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Fire Emblem: Three Houses Has a Hidden Second Story in its Illustrations

Even in wartime, the Circle of Life churns ever on.

In Memorium: Fire Emblem's Juicy, Chunky GBA Sprites

A little bit of sprite art could convey a lot of emotion on the GBA.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses' Romances Are Its Weakest Element, and I'm Kind of Glad

Fire Emblem makes a welcome course correction after Fates.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses Review

Intelligent Systems' venerable tactics series finally returns to console, but is it a success? Our full review.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses is Excellent, But Its Excellence Comes at a Cost

Three Houses solidifies the trends that began with Awakening, but in a good way (mostly).

Fire Emblem: Three Houses Is Essentially A Spiritual Successor To A Game That Never Came West

The spirit of one of the best Fire Emblems lives on, two decades later.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses' Scale "Simply Wouldn't Have Been Possible" Without Koei Tecmo, Says Devs

They needed a hand making battles even bigger, so they went to the masters.

New Fire Emblem: Three Houses Details Reveal Persona-Like School Mechanics

Every day's great at your fantasy military academy.

Talking About the Future of Fire Emblem Heroes With Intelligent Systems

We talk co-op, power creep, and Fire Emblem: Three Houses connectivity with Intelligent Systems.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses Gets Release Date and New Details

Take up the mantle of Professor in the new Fire Emblem.

Happy Anniversary to Fire Emblem Awakening, the Game That Saved Fire Emblem

How did this plucky Nintendo 3DS adventure save a decades-old strategy series? Several ways.

Fire Emblem Heroes: How to Compete in Arena Mode

Here's some tips and strategies for succeeding in Fire Emblem Heroes' most competitive mode.

Fire Emblem Heroes: How to Form the Best Team

Here's some tips on how to make the best team builds for the job.

Fire Emblem Heroes: How to Gain XP and Level Up Fast

Here's how to get your newest acquisitions into the fight by leveling them up fast.

How Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Modernized a Forgotten 8-bit Strategy Classic for the 3DS

INTERVIEW | Intelligent Systems on building out the story, trying out new mechanics, and why marriage and kids didn't make it into the remake.

Fire Emblem Echoes' Developers: Growth Rates Need to be Improved in Future Fire Emblem Games

Developers from Intelligent Systems and Nintendo share their thoughts on growth rates, class changes, and Mila's Turnwheel.

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Review: Faithful to a Fault

A refreshingly inventive take on Fire Emblem is partly undone by poorly-balanced difficulty.

Fire Emblem: Shadows of Valentia Might Actually Be More Forgiving Than Awakening and Fates

Turnwheels, revival wells, and other tricks smooth the way still further.

Fire Emblem Heroes Fan Favorites Poll Led By Ike, Roy, Lucina, Lyn, and Tharja

The poll is only at its midpoint, but some characters are pulling ahead in the rankings.

USgamer's RPG Podcast: Fire Emblem and a Discussion of the Switch's RPGs

Nadia and Kat goof on one another about Final Fantasy IV and Persona 4 Golden, then settle in to talk Switch and Fire Emblem.

What is Fire Emblem: Shadows of Valentia? Here's How it Differs From the Rest of the Series

Now's a good time to learn about Fire Emblem Echoes' weird and wonderful inspiration: Fire Emblem Gaiden.

The Next Fire Emblem Coming to Switch in 2018

The Switch is getting a full Fire Emblem game next year!

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.

Rumor: Fire Emblem Fates for Nintendo Switch Hinted At In Webcode

Intelligent Systems may be bringing Fates to a new platform.

Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE: More Persona While You Wait for Persona 5

The Atlus/Intelligent Systems' collaboration seems rather familiar.

Don't Be Afraid: Give Fire Emblem's Classic Mode a Shot

Why Fire Emblem is so much better with permadeath.

Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright Nintendo 3DS Review: Blood Will Tell

Intelligent Systems offers Fire Emblem: Awakening fans a true sequel.

Which Version of Fire Emblem Fates Should I Buy?

Our reviews are here, but you might be confused as to which one you should be reading. Let us help.

What Fire Emblem Needs to Continue Its Mini-Renaissance

Fire Emblem's developers speak on the process of developing two different games at once, the characters they had their protagonist marry, and what the series needs to continue its recent success.

Fire Emblem Fates Heads West Without Controversial Gay Support Scene [Updated]

Nintendo has decided to remove the option for a lesbian character to end up with your male character.

Fire Emblem Fates Adds Same-Sex Relationships, Brings Two Editions to the U.S.

After its previous inclusivity missteps, Nintendo offers two bisexual characters in the upcoming Fire Emblem game.

Fire Emblem IF's Black and White Kingdoms: Nintendo Gets Flexible With DLC

Fire Emblem IF will see a different business model with its Japanese release.

Five Things You Should Know About Code Name: S.T.E.A.M.

Learn about this steampunk strategy game's paper origins and unexpected inspirations straight from the developers themselves.

Code Name: S.T.E.A.M Nintendo 3DS Review: Mecha Lincoln, Activate

Intelligent Systems' latest strategy game is deeply silly... and really hard.

Speed Chess with Shotguns — Codename: STEAM's Unique Multiplayer

If you want to succeed when playing Codename: Steam against a friend, you'll have to be quick on your feet.

With Code Name: STEAM, Intelligent Systems Delivers Star-Spangled Strategy

It might lack a certain degree of RPG-ness, but this squad-based steampunk experience still demands careful planning.