Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia is a sort of reimagining of Fire Emblem Gaiden, the second entry in the now famous franchise that released in 1992. That game sold for the Famicom, and it never made the trip west.
Fans may have imported the title and played it in Japanese, but westerners really never got a shot at experiencing the game in localized form. Now, on May 19, western gamers will have the chance to play Fire Emblem Gaiden in its newly remade form as Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia on the Nintendo 3DS.
Nintendo clearly thinks they’re onto something here as the game has scored a Limited Edition that fans might dig. For $59.99, only $20 more than the standard MSRP, fans will get the game, its “sound selection” on CD, an artbook and a collection of pins.
For what it’s worth, I have the artbook for Fire Emblem Fates, and it’s gorgeous.
This new Fire Emblem is different in a key way
We saw a bit of the new Fire Emblem in motion at PAX East a few weeks back. This game, for the first time in the franchise’s history, features third-person dungeon crawling. Nintendo wouldn’t talk to us about frequency, but it seems to have a relatively constant presence, too.
We’ll have more on Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia as it comes.