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Fire Emblem devs interested in using the “Echoes” name again if there are more remakes

Posted on April 26, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia is a remake of Fire Emblem Gaiden, the Japan-exclusive Famicom title. Using that “Echoes” name may not just be a one-time thing.

A new developer quote (probably from Nintendo Dream or another similar Japanese magazine) has one representative from Intelligent Systems saying that “Echoes” would probably be used again with another Fire Emblem make – if one were to be made.

The person stated:

“We put a lot of thought into a title like ‘echoes’ that can let older games ‘echo’ with the modern players. We were very pleased with it, and, if there were to be more remakes, we would likely use the “ECHOES” title again.”

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia launched in Japan last week. It’s due out on May 19 in North America and Europe.

Thanks to Brian for the tip.


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  • Andres Marquez

    That was to be expected! A new line of remakes!

  • theFooFighter

    Just remake every game that never made it to the west

    • MusubiKazesaru

      It’d be cool if they remade 6 and 7 and packed them together or 4 and 5 and put the games in order in the former games’ case.

      • JasonBall

        Names please. Do we call Ocarina of Time Zelda 5? Or Breath of the Wild Zelda 19? No.

        • The Fire Emblem community usually just calls them by the numbers sort of like how the Zelda community uses the initials of the game. FE 6 and 7 are Binding Blade and Blazing Blade. 4 and 5 are Genealogy and 776.

          • But it’s utterly unhelpful to outsiders. Knowing the order is meaningless if you don’t know the names, particularly when half of them are Japan-only.

          • Lol the FE community is never helpful. We pretty much are at war with ourselves most of the time.

          • MusubiKazesaru

            I’m not really “of the FE community”, I just wanted to save typing time.

          • Semi Colon Parenthesis

            But even if we gave names, chances are outsiders still wouldn’t know what game it is. One example that come to mind is “Blazing Sword”, which is just “Fire Emblem” in the West. I get your concern, but it’s a pickle, and we’re accustomed and used to it. You still get the same results with a Google search, so it’s not that bad.

          • No duh, you can’t remember what you don’t already know. At least with names/initials they could learn! I for instance have seen every title and could identify them from initials such as PoR or MotE, whereas I only have a vague idea of their exact order.

          • JasonBall

            Thanks. Initials are better, but I guess there are worse things people do.

        • MusubiKazesaru

          Fuin no Tsurugi (The Binding Blade/Sword of Seals, 6) and Fire Emblem (Rekka no Ken or The Blazing Sword, 7) as well as Genealogy of the Holy War (4)and Thracia 776 (5)

          • JasonBall

            Thank you!

  • JasonBall

    Good! It’s a great name for remakes.

    So, the source is some forum with a Japanese quote sent to Brian by a guy named Brian. How reliable.

  • Saw it coming. Why else would you add that subtitle?

  • I hope they do continue to do remakes in the future. I just started getting into the series with Awakening, and have since then played Fates and Sacred Stones. I’m certainly interested in playing the others though.

  • Tlink7

    I prefer new games, but if remakes just reuse old assets like Echoes did… eh… More games more better 😀

    • ForeVision

      I agree on the more games part, challenge I’d see, is getting them all to sell well enough with the available consumer-base. If Switch has plenty of everything when it comes to consumers, then I’d see some solid validity in that, but I’ve not a clue so it’s hard to judge 😛

      • Tlink7

        Well for now the Switch is selling quite nicely, so I have decent hopes that the install base of the console will even allow for more niche games to do well 😀

        • Velen (Not WoW)

          Funnily enough, I was arguing with someone earlier who is dead certain that if the games keep not performing as well as Awakening did that the franchise is gonna die.

  • NintendoPSXTheSecond

    Please just give me an official Genealogy and I’ll be so damn happy.

  • Vigilante_blade

    Keep making them.

  • sayoshigure

    This translation’s out of context (I’ve seen the thread it’s originally from). While more remakes are possible and I’d love to see them as much as anyone else, they’re not confirmed.

  • Evan Gustavson

    Called it!
    Echoes just screams “Remake”.
    Hope to see Fire Emblem Echoes: Children of Elibe next.
    Assuming they decide to make them that is.