Fire Emblem Engagement will be out more than two months from now. So far, fans of turn-based tactical RPGs don’t have much to go on, other than gameplay September announcement trailerand a story setting from last week, it was revealed that heroes from previous games will join players in their new adventure.
That’s where Wednesday’s trailer comes in. This five-minute analysis explains, in terms of gameplay, what the Intelligent System is trying to do with the introduction of the iconic Ring. There are 12 of them Fire Emblem joins, each associated with a character somewhere in the series’ 33-year history. Wednesday’s trailer confirms that, along with Marth, Engagement will recommend Sigurd from Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy WarCelica from Fire Emblem Echoes: Darkness of ValentiaCorrin from Fire symbol fateByleth from Fire symbol: Three housesand Lyn from Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade (also known as 2003 Fire Emblem for Game Boy Advance) as the icon.
With an iconic ring, players gain a passive and persistent buff to their unit’s attributes. From there, they can also participate in symbols (hence the game’s title) which will grant weapons and special abilities in addition to the standard upgrade. Specific Concerns: Attack Joins strong, looks like a super move that can end an encounter, whether you’re ahead or behind.
The rest of the video describes Attacks, Weapons, and Engagement Skills specific to the Iconic Ring set. Fire Emblem joins is the 17th installment in the series, but only the third in the last 15 years to debut on consoles. It arrives on January 20th on Nintendo Switch.