New Fire Emblem Engage Interview Reveals Over 1,300 Fully Voiced Bond Conversations & Discusses The Significance of Choice
Nintendo has published the third and final part of an interview they conducted with members of the Intelligent System staff behind the upcoming Fire Emblem Engage, featuring Director Tsutomu Tei, Producer Masahiro Higuchi, Nintendo Producer Genki Yokota, and Nintendo Director Kenta Nakanishi.
- Check out our coverage of the interview’s first part.
- Check out our coverage of the interview’s second part.
Throughout this final part of the interview, the team discusses how difficulty balancing was one of the most challenging aspects of this game’s development since Engaging with Emblems was decided to occur at the very start. A delicate balance had to be struck regarding flashy appeal from the outset and actual thought-provoking maps requiring players to tactically utilize their boons. Additionally, it’s alluded that there were several points where the Engage mechanic would be introduced later.
Moreover, to help in not making the Rings housing legacy characters not simply be perceived as mere objects, the bonding and conversations that occur outside of battle are emphasized. Several gameplay-related benefits also arise from viewing these scenes, so the relationships between stat and character growth are a significant facet of the experience. In fact, there are about 650 conversations between the characters and 1,300 conversations with the Emblem cast. Plus, they’re all fully voiced.
Lastly, the series’ staple element of choice is at the crux of Fire Emblem Engage, letting every player experience the game in whatever manner they deem fit. Further, the more hardcore modes were crafted to appeal to franchise veterans, so there’s definitely something for everyone. For more insights, check out the full interview.
Fire Emblem Engage is releasing for Nintendo Switch on January 20, 2023.
This game follows the new protagonist Alear after their mother, Lumiere, seemingly perishes and imparts them with the mission of utilizing special rings to bring peace to the world.
These rings summon notable heroes from other Fire Emblem titles, including fan favorites such as Lyn, Corrin, Marth, and Byleth. And aside from granting evident gameplay benefits and alterations, they also converse with the new Engage characters, acting as vehicles for potential growth.
For more detailed coverage of various facets regarding this soon-to-be-released entry, check out our continually updated round-up article.
- Framme, Klan & Vander Introductions
- Alfred, Celine & Marth Introductions
- Celica Introduction
- Louis & Chloé Introductions
- Etie Introduction
- Story Trailer
- New Characters, Four Hounds & Firene Kingdom; Story Trailer Screenshots
- Lumiere & Veyre Introductions
- Brodia, Diamant & Alcryst Introductions
- New Gameplay Trailer & Character Portraits
- Anna Introduction
- New Gameplay Screenshots
- Elusia & Ivy Introductions
- Solm & Timerra Introductions
- Gradlon, Zephia & Marni Introductions
- Byleth Introduction
- Corrin Introduction
- Griss, Mauvier & Yunaka Introductions
- Fogato & Hortensia Introductions
- Lyn Introduction
- Expansion Pass Announcement + New Character Portraits
- Hub Activities & Amiibo Support
- Roy Introduction
- Amber Introduction
- Rosado Introduction
- Eirika & Ephraim Introduction
- Leif Introduction
- Citrinne Introduction
- Bunet Introduction
- Kagetsu Introduction
- Lucina Introduction
- Ike Introduction
- Lapis Introduction
- Panette & Sommie Introductions
- Micaiah Introduction
- Deep-Dive Trailer
- Seadall Introduction
- English Commercials
- Goldmary Introduction
- Zelkov Introduction
- Merrin Introduction
- Pandreo Introduction
- Tiki Introduction
- Interview Part 1
- Interview Part 2
- Edelgard, Dimitri & Claude Introduction
- Character Designer Artwork
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