Fire Emblem Echoes Brings a Classic to 3DS on May 19, 2017

Fire Emblem Echoes Brings a Classic to 3DS on May 19, 2017

The first game announced at the Fire Emblem Direct is a remake of Fire Emblem Gaiden.

Today during the Fire Emblem Direct, Nintendo announced Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, a full remake of Fire Emblem Gaiden for Nintendo 3DS. The game is coming to Nintendo's handheld on May 19, 2017.

Fire Emblem Gaiden is second installment of the Fire Emblem series, developed by Intelligent Systems and released on the Famicom way back in 1992. The game originally starred two protagonists, princess Celica and her childhood friend Alm, as they participate in battles tearing apart the continent of Valencia.

Fire Emblem Echoes has a graphical presentation similar to Fire Emblem Fates on 3DS and includes all of the features that made Fire Emblem Gaiden unique: free-roaming, dungeons, and flexible character progression. There's no word on whether Intelligent System will add in the extensive relationship systems that mark current Fire Emblem Games.

Amiibo figures of Alm and Celica coming in a 2pack the same time as the game's release, on May 19. (Pictured below.)

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