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Fire Emblem: Three Houses

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The Fire Emblem series has been constantly changing and evolving over the years, and this is especially true for the character designs. Usually, the series sticks with a character designer for one or two games, then brings in a new one. This also holds true for the next game in the series, Fire Emblem: Three Houses. The identity of the new character designer has been the source of much speculation since the game was revealed last year, but Nintendo has now confirmed on their Japanese website that Chinatsu Kurahana is the one who got the job.

Kurahana is a freelance artist who is most famous for her work on the Uta no Prince-sama series in its various incarnations, from game to manga to anime. She was also the character designer for the Samurai Flamenco anime and the Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters game.

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Here’s a bit of interesting information about Fire Emblem: Three Houses. Did you know that the game is being co-developed by Koei Tecmo? That means Intelligent Systems and Nintendo aren’t working on the project alone.

If you’re wondering where that news comes from, the special edition for Fire Emblem: Three Houses has copyright information confirming Koei Tecmo’s co-development. The same notice is also included on the eShop page.


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This week on NEP, Oni and Galen cover the news and rumors spoiler-free, and go crazy on discussion over announced games for Nintendo platforms in 2019. There are actually SO MANY to talk about that we had to split it up! Tune in for part 1 and let’s talk about what games we’re hyped for!

Fire Emblem: Three Houses

8-4 has worked with Nintendo in the past on the localization of Fire Emblem games. The partnership first came about for Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon, followed by Fire Emblem Awakening and Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.

This week, Nintendo gave us a first look at its new Switch Fire Emblem title, Fire Emblem: Three Houses. 8-4 confirmed shortly after however that the company is not involved. That would seem to indicate that Nintendo is handling its localization internally for this particular game.


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