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Fire Emblem Warriors 2

Fire Emblem Warriors 2 was an idea Nintendo and Koei Tecmo considered before settling on development of Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes, it’s been revealed. 

That nugget of information comes from an interview published by Japanese magazine Nintendo Dream with development producer Hideo Suzuki, producer Yosuke Hayashi, and director Hayato Iwata. Hayashi said the team “wanted to make a sequel to Fire Emblem Warriors” and “called it Fire Emblem Warriors 2 as a placeholder name and discussed various directions we could take it in”.

Those that are now playing Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes or have been keeping up with promotional material for the game are sure to know that Byleth is a villain in the game. This is in contrast to Fire Emblem: Three Houses where the character was the protagonist.

In an interview with IGN, director Hayato Iwata commented on the decision. He had this to say about the change for Byleth in Three Hopes:

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