Nintendo announces Fire Emblem Heroes for Android arrives on February 2


After successfully launching Super Mario Run on iOS, Nintendo confirmed another mobile title, Fire Emblem Heroes. Although we knew the Japanese studio will launch a Fire Emblem game, we didn't have any details on the upcoming title.

Today, Nintendo announced Fire Emblem Heroes will initially be launched on Android platform, while an iPhone/iPad version will be available at a later date. The game will be released in the Google Play Store on February 2, and it will be free to download with optional in-app purchases.

Fire Emblem Heroes is a tactical strategy game in which players summon famous heroes in the Fire Emblem universe to help them fight their enemies. The game is about two warring kingdoms in a bitter clash.

The tactical battles have been streamlined for on-the-go play, so players won't have any issues getting the hang of it. All summoned heroes can be leveled up to gain better stats, skills and weapons.

Nintendo also states that in some cases hero characters will become allies, while others will become enemy generals. The game features multiple maps populated by enemies, which must be defeated in order to complete a stage.

Aside from the main story mode, players can engage in other modes to level up their heroes or to compete against others, including Training Tower, Special Maps and Arena Duels.

On top of that, Nintendo promised that free and timely updates will add new characters and content for additional hours of gameplay as well.

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10 Comments

1. combatmedic870

Posts: 984; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Super Mario cart. 19.99 no in app purchases. Online game play. Ability to play with groups of friends. Ios and Android. Done. You just made $10 million in like 2 days. Develope 10 extra races tracks/arenas at a time for $5.

8. bossman

Posts: 264; Member since: Jan 27, 2016

If they did that, then it would be no point for them to make the switch.

10. michaelny2001

Posts: 328; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

lol that would require critical thinking and nowadays people want easy money. Besides, most of the execs are not in their 30's or 40's so old age thinking. Therefore, we'll get what they want, when they want it.

2. jm405

Posts: 82; Member since: Mar 22, 2016

technically, aren't those extra tracks in app purchases? =) Anyways, I'd rather much see a Mario Party game for mobile. I'd buy that for $10. I'm sick of racing or runner type games.

4. combatmedic870

Posts: 984; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

They are like dlcs I suppose.

3. JMartin22

Posts: 2370; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

I hope the in-app purchases aren't designed like gacha style, where you need to purchase $99.99 packs multiple times over.

5. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I like Fire Emblem. One of the reason I buy Nintendo portable and console.

6. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

getting excited in 1st half of trailer with it's nice looking CG.... and then in-game gameplay show up in 2nd half... that graphic sucks :-/ can't they make it at least as good as 3DS fire emblem awakening (2013)? :-/ btw, I hope they release another mana series soon :P

7. zeppo

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

I will buy any AA Nintendo title for $19.99 in heartbeat, but it never happen. Because people will pirate the app easily hence they go for IAP route. Then you end up paying for up $1000 of dollars. Its ridiculous that why I haven't buy any mobile games.

9. Valdomero

Posts: 677; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

LOL they learned a lesson from Mario Run, that's good. Hope they don't blow it with the in-app purchases.

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