talk about it. Look no further than the video above, which is an official archive of the entire presentation.

IGN Video - Every Class Shown So Far For Fire Emblem: Three Houses

Take a quick look at all the different classes your units and characters can become in Fire Emblem: Three Houses.

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