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Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia director on the name, wants to remake Binding Blade the most

Posted on May 21, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in 3DS, General Nintendo, News

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, a remake of Fire Emblem Gaiden, takes on a completely new name. In an interview with The Verge, director Kenta Nakanishi explained the change.

Nakanishi told the site:

“Because it wasn’t released outside of Japan, and gaiden means side story, people would think ‘What is the side story for?’ So we thought we’d come up with a new title.”

Nakanishi also commented on the Fire Emblem game he would remake if he had to choose. His selection? Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade, a Japan-exclusive GBA title. Nakanishi said that Roy’s story “has never been told, so it would be great if we could release a remake of his story.”


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  • AquaBat

    Well, if they can make Roy less terrible and not kill Hector off immediately just for kicks and giggles, sure, why not?
    Would be nice to partner it with Blazing Blade for a complete story, but then they’d have to incorporate Awakening style child mechanics into the canon children characters and that’s just going to ruin it

    • Burning Gravity

      yeah, I’d rather they just not remake either game so I can have peace of mind. I’m basically the world’s biggest Roy fan so if they ruin Roy’s character or like… anything about him, really, I’d flip, and FE6 as a whole is one of my favorite FE’s too, so anything less than a masterpiece (even if the original game wasn’t one, lol) would probably leave my over-sensitive self salty.

      thus… I’m ok without a remake, either that or please hire me to double-check that it’s a good remake, lolol

      • キロ

        Yes, I feel the same way. While there is potential to make it nice, I do not want to risk it going the other way and would rather just not have it at all and have a new game. xD

        • Fore

          I think we can all agree that one Fates is enough for a couple of years (when mentioning the other way)

      • At least you’re honest~. And that’s understandable. I wonder if they could remake the game in a way that appeases most of the FE6 and Roy fans.

    • MARl0

      Spoilers much!? The hell man? : /

      • Ragnell

        Yeah really! Some of us don’t play Japan release only games…

        • AquaBat

          There’s been a fan translation for ages, where have you been

          • Ragnell

            Some of us don’t play fan translated games. But i was aware.

            However, not everyone has played it yet despite it being out for many years for various reasons so spoiler warnings would be nice. No big deal though just try to be careful.

    • MusubiKazesaru

      I mean they wouldn’t really do it Awakening style necessarily. It might just be like the original with like 3 spouse options for each lord or how FE4 did it. I think Ninian is the canon wife though.

      • AquaBat

        Ninian had been catered to heavily but there’s no real acknowledgement simply because other options exist, which is a big problem for a prequel game for the father of the original game’s protagonist.

    • hi v3.0


      • SpectralDynamite

        Game’s well over 10 years old, bud. We’re FAR beyond spoiler territory.

        • MARl0

          The game never released outside of Japan. Doesn’t matter how old the game is, most people haven’t played it. And if a future remake is now a possibility, then that makes the spoiler even more egregious.

          • SpectralDynamite

            Fan translations have been out forever now. Most of the people who were interested already played it. Hell, I’ve had it downloaded for over a year now. Just haven’t gotten around to playing it yet (I don’t really care about spoilers much myself).

          • MARl0

            Fan translation does equal released outside of Japan. Most people haven’t played it. And that’s a fact.

          • Mayhem

            But most Japanese people played it and know the story already. You can play US only games or whatever and spoil whatever they say and have no regard for what other people that have not yet had the game translated to their language, and not care all the same.

            Doesn’t change the fact game is over 10 yrs old anyway. FE7 said Hector was gonna die one day for wielding Armads, so now you know.

    • Blackbishop

      They could do it like a mix of Agarest War and FE4, you have only a fixed amount of possible wives, and after doing all the missions comes the end of that generation(Blazing Blade ending), and then starts the new one(Binding Blade starts).

    • lucio banaga

      Hector was destined to die you know that right?..

  • Isaac Ness

    I’d be happy with a translation of the gba original, i love those graphics, but hey, do it and i’ll happily buy it.

  • MusubiKazesaru

    I’ll take the Jugdral games first, then FE6 would be fine, but that’s discounting new titles aside from those.

  • Exposer

    Ok first do Genealogy first with Thracia in one package, then do the same with FE 6 and 7, probably it would be a good idea My unit and marriage in those games for story reasons, but its your election and some new supports with characters,seriously i barely care about my units in FE4 and 6, more in 6 because the support system is terrible.

  • NintendoPSXTheSecond

    Please give me Genealogy/Thracia first! I’ll take a Binding Blade no problem but I definitely want an upgraded Genealogy.

  • NeptuniasBeard

    Hopefully they fix Roy’s memetically poor stats

  • キロ

    Nooooo xD

    Also wasn’t the name already discussed several times since that Dengeki article? Then again I’m not sure if NE actually reported on that article…

  • Tlink7

    New games first pls

    • Linkavitch Chomofsky

      That’s the 2018 Switch one isn’t it?

      • Tlink7

        I sure hope so 😀

  • I would like them to make a game that combines FE 6 and 7. That would be cool.

  • Capucha verde

    That would help. A lot of people are self-procclaimed Roy fans, but they have no idea where he come from (aside from Melee…)

    • Bap

      There as much self proclaimed Roy fans as Captain Falcon fans.

  • hi v3.0

    Btw Echoes is great so far

    • You and your Switch…traitor! We were the “No Switch Clique”…for a month anyway 😀

  • That’s true with the name, good decision.

    As for FE6, that sounds nice to me because I never got to play it, but the comments here make me question that, lol.

    But since they’ve done a remake now, I hope they go back to an original title again first.

  • Vigilante_blade

    Take all of my money.

    Also, just give Roy slightly better growths and bases and let him promote earlier, please.

  • lightdasher

    I would rather have FE4 first, Nakanishi….

  • Christopher Merrill

    Noooo Remake Fe4 just change the whole insest thing with Arvis and Deidre and Make Julia the full daughter of Sigurd and Deidre

  • Jason Mendez

    Hopefully we get one soon

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