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Koei Tecmo have announced today on Twitter that Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes has now shipped over 1 million units worldwide. This number includes both retail shipments and digital sales, although no regional breakdown has been provided, so we don’t know where the game has been most popular.

Below is some more information about the game:

Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes review

System: Switch
Release Date: June 24, 2022
Developer: Koei Tecmo / Omega Force
Publisher: Nintendo

Warriors games have done exceptionally well at providing a strategic hack-and-slash experience, and Koei Tecmo has done a wonderful job at adapting many different properties into that format. In the case of Fire Emblem, it’s primarily been under the umbrella of strategy RPGs since its inception, but throughout the years we’ve seen it grow and become something more, turning into quite a deep experience. With so much to take into account when expanding on the Fire Emblem universe and given that Warriors games typically provide a straightforward experience, it’s incredible to see Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes essentially become a semi-sequel to Three Houses, as this is not just Fire Emblem Warriors 2, but genuinely feels like a brand-new Fire Emblem game where the battles are essentially replaced with Omega Force’s prowess in action-focused combat. Fire Emblem and Warriors titles both have a long history and have seen some fan favorites, yet marrying them together once more has created arguably one of the best games for both properties.

fire emblem warriors three hopes developer interview

In the latest issue of Nintendo Dream, the Japanese magazine published a lengthy interview with some of the developers that worked on Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes. Development producer Hideo Suzuki, producer Yosuke Hayashi, and director Hayato Iwata participated in the discussion.

This was a significant discussion coming in at over 5,000 words. The group touched on a variety of topics, including how the Switch title came to be, Byleth and his role in the game, Shez, the weapon triangle, implementation of Camp and Facilities, and more.

You can catch up on our full translation below.

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:

Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes launches on Switch today, and Nintendo have shared a launch trailer to celebrate.

Check out an overview of the game, as well as this trailer, below:

Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes has just released, and as expected it has received a customary day one patch. The update is addressing a handful of bugs and issues, including some that might hinder progress under specific circumstances.

You can check out the full patch notes for Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes version 1.0.1 below:

Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes frame rate resolution

Ahead of Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes‘ launch later this week, Digital Foundry has provided a new technical analysis that explores aspects like frame rate and resolution. A few other tidbits are discussed as well.

Here’s a roundup of details shared by the outlet:


Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes will be seeing its debut later this week, and reviews for the musou title are now starting to go live. Nintendo lifted its embargo on the game just a few minutes ago.

Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes “takes the world and characters of Fire Emblem: Three Houses and spins a new tale.” True to the genre, players can control various characters and take on hordes of enemies while giving orders to allies. Outside of battle, they can interact with characters from Fire Emblem: Three Houses.

Here’s a roundup of early reviews for Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes:

Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hope gameplay

A new demo for Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes went up earlier today, and we have a new look with over an hour of gameplay.

As a reminder, fans can experience the first three chapters. Progress can also be transferred over to the full version of the title.

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