Fire Emblem Engage Introduces the Radiant Hero, Ike

The official Japanese Fire Emblem Twitter account has been introducing new characters for the recently announced Fire Emblem Engage, alongside sharing new gameplay clips. Today, the emblem iteration of Ike was formally introduced.

Ike is a main character in Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn, being the leader of the Greil Mercenaries and a highly skilled warrior. In combat, he expectedly boasts excellent strength and defense, with the former increasing as more health is lost. He’s ideal as a tank for protecting fragile units. Although, Ike’s not a one-trick pony. His Synchro Skill enhances his defenses when his health is less than 75% full, and his Engage Weapon significantly damages armored units.

Moreover, his Engage Skill embraces the tank-like philosophy, reducing the user’s evasion to zero while halving all received damage. Additionally, Draconic users will mitigate damage received by 60% in total. Lastly, Ike’s Engage Attack is a multi-turn process; during the first turn, he boosts the user’s defense before unleashing a devastating attack with a wide radius the following turn. That same attack also recovers a select portion of health.

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Ike received one conversation clip and a tweet thread detailing his capabilities:

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.

Check out our review of Fire Emblem Warriors Three Hopes.

The title recently sold over 1 million units worldwide.


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