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Fire Emblem Warriors won’t be Koei Tecmo’s only Switch-exclusive game

Posted on April 30, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

Koei Tecmo has been one of the strongest third-party supporters of Switch thus far. Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII and Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence are already available – at least in Japan. Nights of Azure 2 and Nobunaga’s Ambition: Taishi were also recently announced. Of course, we also can’t forget that Fire Emblem Warriors (in partnership with Nintendo) is on the way. You can also sort of count Dragon Quest Heroes I-II, as it was made by Omega Force, a division within Koei Tecmo.

Koei Tecmo has even more plans for Switch in the future. At a financial results briefing this week, chairman Keiko Erikawa noted that the company’s multiplatform engine has Switch embedded, meaning it can generate PC, PlayStation, Xbox, and Switch titles automatically from a single source. Erikawa also spoke positively about Switch’s “anytime anywhere” concept and believes it will be successful, so they’ll to continue support it.

Koei Tecmo is already working on Switch exclusive title(s) other than Fire Emblem Warriors. Also, they’ll deliver Switch games one after another.

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  • TheJuiciest

    Don’t they make the Fatal Frame games too?

    • Stuart

      Yes they do! Do you think they could they be producing a new on Switch?

  • Exposer

    Fatal Frame.

  • Stuart

    Funny,but since after that leak of that cancelled project of that Star Fox Warriors that idea kinda grew on me. Imagine a futuristic wariors game with the Star Fox cast using all kind of different weapons and big machines against hordes of other big machines in all kinds of different planets.

    Of course that will not become true. NO WAY the Star Fox fans would accept that,but it could be a really neat game I think.

    • Airsh Bornely

      You mean those elitist fans? I’m a big fan and I would love this! It be a spin-off after all.

  • theFooFighter

    New fatal frame please. Also port all of the old ones to the switch specifically 4 and the Wii remake of 2

  • AquaBat

    “Switch exclusive”

    • Brian

      I was waiting for someone to say that! I assume what you’re getting at is the New 3DS version. The Wall Street Journal’s Takashi Mochizuki passed along the information, so I assume it came from Koei Tecmo.

      In any case, I think the point is that Fire Emblem Warriors is a game truly intended for Switch, with the New 3DS version being more of an afterthought. There’s a reason why it was announced at the Switch presentation. It’s also about as close as you can get to Switch-only since it’s only on Nintendo platforms.

      Just my take!

      • ForeVision

        I would agree, since I can see the game being more comfortable to play, due to multiple options of how to play it on Switch, being supported by stronger hardware, allowing more enemies on-screen at any one time. I’ll take mine with a pro-controller 😛

      • Yes, yes. All of that was true for Hyrule Warriors as well.

        In the end, a 3ds version was released and took away all development focus and dedication.

  • Linkavitch Chomofsky

    I’m really liking what they’re putting out. They support us, and I’ll support them.

  • Vigilante_blade

    Hyrule Warriors is sure to be fun. I just hope it will be more than just Awakening, Fates and Shadow Dragon.

    • Velen (Not WoW)

      I know you can’t see my messages, but I’m hoping for the same thing, so a friend of mine will have a reason to get the Switch…

    • Tlink7

      You just know it will be mostly Awakening, Fates and Shadow Dragon 😛

      • Vigilante_blade

        I know it probably will, and that’s a shame. The Elibe, Tellius, and even Magvel games have incredible casts.

        • KnickKnackMyWack

          I doubt we won’t see same Radiant characters as well as Marth and Roy. But these mascot games almost always push the most modern entries the hardest. Smash and Pokken fall in line with this as well.

          • Vigilante_blade

            Oh, I am certain we are getting the underwhelming Fates and Awakening cast making up more that 75% of the cast.

          • KnickKnackMyWack

            -shrug- So? That’s what’s popular. We’ll likely see some more obscure characters come as DLC, much like how Hyrule Warriors was handled.

          • Vigilante_blade

            Doesn’t mean I have to like it. Plus, I have a feeling only hardcore FE fans will play this.

          • KnickKnackMyWack

            Zelda fans flocked to Hyrule Warriors and I can’t think of too many who didn’t appreciate it for what it was. I can imagine some of those people going for Fire Emblem Warriors as well.

          • Vigilante_blade

            I don’t know that to be true. Hyrule Warriors sold decently, but not Zelda decently. Seems it was the core players who bought it.

          • KnickKnackMyWack

            It was the highest selling Warriors game in series history.

          • Vigilante_blade

            A lot of core gamers love Zelda and Warriors obviously.

          • KnickKnackMyWack

            And Fire Emblem will attract the same crowd. It really isn’t difficult to fathom FE Warriors being similarly successful.

        • Tlink7

          Yeah it is a shame indeed. I confess I have not played any FE game before Awakening fully, but the game is called Fire Emblem Warriors, not Fates-Awakening Warriors. Money will make it mostly the latter though

          • Vigilante_blade

            If you ever get a chance, try some of the earlier games. They are well worth your time.

          • I’m looking forward to FE Warriors, but Im really anticipating that new mainline FE game due out next year for the Switch. I’m wondering what direction Nintendo will take with that title

          • ForeVision

            Are we 100% sure it’s a main-line game yet? I mean that, and the Pokemon title for Switch, were just the title itself as far as I recall.

          • I think they said it was a mainline FE game when they announced it at that Fire Emblem focused Direct a couple months back

          • ForeVision

            If you know for sure, then I’d appreciate it if you pass along the news, since I only remember the titles and that’s it.

          • TheJuiciest

            It’s a mainline game. They even said it marks the series first return to home consoles since Radiant Dawn. If you want to count spinoffs like Warriors, then TMS#FE already was on home consoles.

          • ForeVision

            Didn’t catch that at all during the direct, but that’s good.

          • Vigilante_blade

            Honestly, I’d like to see a return to the Path of Radiance formula. I mostly meant political intrigue, base conversations to flesh out characters, a strong, recurrent cast, multiple objectives. I’d love to see chapters like chapter 10 of Conquest or the defense chapters of PoR. The only thing I might want to see form the mobile end might be the added movement options like Pivot and reposition, maybe.

            Maybe limited skill options to make characters more unique.

    • Burning Gravity

      “Hyrule”

      lol

      • Vigilante_blade

        Whoops

    • Airsh Bornely

      Probably what most fans are hoping for. At least with Echoes, we’re bond get Alm and probably Celica too.

      • Vigilante_blade

        Yeah, I’m hoping they’ll go episodic with it and release a vast array of characters. It is the only way we’d be able to get more than 50% Marth clones.

    • Chaos_Knight

      Pretty sure there’s gonna be a character or two from Echos since that’s relatively new. And there’s the possibility of the most obscure characters to join as well. Remember Agitha in HW? Yeah, no one had any idea she would be in the game.

      • Vigilante_blade

        It is a different case scenario. Zelda games don’t actually have that many important characters to pick from. Going for obscure characters makes sense in this case.

        With Fire Emblem, you could potentially make a game with 100 characters and not even having touched most story relevant characters. The only way I could see more characters making it is if they put make “classes” and use characters as costumes for those classes. For example, if you wanted a Hero character, you could have Dieck, Ogier, Raven, Gerick, Gregor, Ogma, etc… just be costumes for the Hero moveset.

  • Mando44646

    So where the hell are these games in the West?

    • TDude73

      They’re coming up later at E3. Have some patience for a change.

      • Mando44646

        Its ridiculous that from March until late June, there is radio silence on them. Especially when the retail landscape is so barren. I’m fairly certain Lego City and MK8 are the only new retail games since launch day

  • megamanultra

    Bring Kamen Rider Battride War to the US.

    • C_Ali88

      game looks pretty bad…… WTF did I just watch!

  • Jack Red

    Is it bad that I want Koei to continue with the Hyrule Warriors series? Whether it be an ultimate edition on the Switch that combines the original wii u version’s content with Legend’s content, or a sequel of some sort. Maybe add in Breath of the Wild content to it.

    • hi v3.0

      It should have updated graphics from the Wii U game with all the content from Legends. Never played HW so I’m all for a Switch version

      • Jack Red

        Only thing I’d see getting an update in terms of graphics is maybe the textures.

    • R.Z.

      No, it’s not.
      You are a good person and will go to paradise because these desires show that your soul is pure.
      Go in peace brother.

  • JasonBall

    Frame6 and DoA5 or 6 with Cia included would be awesome.

    • C_Ali88

      DEAD OR ALIVE!!!!!

  • R.Z.

    I enjoy most of their franchises, so that’s good news.

  • 2BBBB

    pokemon musou pls!