We got some big news from Nintendo, with confirmation that Fire Emblem Warriors is coming to the #Switch console. While the decidedly abstract trailer didn't offer us a whole lot of information, further examination does indeed give us a lot to theorize on and consequently hope for with this upcoming crossover #RPG game. So let's take a look at the trailer before we break it down with a deep dive.
The First Sphere
The initial hint is pretty clear, with the first orb showing a version of Falchion that indicates the sword and possibly its wielder will appear in the game. This means that not only will we get Chrom, who actually shows up in the trailer, but it's highly likely that his daughter Lucina will also have a role in the game. Since #FireEmblemWarriors will likely cross the boundaries of space and time within the series, what better character to include than the one who time traveled?
The Second Sphere
This one is not so cut and dry. While it's a version of the Yato from Fire Emblem Fates, all that really tells us is that Corrin will likely be in the game. But if we take a closer look at the blade, the gems seem to be a blue tint, which indicates this is an Alpha Yato — that is, a form the blade takes when exposed to the weapon held by Takumi, everyone's favorite ill-tempered archer. So this one image clearly indicates two more characters in the game.
The Third Sphere
This image is a little harder to make out, but it appears to be the sword used by Ryoma in #FireEmblemFates, which means it's likely he'll make an appearance in the new game.
The Fourth Sphere
While the last blade belonged to Ryoma, this one is clearly Xander's. Now that we have hints of three of the four main siblings from Fire Emblem Fates, it's unlikely #Nintendo would leave out the fourth, so we also expect see an appearance from Leo.
The Fifth Sphere
The final orb also featured Falchion, but this was the one used by Marth. Even though this pretty much confirms Marth will be in the game, the fact that he's the face of the franchise makes him the obvious choice to add to a game featuring characters from numerous Fire Emblem iterations.
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We also see a lot of emphasis on this version of the actual Fire Emblem and the orbs that are contained within it. Indeed, this version can be seen in the Fire Emblem games that feature Marth and Chrom; however, the orbs were only a major point in one each of their Marth games. It's more likely that this is a reference to their use in Awakening, perhaps because out of the two games that featured them, Awakening was the only one released worldwide.
We can also deduce that at least one of the villains associated with Marth and Chrom will appear. Both times the orbs powered up the emblem it was to enhance the main character's power to defeat an evil dragon, with the emblem granting increased attack power against such foes. Since Marth's enemy Medeus appeared in the only other Fire Emblem spinoff Tokyo Mirage Sessions, it's likely he will appear once again. As for Grima, the other character that was defeated by this emblem, with the popularity of his alter ego Robin, it's a safe bet that one if not both of these characers will show up.
So while the trailer was barely a minute long, we can make some really big predictions based just off that. So far it looks like we have numerous possible playable characters as well as two possible enemies to deal with. It makes me wonder about how these characters will interact and what it will take to bring them all together in the first place.
Look out for Fire Emblem Warriors when Nintendo Switch is released later this year. And tell us in the comments section what your favorite game in the Fire Emblem series is and why.